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  1. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Mar 30, 2016

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    Can anyone say with certainty if this dial is original? It seems so cleanly done. But something about it makes me want to ask.

    I have included a second example I've found.
     
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  2. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Mar 31, 2016

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    Difficult to say from a picture. Which year is it? I can browse my catalogs.
     
  3. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 31, 2016

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    I'm a skeptic. Period closer to the S in SWISS than the B in FAB? That font. looks too large, as well.

    Also, it appears to be printed, and dark dials (at least on many wristwatches) were reverse printed (i.e. the black or grey was printed over the white).
     
  4. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Mar 31, 2016

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    Tony,

    I thought the same thing, though the other example, with the gold lettering also has the dot closer to the "S". If mine is faked, so is the other one.

    Tire-comedon,

    Here are the shots of the back:

    So around 1940?
     
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  5. mac_omega

    mac_omega Mar 31, 2016

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    I think it is OK

    This is not a printed dial but I call it "galvanic sandwich"

    First layer galvanised was silver - the script and minute track was printed with a laquer on this first layer - then the second layer was galvanised in carcoal (grey) - the places where the lacquer was are not coated with the second layer. Then the laquer of the "script print" was removed with a solvant - finally the whole dial was coated with clear lacquer (varnish).

    Due to this different production process the scripts and the minute track look "wider" and not so clear, sometimes like "bleeding" into the surrounding area...

    just my 2 cents

    erich
     
  6. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 31, 2016

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    I defer to Erich's judgement, but the misplaced period strikes me being very odd, especially if it is original!
     
  7. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Apr 1, 2016

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    Thank you guys for the thoughtful and explanatory responses.