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SUPER RARE
1929-1930
SEIKOSHA NATION
MILITARY
WRIST WATCH
WITH
SUPER RARE
DESIGNED FOR JAPANESE
MILITARY USE
OUTER CHROMED BRASS CASE
WITH ITS OWN CRYSTAL
AND
SUPER RARE
AWESOME ORIGINAL
ADJUSTABLE JAPANESE
MILITARY LEATHER STRAP

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Kintaro Hattori

  • 881 -- Kintaro Hattori opens the watch and jewelry shop "K. Hattori" (Hattori Tokaiten in Japanese; currently named Seiko Holdings Corporation) in the Ginza area of Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1892 -- Seikosha is established in Tokyo as the clock manufacturing arm of K. Hattori.
  • 1917 -- K. Hattori becomes a company (K. Hattori & Co., Ltd.).
  • 1937 -- The watch production division of Seikosha is split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd. ( "Daini" = "The Second" Seikosha).
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    • 1942 -- Daiwa Kogyo, Ltd. is founded in Suwa, Nagano by Hisao Yamazaki.
    • 1943 -- Daini Seikosha establishes a factory in Suwa for manufacturing watches with Daiwa Kogyo.

FROM 1874 TO 1917,  JAPAN HAD SHED HER ANCIENT OUT-DATED WAYS AND MOVED WITH UNEXPECTED FORCE INTO THE MODERN WORLD.

JAPAN  HAD BECOME A BUILDER OF HER OWN ARMAMENTS, SHIPS, PLANES AND HAD EVEN  IMPROVED UPON THE ADVANCEMENTS OF THE MODERNIZED WORLD.

IN FACT, AFTER THE 1904-05 ANNIHILATION OF TWO VAUNTED AND POWERFUL RUSSIAN FLEETS, SHE HAD BECOME A WELCOME TREATY PARTNER OF THE USA, BRITAIN AND THE WORLD AT LARGE.

BY 1917,  DAINI SEIKOSHA WAS SEEKING WESTERN TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE THEIR  CAPABILITIES TO PRODUCE MODERN WATCHES. THEY INVITED SWISS AND AMERICAN WATCH COMPANIES TO JAPAN. THEY DID WHAT THE JAPANESE DO BEST. UNDER THE BANNER OF POSSIBLE EXPORTS, THESE COMPANIES WOULD, IN FACT, TEACH THE JAPANESE WOW TO MAKE WATCHES THAT, BY THE 1950'S, WOULD COMPETE TOE TO TOE, WITH THE ENTIRE GLOBAL WATCH COMMUNITY.


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IN 1917, JAPAN HAD AGREEMENTS WITH THE MOST ADVANCED COMPANIES IN SWITZERLAND AND THE UNITED STATES. THE ABOVE ADD IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THIS OFFER AND ITS HISTORY.

MANY SEIKOSHA MILITARY WATCHES HAD WALTHAM MOVEMENTS! IN ADDITION, SWISS TECHNOLOGY AND FINISHING TECHNIQUES CAN BE FOUND IN THE LIMITED ANTIQUE VINTAGE TIME PIECES, SUCH AS THIS 1929/30 SEIKOSHA NATION MOVEMENT WITH ITS "SWISS BARS" FINISH.


THE NATION WATCH

I COULD NOT BELIEVE MY LUCK WHEN I DISCOVERED THIS ORIGINAL NATION WATCH. I SPEND MORE TIME SEEKING CANDIDATES FOR RESTORATION,. I DO NOT COLLECT THEM, I SELL THEM-- SO I CAN DO IT OVER AND OVER.

IN THE LATE 1920'S, WITH JAPAN ON THE MOVE. HER EMPIRE ON THE BUILD -MOTIVATED BY THE RIGHT WING IMPERIAL MILITARY  WING)  WITH, AT THAT TIME, FULL SUPPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY (THE  " RIGHT TO COLONIZE" KOREA WAS  OFFERED TO JAPAN AFTER THE RUSSO-SINO WAR BY THE US-BRITISH AND FRENCH GOVERNMENTS) THE ONE AND ONLY POWERFUL SEIKOSHA COMPANY DECIDED TO PRODUCE A LINE OF STANDARD & MILITARY WATCHES (THERE WERE MILITARY ACTIONS IN KOREA, CHINA, MANCHURIA AND OTHER PLACES 24/7) WITH THE NAME "NATION"; SIGNIFYING THE JAPANESE NATION.

 

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THE ABOVE PICTURE IS DATED 1929-1930. YOU CAN SEE THE "SWISS BARS" FINISH ON THE MOVEMENTS -ALTERNATING LINES- YOU ALSO SEE THE WIRE LUGS AND TWO WITH PIN-LUGS.

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THE ABOVE PICTURE SHOWS THE MILITARY VERSION WITH RED 14 HR MIL TIME. THIS MODEL HAS A CHROMED CASE AND PIN/SPRING BAR LUGS.

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THE ABOVE PIC SHOWS VARIOUS CALIBRE. 

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THE ABOVE PIC SHOWS THE DATE AGAIN AS 1929 1930. WATCHES WERE VALUABLE COMMODITIES IN THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY. MANY ANTIQUE VINTAGE JAPANESE MILITARY CAPABLE WATCHES THAT REMAINED AFTER W.W.II, WERE ACTUALLY MADE FROM 1929 THROUGH 1936.


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THIS NATION IS LIKE THOSE IN THE
HISTORY PICS ABOVE
IT HAS WIRE LUGS
AND
A VERY INTERESTING BEZEL

 

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THIS NATION HAS AN ORIGINAL MILITARY DIAL
WITH

RAISED BLACK NUMERALS
RED MILITARY 24 HOUR TIME
RAISED HOB SECONDS MARKERS
SUB-SECONDS REGISTER
BLUED STEEL HANDS

NOTE
WE WILL NOT RESTORE THE DIAL
IT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

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HERE IS THE MILITARY OUTER PROTECTION CASE
LATER ON DOWN WE WILL SHOW THE KANJI IN THIS CASE
THE CASE IS COMPOSED OF CHROMED BRASS

 

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THE OUTER CASE HAS ITS OWN WIRE LUGS

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THERE IS A KANJI SCRIBED FLAT WIDE TONGUE
IT IS RIVETED THE BOTTOM WALL
IT FITS THROUGH THE WIRE LUGS
THE WATCH IS THEN PRESSED DOWN
AND THE TOP WITH SECOND CRYSTAL CLOSES

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THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PURPLE PAD

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AND
KANJI INSCRIPTIONS

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WATCH IS NOW PROTECTED


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HERE THE WATCH CAN NOW BE VIEWED

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THE LEATHER STRAP HAS ALL THE DETAILS
WE DISCOVER ON JAPANESE MILITARY STRAPS

HERE WE SEE THE
TRIANGULAR STITCHED PATTERN
THAT HOLDS THE GO-THROUGH
LEATHER TO HINGED WIRE CASE LUGS
THIS TYPE OF STITCHING
PROVIDES DURABILITY

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ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE WE FIND THE THUMB SCREW
YOU WOULD TURN THIS TO REMOVE STRAP GO-THROUGH

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THE LOCK DOWN FOR STRAP IS ALSO KANJI SIGNED

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THIS STRAP FITS UP TO 7.5
THERE IS AN ADJUSTER TO SIZE IT DOWN

 

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THIS LEATHER STRAP IS IN
SUPER EXCELLENT CONDITION!

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THIS LEATHER STRAP IS IN
SUPER EXCELLENT CONDITION!

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STEEL CASE BACK IS FINISHED  

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SIGNED STEEL CASE BACK

 

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THE MOVEMENT IS NOW IN OVERHAUL MODE.
NEW HAIRSPRING IS ORDERED
WILL ADD MORE INFO WHEN WE COMPLETE THE RESTORATION

 


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CONDITION
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WATCH WINDS SETS & KEEPS TIME

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WITH YOUR INVESTMENT YOU RECEIVE:

C) FREE A ONE YEAR GSW LIMITED WARRANTY

D) 2799.00 (WITH BOX) PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE **APPRAISAL

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APPRAISALS ARE STORED ON A GSW DEDICATED SERVER APPRAISAL WEBSITE WHERE YOU MAY DOWN-LOAD, COPY-TO OR FORWARD TO YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY OR JEWELERS MUTUAL ONLINE 24/7


PLEASE WRITE OR CALL 800 438 6894 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

 

UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE all watches offered by GSW have been SERVICED. Some required REPAIR AND RESTORATION! Normal Servicing of Mechanical Watches by an EXPERT PROFESSIONAL will run between $180.00 to 580.00, depending on the complication of the movement and that is WITHOUT parts that may be required. SERVICING means DISASSEMBLING THE ENTIRE WATCH AND MOVEMENT, CLEANING SAME, OILING, LUBING AND REASSEMBLING, timing and Sealing. RESTORATION is a separate service from SERVICING and may include CRYSTAL, DIAL, HANDS, CASE, LUGS and BAND. So, WHEN YOU VIEW VINTAGE AND CLASSIC WATCHES OFFERED BY OTHER VENDORS/DEALERS, the question is: WAS THE WATCH SERVICED?


All watches, from mechanical to quartz devices, require periodic cleaning and inspection. GSW provides both cleaning and repair services with our main specialty that of restoring and repairing classic & vintage watches. GSW has established parts accounts with the oldest watch parts houses in the world as well as a network of watch dealers and repair centers around the world. GSW also provides dial restoration services. In addition to servicing new, vintage & classic watches, we also service high grade wristwatches. Think of your watch as you would a fine automobile, it is worth maintaining as it will increase your pleasure of ownership and also enhance the resale or trade-in value. If you plan on passing your watch on to the next generation, skilled periodic maintenance will be greatly appreciated in the future. Visit our studio gallery online for info on restoring or repairing your watch and call for 50% discounts from our advertised pricing!