Let's play: What's wrong with this vintage Blancpain Fifty Fathoms?

Jun 11, 2019,02:19 AM

Here are the pictures, and it is up to you to guess what's wrong. 

There are several details which are not matching. 

Try tour luck! 



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I will start with the hands

 By: VinnieD : June 11th, 2019-02:35
Just trying my luck without much knowledge of the specifics

No, correct, too. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2019-02:48

I'm no Blancpain expert, but the first thing that I noticed is that the entire printing seems very poorly executed...

 By: FabR : June 11th, 2019-02:45
For instance, the minute circumference is not concentric with the dial, the number 15 is partly covered by the inner rim, etc.. The movement also looks very unsophisticated, but I have no idea of BP's standards back them (or now, for that matter)... I'm s... 

Great suggestion! [nt]

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2019-22:51

First, the worst thing going wrong is,...

 By: fifty fathoms : June 11th, 2019-04:09
that it is not mine. Tan I would a little bit remind that the hands do not fit this watch. Second hand is for a military watch, the other hands are for a later model. And the inlay is a replacement one, I think. Anything else? What do the experts say?

Inlay =bezel [nt]

 By: fifty fathoms : June 11th, 2019-07:11


 By: andyhud : June 11th, 2019-05:05
Should the bezel have a diamond marker, not a triangle? That is what I notice but I am not an expert on such matters.

I am not expert

 By: RG1 : June 11th, 2019-05:14
Just try my luck. Radium's color on second hand is not the same color with radium on hour and minute hands.

No, my friend. No. [nt]

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2019-06:12

Hands are not match with dial type [nt]

 By: RG1 : June 11th, 2019-06:28
No message body

Should it look like that, Nicolas?

 By: J K : June 11th, 2019-07:08
Bezel insert is incorrect

It has fixed bars!

 By: fifty fathoms : June 11th, 2019-07:16
It has military proveniance?

Tr 900 case? [nt]

 By: fifty fathoms : June 11th, 2019-07:53

I’m no expert here, but I wanna try :-)

 By: hongT : June 11th, 2019-09:02
- second hand’s belong to TR900 - hour & min hands belong to Aqua Lung - case & bezel seems belong to TR900.. but the insert look wrong. The number on the insert were wrong. - movement shouldnt be AS1700 & should be an old style with Milspec marking on th...