I just joined here a few days ago with questions for a forum about a watch I had received as a gift. I have spent a lot of time perusing the forums and it's extremely entertaining. Now, I will introduce another watch and I'm prepared to be beat up about it! (Hopefully not, but prepared nonetheless)
Many years ago my wife gave me a watch for my 30th birthday. Her father's business partner was into watches recommended a guy who sold "vintage" watches through a newsletter. This was before the internet was a part of everyday life. My wife knew and knows nothing about watches but she trusted her Dad's partner and he highly recommended the watch dealer. She looked through his newsletter and bought a watch for me, a Rolex Prince Railway. She spent what was for us a fortune on the watch. I know nothing about watches either, just what I like the looks of and I appreciated the gift more than I can describe. It meant a lot to me.
Something about the watch has never sat right with me... the dial didn't look correct. After the internet came, I was able to search Rolex Prince Railway watches and see hundreds of examples of what one should look like. The case of the watch looks right and its beautiful, the watch works well although I have no pictures of the movement but the dial, well I'll let you all see.
This watch means a lot to me whether it's 100% or not and I'm just curious to know what those of you in the know, who have something constructive to say, think about it.