Greg’s Gilt Gloss GMT

 
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when/how? text came through “you mess with these” heart rate starts to rock and roll crappy picture contact goes dead (shopping to someone else) networking guy connections touch base “ever find anything let me know” message out of blue - “got anything for me” “well… maybe” gold Bulova. GMT on blue line paper “Woah” I”m interested in those. saw some character - chapter ring… Oct 17 first saw pic/met up a month later late at night. (goes through estates, some tiny bit relationship, man of his word (him too - not a flip) - I’ll hold it for you) He couldn’t meet. He went out of town. scary month… brought a bunch of cash. box of all these watches and stuff (digitals, velvet case is Rolex). in back on a PT cruiser trunk sunglass case - could feel self shaking. play it cool. intensity. “I’ll take it.” when back sat in car for 1/2 hour holding, spinning. “pretty much disbelief” better look at it at home, euphoric adrenaline pounding. first deal of little relationship contact run questions by when he finds watches.

bought piece of furniture, inside dresser. antique chest, drawers, clothes - so many things could’ve chain of events so much went right. so much could've gone wrong.

how long service?

first Rolex? work/project whole new world wanted a 1675

cost more to fix than he paid…

how feel to restore? restoration process? decisions made color match keep as much original as possible way pieces came together keep original hands, hand drag came from those hands. needed 24 hour (found in Italy) honest watch - know it hasn't been messed around with. clean, tiny spring, accepting some character sweep hand

how feel to find? case - scratched - history on it. pristine. case is so vulnerable - easy to get polished.

favorite part about watch? when you look, what do you love? reminded about finding lume plots well-preserved - puffiness detail. dial light capture/reflect of gilt - find myself staring . insert. grew on fast.

monteviedo - transitioned to digital. guy. lighter, warranty records. kept all stuff together. some research, nothing yet… jewelry store (still exist, sell Rolex?). P. L. Roberts

 
 
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