Refurbished dial ?

Hello together,

I'm still looking out for my first VC and found now one nice piece that comes for a decent price, but I wanted to ask first the knowledgeable loungers if they think the dial is original. I have attached two pictures of the writing on the dial. Please tell me what you think, I would like a golden dial VC with the 1003 hour only wink


It looks OK to me, based on these two pictures
04/19/2016 - 16:50

What do you see, or suspect, that concerns you?

Re: It looks OK to me, based on these two pictures
04/19/2016 - 17:45

Thanks for your opinion Dan. Actually, the checks on SWISS and the correct Geneve lettering were passed, I just wondered if the font is not a little bit thick and the SWISS not that far down as usual, OTOH the watch is a 32mm, so that might explain the proportions.

Regards, Stefan

I can understand about the SWISS
04/20/2016 - 08:41

But please take a look at my Ref. 7592.  I think the "SWISS" is also very close to the bottom of the 6 o'clock index. 

I can understand about the SWISS

I can understand about the SWISS

I've never seen
04/19/2016 - 20:04

a lettering like that, font looks weird and bold, it lacks of grace and surely I don't like it.

A picture of the whole dial would help, as analysing details is fine but the overall context matters also.

Re: I've never seen
04/19/2016 - 20:27

The whole dial looks like this :


Re: Re: I've never seen
04/19/2016 - 20:52

There are traces of humidity over the periphery of the dial which is good.

That's a typical case where a close inspection is the only way to take a decision as pictures may not say the whole truth, not with this resolution at least.

It looks better in this last image though.

Re: Re: I've never seen
04/20/2016 - 08:45

Hi Roberto, could the font size and type that was used been based on the type of textured pattern on the dial?  In order to make it stand out and more legible? 

The larger picture makes me feel the overall dial is OK.

I guess
04/20/2016 - 10:47

we'd need a higher resolution picture.

Hi Dan,

I'm with you on this, last picture makes look the writing much more balanced. Pictures often play tricks like that.