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Glorious Pie Dish Chronometre
« on: January 28, 2012, 07:38:16 AM »
 I just bought a Glorious Pie Dish Chronometre on ebay,   you can see it under 220936302414,

You don't see many Glorious watches around and certainly not Chronometre's ,  It looks similar to Butch's Black & White one except the dial colour is solid black rather than having the white riim  ...... anyone come
across this model variant before , seems the Glorious was often a presentation watch , so maybe its a special.

Maybe its a bitza ( bits of this and that  :( ) but even so , if the guts of it are ok,and it's all Zodiac I'll have it restored as is , at least it will be unique  custom job !!  ;D

Butch, What make is your original bracelet,it sets it of nicely   ? and is the face of your dial "parchment effect " with a silver , or white rim ? 

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Re: Glorious Pie Dish Chronometre
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 09:14:51 AM »
The band is a Kreisler, solid on the watch side and scissor on the back. The center of the dial has a textured surface (common in the 50's models) and the outer rim is smooth and a vivid white.

The Glorious started in the 50's and was around until about the mid 60's. Yours is real, and as a VZ Team member you can see some examples similar to yours and mine in the 1950's catalog on ZodiacCatalogs.com. Nice purchase! I hope the dial is in decent shape, let me know when you get it.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2012, 09:47:27 AM by Butch »
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Re: Glorious Pie Dish Chronometre
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 09:31:21 AM »
 :) Great , thanks for the info, I looked at the 50's catalogue....

Is your's stainless as well , just looks gf on photo you attached. The photo will be great to show the refinisher if it is required, ... in any event , I think the white rim is a nice feature ,

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Re: Glorious Pie Dish Chronometre
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 09:46:34 AM »
Yeah man, the lighting where I take my photos is only good in the early morning, and my photography skills suck. Buying a Nikon does not guarantee to make one a good photographer. ALL of my watches look WAY better than my photos show.

The toughest thing on a Glorious redial is getting the cursive font correct. I often leave them as is due to that problem. Let's take a look at yours when it comes in.
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Re: Glorious Pie Dish Chronometre
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 10:03:13 PM »
Well, watch is now with my watchmaker who is servicing the Chronometre movement. The dial has been poorly refinished,  :(,and is missing the textured finish.. . and can't be refinished as per the original spec , so I am now looking for a dial, preferably a two tone, to replace it .... but as long as it is textured , I guess I can get it refinished in two tone anyway . I'll just need to scour e bay for a scrap watch I guess  --

 

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