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SOLD Zodiac Aerospace GMT JB Champion Bracelet

  1. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Feb 28, 2018

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    For sale is a Zodiac Aerospace GMT JB Champion Bracelet

    Not an easy one to sell, but a few incomings forced my hand. A really nice neat Zodiac Aerospace GMT with an interesting story as was owned by a pilot who went MIA during his flight. (Of course not wearing this watch at the time).
    Dial: In lovely honest condition, great patina throughout and all original. Diamond like hour markers, brilliant to look at while playing the light. Circa 1970’s.
    Case: Stainless steel, 35mm. Case is in great condition, chamfers are sharp. Bezel is in great condition, most I’ve seen has damaged bezel. Looks like the Rolex Explorer bezel as well.
    Crown: Original Zodiac signed crown.
    Movement: Zodiac Calibre 75 Automatic GMT Movement
    Bracelet: JB Champion bracelet, signed clasp. In excellent condition.
    As mentioned above, this watch has an interesting story, at some point the watch was owned by a pilot who collected watches over the years, and was MIA. The wife filled some missing reports over the years as the body was never found. I’ve added the paperwork to show. Certainly not adding any premium, but just a very cool story to hear the story of this watch. I’ve tried to take the best pictures, but in this case, pictures do not do justice at all whatsoever, under the light it’s got a beautiful glossy finish and excellent diamond hour markers as a combination. All functions working, service history unknown, recommend a service for daily wear.

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    Watch located in Jakarta, Indonesia. Asking $1400 USD net to me. Shipping with EMS or add cost for DHL. Watch is sold as-is. Prefer to do wire transfer or PayPal Gift. PayPal is accepted please add 4% and provide buyer reference. References available at request.

    Feel free to PM me for any questions.
     
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  2. R3D9

    R3D9 Feb 28, 2018

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    Very nice looking timepiece! Are the hands original to the watch and is the tritium lume all intact (the minute hand in particular is difficult to scrutinize due to reflections of light in the pictures)? Also, what is the size of the bracelet?

    Posting my questions here rather than PM as I’m assuming other prospective buyers may inquire about the same things.

    *edit* I had a look at the photos on my laptop and was able to see the minute hand in better detail... still interested in the size of the bracelet.
     
    Edited Feb 28, 2018
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  3. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Feb 28, 2018

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    Thanks! Everything is original and all lumes intact. You can see the seconds hand has a very small crack as shown in pictures.

    My wrist is 7 inches and it fits very loosely. There's still some room as the setting on the clasp is on the middle, still three more holes to extend.
     
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  4. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Mar 3, 2018

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    OHPF.