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I picked up a vintage exactus...in absolute mint condition on the bay. I'm trying to find out a few things and need some collective help. Pictures will be uploaded.

1. At a minimum.. what decade was it made? I'm guessing 60's. It appears to have an ETA 2472 in amazing condition. Keeps great time and power reserve is fully functional.

2. Given the movement used and the excellent condition of the watch. Atleast a few hundred. What do you think?

I understand it could have been re-conditioned prior to me receiving it. If so it was done by a very good professional. I couldn't imagine the direction of the brushed portion meeting with the polished portion could even be attempted by an amateur. I do have reasons to believe it was in a box for 45 years and never worn, taken out, serviced and sold. Because it's in almost too good of condition to have been refinished.

I found an old exactus catalog ad with a picture of the watch, so I know it was at one time an offered model.

Any thoughts? Thank you gentlemen for your time
 

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Gorgeous! Late Sixties would be my guess as well.

It's in too good of shape to even attempt to have someone refinish it! Plus, to risk them screwing up that radial brushing around the bezel-- don't do it. Just have the movement serviced and put a nicer band on it and you are good to go.

I think you got it for a steal too.
 
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That's a beauty! I'd guess early/mid 70's, but late 60's could work too. I would mess with it except to have it serviced and put a nicer band (that fits) on it.

Congrats, you got a steal I'd say.
 

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Step away from that watch, Sir. Do not mess with it in any way whatsoever, no service, polish, nada. Anything you do will most likely be a waste of money and it will probably decrease the value of the watch. There is a possibility that a serious collector would give a kidney to have that watch. I have no idea what it is really worth, but chances are it is worth a lot.

I do not believe that watch has been re conditioned or tampered with in any way. If it has, then the person who did the work is a genius and an artist.
 

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Gorgeous! Late Sixties would be my guess as well.

It's in too good of shape to even attempt to have someone refinish it! Plus, to risk them screwing up that radial brushing around the bezel-- don't do it. Just have the movement serviced and put a nicer band on it and you are good to go.

I think you got it for a steal too.
I'm sorry for the confusion in my wording. I edited the op. I meant that it may have been re-conditioned prior to me receiving it.

Yes, a new band is the first thing. Would it be a molestation to go with something suede?
 

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Step away from that watch, Sir. Do not mess with it in any way whatsoever, no service, polish, nada. Anything you do will most likely be a waste of money and it will probably decrease the value of the watch. There is a possibility that a serious collector would give a kidney to have that watch. I have no idea what it is really worth, but chances are it is worth a lot.

I do not believe that watch has been re conditioned or tampered with in any way. If it has, then the person who did the work is a genius and an artist.

I just realized that my wording on the op was off. I meant that it may have been re-conditioned prior to me receiving it. I have zero intention to touch it any way shape or form.

I agree..if it was reconditioned it's fooling me into thinking it wasn't which would be astonishing.

Thanks for your post
 
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