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had a rare opportunity...

 
 By: ocwatching : December 17th, 2010-07:54

at a small GTG last night here to slip this beauty on my wrist...6152-1

WOW is the only thing that I can say...

its pretty neat to have a piece of history on your wrist...thought you all would enjoy...

sorry for the poor phone photos with flash...the place was just too dark...

HAGWE!

BEAUTIFUL.....

 
 By: i_am_Sam : December 17th, 2010-08:12
Must be awesome to have it on your wrist!

Thanks for sharing!


HAGWE!


Sam

Ahhh, beautiful watch...

 
 By: patrick_y : December 17th, 2010-09:44

Hope you have many more rare opportunities my friend.

LUCKY you mate

 
 By: aldossari_faisal : December 17th, 2010-10:01

such a unique watch with unique history.

  Faisal

OMG: Ifeel happy you tried it on..but I bet you felt sad when you took it off...

 
 By: Miranda : December 17th, 2010-11:11
what a piece, thanks for shearing your moment with us

the owner had to pry the piece off of me...

 
 By: ocwatching : December 17th, 2010-11:35

it was amazingly comfortable, good balance and felt right at home on my wrist...the patina, the plexi, WOW

and to think of the history behind it...

the lum was interesting as well..we had a flash light and the lum would stay lit for like a couple of minutes...

do you think the 1950 Fiddy is a good compensation..

 
 By: Miranda : December 17th, 2010-13:48
for this rare and superlative vintage?

IMHO..I think its apples to oranges..

 
 By: ocwatching : December 17th, 2010-14:09
vintage charm is hard to beat...the fiddy can hold its own against modern PAM..but vintage is a whole different ball game...

Love it

 
 By: Hororgasm : December 17th, 2010-12:57

The owner kept it in that condition? Is it a daily wearer? Thks fr sharing

the owner recently obtained this piece..

 
 By: ocwatching : December 17th, 2010-14:10

and its not a daily wearer...and I think the previous owner kept the scratched up plexi as well...

just a matter the piece retaining its history...

A vintage Pam ay

 
 By: BluNotte : December 17th, 2010-14:27

Hope to see one Luminor in the wild!

Stephen

Look awesome on your wrist!

 
 By: Mech : December 17th, 2010-17:35
I'm sure the feeling must be magical!?

These are radium watches right? Just wondering the risk of wearing them on the daily basis? I've read articles on radium watches, but I'm not sure a wearer should exercise caution wearing and servicing them? Can any share any thoughts on this?

Mech.

This particular watch is tritium not radium

 
 By: Asimut : December 18th, 2010-22:03

and the discontinue of using radium was mostly due to occupational safety of those applying the paint (lookup 'radium girls' in wiki). For the same reason tritium is now mostly banned as well.

 

That doesn't mean I would strap on an old radium depth gauge for a week ;-)

 

Cheers,

 

Asi

Thanks Asi for the clarification...

 
 By: Mech : December 18th, 2010-22:08
while we're on this topic, what's the readings on the geiger counter of the respective radium and tritium watches which are safe to wear? be it daily or weekly basis?

how often do you wear your radium watches in this respect of safety Asi?

Kindly share?

Cheers

Mech.

I will try and make a seperate post, later today. [nt]

 
 By: Asimut : December 19th, 2010-02:42
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Those pics do such a great talk!!

 
 By: Krieng : December 17th, 2010-23:41

A very beautiful vintage that you won't see every day.

Actually if I can have only one Panerai in my collection (without budget restraint),,,6152/1 will be the ONE smile

Cheers!

Very nice. a real rare moment. Thanks for sharing. [nt]

 
 By: John HS : December 18th, 2010-00:05
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Awesome Phil...once you put one on they are quite hard to take off...

 
 By: Marc(Cap) : December 18th, 2010-06:41
It's a slippery slope once you cross ;-)
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These vintage seduce you, take your heart... leave you wanting more..

 
 By: Miranda : December 18th, 2010-07:02

like a beautiful women you see for a moment then she is gone....

smile

 

Well not for me...mine is on my wrist right now ;-)

 
 By: Marc(Cap) : December 18th, 2010-14:31
It not only seduced me...it got me ;--)

Marc..that's just not playing fair...:))

 
 By: ocwatching : December 18th, 2010-23:42

Marc, it's a very nice sample you have...

 
 By: swjoseph : December 19th, 2010-01:21
ocwatching, i'll call the encounter once in a life time experience! enjoy it while you can!

history indeed!

 
 By: playtime : December 18th, 2010-10:16

thanks for sharing

J

The real mac coy!

 
 By: amanico : December 18th, 2010-23:01

Beauty, strenght, soul, sensuality.

Nothing can beat that, at the exception, for me, of a 6154 or a " 4 lines ".

Trying one is always an intense moment of pleasure.

Seeing this one through your pics was not bad, too!

smile

Best,

Nicolas.

I just wish..

 
 By: ocwatching : December 19th, 2010-19:04
the lighting was better and I had a better camera...
but soon..the GTG was about friends, wine and a mean steak...

gotta love the magic of watches...

Handsome grandpa. [nt]

 
 By: VMM : December 20th, 2010-01:59
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