Last edited by oliverb; 03-15-2012 at 12:25 PM.
I am pretty certain that both the curved and straight end Kreisler LARGE link coffin link bracelets were used in 1963. The watch collector/jeweler I purchased the band from assures me that the straight end band is the correct band for my M3. I prefer the look of the curved but I am sure my watch will look good as new when finished. Wish I had kept all the old Flying magazines my dad subscribed to back then. I remember as a kid seeing his watch in the ads in Flying and other magazines. Oh well, can't hold on to everything or you will find yourself profiled on an episode of Hoarders, Buried Alive!
Glad I at least held onto the watch all these years. That cost me nothing. The cost of the NOS Kreisler and the estimate to restore this bad boy is close to a grand! I could buy a new one for less. Oh well, the sentimental value rules in this case.
I'm very impressed that you are putting that kind of money into that watch. You will sure have something special when it is done.
Martin just emailed pictures of my watch inside and out and wow! what a mess it is. All corroded and in need of major surgery.
The 10th of June is here, Martin has my watch next inline to start the restoration this week. Another 3 to 4 weeks and she will be finished.
Will enjoy seeing pics when you get it back!
Last edited by Spaceview M2; 06-16-2012 at 03:35 PM.
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