Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

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Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

#1 Post by JerseyMo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:58 pm

I took a chance at a scrap lot and found this among the junkers. Looks like it should clean up great.
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Re: Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

#2 Post by stryfox » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:03 pm

I love when that happens! Nice!
Usually a pile of junkers truly is a pile of junkers.
I found a solid gold longines in a junk pile once. Most junk piles are just parts.
Cool find. Post a pic when you finish it up.
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Re: Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

#3 Post by JerseyMo » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:14 pm

stryfox wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:03 pm
I love when that happens! Nice!
Usually a pile of junkers truly is a pile of junkers.
I found a solid gold longines in a junk pile once. Most junk piles are just parts.
Cool find. Post a pic when you finish it up.
yep, I had my eye on this lot and tossed out 10 bucks thinking no way... but here it is.
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Re: Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

#4 Post by JerseyMo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:14 am

dropped off the watch today at the repair shop. Initial inspections showed some water that gotten inside but did not cause any damage.
the dial will not get restored at this time and will post pics once back fro repair.
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Re: Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

#5 Post by unreformed66 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:24 pm

I get lucky once in a while too. You made a great buy there.

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Re: Unexpected Find - Oversized Cal 283.

#6 Post by ShaneGray » Fri May 11, 2018 7:39 pm

Looking forward to seeing your "after" picture.

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