Thanks for the kind words guys. The watch is mounted on a Apollo strap that Is not original to the watch. If you look at the 5th photo you will see a chunk of rubber that is melted to the box. I think it’s the remains of he original strap that somehow melted? Dr Strong I know that Blancpain made two different 3-6-9-12 dials. I think I have the earlier dial with triangle lume at the 3-6-9 position and the seconds marked at the 5-10 20-25 and so on. I cannot tell but it looks like the watch in the 1965 catalog might be a little later dial style. Maybe your eyes are better than mine. I really use the words Nos very carefully. The only real flaw on the watch is the minor standard crack in the insert at the 12 o’clock position that 95% of all inserts have. And yes I hope to discover the next Air Command. And yes i am afraid to wear the watch so its being stored in my safety deposit box. Brian
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Aqua lung 1000 Nos Box and papers
I was lucky enough to find a very special Blancpain Aqua lung 1000. It has spent all of its time in its rare original box and has never been used! I did have to pay a kings ransom for the watch but its wonderful. For some reason i was unable to answer som...
CRAZY FIND, Brian...
I feared something like that, and you didn't deceive me. I can't believe it... Complete and in magic condition... As if you just bought it from THE shop. I'm speechless, my friend. You just killed me. Best! Nicolas
All I can say is that I am speachless and to commemorate this moment I'm going to go put on my FF Chrono. Marvelous catch. Best regards, George
it's the first time I see what box and papers look like for such an early FF ! here's the original ad for your watch, to make the set even more complete ;-)...
Congratulations Brian !
in fact , this is one of the best early FF I have seen until now, but I do not believe it is unworn. There are some scratches on the lugs and the bakelite is cracked, but who cares if it was worn or not. It is in an icredible good condition. But for you i...
Opportunities like this to buy a sought after vintage watch complete and in unworn condition rarely come around. You are one lucky guy, I'd be afraid to wear the damn thing! Tony
Thanks for the kind words guys. The watch is mounted on a Apollo strap that Is not original to the watch. If you look at the 5th photo you will see a chunk of rubber that is melted to the box. I think it’s the remains of he original strap that somehow mel...
I had the opportunity to see this one in person about a month ago. A superb find, indeed! Did they tell you that the previous owner traded it in for an engagement ring? Now that's love!!! Wear it in the best of health, Best regards, Alex
beautiful old piece, congrats. Matt
sorry Brian, when you say it is NOS... it is NOS ! The crack on the bakelite can even come from drying out the material during aging... ? enjoy this watch lucky man you are best regards Stephan
Dang ! Did i miss something ?
... i think so ... This looks just to good to be true ... but it is, i hope you still got some Euro's left on your account . Enjoy the watch Brian, and wear it from time to time please ? Filip (very jealous).
Congratulations.... But, wear it..... It is a pity to have it in the safe and not enjoy it.... Cheers
I just got an email from one of Tornek's sons and he told me that the address on the paper work(75 W 45th St) was one of his dads location. They also were located at 565 5th Ave. I think most of us have seen this old advertisement....
Is it worth....?
Is it worth living without wearing this beauty? I'm sure you will take care of it. Congratulations !!!
What a catch...!
Congratulations Brian What a catch, and thankyou for sharing it with us. I have never seen such a set...wauw Cheers Hans
I love it if want ever to sell it please consider me. You are a lucky guy. Congratulations it a very nice BP Alex