OT; slightly only.. Still on watches

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OT; slightly only.. Still on watches

munchiew
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August 4th, 2011, 2:10 pm #1

Restoring to old glory ..nearly.. a badly mutilated old friend rescued from being put down.

An old GP Rose Gold single button Chrono with Pulsometric scale. Probably dating from 40's or 50's. A most unusual watch, cased in Argentina, bought at a flea market in Toronto 25 years ago, and just restored by the Factory in Helvetia. 10 months and $4,000 later.

It's a good feeling doing your bit to preserve gems of a era gone by, but the greatest kudos goes the Manufacturer, who to my surprise, accepted the rescue project.The dial has been totally repainted by the Factory, and hands and markers restored to the correct mcCoys.

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Joined: December 10th, 2006, 12:49 am

August 4th, 2011, 2:27 pm #2

Simply beautiful
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Joined: October 22nd, 2007, 6:21 pm

August 4th, 2011, 3:06 pm #3

Restoring to old glory ..nearly.. a badly mutilated old friend rescued from being put down.

An old GP Rose Gold single button Chrono with Pulsometric scale. Probably dating from 40's or 50's. A most unusual watch, cased in Argentina, bought at a flea market in Toronto 25 years ago, and just restored by the Factory in Helvetia. 10 months and $4,000 later.

It's a good feeling doing your bit to preserve gems of a era gone by, but the greatest kudos goes the Manufacturer, who to my surprise, accepted the rescue project.The dial has been totally repainted by the Factory, and hands and markers restored to the correct mcCoys.

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chrislkb
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August 4th, 2011, 3:28 pm #4

Restoring to old glory ..nearly.. a badly mutilated old friend rescued from being put down.

An old GP Rose Gold single button Chrono with Pulsometric scale. Probably dating from 40's or 50's. A most unusual watch, cased in Argentina, bought at a flea market in Toronto 25 years ago, and just restored by the Factory in Helvetia. 10 months and $4,000 later.

It's a good feeling doing your bit to preserve gems of a era gone by, but the greatest kudos goes the Manufacturer, who to my surprise, accepted the rescue project.The dial has been totally repainted by the Factory, and hands and markers restored to the correct mcCoys.

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conrail
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August 4th, 2011, 4:35 pm #5

Restoring to old glory ..nearly.. a badly mutilated old friend rescued from being put down.

An old GP Rose Gold single button Chrono with Pulsometric scale. Probably dating from 40's or 50's. A most unusual watch, cased in Argentina, bought at a flea market in Toronto 25 years ago, and just restored by the Factory in Helvetia. 10 months and $4,000 later.

It's a good feeling doing your bit to preserve gems of a era gone by, but the greatest kudos goes the Manufacturer, who to my surprise, accepted the rescue project.The dial has been totally repainted by the Factory, and hands and markers restored to the correct mcCoys.

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Fantastic! Love the finish on the dial.
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seve1939
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August 4th, 2011, 5:05 pm #6

Restoring to old glory ..nearly.. a badly mutilated old friend rescued from being put down.

An old GP Rose Gold single button Chrono with Pulsometric scale. Probably dating from 40's or 50's. A most unusual watch, cased in Argentina, bought at a flea market in Toronto 25 years ago, and just restored by the Factory in Helvetia. 10 months and $4,000 later.

It's a good feeling doing your bit to preserve gems of a era gone by, but the greatest kudos goes the Manufacturer, who to my surprise, accepted the rescue project.The dial has been totally repainted by the Factory, and hands and markers restored to the correct mcCoys.

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Great job--a beauty-- nt
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August 4th, 2011, 7:43 pm #7

Restoring to old glory ..nearly.. a badly mutilated old friend rescued from being put down.

An old GP Rose Gold single button Chrono with Pulsometric scale. Probably dating from 40's or 50's. A most unusual watch, cased in Argentina, bought at a flea market in Toronto 25 years ago, and just restored by the Factory in Helvetia. 10 months and $4,000 later.

It's a good feeling doing your bit to preserve gems of a era gone by, but the greatest kudos goes the Manufacturer, who to my surprise, accepted the rescue project.The dial has been totally repainted by the Factory, and hands and markers restored to the correct mcCoys.

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Absolutely Fantastic MC. Thank you for sharing. Wear in the best of health
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