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  1. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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    so this happened today, the Seamaster 300 2913-8 was finally picked up! Chuffed to bits with it!!
    The search for new hands start. What would people recommend????
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  2. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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    No comments on the 18mm NATO that needs to be 19mm!!! Haha!!
     
  3. speedamatuer

    speedamatuer Nov 24, 2017

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    Amazing dial!!
     
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  4. blokk

    blokk Nov 24, 2017

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    Congrats. The watch looks amazing.
     
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  5. jacksonking

    jacksonking Nov 24, 2017

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    Beautiful lume points.
     
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  6. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 24, 2017

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  7. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 24, 2017

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    Correct hands aren’t easy to find but the good news is the the 2913-8 sports 14755 hands (long arrow minute hand and dauphine hour hand). and should be easier/cheaper to find than the earlier Broad Arrow Hands.
     
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  8. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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  10. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 24, 2017

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    Thanks. Need to shot your pic thru a 10x or 20X loupe for clarity to be sure. From what I can make out, the digits aren’t computer generated (Aldo) and appear to have the painted brush stroke look of originals. Perhaps @kox and @CajunTiger will chime in.
     
  11. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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    I know the watch has been sat in a glasses case in a draw for between 15-20 years with the elderly friend I bought it from and the story prior to that is it was sat in a jjewlers safe until he had past away.
    Not sure how long Aldo has been doing his work but thought probably not possible with this one.
    I’ll try and get some better pics.
     
  12. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 24, 2017

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  13. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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  14. Dgercp

    Dgercp Nov 24, 2017

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    To me that bezel looks correct. Great watch, congats :)
     
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  15. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 24, 2017

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    Yup. I agree.

    OP bezel Digits aren’t quite centered as on other original bezels but, I believe, there were different manufacturers for these.
     
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  16. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 24, 2017

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    Great to hear gents
     
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  17. omegaswisst

    omegaswisst Nov 24, 2017

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    Great looking watch in fantastic condition.

    Reading through your thread when you were considering the purchase it must have been great to draw on knowledge offered by forum members. Do you think you would have proceeded with purchase without it?

    Also, great macro shot provided by gemini4.
     
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  18. Temprus

    Temprus Nov 24, 2017

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    Great purchase! Congrats!
     
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  19. Castle4444

    Castle4444 Nov 25, 2017

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    100%!! You can read up as much as you want but nothing beats the wealth of knowledge a good forum like this one has and with great members willing to take time out to contribute.
    Really glad I joined, the can’t be said about the missus!!! ;0)