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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I got this watch on sale...cyber Monday deal:

    https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/a...CL.pid?nid=cpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalune View Post
    I prefer Michael Kors watches
    Why don't you just stomp on my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duplicate Account View Post
    "I've never seen a black watch before, Calvin."
    Beat me to it

    Where is the watch I sent you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NYS View Post
    I got this watch on sale...cyber Monday deal:

    https://www.ashford.com/us/watches/a...CL.pid?nid=cpg
    I never could afford those fancy designer watches. I stayed humble even if it meant sitting alone at lunch
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  5. #185
    Wow, kind of like the Levi's Watch. Crown guards!!!

    Reminds me of the watch we got free for a year's subscription to Time Magazine in the 80s. I still have it, I'll have to dig it up.
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    I only bought it because it was ~50% off for $38, and I want to keep the "upgrade" momentum [that Michael started] moving forward.

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    For the interested, my new watch is an 1884 Breitling Brevet 927 Chronograph pocket watch. Similar to this:

    The-First-Leon-Breitling-Brevet-927-Chronograph-Silver-_57.jpg

    Even when fully restored, it'll be worth less than a piece of painted foil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dracula View Post
    For the interested, my new watch is an 1884 Breitling Brevet 927 Chronograph pocket watch. Similar to this:

    The-First-Leon-Breitling-Brevet-927-Chronograph-Silver-_57.jpg

    Even when fully restored, it'll be worth less than a piece of painted foil.
    I have a Burlington pocket watch from the early 1900s(maybe 1800's I can't remember for sure). Anyway don't restore the dial unless it's gone I have a few hairline cracks in my dial (porcelain) and it's considered good patina.
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    The dial is rough; missing a spot on the one I just got and a different spot on my original movement. I bought the movement for one awhile back; the interesting thing about it is that the first-year Breitlings only say "Brevet 927" for the patent filed by Leon Breitling. It wouldn't be until the next model that they would bear the Breitling name. As such, I picked up a movement for $55.00 off of eBay. It was mislabeled and isn't functional, but I just found a stripped 927 in Australia. It has the case and half the internals; the chronograph portion is missing, but it works as a watch. I can return it to full functionality with the parts I had on hand.

    The only interesting question is the dial. I'm tempted to put a custom design on it since I have to have it redone. I found the original signature of Leon Breitling on the patent application and was thinking of having it embossed below the "XII" with "Brevet 927" below it as well as replacing the spoon end of the chronograph hand with the anchor logo or putting a winged anchor logo on it. What are your thoughts?

    I'm not good enough with photoshop to place the second hand...

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    As far as the dial, my personal preference would be to leave it as it has appeared for the last century, even if flawed.
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