This is my latest wristwatch acquisition. It is 9C gold, and has a metal dial with raised gold-colored chapters and minutes ring. The dealer I bought it from said he bought it from the original owner who was a WWI vet. Except for the patina on the dial, the rest of the watch is pretty much like it left the factory. The fluting on the bezel and back cover is sharp and well defined, and the threads on the case tube are perfect (that is often a problem area on these old Rolex Oysters). Based on the style of the crown and the movement having a thicker "super-balance" design, I'm guessing it is from the mid 1930's.
Posts: 718 | Location: Upstate New York in the USA | Registered: November 21, 2008
Mike, I also like your Wittnauer. I have a black dial automatic Wittnauer that I wear occasionally. Next week when I rotate watches I will send a picture of it on the wrist. That Rye looks good next to it
Posts: 784 | Location: Tijeras, New Mexico USA | Registered: July 12, 2005
To be honest Ernest, I think that Seamaster looks far too big on your wrist...I think you should just send it up here to The Promised Land where I assure you, it will have a good home and receive the wrist time it so richly deserves... Ben here, and I will take great care of it.
Posts: 1377 | Location: Richmond, British Columbia in Canada | Registered: January 07, 2009
Mark, ahh marnie apparently you didn’t get skinned, I got some good watches from her business. Including a gruen verithin, nice one Dave, what movie did jimmy wear that in? I always look what they wear. Regards Mike
Posts: 1113 | Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia in the USA | Registered: February 08, 2015