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    Hi, everybody,
    This one MW seems to be cool to me.
    What about your opinions please ?





    Thanks / merci

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    Overall looks good to me for one of the last ones made by Benrus, dial fonts strike me as a little heavy but my daily wearer is a 1964 dated DTU (it's uncle, I suppose).

    Green edging on the caseback along the edge- hope no one has forced the caseback out, they were permanently pressed on at manufacture. May just be some 'wabi', and need a stiff nylon brush, but then some like that wear.

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    Some jack-ass pried the case back off there a one piece case avoid if he did that. Unless the seller flipped the movement over for a photo hope that's what he did ask about that.

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    it seems like original Benrus, like this one, show up somewhat regularly. Lume looks good and so does crown.

    I am curious about the last pic, i guess it is opened from the front with movement shown flipped over. its a frontloader. But the green circle line on back seems concerning - i would definitely ask seller what that is, if adhesive then i would skip this one for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by river rat View Post
    Some jack-ass pried the case back off there a one piece case avoid if he did that. Unless the seller flipped the movement over for a photo hope that's what he did ask about that.
    Yes he did, look at the downward angle of the lugs, as per the first photo!

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    Many thanks your great guys, i 'm going to ask it to the seller right away.
    Nico

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    Nice watch and great lume!

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    The seller has just replied :
    "Hello! It’s light oxidation it’s not an issue it’s just from age and should be easy to remove"
    So,... it's sold

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    That green stuff is verdigris. It is from the copper in the brass. To remove it take a teaspoon of baking soda and a half cup warm water. Brush it on the affected area, let it sit for a few minutes and rinse with very hot water. With this example, I would watch for moisture fogging in the crystal after the above procedure, as if the rear of the case was compromised, you will need to pop the movement and dry things out under a lamp. If no fogging is seen, you will be good to go. Vinegar does the same thing, but it is more acid and may discolor the case material where the Soda won't. Looks like a very well sealed great movement unit.

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    Hi guys,
    Many thanks for your replies, I appreciate a lot / Merci beaucoup.
    I am still waiting for it (Nashville-Tenessee >> Lyon-France : at least 2 weeks delay...
    I will follow your advices soon. Ok to watch the crystal first before the process. (Soda and warm water is a genius method. By the way "vertdigris" comes from "Vert de gris" in French (litteraly "green on grey" )
    I'm not an expert about the opening of this front crystal, because I'm afraid to cause damages (crown or stem) incidentaly.
    I'll schedule to see my favorite watch dealer downtown to check and oil up the movement anyway. It's a wise way to wear it on a daily basis without any fear, isn' it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_fr View Post
    It's a wise way to wear it on a daily basis without any fear, isn' it?
    Sure, they are robust and very reliable watches. Like most vintage watches, just stay away from water and personally I won't wear it in a hot and humid day.

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    Bonjour ,
    At last I get it !!
    I confirm : a really awesome and cute watch as you told me earlier !
    After its big trip from US to France the sweep still works perfectly ).
    I'm totally satisfied. I will change the strap, though. (the leather seems to be a bit fragile)
    Thanx again for your recommandations and precious advices, guys.

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    Begs for a black nylon NATO IMO.
    Congrats!
    Dave

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    A khaki one instead...
    I will try the black too, why not. But i find this color to close to the genuine leather strap.

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    Nice watch, nice catch !

    bonne soirée,

    Laurent

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    Quote Originally Posted by niko_fr View Post
    A khaki one instead...
    I will try the black too, why not. But i find this color to close to the genuine leather strap.
    I do believe the GG-W-113's were issued with a black Nylon strap except some in Vietnam issued with an Olive nylon strap...both of which are available on eBay from a chap in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo7863 View Post
    I do believe the GG-W-113's were issued with a black Nylon strap except some in Vietnam issued with an Olive nylon strap...both of which are available on eBay from a chap in the US.
    Correct, he is a very nice seller too (but quite expensive though..). Alternatively, the best modern mil-spec nylon straps are the Maratac mil-series sold here or the Marathon ones.

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    All right, all right ... Maratac seems to be good.
    But 18 or 16mm for my precious?

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    17mm I do beleive

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    Quote Originally Posted by geo7863 View Post
    17mm I do beleive
    Thank you / Merci

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