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George Von Burg

Post by svaglic » June 16th 2021, 8:42pm

Cod was kind enough to send me this over a month ago. I said I would do a review on it and I didn’t, that was not showing the respect I should have shown. I have no excuse, so here it is.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Post by svaglic » June 16th 2021, 8:58pm

Some crystals I found. Digging these is hard work, but it is so cool when you find one. I found a lot, this is just some. It took a bit to get the red dirt stains out of my skin and a bit longer to heal from the sunburn, but well worth the hard work. I took the neighbor kid, that helps me work on my house, with me. He found more then I did, the trip was good and inspiring to make trips accross the USA to dig for more crystals and gems.
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Re: George Von Burg

Post by Mark1 » June 17th 2021, 12:01am

Codguy is alright for a navy guy. Glad you like the watch Allison. Thanks for including the crystal pictures, I wanted to see pics the second you mentioned your trip.
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Post by jason_recliner » June 17th 2021, 12:07am

This place is the best. Top work Cod, a really nice thing to do for a fellow Lord. And great write-up Allison, your love of the watch shines through. Really cool crystals, can't believe how many you found. They're beautiful.
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Re: George Von Burg

Post by codguy » June 17th 2021, 9:00am

Knew Allison would appreciate the watch.

Case is 40mm, watch box signed by son GJ Von Burg, whom took over the company when dad passed and carries the same name.

Had never worn the watch on original bracelet, it was pulled and replaced with a Hadley Roma alligator & hornback cuff (also sent)
Here is the only pic I took of it.

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Looks nice with your other three Al.
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Post by JAS1125 » June 17th 2021, 10:14am

jason_recliner wrote:
June 17th 2021, 12:07am
This place is the best. Top work Cod, a really nice thing to do for a fellow Lord. And great write-up Allison, your love of the watch shines through. Really cool crystals, can't believe how many you found. They're beautiful.
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Re: George Von Burg

Post by Budman2k » June 19th 2021, 7:19am

Very cool of codguy to send you the watch. And a nice review as well. Von Burg is one of those watches you don't hear much about but I really like some of there models. I must have purchased mine around the same time because I also have a nice signed watch box.
Like it was mentioned in the review, the dials are something to see. The bracelet on mine looks almost identical too.

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