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The watch depicted here shows a typical, often seen damage on its enamal dial. It is no crack or hairline but it seems as if a part of the dial is lifted up : between 10 and eleven o'clock. Probably this is caused by moisture.
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clepsydra Wrote:The sleeve shot.
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dzul Wrote in reply to:clepsydra Wrote:The sleeve shot.Outstanding!
Last edited: 1 September, 2013 - 10:42
HajoFair Winds and Following Seas
Last edited: 26 February, 2015 - 08:58
hajoth Wrote in reply to:clepsydra Wrote:The sleeve shot.Looks great, Antonio! Now ready for celestial navigation. ;)
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regulateur Wrote:...Everbody with enough money can get the newest IWC at any store in the world and buy them...
clepsydra Wrote in reply to:regulateur Wrote:...Everbody with enough money can get the newest IWC at any store in the world and buy them...Thanks for the kind words. Collecting vintage watches, especially vintage military timepieces, is indeed a completely different experience than collecting new watches, and IMO more rewarding.Although ownership is rewarding, I value more the “hunt”, and uncovering the history/story behind the watch.New watches, with few exceptions, provide a short flash of enthusiasm, until the next line, and then people virtually stop talking about them. I wonder which of the recent models will be collected fifty years from now. In contrast we are still talking with enthusiasm about the Mark 11, the W.W.W., the B-Uhr, the Jumbo Ingenieur, the original Portugieser, to name a few.
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