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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Is the little rocket "franken"? It does seem like a silly logo, but I've seen this on several watches - some posted on this forum.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    When buying Russian watches, I think there is only one way to know for sure whether you have a franken or not. That way is to buy one of these little "rocket" watches - then you can be sure.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    I like it. It reminds me of a Buck Rogers rocket from when I was a kid.
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Here's one that rubs me the wrong way. A Gallet with a Poljot 3133 movement. I've seen these before on the 'bay, although this one has the date hole at 6 cut in a bit better.

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    Pink Floyd. Dark side of the moon. Side one, track four.
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Here's a labor intensive frankenization of a Molnija pocket watch with an engraved dial, for sale at the usual place. The seller is somewhat upfront, saying "Dial changes are very beautiful!".
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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gravit View Post
    Here's a labor intensive frankenization of a Molnija pocket watch with an engraved dial, for sale at the usual place. The seller is somewhat upfront, saying "Dial changes are very beautiful!".
    it is indeed a kinda invention!

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Now here is a franken that really annoys me. A few days ago I missed out on this one. My offer was bounced and the auction was ended.



    and now look at it :(



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    Re: Franken of the week...

    I dont get it : Mirius is that 2 different watches? Whats the deal. And despite his being one of the greatest villains of the 20th century, thats a beautiful miniature painting on the second photo of the same watch? Please explain.!!!! Thanks.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    I can guess why the auction ended -- images like that violate eBay policy. Someone probably reported the listing and the auction was pulled.

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    Re: Franken of the week...

    Nope, that is the same watch. Look at the damage to the numbers such as the 4. It was on sale with an Argentinian seller this week, with a buy it now or offer. It sold, and now is on with a different Argentinian seller but now with a painted dial. Do I think it's a bad piece of art? No. I'm just a little pissed that that nice little Meda that I'd hoped to add to my Meyer & Studeli collection has lost what was quite a nice original dial. It isn't the only painted dial this seller has up for sale and I'm guessing that he hopes people thinks they are period pictures which will add value to otherwise cheap watches.


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