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  1. donkii Apr 9, 2016

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    Im not interested at 85'... leaning more towards 50' or so.
     
  2. Northernman Lemaniac Apr 9, 2016

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    I think we agree. If I really wanted one badly I could even have stretched toward 60, but I have other Grails to chase.
    :)
     
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  3. marturx Apr 9, 2016

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    And which are those if one may ask?? ::confused2::
     
  4. Northernman Lemaniac Apr 9, 2016

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    You know.......
     
  5. marturx Apr 9, 2016

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    I see :)

    Well, if you get over here, you can at least get to try one on ;)
     
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  6. Northernman Lemaniac Apr 9, 2016

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    I would love to do that, and the occasion might not be too far off.
    What's the punishment for simple theft in Sweden?
    Can I claim adoption attempt to get away more lightly?
    ;)
    Don't worry.... I will behave:confused:
     
  7. marturx Apr 9, 2016

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    Vintage watch theft here is punished here in the same way as horse theft in the wild west in the first half of the 19th century :D
     
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  8. Northernman Lemaniac Apr 9, 2016

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    Then I guess an adoption arrangement lubricated with sufficient piles of Swedish kroner is the only way ahead.....
    ;)
     
  9. x3no Apr 24, 2016

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    Hate to break up the party.. Another Viggen' for ya :thumbsup: (proper chrono seconds hand will be added next service)

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  10. tapaptpat Jun 6, 2016

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    Something for "nationaldagsfirande"
    Mmmm...


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    Dont be shy now..

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  11. Northernman Lemaniac Jun 6, 2016

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    Posting from Down-Under? :)
     
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  12. tapaptpat Jun 6, 2016

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    Belly laugh, you were fast to catch that one. Kanske "bako framåt" on my lunch with monster bakis/hangover... Fixed.. now

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  13. yyir Jun 6, 2016

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    These look great, where abouts can a person procure such a watch?
     
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  14. Northernman Lemaniac Jun 6, 2016

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    Get in line!!!:mad::whistling:
     
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  15. tapaptpat Jun 7, 2016

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    Simple answer the internet. You have be on a mission. If you live in mountainous north you have a better chance as some off line deals can be found. Again on a mission. Took me about 3 years to get mine.

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  16. tapaptpat Jul 29, 2016

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    I know what I'm going to say next is going to stir up some frenzy...

    YES
    Yes

    It's a Viggen for sale on the rolex forum. Its has character shall I say. Prestige yes prestine well it's got character.

    My questions are about the early 1st issue. The ones with issue numbers between the lugs.
    Do they have M # and tre kronor on caseback?
    Are the welds always three digits or a mix of # / ## / ###

    Thanks in advanced flying manovers.

    Here is the link.

    http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=487136

    Happy hunting.

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    Edited Jul 29, 2016
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  17. Northernman Lemaniac Jul 29, 2016

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    I am not sure I like it. If this is the one:
    http://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=487136
    @marturx - Lord of the Viggens - What say ye?
     
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  18. x3no Jul 29, 2016

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    I am not Lord of the Viggens, but perhaps can help too.. I was told once that with this bezel config, and no military markings on the back, that this could be South African Air Force issued. Lemania SAAF, but I am not 100% sure. Anyone else?
     
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  19. Northernman Lemaniac Jul 29, 2016

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    I am tempted to say its a Franken. Built to look like a military watch?
    Bezel is all wrong for a Viggen. Caseback is not marked as issued.
    Some sample, but more likely a put together watch. Nice, but not at USD7K.
    Still awaiting for the (Swedish) cavalry to chime in: @styggpyggeno1 might also have a say or two?
     
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  20. tapaptpat Jul 29, 2016

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    Good call @x3no, i had not realised the Saaf came in two dial variants. With and without /|\. Than caseback should have AF#####. Does anyone know what the Saaf inside case ref is? It's not listed in Knirim. Rn 0552... Is listed as 818, Viggen as 817.

    Calling the high fliers @marturx @styggpyggeno1 and others, please help us land crabs.

    Thanks again

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