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Old January 4th, 2016, 12:49 PM
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Ryan had mentioned Greg Stevens straps a while ago and finally I got around to trying to take a photo... Greg had made a special strap for me so that it could be sewn onto the lugs. Consequently, I don't change straps on this one very often. He made this one, before he went full time. Greg's work is second to none. It has to be seen in person. This strap is more than ten years old and still going strong.
Rolex made vintage Luminor?

Greg is a great guy, still can't say enough about his straps. Super quality!
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Old January 4th, 2016, 12:58 PM
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Rolex made vintage Luminor? Greg is a great guy, still can't say enough about his straps. Super quality!
That's a radiomir and yes there's Rolex movement in early Panerai's.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 01:11 PM
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That's a radiomir and yes there's Rolex movement in early Panerai's.
ahhhh, brain fart...of course it's a Radiomir.

that is a rare bird, very cool piece!
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Looking for the calfskin strap with deployment buckle found standard on the PAM088. Let me know if you have a lead on the newer style (with the removable pin). Used is okay.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 02:26 PM
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ahhhh, brain fart...of course it's a Radiomir.

that is a rare bird, very cool piece!

Thank you kindly

Yes, it is a Cortebert movement...
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Thank you kindly

Yes, it is a Cortebert movement...
I'm digging the patina on that nude dial. Which Type and Caliber is she?
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Old January 4th, 2016, 05:07 PM
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Digging this nylon style band for the Panerai
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Old January 4th, 2016, 05:39 PM
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Digging this nylon style band for the Panerai
Nice! Need to match that green dial.
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I'm digging the patina on that nude dial. Which Type and Caliber is she?
Thanks I kinda like it, too.

Cal. 618, 16 lignes, IIRC. Had a look at the back and it is Rolex, not Cortebert... my mistake. sorry, old guy
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Thanks I kinda like it, too.

Cal. 618, 16 lignes, IIRC. Had a look at the back and it is Rolex, not Cortebert... my mistake. sorry, old guy
That's correct...it should be signed ‘Rolex 17 rubis’ on the central bridge and ‘Fab Suisse’ on the barrel bridge.
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That's correct...it should be signed ‘Rolex 17 rubis’ on the central bridge and ‘Fab Suisse’ on the barrel bridge.
You really know your stuff, Bo

I had a feeling from your post...

Yessir, "17 jewels" and "Swiss made"

Are you Cognoscenti or a watchmaker/restorer or a long time Rolex guy ?

Anyway, glad you like the dial. Have received a few compliments on the watch's age/patina and simplicity. That Greg Stevens could make a perfect strap for me with only a few emails exchanged speaks volumes.

Went full circle from fancy, complicated stuff with bells, whistles, etc. and now focus only on large, simple, form-follows-function ones, and absolutely prefer manual wind.
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...Are you Cognoscenti...
of many things "watches" and other things too...maybe he just has more time than most

But he does know his sh%$
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of many things "watches" and other things too...maybe he just has more time than most

But he does know his sh%$
Thanks for the heads up.

WOW ! Just did a search of this very long thread and learned a lot...

Should say "Cognoscenti Extraordinaire" !




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I have Dom Pérignon taste with a Pabst budget. I'm now semi retired and happily live vicariously thru guys like you. ;-)

To 99.9% of the population they see an old watch. Last year one fellow I know sold one of his "old watches" (a well documented 5517) and paid cash for a new 911 GTS the following day with the proceeds. He never missed the watch because he had another 80+ broadarrow/circle T 5513/5517 Subs in his collection.

Some guys have the taste, the means, and all the Skittles!
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Rolex. A rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, made for the British Royal Navy | SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, 660FT=200M, SUBMARINER, REF. 5513/5517, CASE NO. 3'926'911, MANUFACTURED IN 1975 | 1970
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Old January 5th, 2016, 11:19 AM
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wish i bought one of those 4 years ago!
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Old January 5th, 2016, 11:33 AM
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I have Dom Pérignon taste with a Pabst budget. I'm now semi retired and happily live vicariously thru guys like you. ;-)

To 99.9% of the population they see an old watch. Last year one fellow I know sold one of his "old watches" (a well documented 5517) and paid cash for a new 911 GTS the following day with the proceeds. He never missed the watch because he had another 80+ broadarrow/circle T 5513/5517 Subs in his collection.

Some guys have the taste, the means, and all the Skittles!
Well, indeed, our tastes and budgets are very similar, although I try for Rolling Rock when I can

Actually, I like it very much that most folks only see an old watch (and that there's something special under the bonnet), rather than something overtly blingy...

Your fellow did very well for himself wrt timing and opportunity. Hope he enjoys that 911

Had a Pam 9A that helped take care of an engagement ring in a similar fashion. Got that one new, many years ago, and am still amazed at what they are trading for now

Am not in a position to retire, but think I will agree with you to sit back and "happily live vicariously" through folks here
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this is funny, i sold a car to pay for an engagement ring. what i am i doing wrong, i am working against the grain. =)

last year i bought a 1680 - red sub. this tells better time than all my other watches. its nice. its shiny / not polished. everything looks to match but i am no expert.

vintage stuff is where it is at!!!
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last year i bought a 1680 - red sub.
Very nice. Assuming you've been all over this interesting read.
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Same type watch, different guy. He's a vintage dealer in the UK and his stuff passes from collector to collector. Most pieces never pop up on the average Joe's radar.

That red Sub is pretty cool and the prices are really starting to take off for good examples. I'd love to find a stash of old dials the Rolex Service Center tossed and replaced with all white service dials in the early 80's. That's why I'm a big fan of sympathetic restorations. You can destroy the value of a piece if you over restore it.
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