Wow you are right, and I do remember the discussion about them from a while back. I feel like a total noob! Thats too bad, someone went through all the trouble and didnt even get it right! Hopefully another batch can be made.
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A simple one (for jetcash to compare)
Given the choice between a reproduction that does not look right but is identifiable as a repro, and one that is perfectly on the dot but runs the risk of being mistaken as a vintage, I think that the second option is preferable. Perhaps a scrupulous manufacturer would include some kind of mark or stamp in a non-visible location, but I doubt it. I think the reality is that anyone who would go through the trouble of manufacturing a perfect replica would recognize that there is more money to be made in at least attempting to pass it off as original, or making it so that their distributors / customers would try to pass it off as original.
I dont think that is such a big deal. There are probably many ways to accurately assess the condition / originality of a watch, and when parts do not all match each other in condition, the watch is suspect (or a franken at best). And if, hypothetically speaking, there was a reproduction that was so good that you couldnt tell it was such, even after examining the movement, what does it matter? It is as good as vintage (and for the record, this is an almost totally unfounded fear as no one will be going through such trouble for what are relatively low value watches).
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Is it easy to remove the wire from the original bezel and put it into a new bezel? Like an arkustime bezel? I'm thinking of doing a bezel mod.
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Handle it with patience ...that's it.
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