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  1. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 15, 2019

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  2. airansun

    airansun Jan 15, 2019

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    :eek: ::love::::love::

    Damn! That’s fine!

    I am so glad I didn’t see that sooner.
     
  3. airansun

    airansun Jan 15, 2019

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    I feel obliged to provide some better photos for posterity. All from the eBay photos, such as they were.

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  4. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jan 15, 2019

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  5. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 15, 2019

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    heh, yeah, no Flightmaster here... was watching this one with curiosity, but don't know them well enough to dive in at that price.

    So, my uninformed opionion is that it's not horrible. the dial does look touched (see that 7 o'clock marker) and the hands too appear to have had some work, but it seems ok overall... movement is a bit dirty, but I guess that happens with ex-military watches...? Case is a bit soft, but again, this watch may/should have seen a life out in the world, so acceptable?

    dunno. I'd wear the hell out of it, but didn't go for it for lack of more detailed knowledge.
     
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  6. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jan 15, 2019

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    I paid my noob tax to that asshole. I wouldn't trust anything she offers.
     
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  7. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 15, 2019

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    oh, is that THE Alex?
     
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  8. airansun

    airansun Jan 15, 2019

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    Well, like @oddboy , I don’t have enough knowledge to swim in the deep end of that pool. So, wouldn’t have been a bidder, but it would have tortured me until it got over $7k.

    At $12k, it’s not a noob tax anymore. It’s more like a noob ransom.
     
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  9. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 15, 2019

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    it was under $5K until yesterday....
     
  10. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Jan 15, 2019

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    No, he's a peach compared to this woman.
    The Alex I know is in Mexico City.
     
  11. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jan 15, 2019

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    Ah, the one I'm thinking of is in UK
     
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  12. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Jan 15, 2019

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    Serial on EOA and watch is not the same
     
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  13. airansun

    airansun Jan 15, 2019

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    Nice catch.

    It’s off by one.

    16941227 vs. 16941226

    A clearer shot from the eBay page
    D02AD2A4-1084-440E-BD6C-6A1C65D90039.jpeg
    1656A756-C2AC-4D79-8531-D013A654B4A1.jpeg

    Just gets more and more interesting.

     
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  14. kov

    kov Jan 16, 2019

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    One digit can make the difference ::rimshot::
     
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  15. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Jan 16, 2019

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    condition is meeehhhh and way too much project even for a regular railmaster

    serialnumber is funny cuz the same extract is shown on a different flightmaster here .
     
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  16. airansun

    airansun Jan 16, 2019

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    Here’s the serial number from the watch @Vintagewtchzilla is pointing out
    2BC4D5C3-7CE3-4B4E-AE74-E2AF09248AB9.jpeg

    Which is the correct number for that extract.

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    More and more interesting.

    ::popcorn::
     
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  17. airansun

    airansun Jan 16, 2019

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    Let’s compare the backs of these different two watches

    First, the eBay watch
    2CE945FC-7905-42B2-8C64-553E1A371406.jpeg

    And the Chrono watch
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    Notice how, on the eBay watch, it looks like the word Flightmaster was hand carved into the metal. Look particularly at the G and the H and compare it with the bottom one, which, at least, matches the extract.
     
  18. airansun

    airansun Jan 16, 2019

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    You wanna read something funny?

    What if the serial number on the Chrono watch doesn’t match the extract either!

    B7968D7B-4044-4A25-93ED-4FC42725F24E.jpeg

    I think that number is 16841226 and not 16941226!

    Neither watch matches the extract!

    Someone needs to contact the eBay buyer, huh?

    And somebody’s got balls to try to pull these two little scams off. I wonder where the watch that matches the extract is.
     
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  19. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Jan 16, 2019

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    Don’t forget the ebay one is missing the FAP engraving

    Haha didn’t see that the chrono one sn doesn’t match too

    ... as always , u buy the seller especially on such special pieces. The 2914 flightmaster were produced less than 150!!!! Pieces.
     
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  20. merchandiser

    merchandiser Jan 16, 2019

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    If you read the item description the seller was noting that his watch was one digit off of a known Flightmaster as a way to validate the one that he was selling. This is a smaller detail, however the bridge appeared to be cracked:

    A2244A58-F430-4741-99FF-11A407088717.jpeg

    I was most concerned about the Flightmaster engraving on the caseback.