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  1. Mazoue

    Mazoue Jun 16, 2016

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  2. Diabolik

    Diabolik Jun 16, 2016

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    My offer was much lower ... case back is a 222xx which quite rightly is wrong!
     
  3. ELV web

    ELV web Jun 16, 2016

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    Supposively it is the Argentina Air Force UG, there are many examples out there but to be frank, I have no idea whether they are bunch of fakes or the real deal. The fact that they are so many out there makes it feel real though....
     
  4. Mazoue

    Mazoue Jun 16, 2016

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  5. gop76

    gop76 Jun 16, 2016

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    I'm not sure case back is wrong. Look at my 22258:

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    The case and lugs looks the same to me. It's highly unlikely that someone changed the original case back for one from a reference with the same case but in ss.

    My bet is that an original ss watch that has been plated. It's a crazyness, i know, but this world is full of strange things...
     
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  6. Diabolik

    Diabolik Jun 16, 2016

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    I was betting my odds on that ...

    That's a beauty!
     
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  7. littlesheep81

    littlesheep81 Jun 16, 2016

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    If it was plated subsequently is there any way to reverse the process without damaging the case?
     
  8. gop76

    gop76 Jun 16, 2016

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  9. littlesheep81

    littlesheep81 Jun 16, 2016

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    :eek: Learn something new everyday here...
     
  10. littlesheep81

    littlesheep81 Jun 17, 2016

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  11. bgrisso

    bgrisso Jun 18, 2016

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  12. starfighter

    starfighter Jun 20, 2016

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    Hello, I am new to forum. Thanks for having me. Just need some views and recommendations on this one sold by an Italian ebayer. Looks great but almost too good to be true. I have also noticed some differences between reference picture and watch. Comments greatly appreciated. Thank-You all.

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  13. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Jun 20, 2016

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    Very nice. These watches rarely match the reference photos exactly... UG kept things interesting by continually mixing up components. The reference is really only relevant to the case itself.


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  14. gop76

    gop76 Jun 20, 2016

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    Maybe others disagree but dial doesn't look correct to me. Seems a dial from the 50's in a case from the 40's.

    Here is my 22279 for reference:

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  15. Diabolik

    Diabolik Jun 20, 2016

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    Yuuuuup!
     
  16. gop76

    gop76 Jun 21, 2016

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  17. guillaumeabxl

    guillaumeabxl Jun 25, 2016

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  18. Diabolik

    Diabolik Jun 25, 2016

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    I suppose seller may want to protect bidder identities. Those bracelets with end links are very sought after. I can see that one reaching $1200 to $1600 and more easily. You don't have to bid so walk away if you dont like it. Bear in mind that eBay protects bidder names.
     
  19. Selbo

    Selbo Jun 25, 2016

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    Just make sure you read the listing closely. The total length of the bracelet is 125mm or less than 5 inches. You better have wrists like a three year old or spare links laying around. Still, It's hard to find. I think Diabolik is right about the estimate.
     
  20. gop76

    gop76 Jun 30, 2016

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