So, I finally got my Proof / Proof in the mail! It was sold as non-working, DOA, so I wasn't expecting anything other than a nice mint dial, a case that was better than the photos, and probably a loose screw or two. What actually happened was a bit different. I got it out of the package, and since we were running errands I slipped it in my pocket. I took it out a few times, spun the weight, hit the chrono and nothing happened. Fine. I'd get it home, and probably find a few loose screws or who knows what inside. A while later, getting gas, I left it in the car. My wife who didn't know any better, picked it up and hit the chrono button, and it started working. The whole watch started up. DOA my butt! I did find a few problems - it needs to be regulated, and there is a problem with a chrono - it won't kick the subregister hand over. The second hand comes around to about 5 seconds before 12/0 and stops. When I had the crystal off I could either give the second hand a nudge, and it would kick the subregister hand over one notch, or if I moved the subregister hand myself, the second hand would start moving again.
So I popped a new crystal in, did a light regulation, put on a band from the box, and we went to a picnic.
Original Seller's pic:
Fresh out of the bag in my wife's hand (note kitty tattoo)
Crystal off - just LOOK at that dial!
Another dial shot:
ON my wrist, new crystal and band.