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  1. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 11, 2019

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    interested in this birth year watch. Really like the trenched minute rack. Dial looks original to me.
    What say the experts? Thanks.

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  2. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 12, 2019 6:15am

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    Seems to be something going on under the 7 hour marker. Owner informed me dial is original.
     
  3. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 12, 2019 6:43am

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    Super glue ?


    Automatic looks interesting also

    Better photos needed
     
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  4. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 12, 2019 7:06am

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    If you tap on the photos they should open up for you in high definition with the ability to zoom in.

     
  5. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 12, 2019 7:17am

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    Kek25 Sep 12, 2019 3:44pm

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    Surprised by the lack of comments concerning the originality of this somewhat scarce dial.
     
  7. Noddyman

    Noddyman Sep 12, 2019 4:24pm

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    Dial is original I would say.
     
  8. Petervl

    Petervl Sep 12, 2019 4:38pm

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    Same type of dial but gold watch and dial turned tropical tan

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  9. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Sep 12, 2019 4:52pm

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    I agree that the fonts look a little questionable and that the pictures aren't high enough resolution to tell for sure
     
  10. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 12, 2019 5:53pm

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    I put Peyervl's example up on one tablet and my example up on another tablet and the dial printing looks the same to my eye. Using a 10x loop it appears the serifs in AUTOMATIC are the same. The serifs in CHRONOMETER also appear consistent between the 2 with the bottom leg of the E's in both extending slightly beyond the rest of the letter E and the right hand leg of the second R somewhat shorter than the same leg in the first R. The 2 different types of M's in the words AUTOMATIC and CHRONOMETER are present in both.

    The words AUTOMATIC and CHRONOMETER appear centered properly under the raised OMEGA.

    Tough for me to make the call given I'm willing to go all in on this one.

    The word CONSTELLATION appears to be the proper distance from the star in my example. The n's in CONSTELLATION are absent serifs in the first n and contain serifs in the second n of both examples. The first t's are fully crossed by the extension from the s in both examples and the second t of both examples contain only half a cross. The cross of the first t in both examples is even with the top plane of the e in both examples.

    The dimensional star appears positioned correctly on my example with the point directed at the 12 hour marker and the SWISS MADE appears positioned in the same distance from the 6 hour marker in both.
     
  11. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Sep 12, 2019 5:54pm

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    this

    rail tracks are notoriously difficult to assess and you need really clear pictures to have even half a chance of giving an opinion (no offence intended to those who have tried)
     
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  12. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 12, 2019 6:14pm

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    Have to agree with you. Too much $ at stake to not be as certain as can be.
     
  13. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 13, 2019 5:21am

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    Additional photos. Unfortunately hands are blocking letters.

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  14. Noddyman

    Noddyman Sep 13, 2019 9:44am

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    Dial looks good (caveat: wait for the experts).
    The hands need checking out as the infill looks very dark for aged lume.
     
  15. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 13, 2019 9:56am

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    Still not sure photos are adequate. Obviously different lighting used in second out-of-case photos. Dial shows as a totally different color. Hands in the way still bothers me.

    Close up of dial does show even patina. Still promising. Not yet willing to walk away from it.
     
  16. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 14, 2019 3:39am

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    Does anyone have further thoughts on originality of this dial based on added photos?
     
  17. Noddyman

    Noddyman Sep 17, 2019 10:00am

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    Tried to get some clearer photos in natural daylight, still not good enough so no point posting.

    No.7 marker does need attention as suspected.
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  18. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 17, 2019 4:02pm

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    I usually hedge my watch purchases if I can but this is a birth year watch opportunity so I’m going to go all in on it and we’ll see what we get. I’ve got someone who can take care of that hour marker.
     
  19. bimmernerd

    bimmernerd Sep 17, 2019 5:20pm

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    I think that's a good choice. Hour marker doesn't seem to be a terribly difficult repair.
     
  20. Kek25

    Kek25 Sep 18, 2019 1:39pm

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    Watch went for a little over $1500 US, which with a service and repair of the hour marker gets pretty close to the full value. I was willing to go to $1400 but no more.

    The hunt continues. There's always another one.