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Old 20 December 2019, 03:17 AM   #1
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Going to look at 1977 1680 White MK1 today

Said to be in excellent condition, box no papers. At a reputable jeweler but not watch specialist.

Other than getting high quality pictures to post here, and the usual evaluation of authenticity and condition...what should I be looking for?
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Old 20 December 2019, 04:50 AM   #2
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it depends what you put in "usual evaluation of authenticity and condition"...if you put enough, that should works ! Reference engraved, Serial number, if the era matches with the dial, the bracelet, the caliber, luminova or tritium (dial, hands, pearl), etc...
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Old 20 December 2019, 07:01 AM   #3
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Were MkI dials still used in 1977?
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Old 20 December 2019, 09:19 AM   #4
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Said to be in excellent condition, box no papers. At a reputable jeweler but not watch specialist.

Other than getting high quality pictures to post here, and the usual evaluation of authenticity and condition...what should I be looking for?
Unfortunately, a "reputable jeweler" will not be able to tell you anything about the authenticity of the watch, and can very easily, albeit unintentionally, sell you a inauthentic watch. I would suggest doing some serious reading to educate yourself before going down this road.
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Old 20 December 2019, 10:44 AM   #5
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Said to be in excellent condition, box no papers. At a reputable jeweler but not watch specialist.

Other than getting high quality pictures to post here, and the usual evaluation of authenticity and condition...what should I be looking for?
Well if you've already got those two down pat... I guess just make sure there's no peanut butter in the movement?
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Old 20 December 2019, 02:53 PM   #6
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Nice dial but many obvious service replacements. Hands, bezel insert, band, maybe date wheel. Passed on it. Thanks to all, I'm on the hunt so will be back soon with more questions.
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Old 20 December 2019, 08:12 PM   #7
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Were MkI dials still used in 1977?
Yes they were used up to end of production
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Old 20 December 2019, 08:12 PM   #8
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Nice dial but many obvious service replacements. Hands, bezel insert, band, maybe date wheel. Passed on it. Thanks to all, I'm on the hunt so will be back soon with more questions.
Post photo's when you have some suitable candidates and good luck in the hunt
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Old 20 December 2019, 10:01 PM   #9
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You have a lot of work ahead of you to make sure what your buying!
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Old 21 December 2019, 09:08 AM   #10
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You have a lot of work ahead of you to make sure what your buying!
Truth. I'm onto another 1 and having it authenticated by LA Watchworks right now. After spending hours researching every last detail from the pictures I have.
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