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Joined: February 17th, 2005, 10:43 am

August 28th, 2012, 3:15 pm #1

I wanted to share this old beauty that I came across at the weekend. it's a reference 5028, serial no. 412*** which presumably dates it to the late forties.

I've not had one of these 'big bubblebacks' before, and I'm quite smitten with its oversize, 35/36mm case and simple elegance. I have to confess I haven't looked under the bonnet yet, but it's running nicely, so I'm allowing myself a couple of days of enjoyment with it before it goes to the watchmaker.

Do please share if you have more info. - I know next to nothing about these early watches.

Best wishes,
Martyn.

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Joined: March 7th, 2010, 2:06 pm

August 28th, 2012, 4:42 pm #2

I like it very much...
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Joined: October 11th, 2011, 11:44 am

August 28th, 2012, 11:56 pm #3

I wanted to share this old beauty that I came across at the weekend. it's a reference 5028, serial no. 412*** which presumably dates it to the late forties.

I've not had one of these 'big bubblebacks' before, and I'm quite smitten with its oversize, 35/36mm case and simple elegance. I have to confess I haven't looked under the bonnet yet, but it's running nicely, so I'm allowing myself a couple of days of enjoyment with it before it goes to the watchmaker.

Do please share if you have more info. - I know next to nothing about these early watches.

Best wishes,
Martyn.

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Joined: April 12th, 2008, 2:46 pm

August 29th, 2012, 12:00 pm #4

I wanted to share this old beauty that I came across at the weekend. it's a reference 5028, serial no. 412*** which presumably dates it to the late forties.

I've not had one of these 'big bubblebacks' before, and I'm quite smitten with its oversize, 35/36mm case and simple elegance. I have to confess I haven't looked under the bonnet yet, but it's running nicely, so I'm allowing myself a couple of days of enjoyment with it before it goes to the watchmaker.

Do please share if you have more info. - I know next to nothing about these early watches.

Best wishes,
Martyn.

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did you manage to take any more pics yet...?


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Joined: September 15th, 2010, 3:03 am

August 29th, 2012, 4:27 pm #5

Thanks for posting. I keep coming back to look at it. The perfect utilitarian beauty in my opinion.
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Joined: January 4th, 2008, 2:49 pm

August 29th, 2012, 6:30 pm #6

I wanted to share this old beauty that I came across at the weekend. it's a reference 5028, serial no. 412*** which presumably dates it to the late forties.

I've not had one of these 'big bubblebacks' before, and I'm quite smitten with its oversize, 35/36mm case and simple elegance. I have to confess I haven't looked under the bonnet yet, but it's running nicely, so I'm allowing myself a couple of days of enjoyment with it before it goes to the watchmaker.

Do please share if you have more info. - I know next to nothing about these early watches.

Best wishes,
Martyn.

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I'm a big 'Big Bubbleback' fan!

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