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SOLD Belgian Airforce Issued Beleta Chronograph (1940s) - REDUCED

  1. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 2, 2020

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    Hello (again),

    As I mentioned before, I've decided to let go of most of my collection, and now I'm currently listing this Beleta chronograph from I believe the late 1940s with issue markings for the Belgian airforce. This watch was also listed on MWR; I'm borrowing my description from there.

    It's a beautiful 35-36mm chronograph with square pushers and a lovely dial. Everything functions as expected and it's keeping time well. My wrist is roughly 7" to give you a sense of how it wears.

    The dial is particularly striking when the light hits it right (see below for more pictures); has a lot of qualities seen in other (significantly) more expensive chronographs.

    The case itself is in pretty good condition. Some general signs of wear over the years. Nothing egregious from what I can see.

    On the back are military engravings for the Belgian airforce.

    The main detail I want to call out with this watch is the minute hand. It's hard to notice at first, but the subdial hands, chrono hand, and hour hand are all gold while the minute hand is a different color (but same style). So please keep that in mind. Under most lighting conditions, this is not immediately obvious. I don't actually know if it is supposed to be like that, but just letting you know so you don't miss it...

    If you'd like a video, any other photos, or more details, I'm happy to provide them. Feel free to DM me.

    Price is $1,500 incl. shipping (FedEx / ParcelPro). Offers are always welcome; my mentality is usually "I'll take what I can get". I'm happy to include the bonklip, an 18mm black strap, or ship it head only based on your preference. I have lots of references here and on other forums if you need. I'm based in the United States.

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  2. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 4, 2020

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    bump
     
  3. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 7, 2020

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    Reduced this one to $2,400 or best offer. Feel free to chuck one my way. :)
     
  4. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 10, 2020

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    Bump
     
  5. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 13, 2020

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    Make me an offer, let's get this sold and to a new home :coffee:
     
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  6. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 17, 2020

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    $2K for this rare beauty? :)
     
  7. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 20, 2020

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    ::psy::
     
  8. sdre Oct 20, 2020

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    absolute beauty. glws.
     
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  9. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 25, 2020

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    Thanks, I think so too... another weekend bump :)
     
  10. shishy www.hpmor.com Oct 30, 2020

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    Bump :whistling:
     
  11. shishy www.hpmor.com Nov 3, 2020

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    :thumbsdown:
     
  12. shishy www.hpmor.com Nov 9, 2020

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    $1,500 now for this one
     
  13. shishy www.hpmor.com Nov 16, 2020

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    bump
     
  14. shishy www.hpmor.com Nov 26, 2020

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    boop
     
  15. shishy www.hpmor.com Nov 30, 2020

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    ::popcorn::
     
  16. shishy www.hpmor.com Dec 5, 2020

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    Bump with a cloudy day wristshot
     
  17. shishy www.hpmor.com Dec 10, 2020

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    :)
     
  18. shishy www.hpmor.com Dec 18, 2020

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    ;)
     
  19. shishy www.hpmor.com Dec 24, 2020

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    Maybe someone wants an xmas gift for themselves? :thumbsup:
     
  20. shishy www.hpmor.com Dec 31, 2020

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    Happy new years!