Custom pilot watch with vintage Unitas 6498

20 days ago
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This was a project I put together for fun, but it's larger than I prefer to wear on any regular basis. 41mm stainless steel case is of high quality, made in France (not China), with sapphire crystals front and back. Case is mint, except for a small ding on the edge of the bed near 11:00. Strap shows some wear, but plenty usable, and I think the blue strap and dial go together nicely.
Movement is a vintage Swiss pre-ETA Unitas 6498, branded Arnex. It's been cleaned and oiled, and runs well. Being a vintage watch, accuracy isn't COSC level, but in my experience it's within 10-15 seconds a day. Movement has a nice rose gold finish with hammered pattern.
Dial is a nice blue with bright luminous numbers and markers; matte grey hands with matching lume make for an understated, functional look. Again, it's the look I was going for, but a few millimeters too wide for my taste (and small wrists).
I'm asking $385, shipped, which is basically what I have in it.