rare 1803 dial and hands ?

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rare 1803 dial and hands ?

Joined: June 19th, 2006, 8:27 pm

May 16th, 2012, 11:56 am #1

Dear All ,

I know nothing about 1803 and I would like to know
if this dial and those hands are rare or not ?

there is no tritium dots on the dial and
the inside of the indexes is black

The hands also are black inside .

Thanks for your help.

regards.

Alain L.



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Joined: June 28th, 2007, 12:41 am

May 16th, 2012, 12:32 pm #2

yes, nice unusual no tritium DD (japan market?) (nt)
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Joined: June 19th, 2006, 8:27 pm

May 16th, 2012, 12:37 pm #3

I hope all is ok for you .

I really dont for which market it was

i bought it in Miami and the day is in Spanish
maybe this can help

see you soon !!!
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Joined: June 28th, 2007, 12:41 am

May 16th, 2012, 12:58 pm #4



... in the past saw a couple of DD with the same dial, and they come from japan (english day disc)

in any case, nice watch

cheers from Italy
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Joined: May 26th, 2010, 5:34 am

May 16th, 2012, 1:53 pm #5

Dear All ,

I know nothing about 1803 and I would like to know
if this dial and those hands are rare or not ?

there is no tritium dots on the dial and
the inside of the indexes is black

The hands also are black inside .

Thanks for your help.

regards.

Alain L.



very nice DD, congrats!
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Joined: May 7th, 2011, 5:01 am

May 16th, 2012, 3:15 pm #6

Dear All ,

I know nothing about 1803 and I would like to know
if this dial and those hands are rare or not ?

there is no tritium dots on the dial and
the inside of the indexes is black

The hands also are black inside .

Thanks for your help.

regards.

Alain L.



right now - 120914533738 - and seller (A.S.) states that dial was redone. I'm not saying this applies to yours and I have no clue about those dials but maybe this could also be an explanation. Again, I'm absolutely no expert.

Hans

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Joined: June 28th, 2007, 12:41 am

May 16th, 2012, 4:24 pm #7




cheers from Italy
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Joined: June 19th, 2006, 8:27 pm

May 16th, 2012, 4:53 pm #8

You are a Killer Roberto !!! ;-) ........(nt)
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Joined: June 19th, 2006, 8:27 pm

May 16th, 2012, 4:58 pm #9

very nice DD, congrats!
Thanks a lot !!!! (nt)
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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 10:37 am

May 16th, 2012, 5:21 pm #10

Dear All ,

I know nothing about 1803 and I would like to know
if this dial and those hands are rare or not ?

there is no tritium dots on the dial and
the inside of the indexes is black

The hands also are black inside .

Thanks for your help.

regards.

Alain L.



That's the big determiner here.

The dial is fine BTW It's a WG version of one often seen YG. The 5 minute indicators and black pin stripe markers look really nice. Normally non trit dials have non trit hands - this one has blacked-out trit which is a nice matching touch also. With a Spanish Day Wheel it could very well be a watch that originated out of South/Central America or even somewhere like Florida where Spanish is prevalent .

If the bottom left lug is anything to go by the case has not had the timing instrument treatment either.

Can you get a shot of the clasp? If it is an exposed foldy try and get a photo of the chops and date and the condition of the coronet.

Steve
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