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April 24, 2014

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Angelo

Here Jeff----here is a watch that could use a bracelet. I love my vintage Orient King Diver, though it cost a fraction of what they're asking for this model. I like the King Divers a lot.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-70s-Orient-Deluxe-1000-King-Diver-27-Jewels-Automatic-Diving-Watch-/281212040645?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item41798b35c5

jonnybardo

The OSD is a great watch for the price - one of the best for under $1K.

Angelo, I love that vintage Orient and have eyed them before but find them to be too expensive.

herculodge

I had not idea vintage Orients could be so pricey. Talk about patina.

Angelo

They are also usually a smaller case diameter than you're probably used to today. But very nice.

Angelo

My own similar watch drama might play out today----visiting a jeweler I've used in the past to fit two vintage watch heads with new bands---an old Wittnauer (hard to date----I'm thinking perhaps 40s or 50s) and an early '90s Wittnauer. Either band would look good with either watch head----my preference will be for the metal bracelet to mate with the Wittnauer and the black leather Movado band to mate with the modern Wittnauer. Funny thing----I took careful measurements and both watches appeared to have just about 18MM diameter band width at the lugs. I ordered 18MM bands---but they seem like a really, really tight fit to me----in fact, the metal one might need to be sanded down on a wheel that jeweler uses to shave sizes down. He used it once before on a silicon band I brought in to fit to a Nixon custom lug width. Or he might tell me he can't do it. Watches always on our minds.

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