Cheers,Ray in LAPortuguese Chrono white/blue IW3714-17, Portuguese Chrono Classic Silver/blue IW3904-03, Portofino 8-day black IW5101-02, Portofino VT Moon phase IW5448-01; 1947 Cal 88.Looking for a FA Jones LE. Email: cooray dot ray at gmail dot com
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andy stevens Wrote:Hello Ray,I enjoy seeing vintage pieces and learning a bit of the history behind them. Can you tell us what the reference number and diameter size is along with the material of the case ( steel, WG...) ?Thanks Ray for any help on the specifications. Very nice watch with a bonus of papers/case. BTW, did you take any caseback shots that you can share?Regards,Andy
8541 Wrote:Ray, absolutely worthwhile sending this piece for a SPA treatment.Those Wizards of Schaffhausen, will do wonders with that watch, and whilst you say the movement is OK, I'm sure that after a full service by Schaffhausen that movement will be good to go another 66+ years!One of the things you might ask, is for Schaffhausen to issue a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) for the watch, when they have it in their workshops. They charge for this, but it will add significant value to the piece, once they return it to you.We look forward to seeing the AFTER SPA photos.Thanks for sharing.
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JimmyR Wrote:Well, just in case I hurt anyones feelings, here goes; I dont believe in making a new watch out of a vintage piece, to clean a watch and dial is one thing, to have it back from wherever, looking like it´s just come out of a glossy magazine, is another. Taking that watches patina, is like a facelift on a 50+ woman, it just fools you from a distance, looking closer ... Papers from Schaffhausen for this watch, would be a complete waste of money, the original documents that are with the watch, are worth more than any Certificate that would be issued. A certficate for this watch won´t add a single penny in value.I only collect vintage watches, if they look originally pristine, fine, if they show their age gracefully, even better!...but to everyone their own ;-)RegardsJimmy
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