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  1. woodwkr2

    woodwkr2 Mar 10, 2015

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    10:1 odds that the shield logo came off during the dial refinishing.
     
  2. ELV web

    ELV web Mar 10, 2015

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    Edited Mar 11, 2015
  3. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Mar 11, 2015

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    Regarding the Aero-Compax, hour and minute hands are mismatched (thick pencil and military types, respectively), and the dial must be an old re-stamp. I can't recall ever seeing Breguet numerals on a UG subdial.
     
  4. ELV web

    ELV web Mar 11, 2015

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    The hands do look dodgy, agree, the subdial in breguet I have seen quite a few but not sure whether they are all redials or not.

    Take this one from sala page 316 (it does say reprinted)
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    Also in the what did you buy today thread one that citizen rich posted belonging to his wizard of oz recently also has breguet numerals in the 12 o'clock subdial (picture below taken from that thread)
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    Will be good to know whether this breguet numeral on aero compax can be ruled out as redial.
     
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  5. x3no

    x3no Mar 14, 2015

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  6. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Mar 14, 2015

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    definite re-dial

    have you guys been able to determine if all dials with that breguet style subdial are re-dials?




     
  7. ELV web

    ELV web Mar 16, 2015

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    I saw this on the bay, is this the one belonging to the wizard? Seller is from Penn.

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  8. ELV web

    ELV web Mar 16, 2015

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    Another interesting listing on the bay, Polerouter steel with gf bracelet. image.jpg
     
  9. Lessismore

    Lessismore Pro Constellation picker-outter! Mar 16, 2015

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    I think that listing is just for the bracelet.....
     
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  10. ELV web

    ELV web Mar 16, 2015

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    Silly me, you are right.
     
  11. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Mar 16, 2015

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  12. Time Exposure

    Time Exposure coordinates his cast with his car's paint job Mar 16, 2015

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  13. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Mar 17, 2015

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    Good looking watch, probably late 50's, with an AS 1361 - based movement. I remember an interview with Gerald Genta somewhere, in which he claimed to have been cranking out designs for the likes of Benrus and Hamilton as a hungry youngster in the 50's, for 15 francs a pop. He also stated that, early on, he contracted with suppliers to manufacturers, instead of with the manufacturers themselves. We associate Genta with iconic watches with famous birth stories, like the Polerouter and the Royal Oak (designed in 24 hours?!), but there must be hundreds if not thousands of other "anonymous" Genta designs out there. (Genta claimed to have designed 100,000 watches, which sounds a little Wilt-Chamberlainesque, but who knows?) So this is not necessarily a "Polerouter-influenced design," but I think you might have detected the hand of the master here. I like the connoisseurship.
    Full disclosure: I bought it for $120. :)
     
  14. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Mar 17, 2015

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  15. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Mar 21, 2015

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  16. Dre

    Dre Mar 31, 2015

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  17. ELV web

    ELV web Mar 31, 2015

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  18. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Mar 31, 2015

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    To the seller's credit, it states in the listing that it is a redial. Very good work, I must say.
     
  19. 10H10

    10H10 Apr 6, 2015

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    Hi guys,

    Now let's put this one thru the acid test, what do you think ?
    I don't talk about the price asked, you would laugh !


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  20. ELV web

    ELV web Apr 6, 2015

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    Some one has a stash of Nos genuine dial tugged away in their drawer?