Another of my dad's estate sale finds. What a shame. He thinks it came from an Amish guy.
Too bad about the lugs - would be a major project to restore them. But lots of good parts there.
Sala, p. 184.
The dial is beautiful.... agree it would be a mission to restore but what a shame to break it up. I know it would make it a Franken but simpler lugs could be soldered on as opposed to losing it all together to parts???
Wow, a Dodicione! Bravo papà!
Wow. with a dial like this it's worth investing in some serious case work and having someone restore those missing/ broken lugs.
Definitely not a parts watch! Keep it like that for now, look for a case or make some lugs. 2 nice lugs to copy from there.
Thanks ... I was loosing it searching for this. I knew it had to be there. RGM. This is one I’d send their way. I believe RGM has the capability to make new lugs. It will not be cheap but this watch is worth keeping intact.
Well worth restoring. Lugs can be made. Costly but well worth the investment. Dibbs ...
you've got both lugs there to model, I would spend the $$ on getting the case fully restored, that dial is more than worth it !! Great project !!
In a fashion, yes. The person doing the casting would have to mirror them however, as the two on the watch are identical to each other and the ones needed would be the opposites; you can't just make a cast of the existing and make two new ones.
ha, maybe this is where 3D printing enters the field of horology!! Just flip the settings and then make the cast!
The dial looks much cleaner without the old crystal.
I did find a guy out of Pennsylvania, who claims he can make new lugs for around $300. I think it's worth fixing, in that case.
Wow. That is a REALLY nice dial. Just be sure to spend enough to get the job done right, this one is worth the $$
It would be worth fixing even if the repair cost $2000 IMHO. Agree you should not just settle for the cheapest repairer — you should find who’s the best person for the job and only then figure out how much it will cost.
What’s the case size?
It's in my dad's possession right now, but I would guess around 35-36mm. It's fairly large.
Anyone know the approximate year of this watch?
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