oneredtrim Wrote:Hello Hebe.....'simples you say'.....If you never restore something that you feel may need it...then you leave yourself with the option of never restoring it (and not disturbing originality).. or restoring it. If you restore it.. then you've no longer the double option (double options are handy for newbee vintage collectors/they start out wanting double-mint and end up wanting 100% originality/back where they started). An untouched distressed lot will tell you what a nos variant should look like, something that's already been overlooked in this thread.Was ther any news on your obtuse 1832 dial? I'd be intrested to hear if it was early/late or a purposeful service replacement mk 1/2/3/4/....
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The UK Greg Wrote:Reading between the lines, some of these deck watches were press ganged into military service when the retailers were asset stripped and closed or the owner dispossessed of it. Why buy a watch when it may be stolen?Art work is still being returned to the rightful owners and descendants, so this may be a type of watch you do not want to buy, IMO. Especially if it's not part of a military contract.
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It's worth the minimal risk" quote of the year by Alan Ross with regard to watches that may be stolen.
As Alan Ross correctly points out the risk is minimal.
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clepsydra Wrote:.....This is sounding like Fawlty Towers episode The Germans.