A friend had a birthday recently, and I thought what better than to buy a "vintage" watch for him.
I spoke to his girlfriend (oops, wife now), and I decided that the best for him would be a midsize diver.
I know the 4205 doesn't get much love here, possibly because of its size, but I always liked it.
So I started a long search for one in good-original condition. Unfortunately every watch had a flaw, either the dial, hands, bezel or crown had damage. So I decided to buy two and use the good parts to make one fine-looking watch.
Unfortunately I do not have any photos of the work my watch maker did, nor of the watches before they were cleaned.
So here it is, an all original, albeit slightly distressed diver, on a handmade leather strap.
I kept the original crystal for the caracter, but I think I might replace it after all (althought the scratches are not as visible as in the photos).
I welcome all comments!