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  1. narhwale

    narhwale Sep 13, 2019 7:59pm

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    This week I bought my first Polerouter off of ebay. I know the watch is a Frankenstein, but I'm not sure to which degree that is the case. I would like to ask the enlightened minds here to help me determine to which degree my purchase is an amalgamation. Thanks for your help!

    Questions:
    * How often does "Swiss T" show up with one lume pip at 12 o'clock?
    * Does 215-2 ever come with a dial that does not list Microtor?
    * Are there any resources for reproduction Gay-Freres endlinks? (I think the bracelet I ordered is for a much later model).

    PS Has anyone seen a Polerouter Date with anything other than a "bricks" Gay Feres bracelet? Is anyone making reproduction endlinks for these bracelets?

    Purchase link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163613921517

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vQEAAOSwU0hcQ5z0/s-l1600.jpg
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0MwAAOSwXTVcQ50o/s-l1600.jpg
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/vQEAAOSwU0hcQ5z0/s-l1600.jpg

    Comparing my enthusiasm to knowledge, enthusiasm wins by a landslide. Maybe that is clear in this posting, In any regard, thank you for your expertise and help. :)
     
  2. CafeRacer

    CafeRacer Sep 14, 2019 1:30am

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    Looks like a 204612-1 to me (204612 are the only date dials like this to have a single lume dot at 12, but some also have 2).
    If that is so, the movement has been swapped somewhere along the lines from a 218-2 to a 215-2 (easy enough to correct).
    The bracelet is not original to the watch (it will be dated 65+), and the end links are aftermarket.
     
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  3. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Sep 14, 2019 2:10am

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    What watch, there is no pictures

    Here is one ( uploading pictures is easy just use the add photos next to reply ) F6AC1BA5-434C-4C2B-94DB-32340C0D3442.jpeg
     
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  4. squarelug

    squarelug Sep 14, 2019 8:32am

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    Polished?
     
  5. narhwale

    narhwale Sep 14, 2019 12:44pm

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    Thanks for this.--the movement being switched out makes much more sense.
     
  6. narhwale

    narhwale Sep 14, 2019 12:45pm

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    Yes I believe it has been polished.