BBM3... school me me please. What is a 339 case Swiss? I thought there were only two types of Swiss Astro: black dial and cream/blonde dial. Both had baton hands and a ceramic bezel and other than that, they were exactly the same. Is there a third variant? Note that when I say "cream or blonde dial", I am not talking about the white dial ones that started this whole conversation. The Swiss Astro blond/cream is quite different. - looks like this gem (that I think a member here bought!)For now I'll continue to wear the white dial as a daily wear Astro. If/when I find a good correct dial, I'll pick it up and make it right. The Swiss one, that is another story. As it turns out, its going to need its own thread as its a very different watch from a US Astro in many ways. The case, the crystal, the GMT bezel, all different, and different from the normal Swiss Astros as well. The 339 cases are very unique creatures.
As a vintage car collector ('59 Alfa 101 Giulietta Sprint, '69 Datsun 2000, '88 BMW M3. They all have personalized touches, the Datsun looks stock but runs a 2 min lap at Sears Point. Needless to say, its not stock under the valve cover) I don't mind minor customization, but I'd rather find a totally correct looking sleeper than something with the wrong engine or modernized custom interior or something like that.