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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:47 am 
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Fabrizio, some things require brand-specific knowledge, this does not.

the fact that "stainless steel back" is ONLY used for plated watches is a widely documented fact, over ALL brands, a requirement from US customs regulations during the 1930s/40s; steel had to be specifically marked.

so "stainless steel" stands for a full steel case; "stainless steel back" indicates the only part of the case manufactured from steel was the caseback.

there is really very little to discuss here.


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:39 am 
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There is nothing for me to really add here other than to say I completely agree with everything that is being said by Buddman and Fred...

The movement issue has been mentioned but I will add that I can’t recall such an almost fully gold plated Venus 178 movement in an 806 (would normally be copper plated)

For me the Value of this watch starts to become more based on it being used for the parts it has been put together with and assigning them back to 806s they belong on.


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:24 pm 
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Weird , that no one noticed (or mentioned) the GP bezel ?

Caseback and bezel are clearly from a GP version
Movement is fine and originally from B (tj is visible)
Midcase does not belong to the bezel and caseback
Dial was sourced separately
Hands and sliderule original B as well

Ie : put together watch from B parts but not without value

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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:22 am 
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Bezel is just steel Rene? I think there is just a light reflection in one of the photos.



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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:12 am 
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yes, steel bezel, without doubt; assume it's the reflections of the golden Caribbean sunshine on Rene's computer screen.


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:20 am 
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WatchFred wrote:
yes, steel bezel, without doubt, assume it's the reflections of the golden Caribbean sunshine on Rene's computer screen.


I thought maybe the amber rum, but decided to leave out that root cause suggestion



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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:42 pm 
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Thats so weird , i can still see a gp bezel


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
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It is weird. Look at the photo from the crown side


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