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    I got lucky with the Grana. Chris Herbert (before...

    I got lucky with the Grana. Chris Herbert (before he set up Finest Hour) was selling a full set. The Grana was still available so I snapped it up. And a fine example it too.
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    I think you could be right about the lead seal....

    I think you could be right about the lead seal. Even when new, WWWs were at best water resistant compared with today's standard. I wouldn't be surprised if this Longines had spent 50+ years buried in...
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    er...not exactly: ...

    er...not exactly:

    https://i.imgur.com/ysohLk6h.jpg

    Fortunately the watch made it's way to John Senior who made a fine job of restoring it. In John's own words:

    It was a struggle to get the...
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    This is the prettiest. imho. ...

    This is the prettiest. imho.

    https://i.imgur.com/X91CFzyh.jpg

    It didn't look so good when it was found buried in a Welsh field by a guy using a metal detector! Above photo was taken on the...
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    This one has the best movement. IWC caliber 83: ...

    This one has the best movement. IWC caliber 83:

    https://i.imgur.com/SH2Z6slh.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/t1gjsxAh.jpg
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    This is the difficult one to get but by no means...

    This is the difficult one to get but by no means the best of the 12. There's just not that many of them:

    https://i.imgur.com/sE0jqWlh.jpg
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    I wouldn't want to buy a ready made full set. The...

    I wouldn't want to buy a ready made full set. The thrill of the chase is most of the fun of it.

    The rarest is the Grana. You'll be looking at 8K for a good one, maybe more. The IWC is probably...
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