Custom made PAM Mini-Fifty Homage with Swiss 6497 and Sapphire

about 3 years ago
FS: Custom made PAM Mini-Fifty Homage with Swiss 6497 and Sapphire
Available on
Inside the Beltway

For sale:
Custom made homage to the 44mm PAM "1950" style, aka Mini-Fifty.
This is an homage to the PAM style, not to a particular watch.
The watch features:
Sterile "Base" (meaning no subseconds) sandwich dial with strong, white luminous backing (see pics)Polished stainless double pencil hands with strong, white luminous fillCombination brushed and stainless case with domed sapphire crystal. The crown-guard action is perfect.Genuine Swiss 6497-1 manual wind movement (vintage Unitas, Bulova branded - see pics)Assolutamente-style calf leather strap with pre-V buckle (black, oily calf strap also available)
This was recently assembled and is unworn apart from some QC and the shots you see here.
The strap is slightly broken in thanks to the cushion I've stored the watch on.
The case, dial, and hands are all originally sourced from Getat.
The lume is exceptionally strong and long-lasting: I've used it as a bedside clock the last few nights (second photo)
The movement is a genuine vintage 6497-1 made by Unitas (pre-ETA) for Bulova.
It is beating strong and has been regulated, with a roughly 48-hour power reserve. The movement DOES feature shock-protection.
Accuracy is hard to measure in a Base-style PAM, but the watch is keeping excellent time and certainly is accurate to within 1 minute over the last 5 days since I regulated it.
That said, with a vintage movement, accuracy cannot be guaranteed (and you don't exactly buy a watch like this for its superior accuracy).
But regulating the movement is easy, and if you experience an issue, I'll be happy to walk you through the process.
The strap is an assolutamente calf leather that is very comfortable (and worth $30 alone).
I also have a oily black calf leather strap available that really dresses up the look, for an extra $10.
You could expect to pay $175+ to Getat or another Hong Kong based seller for this same watch with a crummy strap and an Asian clone movement.
So this baby is priced to move!
Please review the pictures carefully -- the watch will be delivered as described and is exactly as shown here.
All sales must be final unless there is a defect not shown - I am not a business and can't take a return just because you decide you don't care for it.
All photos are untouched apart from exposure adjustments.
$245 shipped to North America; +$10 if you also want the black strap also.
International buyers: I will ship internationally, but you must pay the difference for actual costs to your location.
You will be responsible for any customs duties or fees.
I will not ship to France, Italy, or Switzerland.
I am an active and trustworthy member of these forums with several transactions under my belt and references available.
Please PM inquiries.
Thank you for looking!