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toofsy wrote:Received this morning 44 titanium case (marina militare CB) with a swiss unitas 6497
I don't know how I'm going to use it, maybe a blue dial and blue croco leather strap
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Nottingham wrote: January 10th, 2024, 11:14 am
toofsy wrote:Received this morning 44 titanium case (marina militare CB) with a swiss unitas 6497
I don't know how I'm going to use it, maybe a blue dial and blue croco leather strap

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Today I received this Regent pocket watch.
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I thought it would have a UNITAS 6497 moment because the last pocket I purchased on eBay had a 6498.
The 6498 was very cheap so I decided to buy the today’s pocket watch but not for any price because the seller didn’t want to open the watch, in order to avoid scratches.

To my surprise it has a Molnija movement inside with 18 jewels Image.
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A German company with Molnija and sometimes japanese movements and on the other hand also UNITAS. ImageImageImage

Anyway the movement runs very strong and accurate.
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An homage build with Molnija … why not.
I think I have to change the ratchet wheel first.
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dj57 wrote: January 17th, 2024, 2:25 pm I think I have to change the ratchet wheel first.
Just wipe the letterings off with acetone.
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Eagle eyes
I thought the letters were engraved.
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dj57 wrote: January 17th, 2024, 2:25 pm Today I received this Regent pocket watch.
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I thought it would have a UNITAS 6497 moment because the last pocket I purchased on eBay had a 6498.
The 6498 was very cheap so I decided to buy the today’s pocket watch but not for any price because the seller didn’t want to open the watch, in order to avoid scratches.

To my surprise it has a Molnija movement inside with 18 jewels Image.
Image
A German company with Molnija and sometimes japanese movements and on the other hand also UNITAS. ImageImageImage

Anyway the movement runs very strong and accurate.
Image
An homage build with Molnija … why not.
I think I have to change the ratchet wheel first.
I think we’ve all experienced this type of disappointment in buying pocket watches on eBay…
At least you have a movement you can use.
For this particular watch, “18 jewels” and “MEC MOVT” printed on the dial were serious clues.
I wish you better luck for the next one, I’m sure you’re an hungry hunter 😉
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Fizzzz wrote:
dj57 wrote: January 17th, 2024, 2:25 pm Today I received this Regent pocket watch.
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I thought it would have a UNITAS 6497 moment because the last pocket I purchased on eBay had a 6498.
The 6498 was very cheap so I decided to buy the today’s pocket watch but not for any price because the seller didn’t want to open the watch, in order to avoid scratches.

To my surprise it has a Molnija movement inside with 18 jewels Image.
Image
A German company with Molnija and sometimes japanese movements and on the other hand also UNITAS. ImageImageImage

Anyway the movement runs very strong and accurate.
Image
An homage build with Molnija … why not.
I think I have to change the ratchet wheel first.
I think we’ve all experienced this type of disappointment in buying pocket watches on eBay…
At least you have a movement you can use.
For this particular watch, “18 jewels” and “MEC MOVT” printed on the dial were serious clues.
I wish you better luck for the next one, I’m sure you’re an hungry hunter Image
Everything is fine. Image
I paid 22€ plus shipping
Even Molnija movements are more expensive.
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@dj57
22EUR ? it's a bargain, congrats!
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That’s a great pickup for 22! I’ve been through the mystery movement purchases a bunch of times. I have four of five absolutely beautiful, shock protected and healthy running movements that are 41mm or larger. Just waiting for someone to manufacture a case they will fit in :lol:
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Hypnogagia wrote:That’s a great pickup for 22! I’ve been through the mystery movement purchases a bunch of times. I have four of five absolutely beautiful, shock protected and healthy running movements that are 41mm or larger. Just waiting for someone to manufacture a case they will fit in :lol:
But there are case for 41 mm etc.
The problem is for which movement.
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Just found:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/334219843028?mk ... media=COPY

https://www.ebay.de/itm/155842018279?mk ... media=COPY
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