this is a great and amazing find.. congrats, Brian.

Sep 13, 2010,07:45 AM

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Aqua lung 1000 Nos Box and papers

 By: Briandumais : September 10th, 2010-13:20
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...

 By: amanico : September 10th, 2010-13:27
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

Huge congrats...

 By: Goh : September 10th, 2010-17:10
That's a great catch. Best, Goh

This is absolutely cool !! Congrat Brian

 By: terenceho : September 10th, 2010-21:22
Is this strap a Tropic? or something else?


 By: grigo : September 10th, 2010-22:52
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

I think...

 By: DrStrong : September 10th, 2010-23:47
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 !

 By: fifty fathoms : September 11th, 2010-09:25
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... 

Huge congrats.......

 By: TonyR : September 11th, 2010-18:52
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

more photos

 By: Briandumais : September 11th, 2010-20:30
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...  

Congratulations, Brian!

 By: AlexSunrise : September 11th, 2010-22:09
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

very nice

 By: MattS : September 11th, 2010-23:43
beautiful old piece, congrats. Matt

You should wear it, my friend...

 By: amanico : September 12th, 2010-00:00
Wear it carefully, but wear it! It is such a pity to let it in a vault. Best, Nicolas

dear friend

 By: fifty fathoms : September 12th, 2010-09:30
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 ?

 By: bimbeano : September 16th, 2010-13:15
... 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).

Great find......

 By: MiniCooper : September 12th, 2010-01:51
Congratulations.... But, wear it..... It is a pity to have it in the safe and not enjoy it.... Cheers

Yet another great find. Congrats Brian! [nt]

 By: SJX : September 12th, 2010-22:20
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Tornek Connection

 By: Briandumais : September 16th, 2010-12:50
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....?

 By: nudibranche : September 17th, 2010-14:24
Is it worth living without wearing this beauty? I'm sure you will take care of it. Congratulations !!!

What a catch...!

 By: hans_jorgen_1968 : September 19th, 2010-11:36
Congratulations Brian What a catch, and thankyou for sharing it with us. I have never seen such a set...wauw Cheers Hans


 By: Alex Collector : October 8th, 2010-23:32
I love it if want ever to sell it please consider me. You are a lucky guy. Congratulations it a very nice BP Alex