Up for sale is my Tourby Big Pilot (45mm), in Excellent
It has a handmade "Pilot Vintage" dial, and a Center Seconds
modified manual wind Unitas 6497 movement, with gold plated swan neck,
screw balance, special engraved bridges, etc.
The movement has a nice
feature where the seconds hand returns to the 12 o'clock position and
stops, when the crown is pulled, for setting the watch precisely.
watch wears very well for the size, as the lugs curve nicely around the
Here are pics of the watch and movement:
I purchased the watch from Tourby in September 2010.
2015, I sent the watch back to Tourby for servicing and to have the dial
and hands upgraded to the (pricey) completely handmade "Vintage" dial and
The new dial is fantastic...it has a stenciled design
which is then packed with special Tourby luminous material--this thing glows like an absolute
torch...by far the brightest lumed dial i have seen.
This Tourby dial crushed all other watches in a lume test done by the Gizmolic Watch blog...here are a couple pics from their testing:
While at Tourby for the dial/hands upgrade, they gave the
watch an adjustment but advised not doing a full service at the time
since it was running extremely well.
I've recently tested the watch and
it is still running at +4 seconds per day.
Here is an overall pic showing everything included:
The original outer box, box, and papers, as well as papers from the
The watch originally came from Tourby in the pictured
really nice watch case that can hold 10 watches and has a nice drawer
with dividers for holding straps etc.
(I'm sad to see this case go but
wanted to include the original box from Tourby!).
Some of the pillows
show some wear but overall the box is in excellent condition.
Here is a closer pic of all the included straps etc.:
Substantial SS Tourby bracelet (endlinks in the baggy), extra original
dial/hands, Tourby deployant, two beautiful Colareb Italian straps that
go really well with the watch, and a bunch of unused or barely used
Here is one of my older pics showing what the original dial/hands look like (and bracelet):
I prefer the new Vintage dial/hands, but it is nice to have the original parts as well.
I am also including the pictured strap on the watch, my absolutely
favorite ammo from Zack (old skool) at Red12 straps (and the strap's
It is made from a WWI Swedish ammo pouch and is super
soft and flexible.
Also included is a handmade coin-inlay buckle from
Piotr in Poland:
Here are some pics from Tourby as the watch was originally being assembled:
The bridges back from engraving:
After the rhodium plating of the bridges and assembly:
The case is another highlight of the watch, with a nice mix of
polished and brushed surfaces...the lugs have nice polished bevels and
the bezel is polished on top and brushed on the side:
Here's a recent pic on one of the Colareb straps:
And a shot again from today's photo shoot:
Overall, it's a fantastic watch...I'm reluctantly selling to fund another watch purchase.
I'm asking $2600...now reduced to $2400...by
Paypal for everything (with shipping in the US and Paypal fees
Please let me know if you have any questions or would like
any additional information.
Thanks for looking.