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Blancpain TR 900 Sargent Jacques.

 
 By: amanico : January 13th, 2020-14:35
A TR 900 is not often seen. Most of them have history, but this one is also quite nice. A pity the crown is not good, but hey, we would be many to be happy to have such a piece of History in our collections. 




Credit picture: Phillips. 

Best,

Nicolas

Wow!

 
 By: batholith : January 13th, 2020-15:08
I have no other word for this, my friend! Very special, indeed.

Yes, and I love the compass on the band, too. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 13th, 2020-15:09
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Yes. Unimaginable that original bit has also survived. [nt]

 
 By: batholith : January 13th, 2020-15:13
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amazing piece. somehow I feel the TR is sexier than the BP [nt]

 
 By: Gelato Monster : January 13th, 2020-15:57
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Certainly the more "insider" piece. [nt]

 
 By: batholith : January 13th, 2020-22:02
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Yes, maybe. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 13th, 2020-22:29
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I am not sure about that. Even if I am a big fan of the TR 900, I have an even bigger love for a few other vintage FF. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 13th, 2020-22:29
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Exactly. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 13th, 2020-22:28
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Torneks are the absolute grail in military collecting. For me above the MilSub in terms of rarity and the uniqueness.

 
 By: S.Song : January 14th, 2020-17:21
While they look like rebranded Blancpains, they were actually heavily, heavily modified to have a low magnetic signature. As a result, the entire movement was made from copper beryllium instead of the usual steel. Because of this, it's quite hard to fake. 

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Here is a picture of one TR 900 Cal 1361 N. Thanks, S Song. I wrote an article about these TR 900, some years ago.

 
 By: amanico : January 15th, 2020-06:06




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Super! That colour tone is unmistakeable! [nt]

 
 By: S.Song : January 15th, 2020-16:10
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That is the secret signature of a TR 900 movement indeed. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 15th, 2020-22:41
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if it only could talk! [nt]

 
 By: aperna : January 15th, 2020-14:14
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Is this Billy old watch? Brian [nt]

 
 By: Briandumais : January 15th, 2020-15:12
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I think it is... [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 15th, 2020-22:42
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Yes! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 15th, 2020-22:41
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When Billy owned it had a correct crown. Billy auctioned the watch off and short time later it sold again at auction and did not have correct crown.

 
 By: Briandumais : January 16th, 2020-12:59
I am curious what happened to the correct crown. Who ever owns this watch now I have a correct crown. Brian
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Yes, what I remembered, too. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : January 16th, 2020-14:07
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