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Dial and caseback in pristine condition AND birthyear. :)

Just needs a new crystal (already ordered from Vlad), but the lume and everything else on the dial is pristine. Will also get a complete service for it. Look at the caseback!



 

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Yep. Get one like this and it’s hard not to fall head over heels. Just goes to show they’re still out there. Good catch. Enjoy.
 

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A soft spot for black dialed Bells, this is a Nice Dress style case.
Nice buy.
 

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Thanks all!

I keep looking in amazement at the condition of the dial.

Hard to tell here because of the scratches on the crystal, but I don’t even see degradation or flaking of the lume. 48 year old watch!

I’ll post again once it’s been serviced and had the crystal replaced.

 

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Back from complete service and crystal replacement.

I think it turned out well.

I opted not to have the case polished. I think that would have take away from the character of a 50 year old watch.

 

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That is a wonderful looking piece, wear and enjoy it in good health. Do you have a bracelet for it or are you going for a nice strap?
 

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That is a wonderful looking piece, wear and enjoy it in good health. Do you have a bracelet for it or are you going for a nice strap?


Unfortunately, it didn’t come with the original bracelet when I bought it. It looks sharp on a
black, 20mm Di Modell Jumbo. I’ll try the brown also. But yeah, trying to find the OEM bracelet to complete the watch.

If I don’t find an original bracelet, I’ll probably go with the replacement Seiko railroad bracelet. Those are much more common.
 

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Fantastic watch, congratulations on getting "the one"!

The -701 case is one of my favorites, and look at that pristine dial/lume on your watch - just great!

Enjoy and take care,
~H
 

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On a 20mm Di Modell Jumbo strap. Need to get a brown strap of the same model.

It’s impossible to capture the grey of this dial!


 

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On a 20mm Di Modell Jumbo strap. Need to get a brown strap of the same model.

It’s impossible to capture the grey of this dial!


A pristine grey dialed piece on black leather strap with contrast stitching is a perfect set-up...very nice indeed...so pleasing to the eye!
 

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A pristine grey dialed piece on black leather strap with contrast stitching is a perfect set-up...very nice indeed...so pleasing to the eye!
+1 to that. what a fantastic looking watch.
 
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