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  • My personnel preference for a good vintage (sports model)

    Dial:
    1) must be original correct to the case serial.
    2) marker patina must be naturally even faded.
    3) no redone dial, not obvious light spots slight flaws are acceptable.

    Hands:
    1) must be geniune (many after market nowadays)
    2) same tritium patina colour as dial marker.
    3) light corrosion acceptable as they should be.

    Case and case back:
    1) unpolished case preferred, retain bevels on lugs.
    2) moderate scratches/ dents are acceptable.
    3) visible serial and model no.
    4) No deep pittings, slight acceptable but not on gasket sealing circumference.

    Movement (Engine)
    1) clean without oxidation.
    2) correct movement model.

    Crown:
    1) must be genuine parts, I don't mind upgraded tri-lock

    Bracelet:
    1) prefer original to the watch if not, correct model type in good condition.

    Bezel and Insert:
    1) must be geniune (many after market nowadays)
    2) evenly faded, slight marks are acceptable.
    3) tritium dot in good shape prefer same patina with dial.

    With Box and Papers is a bonus but not essential..

    I'm starting this new thread as requested by moderators for future reference

    This example is one of my best collections! (currently with upgraded tri-lock crown by rsc with a 98% 9315 folded bracelet)
    DRSD-1665 mk4
    SD-16660 matte mk1
    Sub-1680 red mk6
    Sub-5513 matte/ meter first
    Exp2-16570
    Date Just-116234 MOP
    MS no date-67480

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