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Military Universal Geneve 12494 Força Aerea Brasileira

  1. LaCordobesa985

    LaCordobesa985 Dec 22, 2019

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    Hello,
    I need your help for a watch that's far beyond my actual level of competence in vintage watches, it's a golden 12494 F.A.B....
    What do you think about the watch in general? Is it correct? What about the dial? The owner is 84 y.o. and says he has this watch since the last 43 years.
    Please let me know your opinions, I'm here to learn.

    Thnks!
     
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  2. Mazoue

    Mazoue Dec 22, 2019

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  3. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 22, 2019

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    +1 sloppy redial.
     
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  4. bubba48

    bubba48 Dec 22, 2019

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    Bad redial
     
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  5. Diabolik

    Diabolik Dec 22, 2019

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    Very poor redial. Lume is cheap and very poor. Hands have lost their Lume. Movement is not something to write home about, it looks a little shabby and likely to have undergone some sort of restoration on the cheap. Gold case is probably worth something but really a parts or project watch. Not much more to say.
     
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  6. billving

    billving Dec 22, 2019

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    Is the case back gold? It almost looks stainless vs the lugs at the top of the pic. Probably lighting.
     
  7. LaCordobesa985

    LaCordobesa985 Dec 22, 2019

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    No, just lighting.
     
  8. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Dec 22, 2019

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    The print is inconsistent and poorly registered. Then there are the lumeless hands and the sloppy lume on the dial.
     
  9. LaCordobesa985

    LaCordobesa985 Dec 22, 2019

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    So, in this case I will not take this watch in consideration any further. Also the price they ask is not low.
     
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  10. bgrisso

    bgrisso Dec 22, 2019

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    No, but I’m amazed how many people refuse to accept this.