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Gray_Panther

Ready to race!
Location
NY
Ride
GTi
It does not have a car in the picture but I did aquire an early 60's (I believe) Seamaster from my Grandfather.
Have not had a chance to get the caseback off and look at the movement. Will also be ditching the stretchy band in favor of leather.
I don't know how much actual wrist time it will get. I initially thought none since gold is not really my thing lol.
But the more I look at it the more I like it. And once I get that old band off and replace it with a leather one I think I will like it even more.



And just for fun...here is a picture of him wearing it while holding me in the very early 90's...

That’s in amazing condition! Any plans to have the movement serviced?
It sounds like you are looking forward to wearing it when you get new straps. Navy blue will pair nicely with the gold. I am sure your grandfather will be happy to see you wear it.
 

KevinC

Autocross Newbie
Location
Cochise County, AZ, USA
Ride
'19 Golf R, '08 Z4MC
Lol what are you doing with the stack of $2's?
My goofball brother gave them to me for my birthday ages ago. Sat on my dresser for years, then I finally took the stack to Vegas and threw it down on a craps table. We know the box man so he thought it was funny - the pit boss, not so much. He glared at me as the box man had to count the entire stack before exchanging it for chips. Only took me a few minutes to make it disappear. :p

 

vbrad26

Go Kart Champion
Location
St. Petersburg FL
Ride
'15 CSG GTI 2DR 6SP
That’s in amazing condition! Any plans to have the movement serviced?
It sounds like you are looking forward to wearing it when you get new straps. Navy blue will pair nicely with the gold. I am sure your grandfather will be happy to see you wear it.
For being a daily wearer that he did not baby in any sense of the word, yes, lol it is in great shape. The lighting in that pic definitely hides some of its age though.
I do not plan to have it polished or anything, however I did hit the crystal with some PolyWatch and it helped it out a bit. I think I want to leave it alone. I mean that's what you are supposed to do with vintage pieces anyway right?
But yes, I will more than likely have it serviced. Next time I see my grandfather I plan to ask him if he has any idea the last time it was serviced (I won't be surprised if he says "never" hah).
I'm hoping to get it open this weekend and depending on what we see I may leave it at the watchmaker for service.
Here is a closeup of it under direct, bright, LED light and pre PolyWatch...





My goofball brother gave them to me for my birthday ages ago. Sat on my dresser for years, then I finally took the stack to Vegas and threw it down on a craps table. We know the box man so he thought it was funny - the pit boss, not so much. He glared at me as the box man had to count the entire stack before exchanging it for chips. Only took me a few minutes to make it disappear. :p
Hah, sounds like me in Vegas. Well, the loosing money part....
 

Jhawkgti

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Kansas City
Yes on the movement. Inexpensive automatic. Wanted something ‘different’ so went with brass finish. Love that Hammy, have the same one and goes with everything, true classic. Like that strap, I’m due for a new one soon. Love the quick release pins for quick change out
 

vbrad26

Go Kart Champion
Location
St. Petersburg FL
Ride
'15 CSG GTI 2DR 6SP
Yes on the movement. Inexpensive automatic. Wanted something ‘different’ so went with brass finish. Love that Hammy, have the same one and goes with everything, true classic. Like that strap, I’m due for a new one soon. Love the quick release pins for quick change out
The Hammy has an inexpensive movement as well...nothing wrong with that! Both the Miyota and ETA are robust and proven.
This one is my "strap monster". Usually have it on assorted NATO's.
But you're right, it definitely can and will go with everything, especially with an easy strap change.
I only have one strap that is compatible with quick release pins and although I was not sure of it at first, I would not hesitate to buy one again.
I've had no issues.
 

Gray_Panther

Ready to race!
Location
NY
Ride
GTi
For being a daily wearer that he did not baby in any sense of the word, yes, lol it is in great shape. The lighting in that pic definitely hides some of its age though.
I do not plan to have it polished or anything, however I did hit the crystal with some PolyWatch and it helped it out a bit. I think I want to leave it alone. I mean that's what you are supposed to do with vintage pieces anyway right?
But yes, I will more than likely have it serviced. Next time I see my grandfather I plan to ask him if he has any idea the last time it was serviced (I won't be surprised if he says "never" hah).
I'm hoping to get it open this weekend and depending on what we see I may leave it at the watchmaker for service.
Here is a closeup of it under direct, bright, LED light and pre PolyWatch...







Hah, sounds like me in Vegas. Well, the loosing money part....
Yikes! Take a cape cod cloth to that thing to bring some luster!
Definitely has a lot of character for that vintage!

I just got a black leather strap with white stitching and quick release pins. Quick release pins all the way and never going back.
 

RRocket

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
OKC
Helm Vanuatu. Waited a couple generations and kept my eye out for the in stock notification earlier this year and was able to snag one. Solid tool diver that has become my daily.

 
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vbrad26

Go Kart Champion
Location
St. Petersburg FL
Ride
'15 CSG GTI 2DR 6SP
Ah I really wanted the Pelagos.
But I tried one on and it just felt too big for my small wrists.
I'm holding out for an all blue Black Bay...
I really want an all blue diver.
 
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