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Old 10 August 2018, 08:57 PM   #1
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Vintage 1603

My hunt for the vintage continues. I found this from a private seller on an online classified. Need help to check authenticity. Thanks











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Old 10 August 2018, 10:01 PM   #2
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From the pictures it seems OK. The one thing that jumped out was the inside of the caseback. I wonder why it has been polished?

Could be a perfectly good reason if it was damaged but unusual to me. The other reason is if there was a service mark or two (like example below).



Maybe you could get seller to provide photos of the sides of the case between the lugs. But otherwise it appears to be genuine.


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Old 10 August 2018, 10:40 PM   #3
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From the pictures it seems OK. The one thing that jumped out was the inside of the caseback. I wonder why it has been polished?

Could be a perfectly good reason if it was damaged but unusual to me. The other reason is if there was a service mark or two (like example below).



Maybe you could get seller to provide photos of the sides of the case between the lugs. But otherwise it appears to be genuine.


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I will ask him for sure. Thanks!


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Old 11 August 2018, 03:27 AM   #4
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Watch all looks genuine/OK

Rotor may have been rubbing on case back at some time?
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Old 11 August 2018, 07:19 AM   #5
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Looks ok


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Old 11 August 2018, 09:56 AM   #6
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Very nice condition...
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Old 11 August 2018, 12:04 PM   #7
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From the pictures it seems OK. The one thing that jumped out was the inside of the caseback. I wonder why it has been polished?

Could be a perfectly good reason if it was damaged but unusual to me. The other reason is if there was a service mark or two (like example below).



Maybe you could get seller to provide photos of the sides of the case between the lugs. But otherwise it appears to be genuine.


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Here are more pics





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Old 11 August 2018, 12:13 PM   #8
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Looks ok to me too.

Crystal looks like aftermarket but that is minor. Bracelet seems to be original but we’d have to see date code to verify.

Overall quite nice. Crystal is easy to find.
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Old 11 August 2018, 03:04 PM   #9
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So here are more pics I got from seller











My friends time is of crucial importance. Thanks


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Old 11 August 2018, 09:18 PM   #10
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Nice looking bracelet too.

1974 as you can see but I can’t see the serial and don’t have my cross reference chart handy to determine that. But, chances are it’s the correct year
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Old 12 August 2018, 04:01 AM   #11
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Nice looking bracelet too.

1974 as you can see but I canít see the serial and donít have my cross reference chart handy to determine that. But, chances are itís the correct year


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Old 13 August 2018, 11:53 PM   #12
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what a nice find !!
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