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  1. Melchiades

    Melchiades Oct 25, 2014

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    Well said, but prices are ricing rapidly (thank you Been Clymer/Hodinkee) ;) . Us novices need help to find a geniuine piece, and we are forever grateful for the expertice of this forum. This thread is gold for people like me.
     
  2. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 25, 2014

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    This one the dial looks fine to me serial number puts it 1949-1951 (courtesy gator). better get others opinions too from around here :)
     
  3. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Oct 25, 2014

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    Here you go guys, this will help those who don't have already. Courtesy of...... Me. :thumbsup:


    Wayne
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  4. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Oct 26, 2014

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  5. MarcelGuinchard

    MarcelGuinchard Oct 26, 2014

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    This is just so true. Both the expertise and the help in this forum are invaluable.

    Oh and by the way, I also agree, BenClymer is certainly responsible for the the fact that 40s-50s UG are so looked for ;).
     
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  6. MarcelGuinchard

    MarcelGuinchard Oct 26, 2014

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    Hi,
    Thanks Waynepjr for the serial numbers.
    I was also wondering how to learn more about a watch from its "reference number" .
    For instance I found this watch for which the seller states "No 12467" ("1950s") ... But I cannot find anything on that number. Is like a "model number"? Does it let me know its size?
    Thanks!

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  7. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Oct 26, 2014

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  8. MarcelGuinchard

    MarcelGuinchard Oct 26, 2014

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    Thanks Waynepjr . I will consider buying this book to help me in my quest.
    Besides, anything to say about the "12467" reference pictured above?
     
  9. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Oct 26, 2014

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  10. MarcelGuinchard

    MarcelGuinchard Oct 26, 2014

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    And does it look OK for the price asked?
     
  11. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Oct 26, 2014

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    I cannot comment on price as no pictures of case back or movement. I personally do not bid or buy watches without a full disclosure of all images a watch. Especially the movement and serial numbers.

    Wayne
     
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  12. MarcelGuinchard

    MarcelGuinchard Oct 26, 2014

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  13. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 27, 2014

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    the model ref, if you look hard enough in this forum you will find that the first 2numbers in the sequel has meanings. ABCDE. A stands for the metal (1 is 18k gold, 2 is steel etc. etc.,) B stands for complication (1 is time only, 2 is chronograph Etc. etc.) good luck with the hunt:
     
  14. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Oct 27, 2014

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    That at is completely correct. HOWEVER, 2 meaning chronograph does not tell you it is the CORRECT movement or more importantly the condition of said movement. I have seen some fabulous watches on the outside only to see incorrect or totally rusted up movements on the inside. Movements missing parts that the seller did not disclose and once sold said seller was gone with the wind.
    I reinterate, if you purchase a watch without seeing all the aspects visually you are sooner or later going to get burned.

    Wayne
     
  15. MarcelGuinchard

    MarcelGuinchard Oct 27, 2014

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    Thanks to you both.
    The watch above is for sale in an "offline" auction but I will not have the opportunity to see it before the auction.
    As a result, I will follow your advice and never take such a risk. Will not bid....

    ... The hunt continues and I will definitely need you ;).

    Thanks again.
     
  16. Dre

    Dre Oct 28, 2014

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  17. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Oct 28, 2014

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  18. Dre

    Dre Oct 28, 2014

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    Oh nice, thanks for the reply mate! It's very hard to know all these little things unless you're an expert! Very glad I've found this forum!

    In term of reference check, would you have any other recommendation apart from the Sala's book as I haven't got the book yet?
     
  19. ELV web

    ELV web Oct 30, 2014

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  20. rspace

    rspace Nov 3, 2014

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