Is this watch fake

If so can you please tell me why as I am trying to learn

 Thank you Hamish

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Is this watch fake

Is this watch fake

Is this watch fake
why would you think it is a fake?
11/07/2012 - 11:00
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Because...
11/07/2012 - 12:13
the movement does not look as highly finished as I would have expected.
That movement is close to 70 years old and even though there are
11/07/2012 - 13:32
some scratches probably from previous servicing it looks pretty good. You have interior angles, all angles are polished, black polish etc...
Thank you
11/07/2012 - 13:54
Also can you advise me how I can upload photos?
to post a photo
11/07/2012 - 14:41
click on the icon as pictured in screen shiot below and follow instructions
I'm not sure what you expect from a movement made in the 1940's??
11/07/2012 - 16:27
The perlage, anglage and even in the screw holes are impressive for that time. I would expect normal "wear and tear" over the years and you should distinguish that from the quality of the manufacturing. It looks like  4240 triple calendar in very decent shape. The box and certificate are very nice too. From your pics it looks quite genuine. If you own it, enjoy it. its fairly rare and a real beauty! JB
As I see it, it is refreshing to see a 'is this watch fake?' post...
11/07/2012 - 22:30
...where the watch is not competing for the title of Worst Replica Ever Made, but is actually a true VC... I can sympathise with Hamish - if one does do not have a 'trained eye', how does one easily judge if a specific watch is authentic or not? If some folks get fooled by replicas, it is only normal that cautious buyers go the other way and wonder if authentic watches are fake...  Hamish, welcome to the Lounge...smiley If you are planning on bidding for this watch, I wish you the best of luck, it is a beautiful VC Cheers,  Francois
Re: As I see it, it is refreshing to see a 'is this watch fake?' post...
11/08/2012 - 01:04
I agree - wise to ask.  And that box is a ripper too!
Thanks guys
11/08/2012 - 07:03
If I send this to VC what would they do about the dial? restore, replace etc And how close to original do you think VC could restore the watch? Thanks
Yep,
11/08/2012 - 20:53
the box is the crown!! And Hamish, you are of course welcome to the Lounge and to keep on 'learning' laugh Cheers Doc
Re: Is this watch fake
11/19/2012 - 02:56
if the watche is completely original , bill of review is sufficient to demonstrate that is genuine .... - In my opinion, at first glance, the watch is a great piece and authentic. Good luck with the review ! Javier Calvo