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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
    I agree -- replaced second hand and painted alarm hand. Price is also way out of line.




    Looks like all four hands have been painted on this one (and not at the factory). Wrong crowns, too.
    Ah so they were painted afterwards. Yeah I also agree the price is pretty steep and thus was hesitant. Guess I'll keep on looking. Thanks for the franken info schnurrp and mroatman

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways2 View Post
    This is interesting...seems like gold over silver...
    I don't think that it is authentic.

    ...but I like the result.
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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
    Yeah. Looks like an attempt to disguise a watch that had its gold case melted down for profit.

    Another issue is the hands, which are not what I typically associate with this dial.
    I thought there was a pretty good chance it was a transplant...thanks!!
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwalker View Post
    Ah so they were painted afterwards. Yeah I also agree the price is pretty steep and thus was hesitant. Guess I'll keep on looking. Thanks for the franken info schnurrp and mroatman

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    On the other hand this dial with the recessed center is a little less common. Red paint can be removed but you would have a hard time finding the correct second hand. Worth having if the price is right but from what everyone is saying that's not the case.
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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
    Worth having if the price is right but from what everyone is saying that's not the case.
    $169/delivered. Not even close.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sideways2 View Post
    This is interesting...seems like gold over silver...
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    So, this was a Franken, but what an amazingly beautiful picture!
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Hi all, I am waiting for a clean version of this Poljot to show up,
    and in the meanwhile I was wondering if both cases would be original for the dial?
    Cheers
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    Any considerations on the authenticity, production period and model of this watch please? Any info on the caseback inscription? Thank you
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    Re: Q&A Expertise thread: Is this watch legit or a franken? Part 2

    That is an unusual Luch. I would love to see a picture of the movement. That's not the usual case you see with the 2209 movement but with a Minsk Watch Factory logo on the back it is probably authentic. The other Cyrillic word on the back is "shockproof".

    My guess is that it is a "youth" watch with 16mm lugs and 31.5mm diameter.
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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
    Hi all, I am waiting for a clean version of this Poljot to show up,
    and in the meanwhile I was wondering if both cases would be original for the dial?
    Cheers
    Peter
    I'm sorry but I was not able to find a dial that looks like that in my catalogs. Maybe somebody else will be able to. As to the cases, have a look in the Poljot section of this 1977 catalog: https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...80P9ktztAzQVta. I believe they are in there, some with similar dials, but not the same to my eye.

    If I had to guess I would say at least one version is authentic and it wouldn't surprise me if both were.

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