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For sale this very rare Autavia with manual winding 7736 movement inside, reference 73663, in literally amazing conditions.
This watch comes directly from Kenya, where a dear friend of mine bought it a lot of years ago, just because this is a wonderful looking watch, without knowing anything about how cool these Autavia would become, in the entire world, today.
As you can see from pics the reverse panda dial, with arabic indexes (typical of KAF Autavias) has a wonderful patina, the 42,5mm never polished case is in great conditions, and also the bezel is in very good conditions. Everything is 100% original of course. Watch was issued to Kenyan Air Force (KAF), this watch was the 152th. You can see the KAF-152 engraving on the case back.
The watch looks simply gorgeous. The dial/bezel combo give us something between black, grey and navy blue, depending of light. It's something you would never stop admiring.
The movement is a very reliable Valjoux 7736, in "like new" conditions, as you can see from pics. Please note, watch was totally serviced a couple of months ago.
This is a very fascinating watch, I think one of the most rare Autavia references ever made. You can find some specific infos online, and you'll see that less than 250 of these watches were delivered in Africa during 1974.
Speaking about price, I've barely seen watches like this on the market in the last couple of years. The last one I see was sold for 15K at Christie's (curiosity: it was the #155). There's another actually on the market for about 18K. For this watch, in these conditions, from collector to collector, the asking price is 9,750€ OBRO. I think it's a really good price, considering conditions and most of all, rarity. For sure we can discuss about it, and I could take into account also some trades with some watches I am actually collecting, mostly 40s-50s steel chronos.
Watch and me are located in Italy, near Milan. Personal pick-up it's always welcome, otherwise worldwide shipping is available. I have many references in this forum and others, so you can buy with total confidence.
Please write me for every other info, I'd love to reply. Now it's time for some very nice pics!
Thank you guys, thank you CT.