A interesting TR? At auction

Oct 11, 2019,16:21 PM

Phillips has posted a TR for sale in its November auction here.  https://www.phillips.com/detail/tornekrayville/CH080219/191

Attached are salient photos including one I obtained from them that is not shown in the catalogue. This one is fun!

  login to reply

Comments: view entire thread


I have never

 By: bill5959 : October 11th, 2019-16:37
handled one of these. Is the case back correct for a correct “civilian” watch? Ive seen photos of them on here.


 By: XX-FF : October 12th, 2019-04:48
I have in my collection a TR900 identical to the one that will go on sale. During my research on the FF, I had the opportunity to meet several former Blancpain watchmakers at the end of 1990 and early 2000. During our various discussions I had confirmatio...  

So can I clarify?

 By: bill5959 : October 14th, 2019-06:05
The further work you are referring to on the TR occurred before the contract was let for delivery? Even so it seems the small crown survived. Also, yours also apparently has no case number on the back—otherwise caseback the same as the Navy’s delivered wa... 

desk diver.

 By: Weems@8 : November 6th, 2019-15:46
Utility watches must be rock solid.

The balance bridges are marked with the US import code FOG??

 By: Briandumais : November 6th, 2019-17:54
XX-FF. I was curious where you got this information. I don't think I ever saw a balance bridge with FOG initial on a US market dive watch.


 By: XX-FF : October 15th, 2019-00:00
These mk2s are as rare as the US Navy. We can't talk about limited series or prototypes, but rather a few test copies. I only listed a few parts. Yes, mine like Blancpain's (exhibited in 2013 in Basel for the FF's anniversary) and Phillip's do not have a ...  

Thanks. Here is my confusion.

 By: bill5959 : October 28th, 2019-09:30
I have seen people refer to these as AMs (With the TR style back). There is another for sale right now with an “AM” back but if the back is accurate, then the other parts or most of them are not correct, at least to me. . Do we have two different species?...  

Not trying to stir up trouble

 By: bill5959 : October 31st, 2019-19:11
I have a photo from a collector that shows the bezel on his has the minute markers. I have not seen the back of it. It does have the TR style hands though. He calls it an AM, so I imagine it has the AM back. Either they—AMs—-can have either bezel or his w... 

I can’t release it without permission

 By: bill5959 : December 25th, 2019-18:14
However European Watch Works again has teheirs for sale the second time.

75, 000 CHF... [nt]

 By: amanico : November 10th, 2019-10:22