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THE ANCRE WRIST WATCH IV
AVERAGE
BIRTH AGE 1936

AVERAGE FIND TODAY EASTERN EUROPE
CONDITION RUNNING OR MINOR REPAIR
DIAL BLACK[70%] WHITE[30%]
PAINTED ROMAN NUMERALS [80%]
LUGS [WIRE 60%] [HOLES 40%]
MATERIAL [PLATED 70%] STEEL [30%]

ALL FACTS STATED THROUGH RESTORATION, STUDY, WRITINGS, HISTORY
AND, OF COURSE, FINALLY A MOVIE!.

THIS IS PICKING UP FROM THE ESSAY III, ESSAY II & ESSAY
I. WE DEMONSTRATED THE ANCRE AND IT’S WIDE SPREAD USE AMONG MANY OF THE WESTERN EUROPEAN
POPULATION OF GERMANY, ITALY, AND FRANCE BEFORE WWII.

THE
AROUND 1936 THE HITLER’S GUARD SEEMED TO HAVE PICKED UP ON THE ANCRE. WE DISCOVERED 9 THAT
WERE ENGRAVED GIFTS IN 2009. THE SS WERE SOON PRIVATELY INVESTING IN THIS AND SEVERAL
OTHER BRANDS [DOWNLOAD THE PDF BELOW].

HISTORY
DOES REPEATS ITSELF. I WAS LUCKY TO WATCH A MOVIE I HAD SEEN IN THE EARLY 1960’S. THIS
TIME LOW AND BEHOLD I NOTED THAT A WATCH WAS DETAILED IN THIS MOVIE, A MOVIE leftED ON THE
SS!

USING
"SNAGIT" AND "REALPLAYER" I WAS ABLE TO SNAG 5 PICTURES OF AN IED
[1944!] AND THE RESULTS.; WHICH INCLUDED PICS OF A WATCH. THE ANCRE WAS ACTUALLY UTILIZED
IN THIS PERIOD MOVIE. A MOVIE THAT WAS MADE LESS THAN A DECADE AFTER THE END OF WWII. IT
WAS A MOVIE THAT HAD PROPS THAT WERE ABSOLUTE GENUINE.

BOTTOM
LINE, AN ANCRE IS IN THE FILM IN SEVERAL SHOTS. THE CONFISCATION OF
WATCHES WAS RAMPANT ON ALL SIDES BY EVERYONE. THE EASIEST "BOOTY". FROM THE
LIVING AND THE DEAD AND THE INJURED.

UNLIKE THE USA, WHICH HAD QUIT A FEW LIKE THE A-11 A-8 AND
OTHERS,.THERE WERE FEW "SPECIAL" MADE WATCHES FOR THE GERMANS, THE GERMANS
SIMPLY ALLOWED THERE CONTRACTED BUYERS TO BUY WATCHES THEN STAMPED THEM WITH THEIR
PROPERTY MARKS. THESE MARKS IDENTIFIED WHAT BRANCH OF SERVICE THE WATCH BELONGED TO AND
SERIAL MARKED IT. BUT, THE TYPE WATCH WAS USUALLY WHAT WAS THEN AVAILABLE..

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GO TO
GOLDSMITHTRAINING.COM FOR PDF GERMAN
WWII WATCHES NOT THE GREAT BOOK FOR 300.00 OR SO

BUT SURELY A
GOOD FREE START. ALSO JAPAN WWII IMPERIAL BRITISH AND USA

_________I ACTUALLY WRITE EACH ESSAY AFTER A BASIC
HISTORY ON THE BRAND IS ACCOMPLISHED . IT IS BASED UPON HOURS OF PAST FINDINGS, INCLUDING
FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE AT DISCOVERY, PAST INVESTING, TEAR DOWN, PHOTOGRAPHY, RESTORATION
AND THE STUDY AND SEARCHING FOR PARTS. ALSO THE SEARCH AND STUDY ON MANY PAST VINTAGE
GERMAN UTILIZED AND BUILT WATCHES -INCLUDING THE ANCRE.

FOR
MUCH OF OUR WORKS, WATCHES DISCOVERED IN EASTERN EUROPE, THOSE AWESOME "RIDE
ALONG" TIME PIECES OF GERMANY’S OPERATION BARBAROSSA, AN OPERATION WHERE FOUR MILLION SOLDIERS OF THE
AXIS POWERS INVADED THE SOVIET UNION ALONG A 2,900-KILOMETER (1,800 MI) FRONT. IT WAS THE
LARGEST INVASION FORCE IN THE HISTORY OF WARFARE AND IN ADDITION TO TROOPS, THE GERMANS
EMPLOYED SOME 450,000 MOTOR VEHICLES AND BETWEEN 450–700,000 HORSES.

TROOPS, GUNS, TANKS, PLANES RIFLES, MACHINE GUNS, RATIONS, FUEL.
OIL, GREASE, AMMUNITION, AND EVERY OTHER ITEM NECESSARY FOR THE WAR AND SURVIVAL WAS
BROUGHT ALONG. TO KEEP TIME AND HANDLE TIMING EVENTS LIKE ARTILLERY, THE ORDINARY WRIST,
POCKET WATCH AND TIMERS WERE ALSO PART AND PORTION OF THE WHOLE.

THOUGH THERE WERE MILITARY ISSUE WATCHES THAT THE AMERICANS,
BRITISH, FRENCH, POLISH AND JUST ABOUT EVERY MAJOR ARMY PROVIDED TO SOME OF THEIR FORCES,
THE VAST MAJORITY BROUGHT THEIR OWN WATCHES TO THE SERVICE.

THIS
INCLUDED THE GERMANS. AND, AS STATED ABOVE, THE ANCRE WAS ONE OF THE FAVORITES OF SOME THE
GERMAN TROOPERS, ESPECIALLY THE SS.

LIKE
THE ZODIAC SEA WOLF, WHICH BECAME A "WORD OF MOUTH" "GRUNT" FAVORITE
OR THE GLYCINE AIRMAN, THAT BECAME THE AIR CAVALRY & AIR FORCE PILOT FAVORITE IN
VIETNAM, IT JUST WAS ONE OF MANY THAT GAINED FAVOR.

THE
BOTTOM LINE IS THAT 50% OF ALL WATCHES "DISCOVERED" ON THE PERSONA OF THE GERMAN
PRISONER BY EASTERN EUROPEAN AND/OR SOVIET GUARDS OR SOLDIERS SURVIVED THE EASTERN FRONT
AND THE WAR. THEY BECAME CHERISHED POSSESSIONS OF MOSTLY THE POOR PEASANT SOLDIER WHO
WOULD TRADE THEM.WE SEE THEM COME UP ON EBAY ALL THE TIME. ONE HAS TO BE CARE FULL, YET
GREAT BUYS CAN HAPPEN….

THE
ANCRE IN WHITE OR BLACK MADE UP 120 UNITS OF 4000 TOTAL GERMAN UTILIZED WWII WATCHES EVER
RESTORED BUY ROCK. THAT IS A LARGE NUMBER FOR A SINGLE BRAND IN AS SINGLE UNIT IN A SINGLE
ERA..

FROM
THE MOVIE MASSACRE IN ROME STARRING RICHARD BURTON AS THE NON-SS COMMANDER TRYING NOT TO
MURDER INNOCENT ITALIANS BY ORDER OF AN SS GENERAL AND HITLER AS PAYBACK. FOR A ITALIAN
UNDERGROUND MASSACRE OF 25 TO 30 SS TROOPS IN A PLANNED IED HIT ON THE STREETS OF ROME IN
BROAD DAYLIGHT

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WWII GERMAN SS
MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF ROME EVERY DAY SAME IN A SHOW OF FORCE AS THE ALLIES, MOSTLY
AMERICANS WORK THEIR WAY UP TOWARDS ROME AND THE END OF GERMAN CONTROL OF ITALY. I.E.D. IS IN THE STREET SWEEPERS WHEELED
CART.

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THE ITALIAN
UNDER GROUND DECIDES TO HIT THE SS WITH HOME SEVERAL HOME MADE IDE’S USING THE POWDER FROM
BOMBS PLACED IN SHELLS WITH STEEL TOPS PLACED IN STREET CARTS WITH SHORT TIMER FUSES LIT
BY HAND

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THE BOMBS GO
OFF KILLING NEARLY 30 GERMANS A REPRISAL OD 50 TO 1 THEN LOWERED TO 10 TO 1 THEN ORDERED
THAT THOSE CHOSEN WERE TO BE FROM THOSE ALREADY SENTENCED TO DEATH OR IMPRISONED BUT ONLY
10 WERE IN PRISON … A GREAT MOVIE WITH GREAT STARS INCLUDING RICHARD BURTON AS THE HEAD
GERMAN IN ROME WHO WAS NOT SS AND ATTEMPTING TO DEFUSE THE SITUATION

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HERE WE HAVE AN SS SOLDIERS WATCH
WITH THE CRYSTAL
BLOWN OFF OFF, PRETTY DETAILED SHOOTING EFFECTS FOR 1952

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BUT WHAT TRULY WAS AMAZING IS THE THE
ANCRE WATCH

( an Kree )

I RESTORED A
DOZEN OR SO OVER TIME, AND ADDED ONE TO THE GERMAN WWII WATCH PDF. IN FACT, IT WAS A BLACK
DIAL WITH SIMILAR ROMAN NUMERALS LIKE THE WHITE ONE ABOVE. I HAD BOTH THE SPRING BAR AND
THE WIRE LUG VARIETY. NOTE THIN PENCIL HANDS AND SUB REGISTER. DATING WAS 1930 TO 1936,
THOUGH SOME DATED 1936 TO 1940. REMEMBER. UNLIKE THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF WATCHES
BEING MADE EVERY YEAR, EVEN WITH CELL PHONES AND SUCH, BACK IN THE DAY, A WATCH WAS KEPT
IN THE FAMILY FOR DECADES. HANDED DOWN & TRADED FOR EVERYTHING KNOWN TO MAN. WATCHES
HARDLY LOST VALUE. AND A KNOWN FACT THAT EVEN WATCHES NOT RUNNING HAD VALUE. THERE WERE
MANY WATCH MAKERS AND REPAIR SHOPS IT WAS NOT JUST A BOOMING TRADE IT WAS AN APPRENTICE
TRADE WHERE MOST BRANDS WERE FORMED FROM THOSE WHOM APPRENTICED AND BEGAN THEIR OWN SHOPS.
AND THE FACT I BY EARLY 1900 ONE COULD JUST THROW OUT A SHINGLE OR WORK FROM HOME. THERE
WERE THOUSANDS OF MEN AND SOME WOMAN REPAIRING WATCHES. RECALL YOUR HISTORY. WATCH A VIDEO
ONLINE AT GSW OR GSWW. YOU WILL SEE HUNDREDS OF WOMAN WORKING IN WALTHAM, ELGIN, AND OTHER
LARGE WATCH MAKING FACTORIES. SO ANOTHER BIT OF HISTORY PROVEN BY THE THEATRE AND HARD
WORK. A SHOUT TO THE FORUMS THAT RIDICULED THE WRITINGS THAT THE ANCRE WAS A FAVORITE OF
THE GERMAN SOLDIER AND THAT THEY WERE DISCOVERED IN THE DOZENS AMONG THE GERMAN PRISONERS
OF WAR IN THE SOVIET UNION AND ALONG THOSE CAPTURED ON THE EASTERN FRONT. IN FACT YOU CAN
STILL FIND SOME NICE RESTORABLE FINDS THERE

ANOTHER
FORUM BLAST FROM THE PAST 2009

I ALWAYS SAY
THIS: WE ALL KNOW HOW IT HAPPENS; A PERSON SAYS BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH THE NEXT PERSON JUMPS
IN AND THEN? YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO IGNORE THE FORUM. YOU NEVER WIN EVEN WHEN YOU ARE RIGHT!
MY FIRST DEEP JAPAN WRITINGS. I STATED THAT JAPAN USED RADIUM, AND USED SWISS ORDERED
MOVEMENTS SIGNED SEIKOSHA THAT THEY COPIED SWISS & AMERICAN MOVEMENTS, AND PLACED
SWISS SIGNED MOVEMENTS IN SEIKOSHA CASES I GOT SLAMMED IN A FEW FORUMS. BUT AFTER A MONTH
OF GATHERING MY STUDY PAGES AND LINKS AND POSTING. I OFFERED THE FACT THAT MORE COMPANIES
THAN JUST GALLET HAD SPECIAL TRADE MARK FOR GALLET -HATTORI SO THAT THE SWISS MOVEMENTS
AND ENTIRE WATCHES COULD BE SOLD AS IF MADE IN JAPAN! SEIKOSHA-SEIKO
UTILIZED COPIES OF SWISS MOVEMENTS. ALSO USED SWISS MOVEMENTS DOWN TO THE SWISS BARS
SIGNED SEIKOSHA–THAT THE SWISS WERE SUPPLYING PARTS, MOVEMENTS, TIMER MOVEMENTS,
CHRONO MOVEMENTS AND PARTS UNTIL PEARL HARBOR!
THAT LONGINES, WHEN ACCUSED, STATED
THEY ONLY SENT ONE CHRONO MOVEMENT TO THEIR DISTRIBUTOR HATTORI YET THEY ALL SHIPPED
CHRONOGRAPH MOVEMENTS AND TIMERS AND WATCH MOVEMENTS WITH BRIDGES SIGNED SEIKOSHA, RADIUM
WAS IN FACT USED, IN FACT, IT WAS APPLIED BOTH IN JAPAN AND ON DIALS/FACES FROM THE SWISS
— SOME DIALS/FACES WERE STAMPED BY SWISS, NAMES LIKE IMPERIAL BECAME JAPANESE
BRANDS DUE TO THE FACT THEY WERE SHIPPED FROM THE SWISS WITH THE OLD SWISS BRAND OF
IMPERIAL.

HATTORI-SEIKOSHA BEGAN BRANDS LIKE IMPERIAL AND OTHERS
ONLY AFTER FIRST RECEIVING THEM FROM THE SWISS.

AN OLD POST BY AN OLD
EXPERT IN THE OLD WIN3 FORMAT STATED TO BE TAKEN AS LAW: ANY WATCH OR TIMING DEVICE
MOVEMENT AND FACE MOUNTED IN AN SK [SEIKOSHA] NICKEL CASE IS A MILITARY ISA IMPERIAL
MILITARY DEVICE.

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ANOTHER
ROCK RESTORATION 2009
RARE WWI
ALPINA FLIEGERTRUPPEN

SOLD TO THE NEW
REVIVED ALPINA WATCH CO
FOR THEIR MUSEUM

VINTAGE ANCRE PRIMA RECTANGULAR MEN'S WRIST WATCH SWISS 1940's: Wrist Watches

1940
ANCRE PRIMA
15 RUBIS

German
Service Codes
Navy (KM, M or Anchor) Luftwaffe ‘FI’ (Flight) ‘RLM’
(Reich Air Ministry)

Branch Codes

DH
: Dienstuhr Heer D: Dienstuhr Luftwaffe DRGM:
Deutsches Reich Gebrauchsmuster
RLM: Reichsluftfahrtministerium KM: Kriegsmarine DU:
Dienstuhr (Verwaltung)

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Dienstuhr
Luftwaffe

Dienstuhr
Heer

Dienstuhr
(Verwaltung)

Deutsches
Reich Gebrauchsmuste

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