Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

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    Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    OK so as a complete beginner at watch buying, but a moderately experienced ebayer, I broke all the rules and bought for my OH's Christmas present a watch on the spur of the moment, close to the end of the auction and without doing any research

    It arrived about 48 hrs ago and I've been trying to research it - to cut a long story short, and probably confirm my misgivings, could anyone out there with some knowledge on the brand (looks like a 50s watch) PM me, and I'll email photos to you - I've not yet worked out how to post photos on here, and until I know for sure that my concern is right, it would be unfair to the vendor to plaster his details all over the web.

    Many thanks and BTW, the advice on how to buy vintage watches on here is excellent - shame I didn't find it beforehand!
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    Hi. I'm not a GUB expert at all - but you can post pictures off your computer quite easily. Reply to this post, choose the icon 3rd from the right which is 'insert image' and has a little tree in it, then find your picture file in your computer.

    Or is the upload failing for you? If so - try resizing your pictures to a smaller file size.
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    If it is from the Ukraine or Bulgaria than chances are it's a frankenwatch. Otherwise you will need to post pictures.
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    Tried several times including scaling photos using 2 different photo editors, but this is the best I can manage on here but I could email you the originals which are much better to see detail. I can't open the watch as I don't have tools I'm afraid, and don't want to risk damage but am told the movement is a 622.
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

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    What makes you think the watch might be wrong?
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    1 My own inexperience and daft way of acquiring it!
    2 Can't find any reference to GUB having a movement number 622 which is what this has (seen photo of movement and have the individual movement no. too if that's any help)
    3 the number on the rear of the case: although I can't find any replica GUB watches that seem to be like this model, and indeed, can't find any photos of anything like it anywhere so far, I did find a Chinese website with replicas with item numbers that were very, very similar...


    Against this, it's arrived with a nearly new ostrich and calf strap which wouldn't be cheap....

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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    I don't know anything about GUB, but there was a 62.2 movement:

    GUB 62.2

    If its a lady's watch, then its unlikely to have been faked - not enough demand. But maybe someone more knowledgeable will stop by soon.
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    Thank you for this, as it's very helpful. It's a man's watch though if he's not careful, he'll find me sneaking off with it! Just to make sure I'm buying a Benrus as an alternative but this site is a bit dangerous: someone put up a picture of a Gruen Curvex and they are simply lovely so it's hard not to go snooping after one of those.... I fear it may be I just like collecting...

    And comparing the photos on the site of the 62.2 movement to the photo I have, I can't see any obvious differences - even the serial number seems to be in the right form. I think it's been the format of the serial number on the rear of the case and not being able to find any images of something similar that's gotten me anxious.
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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    Quote Originally Posted by genji View Post
    ...they are simply lovely so it's hard not to go snooping after one of those.... I fear it may be I just like collecting...
    Welcome to our world! Fun isn't it?
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Spare my blushes! GUB/Glashutte assistance required

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Welcome to our world! Fun isn't it?

    Yes, but this is the wrong time of year - our shop tends to go a bit quiet now for 4 months or so ....

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