Today, I?m letting go of this really fun modded beater. This is an Ollech & Wajs Kartago with an ETA 2824-2 inside, that was modded with a MKII 3-6-9 Explorer dial, MKII Mercedes Handset and a tall, domed acrylic crystal.. Basically, it?s like a fun, quirky Explorer homage watch. I barely wear it anymore, no fault of the watch, just gets beaten out by other watches in my collection these days.
I?m not the first owner of this watch, nor did I commission the modding, but I?ve had it for about 2 years. It?s got some wear on it, especially on the backs of the lugs, but no significant dents or scratches. The acrylic crystal has some ?imperfections? in it (shown in the photo below), that look like scratches but are actually in the crystal itself. They aren?t very noticeable straight on, more from the side.
More importantly, the movement is a very clean ETA 2824-2 that?s keeping good time, and the watch as a whole is pretty stylish. Throw this on a NATO and you have a great summer watch with Swiss innards. I?m letting this guy go, head only, for $300 +shipping and am totally open to interesting trades. Vintage Seiko Chronos, King Seikos, Seagull 1963? surprise me? PP, CONUS + Canada.
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