How do you like my Thunderbird on a NATO?

Re: How do you like my Thunderbird on a NATO?
10/19/2016 - 04:45

Very nice.I like the unique look.

that looks really cool! I'm more and more attracted to non croc straps and playing around with
10/19/2016 - 09:22

different styyles and textures!

Looks good to me, enjoy! (nt)
10/19/2016 - 12:53
Easy win
10/19/2016 - 13:22

your watch would look amazing even with a dental floss on, instead of a strap :-P

Seriously, I really like the color combination as it emphasizes the color of the case.

Love it
10/19/2016 - 19:14

somewhat dischordant but in an intriguing way.  Always fun to play with straps :-)

Re: How do you like my Thunderbird on a NATO?
10/20/2016 - 21:38
Thank you everyone! Glad you like it.
Variations
10/23/2016 - 23:26

Inspired by Cherniman's magnificent dial, I'd like to share a few other 6782 variations.  The dials can have different patterns or finishes and scripts, the indexes with different shapes and orientation with or without inlay, and the hands can be of different styles.  Even a variation of case shape and metals.

 

Thanks Dean, the variation of case shape is intriguing.
10/24/2016 - 01:42

Wouldn't a case change have called for a different Ref. # back then?  Hmmm.

"Expect the unexpected"
10/24/2016 - 17:13

LOL, our motto for V&C must be "expect the unexpected".  Antiquorum has offered three of the teardrop-lug pieces over the years, all labelled as ref 6782.  Only one listing provided a case serial number of 425xxx.  The earliest T-Bird production I have in my database was 398xxx for the familiar tonneau case.  Without this info I would have speculated the teardrop version was earliest.  A very incongruous look IMHO; makes me wonder what motivated this experiment...perhaps push-back on the Rolex similarity?

Agree with you 100% Dean!
10/25/2016 - 02:40

It's also what makes studying vintage VC so interesting (which some also call "frustrating"). :-)

Re: How do you like my Thunderbird on a NATO?
10/24/2016 - 17:48

Please excuse my ignorance; I was wondering if the bezel is moveable.

Dave

Yes
10/24/2016 - 18:31

&

The bezel can rotate
10/25/2016 - 02:38

The "Thunderbird", Ref. 6782 is the only known VC that has a rotating bezel.  I think its a major reason it is so well-known among vintage VC fans.  :-)

Re: How do you like my Thunderbird on a NATO?
10/24/2016 - 17:49

Please excuse my ignorance; I was wondering if the bezel is moveable.

Dave