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    Hi guys,

    I just received this nice FAVRE LEUBA



    I didn't plan this purchase, but at 41,60 € (55 $, I was the only bidder), I thought "why not" ?

    And obviously, it's this type of watches I like…

    It was quite dirty when I got it… I used a toothbrush/water+soap then a cleaning spray…

    The plating goes off on many places apart that, it's OK

    One very good thing : there's a quickset day-date (always appreciated)


    Infos provided by the india seller were minimal

    ITEMS INFORMATIONS
    • Brand Name : Favre Leuba
    • Case Dia without Crown : 34 MM
    • Metal : Stainless Steel
    • Strap : Steel Gold Plated some of the gold wearing off
    • Watch Condition : Original
    • Dial COLOR : As in Picture
    • Movement : Automatic Original Favre leuba
    • MADE : Swiss Made

    And now, on to the pics :








    A small surprise, in the cool morning weather…


    … a bit of mist under the cristal



    I had to clean the watch pretty roughly because of its initial condition I didn't put the case in the water like I did for the bracelet, but I had to use the toothbrush to clean between the lugs and maybe some humidity came into at this time
    When I opened the caseback to take a look at the movement, I didn't need to apply much force to unscrew it, so maybe the watch wasn't closed so well

    Anyway, the mist had gone away after a few seconds, short after I took the watch of my wrist (and never came back since then), so I guess it wasn't too bad.




























    Movement :






    The rotor doesn't look so new













    I thought FAVRE LEUBA had its own movements, but what we have here is a good ol' ETA 2836-1



    It's a 28800 A/h so far, it keeps perfect time since this morning


    CONCLUSION :

    I'm a happy camper !

    This is a very nice little watch, perfectly nice (after a good cleaning ) in a good condition… an it's another vintage swiss watch in the collection
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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    congrats Reno and great pics

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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    Quote Originally Posted by joeuk View Post
    congrats Reno and great pics
    Thanks a lot, Joe
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    Japanese : CASIO | CITIZEN | ORIENT | SEIKO
    Russian : POLJOT | RAKETA | SLAVA | STURMANSKIE | VOSTOK | VOSTOK EUROPE | ZVEZDA
    French : AVYSTYLE | HERMA | LIP | YEMA | YONGER & BRESSON
    German : AEROMATIC | GLASHÜTTE | TAUCHMEISTER
    Chinese : ALPHA | ARMIDA | BEIJING | FINËAT | JARAGAR | KASSAW | OHSEN | PARNIS | SANGDO | SEKARO | SMAEL | STEWAL | WINNER


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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    No mist today



























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    Swiss : FAVRE LEUBA | FORTIS | GIRARD-PERREGAUX | JAQUET+GIRARD | LONGINES | OMEGA | TISSOT | TITUS | ZENITH
    Japanese : CASIO | CITIZEN | ORIENT | SEIKO
    Russian : POLJOT | RAKETA | SLAVA | STURMANSKIE | VOSTOK | VOSTOK EUROPE | ZVEZDA
    French : AVYSTYLE | HERMA | LIP | YEMA | YONGER & BRESSON
    German : AEROMATIC | GLASHÜTTE | TAUCHMEISTER
    Chinese : ALPHA | ARMIDA | BEIJING | FINËAT | JARAGAR | KASSAW | OHSEN | PARNIS | SANGDO | SEKARO | SMAEL | STEWAL | WINNER


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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    Good to see a great brand that has not been Mumbai'ed
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Good to see a great brand that has not been Mumbai'ed
    Well… actually, it does come from India



    … but the description said the condition is "original", and I reckon it is (at least the dial is not a repaint)… and considering the watch was really dirty when it arrived, I wouldn't be surprised if no one had cleaned it since 1980
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    Japanese : CASIO | CITIZEN | ORIENT | SEIKO
    Russian : POLJOT | RAKETA | SLAVA | STURMANSKIE | VOSTOK | VOSTOK EUROPE | ZVEZDA
    French : AVYSTYLE | HERMA | LIP | YEMA | YONGER & BRESSON
    German : AEROMATIC | GLASHÜTTE | TAUCHMEISTER
    Chinese : ALPHA | ARMIDA | BEIJING | FINËAT | JARAGAR | KASSAW | OHSEN | PARNIS | SANGDO | SEKARO | SMAEL | STEWAL | WINNER


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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    India has been a great market for FL... but, fortunately, not all of them ended up in Mumbai
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    Congrats on a nice pickup. You can't beat that price, well done!

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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    India has been a great market for FL... but, fortunately, not all of them ended up in Mumbai
    Indeed


    Quote Originally Posted by howards4th View Post
    Congrats on a nice pickup. You can't beat that price, well done!
    Thanks howards4th

    I still don't understand why nobody but me bid on that one it was a real bargain
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    Swiss : FAVRE LEUBA | FORTIS | GIRARD-PERREGAUX | JAQUET+GIRARD | LONGINES | OMEGA | TISSOT | TITUS | ZENITH
    Japanese : CASIO | CITIZEN | ORIENT | SEIKO
    Russian : POLJOT | RAKETA | SLAVA | STURMANSKIE | VOSTOK | VOSTOK EUROPE | ZVEZDA
    French : AVYSTYLE | HERMA | LIP | YEMA | YONGER & BRESSON
    German : AEROMATIC | GLASHÜTTE | TAUCHMEISTER
    Chinese : ALPHA | ARMIDA | BEIJING | FINËAT | JARAGAR | KASSAW | OHSEN | PARNIS | SANGDO | SEKARO | SMAEL | STEWAL | WINNER


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    Re: FAVRE LEUBA

    Great catch, Reno! I love this vintage of watches - maybe because I was a teenager in the '70s and was just starting to get into watches then, so case styles like this are somewhat imprinted on my imagination. As for nobody bidding on it... I bet they were all thinking "Wow, I bet Reno would like that watch, I should let him get it." In fact, I may have actually seen it come up on the Bay a couple weeks ago, and I remember being slightly tempted, but I was looking for Luchs at the time and I was trying to stay focused.
    Too many watches, not enough wrists.

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