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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by kev80e View Post
    I assume this isn't an original dial ,but just wanted to check the experts.
    I agree with Paul, dial/case/crown look good, but the hands are suspicious. The catalog specifies nickel-plated hands for the black dial.


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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Eaglebone View Post
    I find myself hankering after a big zero. Does this one look right?
    Yes.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by chien-andalou View Post
    Hello all, my first Baker and something is off.
    In the catalog and forum images I found:
    -never a Baker with black hands on blue background
    -never black hands combined with white marks on the dial
    Sold as 100% original but for me the hands come from another baker with a different color scheme.
    Any opinions?
    Cheers
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    Hi Peter, I think you're right. I believe the hands should have white paint, like so:

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    Almost always with Soviet watches, the hands and the indices should correspond. I'd wait for another.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Sorry post was wrong
    Last edited by kev80e; August 22nd, 2017 at 11:47.
    ​I'm afraid one day I will die and my wife will sell my watches for what I told her I paid for them.


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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by schnurrp View Post
    I don't see anything to complain about, Kev. There were some NOS dials available some months ago that were authentic. The easiest way to weed out the fakes is to look at the North Pole. On the fakes the longitudinal lines are discontinuous.

    Fake:
    Attachment 12446249

    I'm not sure about that second hand, though. The shaft looks thick and the "sputnik" looks small. Also I believe the authentic black dial, chrome body should have chrome hands, pretty rare, only Poljot that uses the chrome hands like these.

    Someone had a chrome body, bought the NOS black dial and then was stymied and had to use a set of gold hands. Just a possibility, of course.
    Thanks Paul. I was kinda hoping it wasn't right, I'm a bit tempted and was saving my money for something else..

    Quote Originally Posted by GoodNamesWereTaken View Post
    That's completely legit. However the hands were taken from a white-dialed variant. The black-dialed ones only had grey metal hands. May I ask how much does the seller want for it?
    Around £70. Good price?

    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    I agree with Paul, dial/case/crown look good, but the hands are suspicious. The catalog specifies nickel-plated hands for the black dial.


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    Cheers Dashiell. I'm not sure if I will get it or not.
    ​I'm afraid one day I will die and my wife will sell my watches for what I told her I paid for them.


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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by kev80e View Post
    Cheers Dashiell. I'm not sure if I will get it or not.
    If the hands don't bother you, the watch looks very nice and will certainly make you happy. Plus, the price is definitely good for such a collectible watch in such good condition.

    But if you think the hands will get to you now or in the future, I'd pass. It would be near impossible to restore this watch as the nickel hands are very rare.

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by mroatman View Post
    If the hands don't bother you, the watch looks very nice and will certainly make you happy. Plus, the price is definitely good for such a collectible watch in such good condition.

    But if you think the hands will get to you now or in the future, I'd pass. It would be near impossible to restore this watch as the nickel hands are very rare.
    Thanks Dashiell, what if it was in a gold case? Would that be correct? Probably easier to get hold of.
    ​I'm afraid one day I will die and my wife will sell my watches for what I told her I paid for them.


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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    How about this one Comrades? A bit of marking on the crystal but other than that looks pretty good to me?

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesnorrisuk View Post
    How about this one Comrades? A bit of marking on the crystal but other than that looks pretty good to me?

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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by kev80e View Post



    Around £70. Good price?

    Yes. But check the seller's rating and sales history first. That's a great price.

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