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  1. JimJupiter Sep 11, 2023

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    Lucky me i found this rare specimen ;) Got your point..sorry!

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  2. Risto Sep 11, 2023

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    Haha, nicely done! You see - red is lovely :)
     
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  3. vibe Sep 18, 2023

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    On this one. the tachometer ring is actually the crystal retaining ring. Has anyone had a watch with such a feature? Do you think I’d be able to reuse this retaining ring ona new crystal? I have a slight crack in this crystal.
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  4. JimJupiter Sep 19, 2023

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    See my previous post, all Sherpa Graphs had the Tachymeter scale printed on the retaining ring. Btw 3 years earlier (the Graph was introduced in 1960) then Heuer, who many believed were the first using the tension ring as extension of the dial ;)

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  5. vibe Sep 19, 2023

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    Nice! Any luck using the old retaining ring on a new crystal? I imagine it would require some experimentation.
     
  6. Simon916sps Oct 20, 2023

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    Not quite as exotic as some of the other examples, but I recently managed to acquire a very nice Speedmaster Racing Schumacher
    3518.50.00.


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  7. Risto Dec 11, 2023

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  8. Seabass23 Dec 14, 2023

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    I've seen several other watches with this "oval checkered flag" motif. Seems that it was quite common on Valjoux Chronos (but branded differently). I really love these. This one belongs to a friend. PXL_20230916_161450217.jpg
     
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