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AMAZING condition. UNPOLISHED case. Discuss...

  1. kov

    kov May 19, 2020

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    When I see such an introduction with lots of caps locked words, my attention certainly gets hooked.

    Not here to start another war but to learn. If I am wrong, I will be happy to stand corrected.

    Is this what we call an UNPOLISHED case ? Errrr. Is this what we call SHARP lugs?

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    My experience is mostly in the Speedmaster area but I start lurking outside my Speedmaster niche and when is saw this listing, I thought either something's very wrong or I really need some more education on these models.

    Please discuss and help me to understand.
     
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  2. zrleopold

    zrleopold May 19, 2020

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    This reference should have small facets on the underside of the lugs. Should look like this. They seem to be polished or worn away for sure. upload_2020-5-19_10-59-0.png
     
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  3. apsm100

    apsm100 May 19, 2020

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    Yep looks like it is a few notches above bar soap level.
     
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  4. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 19, 2020

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  5. Thommas

    Thommas May 19, 2020

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    I saw the listing and thought exactly the same. That's a lot of case issues and marks on the caseback and movement for a
    PERFECT, AMAZING condition. UNPOLISHED watch.




     
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  6. ZIELSZIEK

    ZIELSZIEK May 19, 2020

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    This looked very familiar to me and I scratched my head for 5 mins before I realized where I saw it. :D
    My senses were tripped but I dismissed them by saying that they were just a hunch...
    It's the members and their contribution that make the marketplace what it is.. hopefully all will be resolved in a gentlemanly manner.
    Thank you for bringing it up.
     
  7. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 19, 2020

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  8. Tet

    Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it May 19, 2020

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    Usually when I see listing words listed in CAPS I tend to read them the opposite to what they're trying to suggest. Normally about right... SERVICED :rolleyes:
     
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  9. kov

    kov May 19, 2020

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    Exactly what I did before I open this thread :thumbsup:
     
  10. mjb

    mjb May 19, 2020

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    Whenever I see something like that, I interpret it to mean: "I have this watch for sale. I have never polished it. I don't know what happened to it before I got it. I don't know anything about watches or how to sell things. Please buy it before my Mommy finds out that I took it out of Grandad's jewelry box."
     
  11. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson May 19, 2020

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    You NEED to SNIFF a LINE OF salt, put the LEMON in your MOUTH and drop the TEQUILA SHOT in you EYES and then it WILL all MAKE SENSE...
     
  12. Brianstoops

    Brianstoops May 19, 2020

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    Thanks for the feedback/input folks.

    I’ve changed the wording and lowered the price.

    This watch is really lovely; I’m more and more in awe of dials that are this old and clean.

    Intact dial and hand lumes are always hard to pass up; Even when I’m saving up for something else.

    Feel free to shoot me a DM or reach out privately anytime. I’m an overnight nurse with a couple young kids so I’m always awake.:)

    -Brian
     
  13. ExpiredWatchdog

    ExpiredWatchdog May 20, 2020 11:57pm

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    Yeah, unpolished since the last time it was scratched up real good after the nth polish. Brother!

    Woo Hoo! 200 posts, I'm one of the big kids now.
     
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  14. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 21, 2020 12:02am

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  15. timecube

    timecube May 21, 2020 2:32am

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    :thumbsup:
     
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  16. base615

    base615 May 21, 2020 8:27am

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    It’s not polished, it’s just worn down through repeated acts of friction.
     
  17. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 21, 2020 8:50am

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    FIFY
     
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  18. neilfrancis

    neilfrancis May 21, 2020 10:22am

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    Not wishing to piss on anyone’s chips here, but I was under the impression that this kind of calling out and commentary on another member’s FS was frowned upon here @kov ?
     
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  19. base615

    base615 May 21, 2020 10:24am

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    Tend to agree. I didn't realise it was a FS from the forum and now I've seen it, I think it's actually a pretty nice watch and, to be fair, he's changed the description.
     
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  20. M'Bob

    M'Bob May 21, 2020 10:47am

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    The problem is, you read it incorrectly. It’s “UNPOLISHED,”meaning no one of Polish decent ever touched the watch.