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  1. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason Dec 28, 2014

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    yeah the engravings are definitely terrible. i just wrote "caseback" to be all-inclusive. Could you point out what is bad about the dial? just want to learn, looks ok to me
     
  2. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Dec 28, 2014

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    I'll show ya in January when we GTG. ;)

    My favorite feature of this watch is the crown... Hahah what an absolute wreck.
     
  3. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason Dec 28, 2014

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    Looking forward to it! just looked through the Sala book - I'm seeing it now
    whoever made that crown...:whipped: haha
     
  4. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Dec 29, 2014

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    I love the military markings... because sometimes you need to synchronize moon phases before a commando operation.
     
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  5. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Dec 29, 2014

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    What a mashup. Hideous-fascinating, like a jack-knifed tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes when you're driving southbound
     
  6. primabaleron

    primabaleron Dec 30, 2014

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  7. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jan 6, 2015

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  8. gophishin

    gophishin Jan 7, 2015

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    would anyone be kind of enough to lend their opinion on this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/301473303911?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    From what I've researched most everything checks out, save for the description claiming it's over 70 years old, as these were apparently made in the 1950s. I'm very new to watch collecting and am still developing the eye for what to look for. The movement looks like it might have some marring, but outside of that, any opinions would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  9. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 7, 2015

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    Repainted dial. I like this model... I would look for a more original example.
     
  10. gophishin

    gophishin Jan 7, 2015

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    I thought the dial look too clean. Thanks for the reply! To further my learning, may I ask what the giveaways were, or what you look for to identify a repaint? Thanks again.
     
  11. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 7, 2015

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    OT but that's a really cool avatar pic, is that a coffee machine from an angle I've been too tall to ever see?
     
  12. gophishin

    gophishin Jan 7, 2015

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    ha, thanks. The espresso machine is on the counter, I was just crouched down and shot it at an upward angle.
     
  13. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 7, 2015

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    That's a good start, noting that the dial looked too clean. I'm always suspicious of a very clean dial, but... a big BUT... you can miss the boat on a pristine example if you're not prepared to recognize it for what it is. Sometimes too clean is just right.

    The color of the lume jumped out at me as a re-lume, and the font didn't look right. Some of the hash marks on the minute register looked unusually thick... over-inked, like the too-bulbous dots. Compare it with this Kosher-looking example of a ref 20503 with cal 267 and look closely at all the details - you'll see what I mean:

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/need-help-authenticating-1950s-military-watch.9890/
     
  14. gophishin

    gophishin Jan 7, 2015

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    Great advice and information, many thanks. It's amazing how obvious those red flags are when comparing to your linked example.
     
  15. ELV web

    ELV web Jan 11, 2015

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Found this on the bay, something feels off to me (the swiss in the inner case back reminds me of a franken I bought earlier last year)
     
  16. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 11, 2015

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    I see nothing wrong with the above watch, other than I'm always suspicious about red seconds hands.

    Very hard to correctly reproduce the UG logo inside the caseback. There is a small amount of radium burn on the dial. That's a good thing, at least for originality. Case has been polished a bit, but not too bad.

    All comes down to price.
    gatorcpa
     
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  17. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 11, 2015

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    Just beware, it's a small watch.
     
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  18. Kaytimmz

    Kaytimmz Jan 16, 2015

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  19. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jan 16, 2015

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  20. Charles@UW

    Charles@UW Jan 16, 2015

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    TOO shiny