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Date/Report Number …..011313.FN21HY.04 Item:  CUSTOM WALTHAM WORLD TIME FIXED BEZEL CROWN ROTATING INNER BEZEL DIVE WATCH.
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Description of item: VINTAGE CUSTOM WALTHAM WORLD TIME FIXED BEZEL CROWN ROTATING INNER BEZEL DIVE WATCH. 39 X 47 MM 1.572 + X 1.863 + INCHES  W/O CROWNS AND 25 JEWEL DUAL INCABLOC PROTECTED FULL 360 ROTOR WALTHAM AUTOMATIC MOVEMENT AND FULL LINK STAINLESS STEEL FOLD-OVER CLASP BRACELE

.Estimated Retail Replacement Value $699.00


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VINTAGE
1972
ILLUMINATED
CUSTOM
WALTHAM
WORLD TIME FIXED BEZEL
CROWN ROTATING INNER BEZEL
DIVE WATCH

39 X 47
MM

1.572 + X 1.863 +
INCHES

W/O
CROWNS

AND

25 JEWEL

DUAL INCABLOC
PROTECTED
FULL 360 ROTOR
WALTHAM
AUTOMATIC
MOVEMENT

AND

FULL LINK
STAINLESS STEEL
FOLD-OVER CLASP
BRACELET

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THE ONE YEAR RESTORATION

THIS WALTHAM WAS PURCHASED WITH A MOVEMENT THAT WAS SCAVENGED AND MISSING PARTS. HANDS WERE MISSING. THE BEZEL INSERT WAS BROKEN AND INNER BEZEL & GEAR WERE MISSING. THE CRYSTAL WITH BEZEL RETENTION RING WERE GONE, AND THE DIAL, WITH DAY/DATE WINDOW, WAS SCRATCHED SO BAD THE ILLUMINATED AREAS WERE GOUGED INTO THE METAL.  YETE CASES LIKE THIS ONE , MADE IN VARIOUS FORMS FOR A VARIETY OF WATCH COMPANIES, ARE EXTREMELY RARE. IT TOOK A FULL YEAR BEFORE ALL PARTS WERE LOCATED AND THE RESTORATION COULD BE COMPLETED: TO LOCATED MOVEMENT PARTS, THE EXACT AND PROPER CRYSTAL WITH BEZEL RING, A FIXED BEZEL INSERT, AN ORIGINAL MINT INNER BEZEL IN CORRECT SILVER AND BLACK WITH PROPER MARKINGS & A REPLACEMENT BRASS GEAR WERE ACQUIRED.. A SET OF MERCEDES/ROLEX STYLE ILLUMINATED HANDS IN SILVER WITH WHITE AF LUMINOVA INSERTS AND AN ORANGE SWEEPS HAND WERE CHOSEN BECUASE THEY WERE ORIGINAL TO THIS RARE MODEL.

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THIS
VINTAGE
WALTHAM

WITH

WORLD TIME
ROTATING DIVERS BEZEL
DUAL CROWN

CASE

WITH

25 JEWEL
AUTOMATIC

MOVEMENT

WITH

**AF-LUMINOVA

ILLUMINATED DIAL

IS SIMPLY STUNNING

[**TRITIUM REMOVED]


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SLIGHT DISCOLOR TOP RIGHT

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NOTE MARKS ON CASE ABOVE RIGHT TOP LUG

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WEARING

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AWESOME

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ONE SMALL SCRATCH BETWEEN LUGS
LOWER LEFT  ANOTHER SLIP WHEN CHANGING SPRING
BARS TO SUPER HEAVY DUTY

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THICK CHUNKY CASE YET THE DESIGN MAKES IT SLEEK

 

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MOST SCRATCHES REMOVED
ABOVE ARE SCRATCHES REMAINING ON BUCKLE

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THE MINTY OUTER FIXED
&
INNER ROTATING BEZELS
ARE STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL

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BLACK INVERSE TRIANGLE AT "1"

THE SILVER AND BLACK INNER BEZEL ROTATES
BY THE USE OF THE
LOWER ["4" POSITION]  CROWN

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THE SIGNED "W" CROWN
SETS TIME & WINDS WATCH

THE CROWN ON LEFT
TURNS INNER BEZEL
FORWARD OR BACKWARDS


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BLACK INVERSE TRIANGLE BETWEEN "2" & "3"

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CRYSTAL IS AN ORIGINAL WITH
ATTACHED CHROME BEZEL RETENTION RING

KEEPS INNER BEZEL
FROM FALLING OUT WHEN
WATCH IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN

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THE CASE IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
39 X 47 MM  OR  1.572 + X 1.863 + INCHES

W/O CROWNS

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IT REMAINS ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME
LOOKING VINTAGE WORLD TIME CASES.

SILVER CITIES IN A SEA OF BLACK
THE FIXED BEZEL LOOKS NEW

YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY VIEW THE CROWN
ROTATING SILVER BACKED INNER BEZEL
WITH BLACK NUMBERS & HASHES

[ OTHERS WILL SEE IT TOO!]

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THE
BLACK DIAL
WITH

WALTHAM
&
OUTER HASHES

IN
WHITE

AND

RAISED ILLUMINATED
MARKERS
&
12  3  6  9

COMPLETE THE CASING

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THIS WALTHAM HAS THE "FRENZY" DIVE HANDS

MERCEDES/ROLEX STYLE HANDS THAT
WERE PLACED ON A FRENZY OF DIVE WATCHES
IN THE LATE 1960'S TO LATE SEVENTIES

SILVER HOUR MINUTE HANDS
WITH
WHITE ILLUMINATION WINDOWS
ORANGE SWEEPS SECOND HAND

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THIS NON ORIGINAL STEEL BRACELET
LOOKED TO BE A WINNER

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IT SIMPLY IS FROM THE ERA

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THIS IS A FULL LINK BRACELET
FITS UP TO 8 3/4


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LOOK AT THE LAYERS

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I HAVE YET TO VIEW ANY WATCHES
WITH A CASE LIKE THIS
EVEN AFTER PLACING 35000 ONLINE PICS
FOR US
IT IS A FIRST IN ANY BRAND

 

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AWESOME

 

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ANOTHER ILLUMINATION PIC


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DIAL ILLUMINATED

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SILVER MERCEDES ILLUMINATED HOUR HAND

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SILVER MATCHING MINUTE HAND

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NICKEL FINISHED
WALTHAM WATCH CO
25  JEWEL
DUAL INCABLOC SHOCK PROTECTED


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NOTE INCABLOC [BRASS WITH
RUBY] ON TOP OF BALANCE


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CONDITION
-MINTY -
WATCH SETS & KEEPS TIME

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