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    Potential hat trick!

    Scored 2 nice Longines today, with an option on a 3rd. The seller has the other at his house and didn't think to bring it with him. That's okay because I didn't have the cash anyway! Hope you guys will excuse the fingerprints and poor lighting.

    The first is a 14K 1946 caliber 23M reference 5508 in fantastic shape.






    The second is an early to mid 60's Admiral, probably a caliber 34x. It's a front loading case so I'm not going to attempt prying the bezel off.






    Both dials are in excellent shape. Even under magnification there weren't many flaws and practically no patina. I needed both calibers for my collection, and I didn't have an Admiral 1200 series case. I'll be checking out a really cool caliber 19A with a quadrant dial from the same guy the next time we meet.

    Oh, and he also wants to show me a couple special Omegas (killer, and I mean killer models!) and a JLC Memovox. This guy must have been sent by the Watch Gods for something I did right. Don't know what it was, but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth.

    And naturally I'll leave you with the wrist shots:






    For Gatorcpa: E, if you see this I owe you a beer. If we didn't have that discussion on those cases a while back I would not have thought Longines offered them so early. Thanks!
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    Re: Potential hat trick!

    That first watch is absolutely stunning! Normally roman numerals doesn't work for me but in this layout with applied markers for most of the hours it looks just right. Congratulations!
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    Hi -

    Living and ticking proof that in vintages, condition is E V E R Y T H I N G.

    Stunning examples of classic, classic watches.

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    Superb watches, well bought.

    I agree that first dial is stunning and the movement looks to be in
    first class condition.

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    That 5508 is something else, both as a model and for the condition that this one is in. Brilliant!

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    Re: Potential hat trick!

    Fantastic---do you OWN that company you work for?!?

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    Two very nice pick-ups there......especially the first one

    This chap you know has some pretty serious watches going on!!

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    Thanks guys! I owe a movement shot of the Admiral when I have it opened. If it's a 340 or 342 it's a keeper.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF View Post
    Living and ticking proof that in vintages, condition is E V E R Y T H I N G.
    Amen to that, brother!

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    Fantastic---do you OWN that company you work for?!?
    Funny! No, I'm Joe paycheck. I did get a pretty good deal for buying 2 at once.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMonkey View Post
    This chap you know has some pretty serious watches going on!!
    Wait 'til you see what I get in a couple weeks, pending on the condition.

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    Great watches in wonderful condition, congratulations! I'll echo what others have said about the 5508 ... a real beauty!
    Collection:
    A few of this and some of the other ...


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    Wow!

    That first Longines is simply stunning!
    I AM jealous.
    Great watch pickups

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