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  1. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 6, 2015

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    ***sorry to assault u guys with so many photos of a single watch but she's my favorite! Wore it for an important function this evening...I think it also demonstrates to newer collectors you don't need to spend a lot of dough to have some pretty cool vintage watches...full and fair disclosure: all-in, this watch was >450 US bucks. I think it's a ton of bad a$$ vintage for that much (all else being equal)***

    This is my favorite watch; it's one of those things where everything worked out better than expected. I purchased it sight unseen (not even a picture) with the promise that it had never been polished (turns out it was never serviced at all). But, once again, these little Swiss machines almost always impress.... image.jpg
     
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  2. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 7, 2015

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    Hot watch. The "pointy" crown guards seem to really carry a large premium for subs. Sergio: you've got a bad a$$ bunch of watches and I know you know your away around ...here it comes (lol ! ),,,do you feel like any pieces of this alpha watch aren't original (to this watch)? I'm focused on the hands and the bezel because they're almost perfect.

    Superstar watch - thank you for sharing !!
     
  3. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 7, 2015

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    Nice and clean what ref is this? Looks like a 96 but bigger with some styling on the lugs.
     
  4. yande

    yande Feb 7, 2015

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    Yeah I know, not much love for the Pam here, but.... I took it today for a sales pic! IMG_4066.JPG
     
  5. yande

    yande Feb 7, 2015

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    With respect, what the heck are you wearing? That is, apart from one beautifully patina"d Speedy!
     
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    jopex Feb 7, 2015

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  7. Barking mad

    Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 7, 2015

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    bernarddevos Feb 7, 2015

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  9. NT931

    NT931 Feb 7, 2015

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    Humid evening stroll

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  10. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 7, 2015

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  11. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Feb 7, 2015

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    And so it is. :thumbsup:
     
  12. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 7, 2015

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    image.jpg image.jpg Still on a PRC trip with the Compur, my luck was great in Beijing today, with the weather I mean.
     
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  13. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 7, 2015

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    I can't speak for others (for instance, barking mad could buy and sell my whole nut with his 5 slowest speedies), think you're picking the wrong vibes here, man.

    Not only is there love for PAM, there's respect (and admiration). :)
     
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  14. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 7, 2015

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  15. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 7, 2015

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    That is exactly why I like it so much!
     
  16. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 7, 2015

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    If only this was where they came from :(

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  17. redpcar

    redpcar Feb 7, 2015

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    Beauty!
     
  18. redpcar

    redpcar Feb 7, 2015

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    Waltham Chronograph.jpg Going to make it a groovy day today
     
  19. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 7, 2015

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    ref. 2484, a little larger than a 96 at 32mm. My grandfather wore this watch every day (except for when it was being serviced) for at least 20 years, until he died in 1981. I have owned it since then, although my father had it for about 15 years (and took good care of it) until the late-90s or so...I guess one could say that this was my first vintage watch!

    The shots of the innards are recent, before last week's service. As you can see, my grandfather kept good care of it, with numerous service marks.
     
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  20. ELV web

    ELV web Feb 7, 2015

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    Wonderful watch, I love the earlier calatravas, some may be put off by the size but to me they are really what dress watches are about, elegantly keeping time!
     
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