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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    I can't add much except to say that apart from the hands I love the second one, is the dial enamel? If so then I'd say it's original and if it's metal then I'd still err on the side of genuine.

    I base this on my gut feeling that I seem to get with watches I like, and the fact that the case would have been very expensive when new, so the brand would have been a good one, Rolex, Omega, Jaeger et al were not yet the big players they are now so I'd like to think that a well off gentleman got himself kitted out at Dunhill.
    Lastly why redial a watch as a Dunhill? To maximise a profit I think they'd have picked a better known name.

    So all in I think it's real and I'd take a punt if I could after all if it turns out that it's not a Dunhill I'd still have a cool cased watch.

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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    I too like the dial and case of the second watch, but the dodgy hands spoil it, as you don't know what dodgyness is going on behind that lovely creamy dial. And I don't think the price would be low enough for a punt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    I too like the dial and case of the second watch, but the dodgy hands spoil it, as you don't know what dodgyness is going on behind that lovely creamy dial. And I don't think the price would be low enough for a punt!
    I know what you're saying but sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet, some you win, some you lose but faint heart never won fair maid.

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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    Quote Originally Posted by busmatt View Post
    I know what you're saying but sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet, some you win, some you lose but faint heart never won fair maid.

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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    The 2nd one looks to have the same hands of this dunhill tavannes shutter watch that sold on the bay recently.... listing No.. 351209770332

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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbee View Post
    I too like the dial and case of the second watch, but the dodgy hands spoil it, as you don't know what dodgyness is going on behind that lovely creamy dial. And I don't think the price would be low enough for a punt!
    The hands are not "dodgy" just poorly re-lumed later than the dial, by an incompetent.
    Clean off that lume and those hands can be re-done perfectly to match the dial.
    Dial is lovely as it is, and if a screw down crown, a magnificent piece.
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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    The hands are not "dodgy" just poorly re-lumed later than the dial, by an incompetent.
    Clean off that lume and those hands can be re-done perfectly to match the dial.
    Dial is lovely as it is, and if a screw down crown, a magnificent piece.

    Good luck with it.
    As I say, too chancy with the level of incompetence shown on the visible.
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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    This thread seems to be rapidly going Dunhill.....!

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    Re: 'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    This thread seems to be rapidly going Dunhill.....!

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    'To Dunhill or Not to Dunhill'...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hartmut Richter View Post
    This thread seems to be rapidly going Dunhill.....!

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    Thanks Hartmut, maybe, but to broaden back up to the main issue, I would still argue it's relatively hard to verify Dunhills and that's an issue given the relative interest in them. More broadly are there any lessons to verifying private label watches in general ? Scott


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