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  1. befobe

    befobe Sep 13, 2019

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    Good evening OF, my last one, 145.022 from 1989; I got it for a very good price but.... Mmmmhh, I know why... How is that possible? Like if it was burnt, scratched, and "repaired" with a black pen... Who can do that? Why having the idea to even touch an index when you are not a pro?... Mystery of men's brains...
     
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  2. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 13, 2019

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    Burn from a soldering iron on a workbench?
     
  3. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Sep 13, 2019

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    Was the price good enough that you'd sell it for parts, starting with the bezel insert?
     
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  4. Mac5

    Mac5 Sep 13, 2019

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    Looks like a cigarette burn.
     
  5. DaveK

    DaveK Sep 13, 2019

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  6. Walrus

    Walrus Sep 13, 2019

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    Was it a real good price? Is everything else OK? Unless it drives u crazy I might just run with it. I got a couple decent one with dings, the dials are mint though never seen anything like u have but it adds character.
     
  7. rob#1

    rob#1 Sep 13, 2019

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    Looks like Zorro’s been up to his old tricks again... or is it a magnifying glass + sun?
     
  8. Dan S

    Dan S Sep 13, 2019

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    Booger.
     
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  9. Mossback

    Mossback Sep 13, 2019

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    Is the paint bubbling in a line from 1 to 3 also?
     
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  10. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 13, 2019

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    Botched up dial foot re-attachment.
     
  11. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 13, 2019

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    Wow!! Burned from the backside!! That would make perfect sense.
     
  12. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    A tiny one!...
     
  13. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    Mmmh, not sure to understand, but there is no other damaged index...
     
  14. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    ! Really unlucky if it is the case... ! Don't think so, even if it is a good idea....
     
  15. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    That 's what you see, with "naked" eyes, so indeed, no pb to live with it... Just curious to understand how it can lead to that...
     
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  16. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    ? Why the bezel insert ?
    (The price was good because it was supplied with a 1450/808 I was looking for, for a 20th anniversary one...)
     
  17. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    ! Ok... So, according to you, a real burn by welding, exact?
     
  18. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Sep 14, 2019

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    Yes. Only my hunch though. You'd need to check the back of the dial to be sure.
     
  19. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    I see.... I think you get the more probable explanation... Seems logical with this very localized burn... I planned to let it for a service, so it will be the right moment to see behind and take pictures... I will post them... To solve the case! ::screwloose::
     
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  20. befobe

    befobe Sep 14, 2019

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    Agree with JimlnOz.... You were the first... :thumbsup: