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    Seikosha, An Extremely Rare "Tensoku-Tokei" Pilot's Watch, circa 1940
    Case: 49 mm, nickel plated metal, , three body, fixed thick bars between the lugs, bi-directional rotating bezel with red minute marks and white numerals, snap back with Japanese military markings, inner back numbered 57447 and marked "SKS", oversize onion winding crown, 57447
    Dial: matte black, large radium Arabic numerals , white painted moon hands and arrow tipped center seconds
    Movement: signed Seikosha, nickel finished, wide straight line damaskeening, 9 jewels, straight line lever escapement
    Band: leather, metal buckle
    Signed: Seikosha

    This timepiece is an extremely rare and historically important piece of archive of World War II. Manufactured by Seikosha, it was initially produced for the wrist of a Kamikaze fighter pilot to wear during action. Named the "Tensoku-Tokei", there was only very few examples made with even less examples still preserved today, The present example is in very impressive condition considering the history and purpose of this military timepiece.


    Condition Report*: Type: Seikosha, An Extremely Rare "Tensoku-Tokei" Pilot's Watch, circa 1940
    Dial: matte black, large radium Arabic numerals
    Hands: white painted moon hands and arrow tipped center seconds
    Metal: nickel plated metal,
    Case: #57447
    Case Info: three body, fixed thick bars between the lugs, bi-directional rotating bezel with red minute marks and white numerals, snap back with Japanese military markings, inner back numbered 57447 and marked "SKS", oversize onion winding crown
    Case Width: 49 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: signed Seikosha, nickel finished, wide straight line damaskeening, 9 jewels, straight line lever escapement
    Band: leather, metal buckle
    Condition: This historically important timepiece may very well be on of the best preserved examples known to exist. The case retains the majority of the nickel finish with only minimal spotting on the case back. The dial is equally nice with a small circular spot left of center as the only noticeable flaw. The movement is bright and well preserved. Movement runs and sets as it should. Heritage does not guarantee timekeeping accuracy. We always recommend servicing for daily use and timekeeping accuracy
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