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  • Funky Friday

    Here it is Friday again, the year is off to a flying start. Something different for me today, a blue Esel. Some of you may remember me mentioning this just after Christmas, I got locked in a bidding war and paid too much for it, mainly because my son had decided to give it to me for Christmas. We ended up going halves. It's taken me a while to clean it up (mostly slackness on my part). I'm reasonably happy with it now, there are still some scratches but it's stainless, so if it's not scratched now it will be at some point. I have included a before photo so you can see how it was. Have a great weekend everyone.
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    Last edited by Tim.; 02-16-2017, 10:38 PM.

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    Good work on the Esel Tim, the crystal has cleaned up particularly well.

    It's all about the Breithorns for me at the moment:

    Wine Breithorn.jpg
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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    • #3
      Tiger style here...

      Pimpclinic.v.s.o.p.

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      • #4
        505 for me.IMG_0098.jpg

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jethrobodine View Post
          505 for me.[ATTACH=CONFIG]22553[/ATTACH]
          Or even a 404...
          http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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          • #6
            101 for me

            See my collection slideshow at
            http://s629.photobucket.com/user/sca...20March%202012

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            • #7
              Sorry, I was still half asleep when I took that.

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              • #8
                Eiger here.

                Rado Eiger B1.JPG

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                • #9
                  DS-40. I wonder if Rado ever built and sold all 600. Mine is numbered below 200. The chronometer number on the replacement movement Rado put into mine is less than 400 numbers away from the original. Being Rado, it is highly likely that they did not use movements AND cases serially, but it does give one something to think about.

                  PC310675 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr
                  Last edited by Henry Krinkle; 02-17-2017, 11:33 AM.
                  Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by pimpclinic.v.s.o.p. View Post
                    Tiger style here...

                    And we have the winner for rare Rado of the day. Very nice Marcus.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                      DS-40. I wonder if Rado ever built and sold all 600. Mine is numbered below 200. The chronometer number on the replacement movement Rado put into mine is less than 400 numbers away from the original. Being Rado, it is highly likely that they did not use movements AND cases serially, but it does give one something to think about.
                      Mine is numbered higher than 550 so they must have got close to at least building them all...
                      http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                        Mine is numbered higher than 550 so they must have got close to at least building them all...
                        I am sure they would have had more than the 600 required movements certified, but one wonders how many. I said here at the time that I was quite surprised at how close together the COSC numbers were together on the old and new. I should get you to check your number and tell me if it is lower or higher than the number you can see in my photo. That is the new higher number. If your number is higher than this one we can conclude that Rado was simply reaching into the box and grabbing random movements.
                        Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                          I am sure they would have had more than the 600 required movements certified, but one wonders how many. I said here at the time that I was quite surprised at how close together the COSC numbers were together on the old and new. I should get you to check your number and tell me if it is lower or higher than the number you can see in my photo. That is the new higher number. If your number is higher than this one we can conclude that Rado was simply reaching into the box and grabbing random movements.
                          Mine is quite a bit lower, starting 409.
                          http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scottjc View Post
                            Mine is quite a bit lower, starting 409.
                            Wow, that is lower. They must have sent them in for testing in different batches
                            Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
                              Wow, that is lower. They must have sent them in for testing in different batches
                              I wonder if the numbers were reset to 1 beginning each year, or they just continued to use the next unused number? At some point each of the certification facilities must have
                              "reset" the numbers or the movement would reflect numbers in the millions over time with all of the Rolex and Omega movements that have been certified.

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