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Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: jas57 on August 25, 2012, 08:34:38 PM

Title: Glorious that never was?
Post by: jas57 on August 25, 2012, 08:34:38 PM
I found this Glorious/Olympos at a local flea market. It was scratched and wouldn't run or set properly, plus I figured that the dial had been refinished, but I bought it anyway. The balance pivots and jewels were so gummed up that the balance would barely move, and one of the setting wheels was out of place.  I'm your basic hobbyist, but fortunately I was able to get it running pretty well.
Anyway, I would imagine that a Glorious never came in a case like this, but I thought I'd ask if anyone had ever seen anything like it?
The good news is that I only paid $2 for it. The 70-72 movement alone ought to be worth that. :)
Thanks for your comments, Jim
Title: Re: Glorious that never was?
Post by: Butch on August 26, 2012, 07:47:40 AM
You are correct, that is an Olympos (see Gallery) with an incorrect redial. Also the hour hand is an incorrect replacement.

The movement itself is worth $25 or more. Nice job!