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  1. mzinski

    mzinski Nov 28, 2019

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    Oversized watch? 44mm - ✔️
    Bling? Gold case with a gold dial - ✔️
    Vintage 70’s Pop of Color? Orange chrono hands, rainbow calendar wheel, and multicolor regate countdown - ✔️
    Complications? Date, three register chronograph, and rotating inner bezel - ✔️
    Interesting Movement? Lemania 1341 with a central big hand minute counter - ✔️
    Interesting History? US based Wakmann partnered with Breitling to import unbranded Swiss made watches to the United States under the Wakmann name to circumvent import taxes - ✔️
    Tool watch? Designed not only to impress at the Yacht Club but water resistant, shockproof, and functionally designed for regattas - ✔️

    1970’s Wakmann Regate Chronograph. Ever since changing upon an image of this on IG, I’ve been on the hunt. Finally, I’ve tracked down a fine specimen for a fair price. Seemingly only a couple owners, clean, sharp case with a tidbit of tarnish, excellent dial, and unfortunately not service in over thirty years. It’s still fully functional and keeping excellent time. Haven’t opened up the case back yet but I can, sadly, hear the rotor scraping. I’ve only been wearing it for a bit less that 24 hrs so I cannot say if the autowind is working or not. It arrived about 30 minutes before our departure for Thanksgiving so I figured what better way to test it than wear it on vacation - ha! I’ll get going on a tune up when I get back.
    Anyways, very excited for this quirky-cool Chrono. Check it out on a lovely black Tropic reissue strap - quite suiting if I do say so myself.
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  2. Radiumpassion

    Radiumpassion Nov 28, 2019

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    Cool piece:thumbsup:
     
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  3. mzinski

    mzinski Nov 28, 2019

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    Thanks! My wife saw it and said, “How much did that cost?! That’s the worst one yet!” Hahahaha!