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  1. tmw57

    tmw57 Mar 17, 2019

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    Bought this years ago and I knew it was a redial, which was factored in to purchase price. Lumpy, non-original and poorly repainted hands also factored in.

    What I did not know was just how beautiful this watch was at one time!

    The links below show this one in it's original condition. I am laughing and crying at the same time...

    http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2018/important-watches-n09952/lot.220.html

    https://www.phillips.com/detail/MOVADO/CH080016/81

    https://www.phillips.com/detail/MOVADO/NY080118/90


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  2. ryanbk

    ryanbk Mar 17, 2019

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    Yeah, I get you completely there, Todd...Still that case though, and those pusher, and that crown, and that movement... :thumbsup:
     
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  3. tmw57

    tmw57 Mar 17, 2019

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    I thought it was just a garden variety 95M with a redial in a nice FB case.

    I never looked up the complete reference until today, and was blown away by how beautiful the original dial was...
     
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  4. chronorobs

    chronorobs Mar 18, 2019

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    The original is really a stunner.
     
  5. pweingarten

    pweingarten Mar 18, 2019

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    Agreed. I have seen several of these in the metal and you never forget!
     
  6. rfordo

    rfordo Mar 24, 2019

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    Chiming in here to make you feel slightly better.. the reference number 95-704-568 is extremely general and basically means SS waterproof cased 95m chronograph. Just mean to say that the previous owner probably did not ruin a masterpiece to the degree you may be thinking
     
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  7. tmw57

    tmw57 Mar 25, 2019

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    Ah, that does make me feel better!
     
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  8. vujen

    vujen Apr 4, 2019

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    Mine (not the exact same ref but another one with double-stepped FB case) says hello!
     
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  9. Fliegerchrono

    Fliegerchrono May 13, 2019

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    wow! gorgeous watches!
     
  10. dx009

    dx009 May 13, 2019

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    Speaking of redials, is there a video or something where one can see how one of those dyes/molds/patterns whatever they're called (the ones that look like a boob) are made ? Original or remade, doesn't matter... Just curious how hard it would be to accurately recreate one.
     
  11. Oku

    Oku May 13, 2019

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  12. oinkitt

    oinkitt Sep 7, 2019

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    The squiggly register hands make these watches!!
     
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  13. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Sep 8, 2019

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    It’s sad when you see the current state of this brand and it’s past glory ...
     
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  14. oinkitt

    oinkitt Sep 8, 2019

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    That could be said about a number of brands including Omega. I'm my opinion its true for Longines, Mulco, Movado, Marvin, and even Patek to name a few. Personally, I cant stand how Patek's new chronograph movements have the sub dials below the centre of the watch.
    Having dissed the brands above, its clear they are not selling to or targeting customers like me. People must be purchasing these watches. Sometimes we get caught up on our own opinions and likes and forget not all people are the same. I often think, if companies only sold the things I liked, they would go out of business.
     
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  15. ChicagoFrog

    ChicagoFrog wincer, not a bidder Sep 9, 2019

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    They are amazing watches. The Breguet numeral dials (your first couple links) are grails for most Movado collectors and command sizable premiums. This is my most recent Movado and one of my favorites.
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  16. vujen

    vujen Sep 10, 2019

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    We have to say - honestly - that not every watch with that same ref would features incredible dials or breguet numerals. But of course origina dials were amazing.
     
  17. JacksonPollock

    JacksonPollock Sep 18, 2019

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    So true. If the Museum dial wasn't so popular we'd all be talking about how nuanced and sophisticated it is