we have the same Taste.
love these 2 pieces..
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Seiko Piot Watch from WW II, Onion Crown.
If I had to own one Seiko, that would definitely be this one. Seiko 47 mm case, manual movement, onion crown, for the WW II Japanese Pilots: Pictures shamelessly stolen to Ebay. How delicious is this one. Which surprised me is how close it is to the Longi...
What a find!
Never seen one of these before - thanks for posting it! Maybe a silly question but this is a Japanese WW2 piece and yet the movement has labeling in English (15 jewels). Was there a point in time when this became semi-universal?
Looks like it's missing...
the internal bezel. This model should come with internal rotating bezel IIRC. I had its replica which came in much smaller size.
Here is the replica (not made by SEIKO): Side by side with the original: ...
I am also curious as to why no seconds hand on a Pilot's watch.
It should have one...
...I am no expert on these, but as nikidasi noted, it is missing the internal bezel, the dial looks refinished and hasn't had lume reapplied, the movement looks suspect and the hands are incorrect (too long!)