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  1. harrymai86

    harrymai86 Jan 18, 2016

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    Hi all,

    This hidden crown with dome dial is rose gold capped. I cant tell if it is a 168.004 or 168.010 due to the bad quality photos.
    Dial and hands seem correct and original, caseback looks good with brick observatory and big stars.
    Am I missing something?, how is the hidden crown dome dial valued compared against the much more popular dog legged pie pan as this piece is offered at ~1500usd.

    Thank you all for your inputs :)
     
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  2. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 18, 2016

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    Are you sure it's rose gold? Looks like yellow gold to me. Price seems a bit steep... Remember that gold capped are probably the least sought after variants.
     
  3. harrymai86

    harrymai86 Jan 18, 2016

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    To my eyes it is rose gold maybe because of the light, seller claims it is rose gold capped as well. Yes price seems abit too high thats why I am asking about the value vs the much more desirable pie pan or only because rose gold capped is much rarer than 14k capped
     
  4. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jan 18, 2016

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    A bit of supposition here
    It could be a. 018 because the (19mm wide) lugs always look bent when you try to photograph them from behind
    Looks Yellow to me too
    But it is really difficult to photograph pink gold
    However the medallion should be pink too and it looks quite yellow

    I love my rose gold dome dial and it looks great on the wrist
    Here's mine - looks yellowy too but it's definitely pink !

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  5. Peemacgee

    Peemacgee Purrrr-veyor of luxury cat box loungers Jan 18, 2016

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    I should have added that 1500 is steep
    I just bought a lovely steel. 018 with box and papers for £700 on fleabay View attachment 191895
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  6. deepcdweller

    deepcdweller Jan 18, 2016

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    Just bought 2 weeks ago.. a SS with Piepan dial.. it's beautiful!
    Cheers from mine..
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  7. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 18, 2016

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    I disagree with this!

    And it looks pink gold to me, especially in that first picture.:thumbsup: I have a few pink gold watches and yes, they are very difficult to photograph accurately.

    Was this watch serviced recently?
     
  8. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 18, 2016

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    This watch is so pink gold...
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    But when I photographed the inside case back...
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    Looks yellow to me!;)
     
  9. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 18, 2016

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    In my view gold capped watches has little "gold content" value combined with being more prone to wear than the same model in steel - sort of losing one asset of each variant :confused:

    Of course, one of my favourite watches are capped and I bought another one last week :D
     
  10. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 18, 2016

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    All gold is more prone to wear compared to steel. That's why when I find a nice gold/gold capped watch I'll jump on it!:cool: IMO really pristine gold/gold capped watches are less common for these reasons!

    Gold plated (vintage) = 20-40 microns
    Gold capped = 200 microns

    I have no problem with gold capped and if I see a nice one will grab it without hesitation!:thumbsup:
    like this one...
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    to each his own I guess.:D
     
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  11. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 18, 2016

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    :whistling:
     
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  12. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jan 18, 2016

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    My far inferior yellow gold says howdy. uploadfromtaptalk1453148862586.jpg
     
  13. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 18, 2016

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    Exactly!:thumbsup:
     
  14. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jan 18, 2016

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    Damn tapatalk won't post vertically.
     
  15. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 18, 2016

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    Inferior my ass! Love that dial.::love::
     
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  16. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jan 18, 2016

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  17. Hijak

    Hijak Jan 18, 2016

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    I like it @ConElPueblo , it has onyx inserts and a cross hair dial, what's not to love!:thumbsup:
     
  18. Pahawi

    Pahawi Jan 18, 2016

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    18K and steel hidden crown and more onyx :)

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  19. harrymai86

    harrymai86 Jan 18, 2016

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    Me too :) i just love gold capped unless I save up enough to hunt for 18kt rose gold in the future.

    Hopefully I can get the seller to lower to close 1000usd.

    Here is a gold capped I just got from a fellow member here
     
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