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  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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  2. Trev The Architect Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Hate when the toaster is left on the wrong setting :(
     
  3. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 24, 2014

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  4. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Don't these guys use food thermometers?
     
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  5. UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Nov 24, 2014

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    That's the new "Fukishima" limited edition.
     
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  6. photo500 Nov 24, 2014

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    Well, I think we just discovered how the really brown dials are made lol. That must of had a very high heat for a very long time to go like that. Hey unless this is one of the watches NASA tested to destruction when deciding who would make the first watch to be flight certified by them........

    Wait, it can't be a NASA test watch, it has Professional written on the dial ;)
     
  7. photo500 Nov 24, 2014

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    Also on a dial that faded I'd be looking for shadow marks behind the hour and minute counter subdial hands but there doesn't appear to be any. Even the lume in the hands are burnt!
     
  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Incidentally the Christies lot notes state:

    Guessing the tritium naturally turned to carbon over the years also.
     
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  9. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    I'm not sure this is real without the seal of authenticity :unsure:



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  10. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    unusually shabby lot for Christies.
     
  11. photo500 Nov 24, 2014

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    Are there any other known examples with burnt tritium like this?
     
  12. SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Not among the living...
     
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  13. Kringkily Omega Collector / Hunter Nov 24, 2014

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    Christies get some real gems and some real GARBAGE. I've stopped by sometimes at their office here in NYC and I am often a little shocked at their "expertise" on these pieces.
     
  14. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Agreed - I have met some of the AQ and Christies experts personally during previews and at least regarding vintage omegas their lack of knowledge was shocking to say the least.
     
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  15. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Nov 24, 2014

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    10 minutes in an 800 W microwave - free fireworks show and accelerated radioactive decay.

    Another 10 minutes and you'd have a Speedmaster with a diamond dial.
     
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  16. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Well, OK, but they should have some expertise in watches in general, no? Enough to know this is a cooked dial ?
     
  17. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Nov 24, 2014

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    Well I hope this one is not cooked:
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    I suppose thinking logically it is possible as all the luminous material is gone. Leaving only the white plots. (Well most of them)
     
  18. bill5959 Nov 24, 2014

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    When demand exceeds supply money is to be made. Even so called respectable auction houses will accept what used to be donor watches as auction material. Ethics are relative. Buy tulips. Bill
     
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  19. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    That one at least looks plausible as the bezel has faded that blue colour, the original post aside from the charcoal lume has a perfectly unfaded black bezel as well, which just doesn't really gel with an "exposure faded" dial... even my 105.002 which has only the slightest chocolate colour to the dial has a blueness to the bezel matching it.
     
  20. mozambique Nov 25, 2014

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    can I smell burnt toast?