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    My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    I seen this estate sale advertising online in Nashville Tn.in the background of one of the pictures was this watch mixed in with a bunch of jewelry. I drove 3 hours from Knoxville tn. I got to the sale at 8 pm the night before slept in my truck all night so I could be first in line to get this watch at 8 am the next morning. At 3:30 in the morning another watch enthusiast pulled in that had traveled all the way from Memphis, (4 hr drive)when he saw my Breitling hat on he got right back in his car and left. But it was definitely worth the wait got this beauty for under 500 bucks. Works perfect all original from original owner never touched. Last pic of my two estate finds in last 6 months both for under 1k total.it has been a good year.
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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    neat, its a beauty

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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    Great find, congrats! Make sure you get her serviced though as those 40 year old oils will have dried up by now and the rubber seals will have disintegrated.
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    I had the longines serviced immediately so it's ready to go . the 769 my watchmaker really doesn't want to service it because he's afraid one slip of the screwdriver or one little mistake can really make a big difference on the NOS watch so I'm waiting to find the right person to service it so I do not wear it. Just wind it may be just a couple times every 2 or 3 weeks. If somebody on here suggest a good person to send it to that specializes in Servicing an old NOS watch like this I would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    Holy smokes that's quite a story. A job well done to you, sir. Enjoy it!
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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    Great finds!

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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    I'd give Kelly Hunter at Art of the Watch a call. Very experienced with vintage chronos. He's local for me, but he's well known around the country.

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    I had the longines serviced immediately so it's ready to go . the 769 my watchmaker really doesn't want to service it because he's afraid one slip of the screwdriver or one little mistake can really make a big difference on the NOS watch so I'm waiting to find the right person to service it so I do not wear it. Just wind it may be just a couple times every 2 or 3 weeks. If somebody on here suggest a good person to send it to that specializes in Servicing an old NOS watch like this I would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    Another great find...congrats.

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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    I love the effort you're willing to put in!


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    Re: My second best estate find LONGINES CHRONOGRAPH WITH VALJOUX 72.

    great find indeed. I can recommend you Bob Ridley from watchmakers international Watchmakers International
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