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Seamaster " Thunderball " Reference 165/6 - 5003 - For the English market Rare chic sports watch in 9K yellow gold 385 thousandths with automatic movement. - Round case in 9K yellow gold, smooth bezel, fluted crown, screwed back. - Silver dial, applied baton hour markers, dauphine hands, right central second hand. - Black leather strap, metal pin buckle. Case, dial and movement signed. Movement: mechanical with automatic winding. Movement caliber 552 - numbered 22.618.521 (circa 1965) Case numbered A.L.D 165/6 - 5003 and 430.158 Birmingham and 1965 hallmarks Diameter: 33 mm - Strap length: 15 - 20 cm - Gross weight: 41,11 g If James Bond had to have a "Sport Chic" watch, this would be it! A Seamaster yes, but a gold Seamaster made by and for the English market, more precisely in Birmingham (anchor mark) in 1965 (symbol of the number 2). A rarity, especially in this beautiful condition! Produced during the year of the release of the movie Operation Thunder, take yourself for Sean Connery in his Aston Martin DB5, with as soundtrack, the voice of Tom Jones! For anecdote, this movie of the James Bond saga is one of the few that makes a stop in Paris, where the Spectre's headquarters is located in a building of the Avenue Eylau, in the 16th district. Condition report: Very good general condition, slight patina on the dial, use scratches and patina on the case, the watch works at the time of the expertise, without guarantee of functioning in time, a revision of use advised.