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    That looks to be in amazing condition.
    Hopefully not too good to be true.

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    Looks like a very good watch. And probably a good price for the buyer in an under the radar auction.

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    Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch


    Auction: 3035M
    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $123,000

    Auction:
    Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
    Location: Marlborough
    Date / Time : October 27, 2017 10:00AM
    Description:


    Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch, c. 1965, rare stainless steel water-resistant antimagnetic dive watch with sweep center second hand made for the U.S. Navy, bidirectional revolving black bezel with luminous unit indication, screw-back engraved with military markings, "MIL-W-22176," serial number 0287, movement marked "seventeen jewels Tornek-Rayville No. TR-900," with brass dust cover, dia. 40 mm.


    Estimate $30,000-50,000


    dial reads "Swiss PM 107" at the 6-o'clock area, watch is running, case back was removed for the first time to inspect and photograph according to the consignor. This watch was issued to the consignor. All parts including crown are original, scratches to the original crystal
    Digital images of the consignor wearing the watch (not confirmed it is this watch) will be provided to the winning bidder.
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    The Tornek-Rayville TR-900; the American "MilSub" price-wise. These are still rising. Didn't the last one sell at auction for around $113,000?

    Does anyone know how many were originally made vs. the estimate on how many are currently extant?
    Last edited by Reintitan; 10-31-2017 at 12:58.

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    As I recall there were two batches. Apx 800 and 200 but I will have to look it up to get the exact numbers.

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    Is the rotor made of brass? So after engraving, the letters should show the brass under the plating?
    This one looks different?!

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/OROLOGIO-034-...p2047675.l2557

    Why did the professional seller post huge pics from the front and backside of the watch, but the interesting pictures from the movement are much smaller?
    The seller know, it's all about the movement in this auction.

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    The rotor font looks off on ebay watch. Brian

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    I ask myself if the buyer will leave this interesting movement inside the Villereuse watch, or does he have something else in mind with it?

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    Close but no cigar

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    Do you have a picture of the front?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erpin9 View Post
    Do you have a picture of the front?
    here you are -












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