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Pub find / Seamaster CK 2913-8 / true story

  1. abrahamovic

    abrahamovic Apr 11, 2019

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    No joking.

    I was told it was brought in by some local guy from local pub. Just collecting more info on it. Watch the bracelet torso it was brought on. I really dont want to know how much the first watchmaker (that collected it from him) paid for it. Digging for more info about watch origin. Trying to find the guy that brought it in. Meanwhile, happy to say it ended up with me. All original, dial is flawless. Just a missing crown and an usual suspect - beaten bezel. Watchmaker says, movement looks amazingly good and was probably never touched.

    Please, would anybody advise / help me to source original crown for it and crystal? Would like to buy from verified / trusted source.

    One regarding bezel - I guess I will spend some time waiting to get lucky to find original one.
    Have anybody tried aftermarket bezel, please? If yes, can you recommend?
    (Aldo is not responding from what I heard in last months.)

    I will keep you posted.
    Tomas

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  2. Vitezi

    Vitezi Apr 11, 2019

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    Wow! I never find this sort of thing in the pubs I visit :(
     
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  3. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Apr 11, 2019

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    Congratulations on being so open-minded! A purist collector would have rejected it on account of the bracelet. :rolleyes:
     
  4. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Apr 11, 2019

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    Great find. Dial is perfect, get rid of the bracelet, polish the crystal and it’s perfection in my eyes as is.
     
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  5. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Apr 11, 2019

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    Btw, dibs.
     
  6. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 11, 2019

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    Congrats indeed. Patina is a match to my slightly younger radium lume 14755-61. Curious to see a radium dial and hands in such wonderful condition but the bezel completely worn. I would check with a GC to be absolutely sure.
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  7. bloomy

    bloomy Apr 11, 2019

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    Sign me up for 2nd on the dibs line
     
  8. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Apr 11, 2019

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    2913-8 patent pending. congrats.

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  9. Etp095

    Etp095 Apr 11, 2019

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    Sweet watch, congratulations!
     
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  10. rob#1

    rob#1 Apr 12, 2019

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    Wow! I need to hang around in pubs more often...
     
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  11. abrahamovic

    abrahamovic Apr 12, 2019

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    Me neither. But lucky to meet one that does :)
     
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  12. abrahamovic

    abrahamovic Apr 12, 2019

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    that is one of the probable scenarios.
     
  13. starcraft

    starcraft Apr 12, 2019

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    That is truly beautiful! I love the lolly pop second hand.
     
  14. Biezmez

    Biezmez Apr 12, 2019

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    Hhhhhmmmm, how am I going to convince the wife that I’m hanging out at the pub because of my watch collecting!!
    Great catch. Congrats.
    Chris
     
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  15. stahlmotte

    stahlmotte Apr 12, 2019

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    Great find.
    Looks very good.:thumbsup:
     
  16. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Apr 12, 2019

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    was a pleasure to assist :D
     
  17. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Apr 12, 2019

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    That’s one of the nicest dials I’ve seen. Congratulations.
    It doesn’t surprise me that the dial is so nice but the bezel is worn as the bezels are exposed and once they sustained a little damage the rest could begin to flake away quite easily. The dial was protected within the case and looks like it never got damp.
    Service the movement, ditch the bracelet and replace or just polish the crystal is good advice. Enjoy.
     
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  18. Cuttysark

    Cuttysark Apr 12, 2019

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    BEAUTIFUL DIAL!!
    It's like my 14755-61.
    Aldo makes beautiful repros. You only have lot of patience. If you write a mail, I think he will reply to you in a week..
    Please change the bracelet with a nice suede leather strap:)
    You can buy the Polywatch for the crystal.

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  19. abrahamovic

    abrahamovic Apr 12, 2019

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    yes, Markus, thanks for being flexible and helpful.
     
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  20. flqt-9000

    flqt-9000 Apr 12, 2019

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    The dial looks gorgeous.
    I should go at the pub more often :)
     
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