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Bring a Loupe: A 1940s Panerai (Made By Rolex), A Jet-Set 1950s Patek, Two Hot Heuers, And More

A 1940s Panerai (Or Is It A Rolex?) Reference 3646 Type C For The German Frogmen

This piece offers a movement through time when Panerai was making just a small bunch of jumper watches for the Italian and German militaries – obviously with the commitment from Rolex for the case and development. In the 1940’s the German had offered guidelines to create an unknown dial for its combat jumpers and to me, this is military watches at their best! However, over 70 years after the fact the plan actually nails it; the 47 mm case and exceptionally neat sandwich dial clarify well why Panerai is so famous nowadays. This is the genuine article: a Rolex created Panerai that made the whole social marvel occur. This specific example is decent a result of the unsigned dial, unique lume in hands, early metal o-ring, and caseback without, you know, any inscriptions that may frighten your grandparents.

LunarOyster is offering this unbelievable Panerai for $120,000 here . This cost is on the high side for a Type C 3646 yet discovering one in great condition is troublesome these days.

A 1950s Patek Philippe 2597 Travel Time

This resembles your commonplace Calatrava however look further and you will before long notification the two catches on the left half of the case. You are seeing an early GMT watch from Patek, produced in under 100 examples in the last part of the 1950s. The quick development includes an autonomously movable hour hand that you can hamper and forward with the covered pushers. The watch here is a first release 2597, implying that it doesn’t show yet, the retractable GMT hand that would show up with the second batch of the 2597 reference and that you would now be able to discover in the advanced Patek such as the Nautilus Travel Time Chronograph, that we reviewed here .

Andrea Foffi is offering this early and pined for Patek 2597 with a fresh case here .


You no uncertainty know the steel Pateks from some time ago bring large cash. In any case, did you additionally know that self-winding steel Pateks are much more uncommon? Recollect Ben’s adoration letter to the steel 2585 that sold for $785,000 ? Here is your chance to get something comparable for way less. This Calatrava reference 3466 may have been fabricated in the 1960’s – it actually wears incredibly well today on account of its thin 35 mm case.

This uncommon Calatrava is offered on Instagram here .

A Second Generation Heuer Autavia With Just The Right Look

The original Autavias bring the greatest cash, however to certain authorities, the subsequent age is far superior looking. These larger than average lume plots, three registers and blurred bezel give this example an incredible look. It is in incredible vintage condition with a very well protected dial and all the first parts as it should.

At the hour of distributing, offering on eBay just broke the $10,000 mark here yet invigorated the of the Heuer market, it should climb even higher.

A Heuer Carrera 2447NST For Volvo

The Carrera 2447 NST is probably the most sizzling watch in the vintage watch world, and this is a too uncommon example of it. You may need to cherish Swedish automobiles to want to address the cost, yet this is just about as uncommon as a vintage 2447 comes. The Volvo dial Carreras are religion works of art and the condition here is genuinely eminent. Anybody feel like we should begin a Kickstarter to purchase this fellow and his P1800 this watch ?

The merchant is thinking about proposals above $13,500 on Chronocentric here .

The ORIGINAL Lange 1815 Chronograph

This isn’t a vintage watch in essence. However, this original is a lot more intriguing than the later emphasis that it is worth returning to. Such a lot of that Lange really once again introduced the throb scale on the rehaut – the inward bezel – for the new restricted version that we just covered here . In its 39 mm case you would discover quite possibly the most lovely Lange chronographs, with still a slimmer profile than the Datograph and the Datograph Auf/Ab; you ought to thank the absence of the date module for that. A few authorities – and I concede here – even consider this chronograph better than the Datograph, given its more adjusted dial and dimensions.

This shocking chronograph is recorded at $30,500 on Timezone here .

1940s Triple Calendar From Gallet

Gallet got acclaimed in the 1930 and ’40s for their astonishing MultiChron chronographs, whose unwavering quality and exactness allowed them to be received by many military. The triple schedule chronograph here is cased in a 34 mm yellow-gold case with refined hauls and it is by and large what it ought to be: an exquisite vintage piece with an extraordinary dial. Note that it additionally comes with an assistance receipt from 2012, always a comforting sign.

This MultiChron is recorded on eBay here , and at the hour of distribution, offering was still below $850.

An Affordable (Reverse) Panda Bulova Chronograph

As you may have seen I feel weak at the knees over Panda, and opposite Panda dials, and this Bulova fulfills the hankering actually pleasantly. It is in acceptable condition with an incredible blurred dial and bezel, which have gone to a light dark. The lume specks have a pleasant patina to them and the development has had a new assistance; the checklist on this one adds up pleasantly. I would simply supplant the post-retail celebration band with a pleasant calfskin lash and gladly rock this Bulova.

​This Bulova 666 (what a reference number!) is recorded on eBay here ; it was still below $200 as I composed those words.

Bidder Beware – A Highly Incorrect Tudor Advisor

The Tudor Advisor reference 7926 is an astonishing alert watch that we reviewed inside and out here . Sadly, the one presently offered on eBay addresses more than a horological project given the measure of phony parts it showcases. In the first place, the dial has been repainted (the sparkly dark parts with the work) and it additionally does not have the notice of lume at its base. Rolex/Tudor always designates “T-Swiss-T ” for tritium as utilized for the radiant specks of this later model of 7926. At that point the caution hand was repainted as well – limit the paint occupation to the dial, I surmise; yet it ought to be completely red from its base to the tip. At long last, both the crowns are inaccurate, as their shape doesn’t match the adjusted edge of the reference. All in all, try not to offer on this obscure 7926 recorded on eBay here .