Floating Cosmograph 16520

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Floating Cosmograph 16520

JohnBasque
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September 28th, 2017, 3:58 pm #1

Hello VRF,

I have been shown by a friend of mine a beautiful 16520 with a floating cosmograph dial (and inverted 6). It is fitted in a U-serial case (U9815xx).
I thought floating cosmograph dials were in earlier serials. Any comment / opinion would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Best,
J.

PS. Sorry the low quality pic.

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September 28th, 2017, 4:31 pm #2

You are correct. Dial was not born in that watch (nt)
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JohnBasque
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September 28th, 2017, 4:43 pm #3

... basically the serial dates the watch from 1998, while floating cosmograph dial appeared in 1988/89 (i.e.10 years before). Correct?
Thanks for the help.
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fatboyharris
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September 29th, 2017, 8:32 am #4

floating cosmograph and 16520 series dial and bezel combinations. but basically R to very early L series range for floating dial....I understand that the black floating cosmograph dial maybe the rarer and therefore more valuable dial...it may be worth considering replacing the dial for a period correct dial and unless you are looking for a floating cosmograph sell the dial or search for an early cosmograph without the correct dial you do from time to time come across such pieces.......again do a search for the period correct dial for that particular serial number on the site. The dial is quite valuable if you are thinking of buying the watch dont overpay its not worth as much as a correct floating cosmograph.


regards

John
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September 29th, 2017, 9:22 am #5

You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?
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September 29th, 2017, 9:22 am #6

floating cosmograph and 16520 series dial and bezel combinations. but basically R to very early L series range for floating dial....I understand that the black floating cosmograph dial maybe the rarer and therefore more valuable dial...it may be worth considering replacing the dial for a period correct dial and unless you are looking for a floating cosmograph sell the dial or search for an early cosmograph without the correct dial you do from time to time come across such pieces.......again do a search for the period correct dial for that particular serial number on the site. The dial is quite valuable if you are thinking of buying the watch dont overpay its not worth as much as a correct floating cosmograph.


regards

John
You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?
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fatboyharris
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September 29th, 2017, 3:48 pm #7

You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?
Chrono24 to get an idea of delta difference...maybe others might care to chip in with some indicate of price differential.

regards

John
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October 5th, 2017, 1:10 pm #8

You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?
Is it possible for you to contact me?
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October 5th, 2017, 4:17 pm #9

You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?
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JohnBasque
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October 5th, 2017, 5:32 pm #10

I will let my friend know about this information.
Luciano - Please bear in mind that this watch is not mine and belongs to a friend. It was acquired c. 10 years ago from a second-hand dealer.
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