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And as it goes in Gold thats even better,
How would one go about manufacturing a case?
My thoughts are, like with old motors, some parts are obsolete and thus parts have to be made from scratch for the purpose. This is generally deemed ok. If Andy has the most important bits, then if a correct case is unobtainable would one manufactured to correct specifications be a viable option?
Looking at the Gold Carreres its going to look great!
: Welcome to our little corner of the internet!! You have made a
: noteworthy debut, with this super rare one.
: I am confident that our experts will have a lot of great
: suggestions, as you undertake this restoration project. I
: believe that you have gotten a real bargain, and hope that you
: will be able to complete the restoration, to your satisfaction.
: This one is as rare as they get -- I don't believe that we have
: seen a complete 1158 (18 KG) Chronomatic, and -- looking on the
: bright side -- all you need is the case and pushers and it will
: be done!! You have accomplished the hard part, getting the dial
: and hands.
: Seems to me that the chance of finding a 1158 case, in the correct
: serial number range, is remote . . . I don't believe that we
: have ever seen one. But I believe that you should be realistic,
: and finding any 1158 case for this restoration will be a great
: accomplishment and will give you a great looking watch.
: So congratulations on the amazing bargain acquisition and thanks so
: much for "owning up" and telling your story here. You
: can be assured that we will be generous with advice, and maybe
: someone will even be generous with a 1158 case!!