Documentation for the Exclamation dot to be shown today...

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Documentation for the Exclamation dot to be shown today...

Joined: January 23rd, 2005, 9:30 pm

February 13th, 2012, 10:47 am #1

I am just waiting to receive the "Documentation" by email and then I will help Henry get it listed for all to see.



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February 13th, 2012, 10:58 am #2

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February 14th, 2012, 11:09 am #3

I am just waiting to receive the "Documentation" by email and then I will help Henry get it listed for all to see.



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February 14th, 2012, 11:18 am #4

stated that the Exclamation dot was added to watches for the Canadian Market only.

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February 14th, 2012, 5:15 pm #5

"DOT"..Canada is a small market..

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Joined: July 9th, 2004, 2:59 pm

February 14th, 2012, 6:05 pm #6


maybe personal imports avoiding heavy US Import duties till they were reduced in 1967 may be a good reason to identify those specific market watches.

Interesting all ther same

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February 14th, 2012, 10:13 pm #7

on same exact dials some have them and others do not..
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February 14th, 2012, 11:52 pm #8


All the best

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February 15th, 2012, 12:33 am #9

John, for example;

1] Why mark those watches with a lume dot? Surely there is an easier way? Like and additional letter/numeral on the reference number? Or a tiny stamp on the underside of a lug? I remember Jacek had one watch for sale that was so marked.

2] Why did these markings appear for only a short period, say 59 to 63, and then disappear, just as T Swiss T and "Swiss T appeared?


3] What was the tax regime at that time that will explain this as a import tax mark? This will be easily verified by asking the proper tax consultants or the Inland Revenue Department. I was a tax consultant in my previous job life, and we had comprehensive records of all legislation from the day tax was legislated. No information/archival gap here.


4] I would suggest that many other countries had different import tax regimes( all countries have their own; in fact find me two countries that haave exactly the same regime), but why was there no special markings for the watches for those countries? For example, some Rolexes imported into the US at one time had lower jewels count in their movements, to circumvent higher taxes, but were these watches marked on their dials?

Not trying to give anyboday a hard time, but I feel these are legitimate questions arising from the new import tax hypothesis.
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February 15th, 2012, 2:35 am #10

posted on Stefano Mazzariol's Blog? It shows an excl. point dialed PCG 1675.

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