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springer 12 July 2016 09:06 AM

Yellow Patina - Let's see what you have!!!!
 
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Let's see some of your vintage gentlemen - those special watches rarely seen or seldom worn that are kept in vaults and safes, rarely out in daylight where the dials have gone "mellow yellow."

If you have that yellow patina working on your dial, break it out, take some pics and let's see 'em. Also, it would be nice if you would provide some details or history on the watch for all the curious members here who frequent the vintage section of TRF.

I'll start off with this seldom posted 1985 GMT 1650 which I have owned for over a decade now. It is an original example, and rarely makes it out of the vault. It was a one owner watch before I purchased it and is a very complete set. Definitely one of my favorite GMTs.

Haywood_Milton 12 July 2016 09:19 AM

Nice!

How about this pair :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psb0ee8bb1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psd372b597.jpg

Should probably get them serviced and new dials fitted.

H

springer 12 July 2016 10:00 AM

Great pics H. It's nice to see some other gold surround marker dial from the mid 1980s.

Those two beauties are very nice and rare indeed. Thanks for posting them up.

Qinhan 12 July 2016 10:06 AM

Some very nice examples above. My modest contribution:

http://i1258.photobucket.com/albums/...sgyq6kx7s.jpeg

DevinH 12 July 2016 10:10 AM

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My Sub.

DevinH 12 July 2016 10:15 AM

Still don't know why my pics are coming over sideways.

seattleal 12 July 2016 10:17 AM

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Here's my DRSD

springer 12 July 2016 10:28 AM

Keep the yellow fellows coming . . . and, how about some background on these watches if you have any...that would be nice. Great examples everyone.

droptopman 12 July 2016 10:50 AM

Beautiful watches gentlemen! Love patina 👍🏻

I actually wear this a lot, but I think she spent some time in the dark in the past.
Not quite yellow but more cream or tan. Lighting really changes the way the plots look in pics.
She's a 1966 5513 Gilt Bart that has all "original" parts.
Acquired a few months ago after a very long search. My birth year happens to be the same year as my favorite reference so this was really a watch I always wanted. Others may come and go, but this one will be with me for the rest of the journey.
I think the dial is strongest element on this watch.
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9kbldjia.jpg
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...psqdyjjix7.jpg
My 1970 1675 has a little more subtle patina. Acquired this from our very own Springer. Thanks JP
With a recently installed T38
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...pscw3udmet.jpg

With a T116
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/...pslz1ngdxj.jpg

harry in montreal 12 July 2016 01:15 PM

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My snowflake when I found her. It would gain 30 mins per hour. Super speed up ms pacman!

mattedialdoc 12 July 2016 02:32 PM

My birthyear '67 MF 5513.

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...0d4a6906d5.jpg

My '72 1675

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...bd9f829e8a.jpg


Formerly known as "sd4kdoc"

oldLeatherNeck 12 July 2016 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by springer (Post 6846838)
Let's see some of your vintage gentlemen - those special watches rarely seen or seldom worn that are kept in vaults and safes, rarely out in daylight where the dials have gone "mellow yellow."

If you have that yellow patina working on your dial, break it out, take some pics and let's see 'em. Also, it would be nice if you would provide some details or history on the watch for all the curious members here who frequent the vintage section of TRF.

I'll start off with this seldom posted 1985 GMT 1650 which I have owned for over a decade now. It is an original example, and rarely makes it out of the vault. It was a one owner watch before I purchased it and is a very complete set. Definitely one of my favorite GMTs.

That is a 16750 but the insert looks more Coke than Pepsi. Very unique. :thumbsup:

springer 12 July 2016 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by oldLeatherNeck (Post 6847416)
That is a 16750 but the insert looks more Coke than Pepsi. Very unique. :thumbsup:

Here is another photo. Looks red to me!!! I believe the lighting plays tricks on the colors.

lee fowler 12 July 2016 04:04 PM

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My one owner DRSD full set and my 1978 Radial Dial GMT full set. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

buenosdias 12 July 2016 05:28 PM

1675 Giltdial, 1.29 Mio Serial from 1966.....Lemon-Yellow

http://up.picr.de/25164822dp.jpg

http://up.picr.de/24082069tr.jpg

Vincent65 12 July 2016 07:30 PM

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MKIV 1680 (with B&P) - photos taken a few days after I bought the watch, in May 2012. The patina has faded back to cream, now, which I like equally.

roh123 12 July 2016 07:58 PM

My perfect every day 5513 from -71 has nice patina. In some lighting it looks more yellow but this is the normal daylight patina.

http://i.imgur.com/yUVfAg1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7m4GGLt.jpg

jdog111578 12 July 2016 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by roh123 (Post 6847652)
My perfect every day 5513 from -71 has nice patina. In some lighting it looks more yellow but this is the normal daylight patina.

http://i.imgur.com/yUVfAg1.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/7m4GGLt.jpg

Very nice! And loving that super fat insert!

brandrea 12 July 2016 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton (Post 6846852)
Nice!

How about this pair :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psb0ee8bb1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psd372b597.jpg

Should probably get them serviced and new dials fitted.

H

Beautiful :clap::clap:
And :rofl: to the service

yannis 12 July 2016 09:42 PM

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Don't know if this counts :cheers:

AS1 12 July 2016 10:21 PM

amazing shots guys, and nice idea for a thread JP.

couple of contributions from my collection:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8620/1...3fcd0aa9_c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1604/2...5ebf42e2_c.jpg

droptopman 12 July 2016 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton (Post 6846852)
Nice!

How about this pair :

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psb0ee8bb1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psd372b597.jpg

Should probably get them serviced and new dials fitted.

H



Both amazing, but that MilSub! Oh my!

JustinK 12 July 2016 10:42 PM

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All very nice!

:cheers:

pexus 12 July 2016 10:48 PM

Yellow Patina - Let's see what you have!!!!
 
Amazing watches and pics.
Mine...was a very tough 12 months hunt to finally get this..
Sent countless personal messages to all the experts here...asking them endless questions (some even got irritated , sorry 😅)
Still loving it ...

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...c8238c482b.jpg


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njs22 12 July 2016 11:52 PM

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...e88580280d.jpg

rootbeer7 13 July 2016 04:19 AM

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To all, what amazing watches! Great thread Springer. Had this a year now and definitely a shade lighter than when I bought it. Well used since its purchase in the Middle East in early 80s :cheers:

njs22 13 July 2016 04:53 AM

Sorry forgot about this one as we'll.http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...260f69e5cd.jpg

Wing Zero 13 July 2016 05:19 AM

Boom Patina

https://s25.postimg.org/rx8xxh8bz/Fu...ender+(15).jpg

theflywrist 13 July 2016 05:31 AM

Stunning watches all!
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...dd18224bb8.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...c2c7f5c00a.jpg


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roll9 13 July 2016 06:03 AM

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Great pictures all!

I think we are missing a 1016 on the thread so here is one from the mid 70's that I picked up recently and have been wearing almost constantly.


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