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  1. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    Respectable member Melhadery was recently able to help me source this barn find Connie from an Estate sale in the US - All thanks goes to him since he knows my love of early Constellations! ;)

    It looked like a chancer......So I decided to take the plunge thinking it was a gold dial with gold arrowhead markers...(This is how misleading pictures can be!) Also no movement shots...:whistling:

    Sellers Pic:

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    Anyway, not seen many with the Pie Pan dial, large arrowheads and RG markers, really sets off the dial. I think the case back may be a replacement as it's Yellow Gold. It's a 2852-5 Cal. 505.

    All I did was clean the case with a cotton bud, crystal with some Polywatch, (crystal will need replacing in the end because there's a crack at 12!)

    These were taken quickly so please excuse the quality and my patience!

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    Dial is in nice shape:

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    Looking forward to do the next stage of the restoration! :)
     
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  2. John R Smith

    John R Smith Jun 17, 2013

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    Brilliant job! And the dial is actually in first-class condition, you would never have thought so from the first picture. Some of your attachments don't show up for me (# 3,4,5 & 6).
     
  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 17, 2013

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    The markers are not RG, just tarnished which gives them a great looking patina. Do not clean them. It is still none the less a great watch.
    Here is one of mine with the same phenomenon.

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  4. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    Nice example! That makes more sense. Since the caseback is YG.

    Interesting how things tarnish..

    Anyway, here is a picture in natural daylight!

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  5. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jun 17, 2013

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    Ah.... the Connie arrowhead marker.....::love:: .....you couldn't have too many of them.
     
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  6. Melhadary

    Melhadary Jun 17, 2013

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    Pleasant surprise and a lovely watch ;) Congratulations!

    Thanks Dablitzer :)
     
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  7. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    Is that your way of saying "dibs"? :p
     
  8. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    No. Thank you Mazen! ;)
     
  9. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jun 17, 2013

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    Yes please..............:D.
     
  10. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jun 17, 2013

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    Isn't it wonderful how members in here so helpful?
    I remembered you helped me in acquiring a black Seamaster last year Alex :thumbsup: .
     
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  11. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    As soon as I find a nice 352 it's yours! :D
     
  12. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jun 17, 2013

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    Ah...so you are still in searching mode now...........352 is the grail for Connie like 321 for Speedmaster Pro.
     
  13. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    Always think ahead in life... and treat others like you would like to be treated!..........:thumbsup: I think this is possibly one of the most interesting and informative forums around, and we are like a small family, bridging the gap between culture too and just enjoying a very rewarding passion! Ps. It will be an early Chronometer Connie, or precursor to the Constellation line, If I find one...but It's only a dream for now...
     
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  14. Mothra

    Mothra Jun 17, 2013

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    Ugh. You utter bastard. I am so jealous that everything you pick up turns out ten times better than the photos...

    :)
     
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  15. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    I take it that the ::censored:: was the polite English way of saying I would like dibs? :p
     
  16. Mothra

    Mothra Jun 17, 2013

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    Gaaahhh! our friend privateday got there first.... :) but if you do wind up shifting an arrowhead Connie, i don't have one yet...
     
  17. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jun 17, 2013

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    I think may have to buy my other half a watch soon. Noticed you did the sensible thing and just gave in! ;) So I may need to find some extra funds for that, depending on what she's after....:cautious:
     
  18. Mothra

    Mothra Jun 17, 2013

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    I was pleasantly surprised at how little it cost me - i was prepared for more of a wallet bashing....
     
  19. wwhntr

    wwhntr Jun 17, 2013

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    Fantastic find! Dial really turned out to be nice!
     
  20. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jun 17, 2013

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    If you are doing a watch finding service, please feel free to shoot the next arrowhead Connie my way!
     
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