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Pan-American in steel [message #3000] Sun, 16 February 2014 16:00 Go to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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Model name : Unknown
Type : Pan American
Period/date : 1947-1948 (J.Wood & M.Barnett Cal. dating)
Gender : Male

Case Maker : Unknown Swiss
Case Material : Guildite (steel)
Case Serial : 97834
Case Style no :

Caliber : 420SS
Movement Maker : Gruen
Movement Serial: B188933

Bracelet : Leather, period original

Other info :

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Re: Pan-American in steel [message #3012 is a reply to message #3000] Sun, 16 February 2014 21:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Drool. That one cleaned up very nice. I should have bid.

You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje
Re: Pan-American in steel [message #3019 is a reply to message #3012] Mon, 17 February 2014 10:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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You can't win them all Twisted Evil

I'm interested what this one will be selling for (251453390524). The box will be an additional $30-$50 I suppose.

[Updated on: Mon, 17 February 2014 12:02]

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Re: Pan-American in steel [message #3022 is a reply to message #3019] Tue, 18 February 2014 00:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
C. Hurt is currently offline  C. Hurt
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The box may add to the price, but it's not a PanAm box. These boxes were sold with 335 caliber 21 jewel watches in the early 1950s.

The watch does appear to be in exceptional condition though.

[Updated on: Tue, 18 February 2014 00:32]

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Re: Pan-American in steel [message #3031 is a reply to message #3022] Tue, 18 February 2014 10:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thojil is currently offline  Thojil
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I agree it looks shiny, but there is more wear to the dial compared to mine Smile The minute track is completely gone between 2 and 4.

Here is a correct example of the content for that box, although I think not a 335.

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Re: Pan-American in steel [message #15541 is a reply to message #3031] Sun, 19 September 2021 02:12 Go to previous message
JackW is currently offline  JackW
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I bought one very similar to Thojil’s. Rather than a new thread I’m appending to his post.

Model name: Unknown
Type: Pan American
Period/date: 1946/47 (-ish) based on an update
Market target: Men’s watch

Case Maker: Unknown Swiss
Case Material: Guildite (stainless steel)
Case Serial: 72177
Case Style no: unk

Caliber: 420SS
Movement Maker: Gruen
Movement Serial: B187964

Bracelet : stainless steel expansion, period and potential original

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