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Old 24 May 2019, 04:50 AM   #1
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Beach Find

Thought you guys might like to see this found by a friend last week on a south coast beach in the UK while metal detecting


Im not too clued up on these any ideas on year etc...
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Old 24 May 2019, 05:08 AM   #2
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Pretty awesome find!
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:08 AM   #3
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That serial number dates it to about 1947. Great find! It would be an amazing watch to get going again but retain that beach patina.
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:31 AM   #4
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Service the movement and polish the crystal

sorry, wrong thread
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:37 AM   #5
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Wow how cool!
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Old 24 May 2019, 07:38 AM   #6
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Sweet find.

Call it "tropical" and sell it high! ;-)
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Old 24 May 2019, 08:51 AM   #7
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What reference is it? Between 12 o'clock lugs.
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Old 24 May 2019, 09:41 AM   #8
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Sweet find.

Call it "tropical" and sell it high! ;-)
"Pink sandy beach patina"
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Old 24 May 2019, 10:05 AM   #9
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That is insanely cool. Imagine the story associated to this watch.

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Old 24 May 2019, 10:43 AM   #10
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That is the best thing I have read all week. You have to get that restored! How is the movement? :/
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Old 24 May 2019, 01:50 PM   #11
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Fun post. Thanks!


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Old 26 May 2019, 05:49 PM   #12
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Can You imagine how pissed off the owner was?Please Don’t let Your mate scrap it
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Old 26 May 2019, 07:01 PM   #13
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ho that would be a weird find! What u gonna do now?? maybe it was there for many many years ….. interessing !!!!!
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Old 27 May 2019, 01:33 AM   #14
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Oh geez, maybe toss that back in the ocean lol
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Old 27 May 2019, 05:40 AM   #15
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He will put it in his collection
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Old 27 May 2019, 06:26 AM   #16
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Amazing! Youíre mate should defo restore it to its former glory


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Old 27 May 2019, 06:26 AM   #17
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Please keep us updated, I’d love to see how it restores
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Old 31 May 2019, 06:37 AM   #18
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Whatever you do, don't send it to Rolex!

They will replace everything and you will lose that patina!


Or maybe just send it in...
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Old 31 May 2019, 06:50 AM   #19
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Please keep us updated, Iíd love to see how it restores
I donít think heís going to get it restored the movement is completely shot just keep it as it
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Old 31 May 2019, 07:16 AM   #20
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Beach Find

Looks like a bubbleback. The dial is a bit puzzling. Dagger indices were often on center sweep seconds dial but havenít seen them on a dial with subsidiary seconds function. The coronet is larger that usually seen.

Only guessing that itís a 3132 and if he opens it up, that could be confirmed.

Certainly a wonderful surprise for him, Iím sure.


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