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  1. Yo32Leigh Feb 20, 2022

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    I've recently been given this watch and an trying to find out more about it.
    The serial suggests 1946 with the model number 6072-4 but that's about as far as I have got.
    The watch appears to be keeping Tone ok and has some nice patina on the dial.
    I'm considering doing some sympathetic restoration but I don't know where to start. The crystal has a small crack (bottom right edge) which is barely noticeable. If possible I'd like to source a replacement but I suspect that is going to be difficult for such an old time piece.
    Any advice on sourcing spares, or suggestions on the way forward would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. Vitezi Feb 20, 2022

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    You appear to have a nice steel-cased Antimagnetique containing Tissot's robust in-house caliber 27-3. The reference 6072 featured a wide variety of dials in a rugged screwback waterproof case just about 31mm in size.

    The watch on the right, below, is a 6072-4 that was issued by the Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) near the end of WWII. The watch on the left is a 6072-1 that was an issued Civil Services India CS(I):
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  3. bubba48 Feb 21, 2022

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    6072-1
    tissot non magnetic CSI (6).jpg

    6072-3
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    6072-4
    tissot antimagnetique 2 (1).jpg

    6072-5
    tissot antimagnetique '47 (1).jpg
     
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  4. Yo32Leigh Feb 21, 2022

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    Thanks for the info :thumbsup:
    Have you had any experience sourcing spares for them? Ideally of like to try and find the part number for the crystal so I can source a replacement.
     
  5. Vitezi Feb 21, 2022

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    As you might imagine, OEM parts for these movements and cases are long gone but I've had no issues replacing crowns with generic versions or crystals with aftermarket versions from suppliers such as G-S. The 27-3 movement was made for many years so there are still some parts available on eBay, and with a bit of patience you can find complete movements with working balances.
     
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  6. Yo32Leigh Feb 21, 2022

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    I've given the case and crystal some TLC today. Would you agree leaving the dial with the patina as is would be the best way forward?
     
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  7. Vitezi Feb 21, 2022

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    Agreed - the dial looks fine to me :thumbsup: