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  1. Dablitzer Apr 9, 2014

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    Just in from Istanbul when I arrived home from work :) I will post some more pictures once it's had some work on the crystal and I might find a daily strap (any advice welcome..) to wear and preserve the 1170 bracelet with correct end-links.

    Love this racing dial, and raised markers:

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    Movement is a Cal 564 shock-proofed and lovely shape, and I think better preserved because of the copper dust cover. And original gasket which will need to be cleaned out during service..

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    Case wears really well, and it's still nice and sharp with original brushing and a nice sharply cut bezel. Not perfect, which is why I will wear it and also give it a service.

    I would love to see more of these and wonder if they came with any other particular dial variations?
     
  2. Hijak Apr 11, 2014

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    That bezel looks like it would slice paper, very unique!:thumbsup: You are really diversifying your portfolio Alex.::psy::
     
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  3. ulackfocus Apr 11, 2014

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    Check that out! Never seen a dial like that on a Seamaster chronometer.
     
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  4. cristos71 Apr 11, 2014

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    Nice pick up, I love the contrasting sharks teeth indexes :)
     
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  5. msp1518 Apr 11, 2014

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    That's a rather cool looking piece and the movement is pristine. Very nice. What did that run you, if I may ask?
     
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  6. Jacquot Apr 11, 2014

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    Nice finish on that case, too. Sweet watch.
     
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  7. speedbird Apr 11, 2014

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    Nice watch!!

    if you decide to get rid of that 1171 let
    me know!
     
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  8. citizenrich Metal Mixer! Apr 11, 2014

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    That's a hot /Paris Hilton/ watch.

    Love the integrated bracelet. JMHO opinion but I'd only wear that watch the way it was born :)
     
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  9. Buck2466 Apr 11, 2014

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    :thumbsup: Great find!
     
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  10. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    It was slightly more than what you would expect to pay for it, but the condition was really the key to me buying, and I'm glad I made the decision! I've seen a few of these but not in this condition. :thumbsup: ps. I did'nt expect the movement to turn out like this...Really impressed.
     
  11. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    Me too!! They really add an extra detail to an otherwise cool dial, bit that is the icing on the....IMO. I blame you slightly for making me fall for these sportier Omegas!... :whistling: :thumbsup:
     
  12. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    Me neither...until I did some rummaging....I'm pretty sure it's kosher! :cautious:
     
  13. citizenrich Metal Mixer! Apr 12, 2014

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    Damn you, Dablitzer! (((shakes fist, yells @ cloud)))

    giving hope to us unlucky types.


    See you in Hell!!!!! Hahaha
     
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  14. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    Thanks Ed, until I got my first Seamaster Chronometer, way back when I knew nothing..I bought because of some allure, but it's only once you own one, and have on your wrist you can truly feel the coolness and retro-ness of these case designs! To top it off being a caliber 564 makes this even more desirable, to me. They definitely grow on you..I wouldn't mind a SM sparkler dial next...:whistling:
     
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  15. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    Should I take that as a positive!? ;)

    Trust me, when I first laid eyes on one of these it has been my object of desire (that and about 20 others..:taunt:)

    Does it give some consolation that I am actually scared to wear it because of it's crispy edges??

    .......I thought not! :p ........::facepalm2::
     
  16. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 12, 2014

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    Is this similar to those Italian market Chronostops? Has the same sort of feel and vibe
     
  17. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    Hi ash,

    Yup, it does have very similar features :)

    Sorry about the crap pic, nearest I could find:

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  18. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Apr 12, 2014

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    Alex. As your tastes have taken a turn to the more eclectic, we will soon be tempting you over to the dark side - the big Z

    Ah young master. 1970s Zeniths must you seek.
     
  19. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Apr 12, 2014

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    Alex, you score nice...........again :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
    Turkey is a grey area for vintage watch hunting. Jut last week my local friend just got a watch with one lug welded from there (buying via eBay).
     
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  20. Dablitzer Apr 12, 2014

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    Turkey isn't that bad I agree! I think you have to know what you're buying..So far I have survived relatively unscathed... There's always a chance with getting a bad egg though! I was worried about the seller ar first, but he turned out to be really good.

    I wouldn't mind a holiday and watch hunt rolled into one... Let me know when you're free! :p