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    Default MY ITALIAN CHRONOS

    Dear fellow vintage watch aficionados.

    My group of Italian issued military chronos is finally completed.
    I know many more are missing, but I'll leave that to the future.

    I'm happy to share the photo with you and feel free to follow me also on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jpgrom/

    Leonidas CP1
    Leonidas CP2
    Breitling 817
    Zenith A.Cairelli


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    Lovely group you have there. Wear them in good health

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    Many compliments!
    Great poker of italian chrono.

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    nice set of watches. I have always admired them but never did get round to buying any, too late now!

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    Really nice..Congrats

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    Nice group indeed, a couple for both "Esercito Italiano" and "Aeronautica Militare Italiana", compliments.

    Cheers, Aldo.

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    Simply impressive!! And that Cairelli......

    But looking at your instagram photos, if they are any indication of your collection, brutal is what comes to mind. Some serious iconic pieces in there.

    Thanks for sharing and wear them all in good health.

    Cheers

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    Hi everybody.

    Thnx for the positive feedbacks. It was quite a challenge to get all of these chronos. I personally love them! Now it is time to hunt for the others. One of them, a special one, is in my sight!

    @cesar criado - yes. only a few of those on instagram are not mine. 98% are my girls It is a addiction...

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    Fantastic set, great to see them together like that.

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    Nice group of watches. I was lucky just to pick up a Italian issued deck watch was lucky on that. Wished I was smarter when I got into this hobby I would of added a Zenith years ago when prices were better.

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    Beautiful set. That A.Cairelli.....so cool with the ghost bezel.

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    Thnx to you all guys. I'm happy you appreciate the "italian bunch".

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    Absolutely stunning collection. Especially the ghost bezel Cairelli. Out of curiosity, what strap do you use on the Breitling? And, what's next?
    -- Ashish
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    Hi,

    Thank you for your compliment. The Breitling is on a Nato canvas strap bough on ebay. If I remember well it was not even expensive and it is a great strap.

    Next... for the Italian "bunch" I'm about to get a Guinand assigned to the E.I. wich is a wonderfull watch with a landeron movement and the bonus is I got it from a collector friend who helped me with the Breitling 817 a couple of years ago.

    And after that we will see

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    I think I have seen that Guinand :-). Small world it is. Nice chrono and addition to the collection will be.

    Glad to see too that many of 817 known examples are in the MWR family too.

    Cheers

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    I like the 817! Lovely collection!

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