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    1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    You may remember this watch, I purchased some year or so ago, well it took me a long time to get it restored and services.
    A hand made glass crystal had to me made in the shape of a 'radiator' and the Didisheim, or better known as Marvin movement serviced.

    The dial albeit a little distressed, is 100% original, with original lume and hands, I decided not to touch that, so here we have a:
    1927. Watch in the form of a Chevrolet auto radiator grille.
    Movement made by H Didisheim (Marvin), Switzerland, Caliber 2 C2, manual wind, 6 jewels, flat hairspring.
    Dial, silvered metallic, marked ‘CHEVROLET’ – original lume and markings.
    Case, steel, inscribed on back: –
    “FOR MAKING QUOTA, 1927, USED CAR CAMPAIGN”
    PRIOR TO RESTORATION:




    RESTORED - WITHOUT TOUCHING DIAL a 1927 pretty rare piece of American history.










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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    Groovy man,

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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    I have said it before - but that really is a great watch. Thanks for the update.
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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleotime View Post
    I have said it before - but that really is a great watch. Thanks for the update.
    Thanks.
    I am very pleased with it.
    Probably wear it to-night
    Thanks again
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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    I'm dying to see a wrist shot, I'm presuming it's best worn on the inside of the wrist due to the 12 being near the crown, like a true " drivers " watch

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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    I'm dying to see a wrist shot, I'm presuming it's best worn on the inside of the wrist due to the 12 being near the crown, like a true " drivers " watch

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    Yes, its sad but its best worn on inside it looks and feels better, exactly right to read time while driving

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    OUTSIDE WRIST
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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Hi Matt
    Yes, its sad but its best worn on inside it looks and feels better, exactly right to read time while driving

    INSIDE OF WRIST:



    OUTSIDE WRIST
    Yes, it seems a shame to hide it but I think it was the fashion of the day, my Grandfather was of that generation and he always wore his watch like that and he was a driver, both in the army during the war and afterwards.

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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    That is one cool watch!! Where did you get the crystal made?
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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    Oh my god that's so awesome. I wish Ford had one that suited my '28 roadster :(

    Side note Adam - It's a grill shell, not a grill ;) They technically didn't have a grill itself as the radiator was the grill. Fords didn't introduce it until '32 with a grill shell, and grill insert. Not too sure on what Chevrolet did.
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    Re: 1927 CHEVROLET AUTO RADIATOR GRILLE

    Quote Originally Posted by notwillie View Post
    That is one cool watch!! Where did you get the crystal made?
    Thanks, I wore it last night to an Art Gallery show, everyone loved it, especially worn on inside of wrist.
    A master watchmaker made the glass, it took a long time and watch was originally returned non functioning, which was very frustrating.
    2 more months back for repair, and its working well now.
    Thanks again
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