I've also missed a couple of teal/green 700C's... better luck next time@mario_d: huh, so your 7548-700C in the middle is also from '82. All three of yours look superb!! Man, I had a chance to go after a teal/green one and regret not even trying, what a dummy! I do have a confession to make, this 700c was going to be the sacrificial lamb to restore the 701A with a properish bezel, but can't do it. Though **** for the 701A.
So Mario, regarding these models you're like the Red (shawshank redemption) of this joint.
Red: "I've been known to locate certain things..." Let me know if you come across a bezel.
Another quote from Red: “Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.”
Love that movie!!!
I love my Big Bertha and would never consider a 3 prong to take its place, so easy to use on even the tightest case or screw down crystal retaining ring.Re: a Big Bertha. I find the 3-prong case back tool is the only way to go. Adjust it perfectly, put the opener into a vise, bring the case back to the tool, push down hard with one hand and rotate with your other hand until you think blood might squirt out. Works every time.
Re: Crystal press. Do not toss good money into a cheap ebay unit. They don't work well and the crappy nylon dies are too shallow for a lot of vintage domes and bevelled edge crystals. Get yourself a real one, expect to pay $100 or so. You will not regret this. I have a vintage Seiko S-200 press with Seiko aluminum dies and it is simply a joy to own and use.