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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Don't know what you are linking to so trey again.

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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Looks like he was trying to link to eBay item 291477840343

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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Movement, case and dial look okay, I could be wrong, but I think the winding crown and pushers though have been replaced. I personally have never seen a stainless steel case with a gold crown and pushers.


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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    The crown and push buttons don't appear original to me IMHO.

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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Looks ok, the case is unfortunately not steel but not really a surprise for the period, the pushers and crown can be replaced to match the case, that would not be an authenticity issue, pushers and crown are wearing off, or you can refurbish-replate the whole case and pushers and replace just the crown....at the end,its always just a question of the price, I'm not sure it would pay off, its a well known brand that will add to the end price but still not SS and needs also work that will cost(or not if you dont mind the two-tone combination)....

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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Dial looks a bit too clean for the age and condition of the case and movement. It's an american-imported movement; the VOS on the balance is a known B&M importer, and the markings on the chrono bridge are consistent with US import rules, so that seems to check out. But the dial doesn't seem to be a good match for the case (the outer markings appear cut off or distorted a bit), and it doesn't have the "Swiss" marking that would have been required.
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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Is it my imagination or is the chronograph bridge really somewhat newer, cleaner, fresher, shinier than the rest of the movement? Particularly the rest of the bridges and plates?!! And that is, after all, the bit with the company name on it!!!

    In short: suspected Franken IMO. Even if all parts are B&M, I don't think that they started life in the same watch. At that sort of cash, you decide whether you want it (or whether you also believe it's cobbled together or really original). Any more and I think you are wasting your $$$.

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    Re: Does this look legitimate to you guys ?

    Quote Originally Posted by AbslomRob View Post
    But the dial doesn't seem to be a good match for the case (the outer markings appear cut off or distorted a bit)
    Just wondering as I spotted that also but I was pretty sure its from the replaced plexi that doesn't match the shape/dome of the original one and results in the distortion? I had a few similar situations and had to replace the crystal again....just for future references as I can be wrong of course and appreciate your thoughts, somebody had similar experiences?! do you think this piece is a victim of a wrong shaped plexi?

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