The watch is very sharp...
even the back case groove is sharp.
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Not easy to find one...
This one comes complete and it is unpolished. The ink on the bezel is intact and the edge is sharp. What's interesting is the aging/patina of the dial. I wonder what had caused it to age.
The staff in the store are not watchmakers, so it is normal for them to feel pressure when the back is too tight and feel more comfortable to be opened by a watchmaker they trust. This is a very high end store.
I have a trustworthy friend who helps me see the watch.
The hands are naturally rusty and were not replaced during servicing. I think the extreme closeup creates a weird illusion. Thank you for seeing these images and point out the hands are okay. I wasn't sure what to look at earlier on
ahh now I understand
its an L series 16520 with Mk1 200 bezel. a 4 liner! would'nt you like the floating R instead
Even more than the dial
I'd worry about that damage to the hour hand. Looks like this watch has been opened up by someone perhaps not qualified to open it.
Yes, that's much better
My apologies, I guess that was a reflection or an artifact of the lighting in the original image. frankly, the dial does not bother me much although I haven't seen such aging on one of these. Good Luck and enjoy!
Damage: Ugly. Pass
This kind of thing on a watch from the 1950s can be stomached on certain terms, but in a modern-era automatic Daytona, this is just damage caused by negligent or indifferent ownership. There's nothing romantic or desirable about it. Best, Tim
She is not
ugly. Don’t be so harsh on her. Maybe it’s because she’s been overworked. She’s still alive, we can still speak to her. Oh no, I’m getting to romantic. Excuse me. Good luck my friend.
hahaha... 20 years later...
We can look back and smile on our romance we had . Thank you for your well wishing. I will wait til I see the movement image as suggested by you.
OP says it's unpolished. You say otherwise. Do you mind sharing with me why you think it's overpolished so I can learn how to spot this for my own use? Thanks.