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A UG gold watch with Chinese numbers

  1. Phil F

    Phil F Dec 24, 2019

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    Hello, I have found an UG with Chinese Numbers. It seems almost as good as a new one. Any red flags?

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  2. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Dec 24, 2019

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    Nothing rings any alarm bells - there are quite a few of these cal 42/1-42 watches in stainless and plated cases in circulation. I'm not sure why the Chinese character dials only seem to appear in these 32mm cases as I don't think I've seen any other iteration. Don't overpay.
     
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  3. Phil F

    Phil F Dec 24, 2019

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    What's a fair price for that?
     
  4. Walrus

    Walrus Dec 24, 2019

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    It looks cool as all hec with that dial
     
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  5. DaveK

    DaveK Yoda of Yodelers Dec 24, 2019

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  6. Carlton-Browne

    Carlton-Browne Dec 24, 2019

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    I may be out of date but I'd be pushed to pay more than $250.
     
  7. ilayd

    ilayd Dec 24, 2019

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    Where are you finding all of these communist themed watches? First the soviet watch, now the Chinese one... :eek:
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 24, 2019

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    UG in question has a dial with Chinese pictographs, it is lovely and it is not a “ communist” watch. I also think $250 is what I’d pay.
     
  9. ilayd

    ilayd Dec 24, 2019

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    Never said it wasn't a lovely watch. Also, as far as I know, China is still governed by the Communist party of China... hence communist. But I was just being cheeky and messing around. I was born in a former Soviet country (Belarus)... so I was just making a lighthearted remark joking about communism, which does not equate to the watch being bad... although the first one that OP posted is not nearly as nice as this one here.
     
  10. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 24, 2019

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    Sorry ... we’ve had some jingoism here over the past few weeks.
     
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  11. krogerfoot

    krogerfoot Dec 24, 2019

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    The numerals are the traditional characters that appear on banknotes and receipts and things rather than the everyday way people write out numbers in Chinese. They're "seal script," which is another level of ceremonialness, being the proto-script derived from earlier pictograms, so seal script characters tend to look a little more like hieroglyphics than modern Chinese writing. In a sense, using these kinds of numerals on a clock face is nearly equivalent to using Roman numerals in Western culture. The watch was probably not produced with the Chinese market in mind, though.
     
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  12. ilayd

    ilayd Dec 24, 2019

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    Oh definitely not intended here.
     
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