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George J Von Burg, Sport model.
I have loved this watch since I saw it, it was impossible to find one for sale and I heard it was 44mm. When I came to Watchlords, Cod posted pictures of his and I usually commented about how much I liked it.
He asked me for my address to send me something, I had no idea it would be this. I was floored when I saw it. He said it’s mine until I get tired of it. How cool is that?
To see this in person is really breathtaking for me, you guys know I am crazy for textured dials and this one just hits the spot for me. It is so awesome to just look at it and see the dial. Look at those hands, they are just perfect and easy to read and distinguish apart.
I love the silver dial and the unique texture. I know Cod hates pet hair in photos, but since Ringo died, Buck is constantly in my face in everything I do and he won’t take no for an answer. I have pictures from before Ringo died, but these are on my new iPad and they look so much nicer, even with black long fur.
I’ve seen it said that this is 40mm. My batteries are dead in my caliper so I can’t say for sure, but I believe it is 40mm.
The bracelet is comfortable and fits with no micro sizing. The lug to lug is probably 46-47mm, it does not overhang my wrist. I made this one black and white because of my sunburn from diamond and crystal mining in Arkansas. This picture was taken three days back from my trip with the new iPad camera and I didn’t think you guys would appreciate an old lady’s sunburned arm.
The box is signed, I’m not sure if it is signed by George because I heard he died in the 80’s. His grand children are said to be running the watch business he started now. It is a very nice box, it is probably one of the better looking and well made watch boxes I have seen.
Angle shots to see how well the hands read and to catch a glimpse of the dial work. No signed crown, but that doesn’t matter to me. You can see how the lugs just streamline on it. Most 7750’s are a little thick, but this one feels good, no top heavy weight to it at all, it sits nice and doesn’t move around on the wrist. I think it is because of the design of the lugs.
The backside I have four 7750’s now and this is it for me. I don’t think another one out there can replace what I have, this completes it for me and I am so very happy with what I have. Cod said it could use a service, so I haven’t played around with the chronograph or timed it. In the few days I wore it, it doesn’t seem to be off enough to notice anything out of place though. I will be sending it off for a service though.
This watch is just awesome, I never thought one would be sitting in my watch box.
It was packaged like a professional sent it, this thing was completely safe and nicely wrapped. He also spent a nice little chunk of money to send it.
Thanks Cod, this is so cool.