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  1. janice&fred Dec 3, 2022

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    Years ago in The Philippines a seasoned dealer, a guy who knew a lot, sold me a 100% original '50's white dialed explorer for a song as he thought it was a redial. I can't claim I knew better, but while examining the watch, our watch tech gave me the ever-so-subtle yes nod with his head, which meant in our private vernacular to "pay the guy now". :D
     
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  2. Vercingetorix Spam Risk Dec 3, 2022

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    I’m guessing looking at what the Mumbai/Ukraine specials sell for, a lot of people like redials.
     
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  3. Hnansen Dec 3, 2022

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    I have owned several SM 600’s with this exact configuration and I will be very surprised if OP’s example is a redial.

    It definitely looks correct.
     
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  4. PlainVanilla Dec 3, 2022

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    The configuration is the same, yes, but the fonts are very different.
     
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  5. Hnansen Dec 3, 2022

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    As @Davidt said small variation in the fonts are quite common. Based on the provided pictures, my vote is on original.
     
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  6. padders Oooo subtitles! Dec 3, 2022

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    All of these things are consistent with a non lume variant. I too think it’s straight.
     
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  7. Olhenry56 Dec 3, 2022

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    The first "e" in "Seamaster" is the only thing that looks a bit off to me, as an amateur. The font is thick, like you said, and the line across the e is more slanted than other examples I can find easily. But if I hadn't been told it's a redial I wouldn't have thought it was.
     
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  8. janice&fred Dec 3, 2022

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    Those are some fine examples you had :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nupero Dec 3, 2022

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    I agree, slanted line across the e is a somewhat unusual; I have only seen that style with Seamaster 600 Genève dial variants. Below is a composite I made of my Seamaster 600 collection to highlight the variation in fonts and dial styles.

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  10. PlainVanilla Dec 4, 2022

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    Maybe the dial was just replaced by another one?
     
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  11. septentrio Dec 5, 2022

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    Euhm.. yes ;)::facepalm1::
     
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  12. Nupero Dec 9, 2022

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    The auction has closed for this Seamaster. Final bid was $760 so apparently the "refurbished" dial did not deter buyers.
     
  13. JimInOz Melbourne Australia Dec 9, 2022

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    I say it's a very good re-dial. Swiss Made is incorrectly positioned for this reference.
    As well as other points raised, the last S in Swiss should be almost under the centre of the 6 marker.

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