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Just received this in the post today. Watch runs beautifully and sets very easily. I just need to find a new crown to replace their replacement.



Venus 204
Features
manual wind
sub second
day: set by pusher at 10h
date hand: set by pusher at 4h
month: set by pusher at 2h
(only manually)

Data
11.5''', Dm= 25.6mm
H= 5.1mm
15/17 jewels
f = 18000 A/h
power reserve 40h
 

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Well that is nice.:-!

I like the blue date numbers, and also the mixture of arabic numbers, circles, and leaf shapes for the hours. Lovely condition. Congratulations.|>
 

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Well that is nice.:-!

I like the blue date numbers, and also the mixture of arabic numbers, circles, and leaf shapes for the hours. Lovely condition. Congratulations.|>
Thanks Marrick. The dial is in pristine condition. There is no fading or patina anywhere. The only way to tell watch is old is from the lume that has faded away on the markers.
 

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Very nice indeed :-! These are adictive :p
They are, but I believe I have found my grail. A 1942 IWC Portuguese with the calibre 74 movement. I think that is my watch purchase to end all other purchases.
 

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Considering the 2nd hit when I googled that sold for US$70,000 at Christies, all I can say is, outa my league by about $69,000 o|. If I bought a watch like that, it would also be the last watch I ever bought - and I would only own it for about 2mins before it got sold in the divorce, really.

IWC. A very fine and rare stainless steel oversized wristwatch | SIGNED INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., SCHAFFHAUSEN, PORTUGIESER MODEL, REF. 325, CASE NO. 1'072'514, MOVEMENT NO. 932'006, MANUFACTURED IN 1942 | Watches & Wristwatches Auction</li> | 1940s,
 

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Considering the 2nd hit when I googled that sold for US$70,000 at Christies, all I can say is, outa my league by about $69,000 o|. If I bought a watch like that, it would also be the last watch I ever bought - and I would only own it for about 2mins before it got sold in the divorce, really.

IWC. A very fine and rare stainless steel oversized wristwatch | SIGNED INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO., SCHAFFHAUSEN, PORTUGIESER MODEL, REF. 325, CASE NO. 1'072'514, MOVEMENT NO. 932'006, MANUFACTURED IN 1942 | Watches & Wristwatches Auction</li> | 1940s,
I think my fiancee may also kill me if I purchase that watch. The one I saw in one of my vintage catalogs was much less. I better check the date on that book I was reading.
 
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