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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:47 am 
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Hello chaps I am new to chat rooms and have just bought a 67/69 Navitmer (small sub dials)I would like to show the pictures I have but I am having real difficulty in uploading them on here (help please). My question is, how high does the glass stand up from the bezel as I am unsure that it is original, there is one up on Ebay which I have just bought as I am going to have this restored/cleaned up, the Venus 178 movement looks in great condition and it is fully functional, I paid £750 for it and would value your opinions on how to go about it. I can put the pictures in an email if you wish


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Lot easier to somment on originality after we see it.

Instructions for posting pictures are here - viewtopic.php?f=5&t=453

You can directly attach .jpg files up to 250k in the main posting window (scroll down), just like in an e-mail.


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I'm not sure this will work

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Try this

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Yes it did, thanks for your patience, I have bought this with a view to handing it down to future generations, yes I am going to change the strap

Can you see the glass? does it look right to you chaps

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Crystal looks wrong, but it needs replacing anyway, so no big deal. Glad that you mentioned replacing the strap, it means I don't have to feel bad saying that I don't like it :lol:

Serial number dates to 1969, which is very late for small subdials and it doesn't look too bad. Looks like the outer sliderule is a replacement - tough to be sure through that crystal, but doesn't look quite right, but again that's not a huge deal.

Nice watch!


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Thanks Roff, I bought it off an old boy in my local pub about 2 weeks ago and have been researching eversince. He had it for around 40 yrs. The strap was very cool (apparently) in those days, my first job is to get the face cleaned up and the metal polished, I have bought this in the hope that it will fit. Once cleaned up I will post more pictures, do you have any tips I need to know about restoring these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/260877934756? ... 1439.l2649


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Supermoto wrote:
do you have any tips I need to know about restoring these



Yeah, contact member chronodeco and then relax in the knowledge that he will do an awesome job. Search function will quickly show you his reputation.


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Roffensian wrote:
Looks like the outer sliderule is a replacement - tough to be sure through that crystal, but doesn't look quite right, but again that's not a huge deal.

Nice watch!


If you look closely at the number 10 on the sliderule you will see that there are a red square around it, almost worn away, but it's there, so I believe that the sliderule is original.

The crystal is not original, but any watchmaker can replace it with one that fits.


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Kurt B wrote:
Roffensian wrote:
Looks like the outer sliderule is a replacement - tough to be sure through that crystal, but doesn't look quite right, but again that's not a huge deal.

Nice watch!


If you look closely at the number 10 on the sliderule you will see that there are a red square around it, almost worn away, but it's there, so I believe that the sliderule is original.

The crystal is not original, but any watchmaker can replace it with one that fits.


/ Kurt B



Did miss that - so yes, likely correct - but are red boxes right on a '69 Kurt?


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Roffensian wrote:
Kurt B wrote:
Roffensian wrote:
Looks like the outer sliderule is a replacement - tough to be sure through that crystal, but doesn't look quite right, but again that's not a huge deal.

Nice watch!


If you look closely at the number 10 on the sliderule you will see that there are a red square around it, almost worn away, but it's there, so I believe that the sliderule is original.

The crystal is not original, but any watchmaker can replace it with one that fits.


/ Kurt B



Did miss that - so yes, likely correct - but are red boxes right on a '69 Kurt?


As mentioned many times, using ones common sense is important when judging those old watches, and it looks to me that the entire watch has grown old together.

I would say 67 / 68 for red boxes, so my guess is that this one is one of the last ones.


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Certainly not intending to suggest that it is any way 'wrong', just unusual to see what is prima facie a mid year 69 (based on serial number which is of course unreliable for in year dating) with it.


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Many thanks for your input lads it's nice to know I have made a good descision to buy this I would like to get a quote from chronodeco for the restoration but I am really hopeless on chat forums and I do not know how get in touch with him (help again please chaps)

Thanks Phil


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You can easily contact Craig through his website, www.chronodeco.com


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Thanks very much Fred I'll do it now


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