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  1. aginoz

    aginoz Sep 2, 2019

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    Having enjoyed the forum, its high time to contribute. Here is a recent find in a Colorado backwater. My first Kontiki but now the fever is running hot and the search is on for more. The GF bracelet is marked 1 58 and based on serial comparisons I believe this is a first series - untouched. 2A678553-5C23-4944-9F7E-55A85ED445FD.jpeg D7F80DD9-39E6-426A-940C-4419120BA23E.jpeg 75D76B12-8EC1-42DE-886C-BE98E191F130.jpeg
     
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  2. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Sep 2, 2019

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    Stunning ::love::
     
  3. fastfras

    fastfras Sep 2, 2019

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    Cool. What is the case size?
     
  4. Yak1

    Yak1 Sep 2, 2019

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    Awesome find!
     
  5. sdre

    sdre Sep 2, 2019

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    Jesus. What a find. Congrats all around.
     
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  6. themattedial

    themattedial Sep 2, 2019

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    That's just gorgeous. Congratulations!
     
  7. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Sep 2, 2019

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    Wow, you made a fantastic find, huge congrats and wear in good health :thumbsup:
     
  8. aginoz

    aginoz Sep 2, 2019

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    Thank you for the feedback. The case is 36.5mm. It wears well and the GF bracelet is smooth and comfortable. I have to admit to wrapping the case in a clear watch protector - only the the paranoid survive.
     
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  9. Flatfoot

    Flatfoot Sep 2, 2019

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    That's a home run- simply wonderful all around. Bravo!
     
  10. wagudc

    wagudc Sep 2, 2019

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    Wow, wow, WOW!
     
  11. aginoz

    aginoz Sep 2, 2019

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    Good to see another Aussie on here - thanks for the feedback.
     
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  12. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Sep 2, 2019

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    Spectacular. Best one I've seen. Congrats! :thumbsup:
     
  13. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 2, 2019

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    Awesome find! :)
     
  14. omegaswisst

    omegaswisst Sep 2, 2019

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    Well done mate, great watch :thumbsup:

    Any chance on some background on how you managed to find it.
     
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  15. aginoz

    aginoz Sep 2, 2019

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    Thanks - it was sitting in a case of Invictas and other nonsense at a pawn shop. I bought a decent Seamaster from them a few months back and dropped in on the off chance. Tried to find out something about the seller but they would tell me much. The vintage gods smiled that day.
     
  16. Fritzer

    Fritzer Sep 3, 2019

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    Wow!!! That’s an amazing find. Enjoy it and may the vintage gods bless all of us once like they blessed you ;)
     
  17. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Sep 3, 2019

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    Colorado backwater eh? Do tell. Sounds like a good story there...
     
  18. aginoz

    aginoz Sep 3, 2019

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    Lakewood, Colorado is as backwater as it gets. It will take more than a Kontiki find to make it a tourist destination. In other words - a forsaken hole in the ground.
     
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  19. ajn3323

    ajn3323 Sep 3, 2019

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    Incredible find! Congrats
     
  20. pIoNeErOfThEnILe

    pIoNeErOfThEnILe Sep 3, 2019

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    i want to buy it from you
     
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