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 Post subject: Barn Find
PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:55 am 
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Not really but it looks like it could be. Ref 181. Took a chance with no movement shot and nasty crystal. Popped the back off and it doesn't look like anyone has been in there for a long long time. Crusty old Kreisler strap still attached. No service marks on the back cover. Balance is free but the movement is filthy mostly from residue off the large screws which have a little surface rust. Surprised to see BOW on the balance cock with a serial number dating it to 1947 and the earliest I can remember seeing BOW. Has the usual plating loss and scratches. These old plated watches didn't wear well. Will probably go out for a thorough service in January some time.

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well done, Paul - lovely dial!


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what a difference a new plexi makes !
great find

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I love those numbers on the dial

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Got the watch back from my watchmaker a few weeks ago. The original hands were too far gone to reuse so had to find some appropriate replacements. Dial has interesting patina in that it looks really nice from some angles and real spotty from others. The patina evenly covers the dial so still looks pretty good.

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