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  1. robob

    robob Jun 30, 2021

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    Hey Folks,

    I am interested in picking up an 1133B in good shape but not a 100 point in car terms. Think good Daily Driver.

    I saw this:
    1133BDialCorrodedHands.jpg Is that corrosion or whatever on the hands normal? BTW, this is supposedly a Transitional version.

    Thanks,
    Robert
     
  2. ngo516

    ngo516 Jul 1, 2021

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    Doesn’t look like corrosion.
    A good watch maker can clean up those hands.

    Make sure you find a watchmaker who can to service it.
    Many of my local guys refused.

    Update us if you follow thru with purchase.
    Good luck.
     
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  3. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Jul 1, 2021

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    Yes, this is a transitional dial, so it's VERY rare.

    It looks like most of what you're seeing is degradation of the lume.

    A good shop can clean it up, but stay away from having them do anything that would polish or remove its patina. That would be the wrong direction to go.
     
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  4. robob

    robob Jul 1, 2021

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    The case is in good shape. Watch worth 26K us?

    Thanks Folks,
    Robert
    PS: How did you recognize it as transitional?
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 1, 2021

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    Yes, transitional given the metallic dial with vertical graining and the square hands.

    Yes, worth more than a "baby blue" 1133B that came later

    Yes, oxidation on the dial- unfortunately very common on vintage blue dials in particular- just try and find a Calibre 15 1533B that doesn't have some sort of oxidation.
     
  6. robob

    robob Jul 1, 2021

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    I knew they were worth more, just wasn't sure how much in this condition. One last thing, they show 40mm and I have seen this elsewhere. 1133B's are 38mm are they not?

    Thanks:)
     
  7. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 1, 2021

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    They are, but it does depend how it's measured (including or excluding crown).
     
  8. robob

    robob Jul 2, 2021

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    Of course. I find it strange they aren't using the official number.

    Hope y'all have a fun weekend,
    Robert