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    How often could i wear this one >>



    Even though the watch is old, how much could i wear this one before showing lots of wear on the gold etc etc




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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    How long is a piece of string?


    You could wear it for approximately 82.45 years if you were a sedentary librarian, or about 2.5 hours if you're a little more active.
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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    How thick is the plating?

    Without knowing more about the conditions you intend to expose the watch to there is no sensible answer.

    Beautiful watch, I'd be willing to wear it for you, just to see how long it takes for the plating to wear.

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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    LOL at Ozy.

    Seriously though... is it solid gold? Gold Plated? Rolled gold? Gold filled? What?

    Is the crystal glass or plastic?

    Solid gold won't show any wear, just scratching/dinging. Gold plated will show brassing. The number of years depends on the thickness of the plate. Usually 1-5 years. Rolled gold and gold filled (two plates of gold pressed against a middle piece of solid metal) is usually good for 20-25 years of regular wear.

    If the crystal is plastic, get a tube of polywatch and polish it a few times a year. If glass, be more careful with it, especially if it is thin.

    Quite personally, I think the watch is gorgeous and I would wear it everyday for regular "office" type stuff. For more rugged work, you should change watches.

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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    I think it is Solid (Think).




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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    I have one that's similar; 18K RG.
    The case, although solid 18K, is extremely thin and will dent easily. I have heard them referred to as "onion skin".
    I enjoy wearing mine on occasions where it won't be subjected to any abuse.


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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    Does anybody have any info on these, the maker, and the movement?

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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    Landeron movements were used (cal 48 in mine).
    I have read they were produced in Italy(?) for the tourist trade(?).
    18K case and a lot of "flash", unfortunately the case/caseback is so thin they do not hold up well.

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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    Quote Originally Posted by huntershooter View Post
    Landeron movements were used (cal 48 in mine).
    I have read they were produced in Italy(?) for the tourist trade(?).
    18K case and a lot of "flash", unfortunately the case/caseback is so thin they do not hold up well.
    I've never heard they were produced in Italy. From the research I have done they were primarily produced in Switzerland for the tourists. It wasn't one producer it was many using the name during the 40's and 50's.They were mass produced with 18 carat "onion skin cases". Side note, the Chronograph Suisse of today has nothing to do with the watches produced in the 40's and 50's
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    Re: How often could i wear this one >>

    First off, how much wear is there on the watch now. Second, realize that gold will show wear easier than stainless steel.

    If it's .75 gold then it will show wear easier than a lower gold alloy like .58. Plated or rolled gold will also show wear and will eventually show wear through if worn frequently enough.

    My advice - if you like the watch then go for it and enjoy! Watches are meant to be worn and not saved in a vault for annual viewings.

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