A " curious " vintage Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bronze Milpec soon to be auctioned...

Oct 06, 2023,22:29 PM

Credit pictures: Phillips. 

What's the most obvious problem, here? 

The dial! A Milspec should have a Milspec dial, to only a Milspec case back. 

Even a beginner can understand that.  

The second problem: The awful ( and incorrect ) hands. 

The big question is about the insert, which I find weird in its " texture ". 

Oh well...  



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Rather a PortoTipo. :)))

 By: amanico : October 6th, 2023-22:50

Fako Tipo?

 By: Gelato Monster : October 7th, 2023-01:56
or Franken Tipo?

Smokotipo. :)

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-06:44


 By: Gelato Monster : October 7th, 2023-14:09

It was hard to resist. ;)

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-14:23

Right on time

 By: Arronax : October 7th, 2023-01:37
Browsing through the catalog I was wondering what would you think about that model, if anything a milspec haha!

I wonder if they care, or if this is added publicity by the Swatch Group.

 By: enjoythemusic : October 7th, 2023-05:12
The marketing of 'pain is strong as of recent.

LOL , though to be fair few cared about Blancpain only six months ago.

 By: enjoythemusic : October 7th, 2023-13:57
Their marketing truly is on overdrive. Well played Swatch Group, well played indeed.


 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-14:25

Yes, I think this is it

 By: fifty fathoms : October 7th, 2023-06:37
Maybe there was a water dammage and a caliber and dial exchange in the 70th

 By: fifty fathoms : October 7th, 2023-06:42
I got a similar watch offered in 2019 ...  

After market replacement?

 By: fifty fathoms : October 7th, 2023-06:57
I think they are different watches. The other one was a normal steal Version.

Different dial? Different bakelite

 By: fifty fathoms : October 7th, 2023-07:01

Eagle eye... ;)

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-07:21

Yes, me too...

 By: amanico : November 11th, 2023-19:59

Yes, most probably.

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-07:22

At first, before seeing the comments, I saw the photos and headline.

 By: MilDiver : October 7th, 2023-07:01
And first thing that jumped into my mind was "another "work" at Phillips".. What a shame companies are cooperating with this game, It's shame you can't really trust all these sources.

You even can't buy the seller anymore

 By: fifty fathoms : October 7th, 2023-07:04
I prefer private seller with reasonable history and prices


 By: MilDiver : October 7th, 2023-11:53
We're back to the good days when buying from a private collector was the best deal in terms of fun, price and quality. .. Now, if only Nico will give up on one of his vintage 50f we're settled...

Hehehe... :)

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-14:25

Harsh but correct... ;)

 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-14:24


 By: hora12reborn : November 11th, 2023-20:36


 By: amanico : November 12th, 2023-02:42


 By: Mach : October 7th, 2023-20:46


 By: amanico : October 7th, 2023-20:52

I am up for the challenge! Brian

 By: Briandumais : October 8th, 2023-19:17
Ps. I have something interesting coming in next week.

Curious Milspec Bronze...

 By: XX-FF : October 14th, 2023-14:14
I did some research on this FF bronze. Nicolas cited it in his study on bronze cases "Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bronze Milspecs. 14 years of investigation on case numbers" It appears in Mr. Konrad Knirim's excellent book on military watches . The attached p... 

You can not stop the fools...

 By: fifty fathoms : November 9th, 2023-17:18
Auction result went crazy...

How much it went for???

 By: amanico : November 9th, 2023-17:35

You know him?

 By: amanico : November 9th, 2023-20:57


 By: amanico : November 10th, 2023-07:24