I've seen this very special piece in a respectable seller's shop, and think it's likely genuine. However I would like a second opinion before submitting an offer.
Last edited by Kittycat; September 8th, 2017 at 21:17.
You know, I wonder why I didn't think of this myself. Whether it's because I'm just not smart enough (i.e. stupid) or whether my own respect for not mixing and matching parts is too great (I could never make myself put a 2409 bridge on a 2414 movement). Probably a bit of both, I'm afraid. Anyway, with the all the wonderful help you're providing me, I know I'll survive!
The substituting of parts can be the result of someone "constructing" a watch to sell, of course, but the soviet attitude of "whatever works" to keep their timepieces working can also indicate that the replaced parts are authentic repairs done by the owner or his watchmaker, impossible to know.
Believe me, no one on f10 considers you "not smart enough", comrade, just a fellow collector trying to understand.
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