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Unboxing a 75 year old 21312

  1. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 20, 2019

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    How often do you get to unbox a 75 year old UG Triple Date Moonphase ?!

    Uploading full res pics, be sure to zoom to 100% for full mind blowing effect....
     
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  2. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 20, 2019

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    Aside from the overall amazing condition, a few things stand out to me.....

    1) the beautiful detail on the box (which has leather edges and cloth main body)
    2) non UG strap and buckle (although the buckle is a work of art !)
    3) look at the dial paint loss/aging even in a NOS example
     
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  3. Evitzee

    Evitzee Dec 20, 2019

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    Nice. So what's the backstory? Where's it been all these years?
     
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  4. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 20, 2019

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    +1 and spider lugs ::love::
     
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  5. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 20, 2019

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    I wish I could say it belonged to my Grandpa and we just found it in the old chest of drawers, but sadly I don't really have any backstory on this one, it was just a lucky pickup.
     
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  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Dec 20, 2019

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    Absolutely stunning! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. MPWATCH

    MPWATCH Dec 20, 2019

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    This is UNREAL! Cheers - Thanks for taking us on the ride
     
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  8. funkright

    funkright Dec 20, 2019

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    Not one that's usually interested in vintage pieces, but this type of find definitely changes that! This could become a very expensive post for me :rolleyes:
     
  9. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 20, 2019

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    Ben you are motivating me to start selling so I can resume the hunt!
     
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  10. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 20, 2019

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    Congrats or condolences, I'm not sure which ;)
     
  11. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 20, 2019

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    Go for it ! You have a massive and beautiful collection. Catch and release, let some of those go back into the wild and keep fishing :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Kdog1971

    Kdog1971 Dec 20, 2019

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    WOW!!!!!!!!
     
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  13. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 20, 2019

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  14. Toishome

    Toishome Dec 20, 2019

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    ::love::::love::::love::
     
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  15. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Dec 20, 2019

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    If you got Dan excited- that’s saying something!
     
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  16. sdre

    sdre Dec 20, 2019

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    Congrats Ben. Looks stunning. Mind sharing where did you get it? Walked into a shop and saw it?
     
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  17. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Dec 20, 2019

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    Stunning watch!

    Not to derail, but does anyone make box stitched straps like this anymore? I am sick of looking for “vintage” style straps only to see the pilgrim two stitched leather slabs that people call “vintage” style- never would you see something like that on a quality watch- ever!
    This is what a vintage strap looks like- rounded tongue, lightly padded, stitched all the way around including the return at the buckle, stitched-in keepers, slim buckle- where can we get new ones like these!
     
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  18. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime Dec 20, 2019

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    Wow!! What a score...! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. krogerfoot

    krogerfoot Dec 20, 2019

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    Superb
     
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  20. rolokr

    rolokr Dec 20, 2019

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    Unreal !
     
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