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15 hours ago, ubiquitous said:

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AAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

 

I have JUST completed my intensive 2 week round of anti-seizure medication.  I kept finding myself in obscure places, trembling like a leaf, with no idea how I got there.  My team of doctors found what we believed the panacea and I dutifully completed the course of medication.  My tremors had subsided and I've had no more blackouts for 3 days.

 

And then @ubiquitous goes and posts this.

 

My God in Heaven.  It is absolutely unbelievable that something so perfectly executed could spring from the hands of a member of good old RWG.

 

Ubi, could you tell us again how you accomplished this?  I love to hear the story.   *tremble*

 

 

 

 

 

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On 8/22/2021 at 2:25 AM, Nanuq said:

 

AAARRRGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

 

I have JUST completed my intensive 2 week round of anti-seizure medication.  I kept finding myself in obscure places, trembling like a leaf, with no idea how I got there.  My team of doctors found what we believed the panacea and I dutifully completed the course of medication.  My tremors had subsided and I've had no more blackouts for 3 days.

 

And then @ubiquitous goes and posts this.

 

My God in Heaven.  It is absolutely unbelievable that something so perfectly executed could spring from the hands of a member of good old RWG.

 

Ubi, could you tell us again how you accomplished this?  I love to hear the story.   *tremble*

 

Nanuq, it's good to see you, old friend! I hope all is good your way!

 

It's been about a decade since I put this watch together... It all started with finding the gen dial. Not an easy task to do, due to rarity of vintage Patek chronographs (130, 530, 1463, etc) from the 40's and 50's. I actually found 2 dials; the first was not in the best condition, but I put a watch together with it, and gave it to my uncle. The second surfaced by chance, and it was incredible; fantastic condition with very pronounced champleve fonts, which is my favorite characteristic when looking at the dial under the right lighting conditions. It has very feint traces of wear; just enough to give an idea of it's existence of a prior life. I paired the dial with some period specific genuine hands and had a case fabricated to gen spec. Added a genuine unsigned crown, and fit everything to a Valjoux 23, which is the base enbauche used for the 13-130.

 

I've been kind of contemplating the idea of doing another and have even found some nice dials. But the price of those dials (which are not quite as nice of condition as the one I already have) are astronomical (ranging between $20k and $48k, respectively). That said, I can be completely happy with having just one in the watch box (and occassionally looking at it when it's out of the safe deposit box)... :)

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