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  1. vandit Aug 23, 2018

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  2. allwoundup Aug 23, 2018

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    Unitas chronograph
     
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  3. maanu Aug 23, 2018

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    diver with lot of character.
     
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  4. Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Aug 23, 2018

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    Thoresen Thursday

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  5. Orike Aug 23, 2018

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  6. timestamp Aug 23, 2018

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    Beautiful example ::love:: been after one of these for ages.
     
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  7. maanu Aug 23, 2018

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    It was not even close to when I purchased but hodinkee article pushed it higher than anyone expected. It was crazy after the article, I am not sure why the seller still shipped to me and not return my money.
     
  8. Flatfoot Aug 23, 2018

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    Picked up my 6159 7000 after a full service yesterday. Crystal still has a few scuffs, but it's an honest survivor, IMHO. Got it on the wrist today.
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    While at the shop, Jack, one of the proprietors, waved this tasty little morsel in front of me. We put a deal together on the spot. Lovely rose gold case, hands and applied Arabic numbers and indices. VJ72 with a high degree of finishing. Been wearing this one today, too.
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  9. JPE.88305 Aug 23, 2018

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    Haven't worn the bracelet in ~9mos--forgot how nice it is!
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  10. Toishome Aug 23, 2018

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    Hard to resist this beauty ::love::::love::
     
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  11. jmazpiazu Aug 23, 2018

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    Saw one like this for sale a couple of days ago at CT (could be the very same watch?) and I was very tempted.

    Lovely chrono. Wear it in good health!
     
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  12. airansun Seasons will pass you by Aug 23, 2018

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    Wearing another project today, a 105.012-66CB with a nice case but service luminova dial and hands. It came to me this way, including the really nice DON bezel, from eBay earlier this year, for $5.5k, which seemed like a screaming good deal (a known vulnerability of mine.:whistling: )

    I did replace a flat bottomed chrono hand that was on the watch with the drop end that’s on it now, but still luminova.

    I just replaced the modern dust cover I found in it with a period correct one.

    Had originally thought of leaving it as I got it — and using it as a sleeping watch (yay luminova!)

    Now thinking of returning it to tritium. I already have a dial, just need the tritium hands. I doubt I’d bother replacing the service pushers though — the narrow necks look sort of cool.
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    Part of me still wants to leave it the way I found it. Sure, its face is a little ‘white’ instead of yellow, but the watch as a whole ‘works’ the way it is. Hard to achieve when you start replacing stuff (again).

    I’d love to hear opinions...
     
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  13. jshaw083 Aug 23, 2018

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    One of my favourite logos! Beautiful watch
     
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  14. Flatfoot Aug 23, 2018

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    Thanks. I believe it may be the same watch you saw- it was indeed in CT. The heft of the case, and overall warm color of the gold and dial "had me at hello" upon holding it.
     
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  15. Flatfoot Aug 23, 2018

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    Fabulous lighting in that photo... shows the dial and that lovely bezel very well.

    Tasty!
     
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  16. noelekal Aug 23, 2018

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    Love that Speedmaster!

    I'd be willing to leave it alone except for the fact that the lume application gives an impression of untidiness. It could be the crystal and some scratches distorting it, but appears to be evident despite any crystal imperfections. I may be incorrect in my perceptions, but the lume itself appears slightly unprofessional.
     
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  17. airansun Seasons will pass you by Aug 23, 2018

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    The crystal is all scratched up. It was much worse before I ‘gently’ cleaned it up a little. It looked like someone wearing the watch fell across concrete pavement. Don’t ask me how the crystal could look like that and yet the bezel is entirely undamaged. Here’s some before shots:
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    I admit, I haven’t worked hard enough to remove all of the deeper marks, but it hardly seemed worth a lot of effort because I wear it regularly.

    And, a shot across the crystal today.
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    I am ashamed!
     
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  18. noelekal Aug 23, 2018

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    Heh!

    And ashamed you should be.

    Seeing that view of the crystal I recant my judgment of the lume.

    Only kidding.

    What a stroke of luck that the watch survived whatever mishap that marred the crystal so! Surely someone didn't just install a handy used crystal, battered though it be, on a really nice watch.
     
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  19. airansun Seasons will pass you by Aug 23, 2018

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    Even the best of our watches are mysteries (unless you bought it new).
     
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  20. Buck2466 Aug 23, 2018

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