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Old 12 July 2016, 09:06 AM   #1
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Yellow Patina - Let's see what you have!!!!

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.
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Old 12 July 2016, 09:19 AM   #2
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Nice!

How about this pair :





Should probably get them serviced and new dials fitted.

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Old 12 July 2016, 10:00 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:06 AM   #4
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Some very nice examples above. My modest contribution:

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Old 12 July 2016, 10:10 AM   #5
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My Sub.
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:15 AM   #6
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Still don't know why my pics are coming over sideways.
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:17 AM   #7
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Here's my DRSD
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:28 AM   #8
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Keep the yellow fellows coming . . . and, how about some background on these watches if you have any...that would be nice. Great examples everyone.
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:50 AM   #9
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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.


My 1970 1675 has a little more subtle patina. Acquired this from our very own Springer. Thanks JP
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Old 12 July 2016, 01:15 PM   #10
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Old 12 July 2016, 02:32 PM   #11
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My birthyear '67 MF 5513.



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Old 12 July 2016, 02:35 PM   #12
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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.
That is a 16750 but the insert looks more Coke than Pepsi. Very unique.
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Old 12 July 2016, 02:48 PM   #13
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That is a 16750 but the insert looks more Coke than Pepsi. Very unique.
Here is another photo. Looks red to me!!! I believe the lighting plays tricks on the colors.
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Old 12 July 2016, 04:04 PM   #14
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My one owner DRSD full set and my 1978 Radial Dial GMT full set.
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Old 12 July 2016, 05:28 PM   #15
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1675 Giltdial, 1.29 Mio Serial from 1966.....Lemon-Yellow



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Old 12 July 2016, 07:30 PM   #16
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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.
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Old 12 July 2016, 07:58 PM   #17
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My perfect every day 5513 from -71 has nice patina. In some lighting it looks more yellow but this is the normal daylight patina.


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Old 12 July 2016, 09:10 PM   #18
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My perfect every day 5513 from -71 has nice patina. In some lighting it looks more yellow but this is the normal daylight patina.


Very nice! And loving that super fat insert!
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Old 12 July 2016, 09:18 PM   #19
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Nice!

How about this pair :





Should probably get them serviced and new dials fitted.

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Old 12 July 2016, 09:42 PM   #20
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Don't know if this counts
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:21 PM   #21
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amazing shots guys, and nice idea for a thread JP.

couple of contributions from my collection:



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Old 12 July 2016, 10:30 PM   #22
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Nice!

How about this pair :





Should probably get them serviced and new dials fitted.

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Both amazing, but that MilSub! Oh my!
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Old 12 July 2016, 10:42 PM   #23
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All very nice!

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Old 12 July 2016, 10:48 PM   #24
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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 😅)
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Old 12 July 2016, 11:52 PM   #25
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Old 13 July 2016, 04:19 AM   #26
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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
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Old 13 July 2016, 04:53 AM   #27
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Old 13 July 2016, 05:19 AM   #28
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Old 13 July 2016, 05:31 AM   #29
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Old 13 July 2016, 06:03 AM   #30
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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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