credit: t_chrobar IG Please have an eye for this lost dial if it pops up somewhere and let our friend Thien (IG t_chrobar | mail email@example.com) know when you see it and you will receive an REWARD! It is too rare to be sold again. There are only a handful of watches with a black yachting dial made by Gallet, you can see the execution here. Unfortunately there is a dial lost on the way from Germany to the UK with REGISTERED MAIL via DHL and then ROYAL MAIL. Unbelievable but true.
There are two opinions in handle a rough weared vintage watch – leave it as it is: full weared with broken glass, round smoothed edges on the case and crumbled lumen on the hands and dial or do a full case refurbish and some cosmetical operations with care to fix the state and have a well looking vintage watch. Of course that depends on the condition and the own demand. You always want to see how an Autavia case looks during the refurbishing? Here we go… […]
What you can do if you adore an unicorn watch you will never find? One possibility is shown here. In this case there were some original parts: original movement and tidal disk and hands. The case is a modified from LeJour v72. Basically Heuer and Yema cases are interchangeable with bezels as well, it seems they were made by the same casemaker. (need to be researched, possible HF, but no record of later casemaker for Heuer since no stamping inside the caseback but in that period there were only few casemakers for most brands which mainly by Charles Spillman and Huguenin [...]