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  1. ELV web

    ELV web Apr 19, 2016

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    looks nice, the water damage is very acceptable (to my standard) but gut feel tells me it is a put together watch (the lume on the hands look pristine while the subdial hands are worn).
     
  2. Dre

    Dre Apr 19, 2016

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    Saw this when it came out for sale. I thought the hands has been relumed? And the moonphase disc has been replaced as well. I like the case and the dial though.
     
  3. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Apr 19, 2016

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    The sword hands are simply relumed. Not necessarily replaced. They are appropriate for this reference.
     
  4. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Apr 19, 2016

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    I don't see any obvious reason why the moonphase disc must have been replaced. Just not faded. Any reason I'm not seeing?
     
  5. Dre

    Dre Apr 19, 2016

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    Moonphase without face generally comes with watches from the 50s-60s, though there's no clear evidence on this yet. But I've come across so many examples that has suggested this to be correct.
     
  6. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Apr 19, 2016

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    Hmm,

    Maybe Jordn could pitch in? I seem to recall something like what you're saying. But I don't remember the specifics.
     
  7. jordn

    jordn Wants to be called Frank for some odd reason Apr 19, 2016

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    The moonphase disc is a genuine UG part, but it is indeed a replacement. The original moon-"face" ;) versions were highly susceptible to oxidation, so they were most likely replaced by the service centers as an "upgrade". What's not clear, like Andre mentioned, is when exactly they were introduced. The very last days of the 40's to the early 50's is probably a safe bet. Not a huge deal in my opinion unless one's looking for an all-original example. The watch in question could be a good addition for the right price and a more sympathetic relume job - case appears to be in good shape and it is all-original besides the aforementioned problems.
     
  8. Timmovitz

    Timmovitz Apr 19, 2016

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    Are these 3 genuine or what's wrong/franken with them?
     
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  9. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Apr 19, 2016

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    Two of them are not redials.
     
  10. Timmovitz

    Timmovitz Apr 19, 2016

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    1. and 3. right?
     
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  11. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Apr 19, 2016

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    :thumbsup:
     
  12. bub838

    bub838 Apr 20, 2016

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    I've met the gentlemen selling #3. He's from Chicago. I almost pulled the trigger on it but couldn't quite do it.
     
  13. waXology

    waXology Apr 20, 2016

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    Number 1 is fantastic. Where is this from?
     
  14. yala

    yala Apr 21, 2016

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    Number 1 is fantastic. Was just sold at Antiquorum yesterday, right?
     
  15. Timmovitz

    Timmovitz Apr 21, 2016

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    YES
     
  16. Timmovitz

    Timmovitz Apr 21, 2016

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    Antiquorum
     
  17. Jonatan

    Jonatan Apr 22, 2016

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    Not on ebay but could interest a couple people in the Toronto area. I've been working on the gold Polerouter for months and the guy won't sell it to me unless I come get it. That one looks in great shape and it comes with the key to open the case back!

    http://www.kijiji.ca/b-ontario/universal-geneve/k0l9004
     
  18. Severin

    Severin Apr 22, 2016

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    If you still want it, I'd be happy to help. I'm not far from the guy.
     
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  19. Jonatan

    Jonatan Apr 22, 2016

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    Thanks but I moved on a Tri-Compax instead.
     
  20. littlesheep81

    littlesheep81 Apr 23, 2016

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