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    Default Glashutte

    Hi i have sent you a pm message with some details. Let me know if i can be of any further help. Regards Clive

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    If I am not mistaken, this is a middle production or "silvered" movement watch, which in my collecting experience is rare as compared to the other production levels. Personally, I would have it restored because of the intrinsic value of what it is, a piece of horological history. In the cold calculus of monetary value, it might not be a prudent move (unless Uhrenmeister Buse sells it for you). I once was advised not to sink some money into one that was missing a critical part due to the cost involved but "bit the bullet" and did it anyway. I had no regrets. Good luck and send me a pm if you want more detailed thoughts/recommendations. Joe A.

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    Thanks for your advice Joe A.
    I was suppose to meet with the seller but snow and winds discouraged me from doing the trip.
    I've asked him to send it. I should get it early this week.
    I'll assess its condition. Post more pictures.
    Thanks again, I'll be in touch.

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    There are some good aftermarket pushers and crowns for these now. EBay had some stems selling for a 5 recently. So how about a positive step forward after someone's assessed the movement. Looks good to me. The dial is what it is. Great find

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    Lo and behold...its ticking
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MYBMkR-uUOI
    Was I surprised to see it was ticking.
    It's better then I thought. I'll post picture soon

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    Respect respect! Bravo!

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    Here are the pictures. The watch shows alot of abuse, I love it.
    I think the watch can be brought to life again. I'm still dwealing on the manner by which that will be done.



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    This is rather a silly question but since I'm into leather and have restored straps myself, are you going to restore the strap? Joe A.

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    Hi Joe, I carefully took the watch strap off not to damage it and stored it away.
    I'm interested in salvaging it but I'll need tricks of the trade.
    Have you done any photos of your restoration process.


    Quote Originally Posted by Joe A. View Post
    This is rather a silly question but since I'm into leather and have restored straps myself, are you going to restore the strap? Joe A.

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    I can't believe it ticks!

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    Post Flea market find ... Glashutte - Part 2

    Never thought I'd find something like this at the flea market. I'll post more pics later, got leave for work. Just incredible and at a very good price.

    Last edited by dave; 07-09-2016 at 17:54. Reason: title.

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    Holy crap... especially if you got it for a flea market price !

    Congratulations

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    I have to ask, which flea market.

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    Yeah this would literally NEVER happen at the flea market near me...congrats on your find

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    Great find, looks to be a very straight forward restoration job the only real problem being the missing bezel, and I think these are available. Is the number on the outer back cover still visible and if so does it match the movement number?
    Good luck with that beauty

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    leaving the flea market car park:



    Ken, well done; the stuff that dreams are made of...

    that's really nice: early production, gilt finish; looks good to my untrained eye.

    probably should have the pointer bezel; can we see a case back image?

    serial number is quite close to my one; any serious issues?

    so that's two that you've got now!...

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    Wow, felicitations Ken-- finding it in the flea market makes it even better!

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    ah, remember seeing this:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lunette-mi...p2047675.l2557

    the regular version is also available...

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    Back from work. Thanks everybody. I feel very lucky to find this here in Canada. I guess our Canadian solders liked to bring back souvenirs. Thanks Dave for the ref for the bezel. The back is really shoot, can't see if it matches the serial number on the movement. Here are pictures with my other restoration project. One thing I notice is it had a different case. I didn't know there was a variation in cases.






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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotswatch View Post
    One thing I notice is it had a different case. I didn't know there was a variation in cases...

    yes, the top one is the earlier style of case; much nicer in my opinion...

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