Thoughts on this 6542 dial please

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Thoughts on this 6542 dial please

juneja
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juneja
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March 8th, 2018, 9:48 am #1

Hi,
May I have thoughts on this 6542 dial before I send funds over please? I have a 6542 but I've only handled a couple close up.
Many thanks








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Joined: October 25th, 2014, 2:41 pm

March 8th, 2018, 10:05 am #2

looks like a fake one , like an ebay seller from australia, isnt it ?
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Joined: January 1st, 2013, 10:51 pm

March 8th, 2018, 1:23 pm #3

Hi,
May I have thoughts on this 6542 dial before I send funds over please? I have a 6542 but I've only handled a couple close up.
Many thanks








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...btw, I hope you didn't purchase the hands from VRM lately

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Xeramic
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Joined: December 19th, 2006, 11:47 pm

March 8th, 2018, 3:04 pm #4

Hi,
May I have thoughts on this 6542 dial before I send funds over please? I have a 6542 but I've only handled a couple close up.
Many thanks








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seen the mistake/damage at "OFFI..."?

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Joined: January 1st, 2013, 10:51 pm

March 8th, 2018, 5:11 pm #5

No mistake - it's a lacquer oxidation bubble only. Here's a comparison with an example of HQmilton - a perfect match:




The space between the dots and the hashes respectively the chapter ring is also correct:




You've perhaps mixed it up with this Beyeler version here:




The whole dials (dial in question and comparable match) for a layout comparison:




Further, the patina looks totally honest. No doubt here. Initially I've wondered a bit about the fine lume granulation, but beside of the Geiger result it shows outer long-term soaking traces/discoloration (the dial got obviously humidity somewhere in the past), and its application quality is ok. A good part of the granulation effect comes from the image noise.

Greetings,
Xeramic


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darkner-imperator
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March 8th, 2018, 5:45 pm #6

Hi,
May I have thoughts on this 6542 dial before I send funds over please? I have a 6542 but I've only handled a couple close up.
Many thanks








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Rare first series 6542 dial ! ,)
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March 8th, 2018, 7:45 pm #7

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juneja
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March 9th, 2018, 12:57 am #8

looks like a fake one , like an ebay seller from australia, isnt it ?
... those hands... I never saw them, what did I miss ?!

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juneja
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March 9th, 2018, 1:03 am #9

...btw, I hope you didn't purchase the hands from VRM lately

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Xeramic
pls see above - didn't know about the recent hand sale - what did i miss?
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juneja
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March 9th, 2018, 1:04 am #10

No mistake - it's a lacquer oxidation bubble only. Here's a comparison with an example of HQmilton - a perfect match:




The space between the dots and the hashes respectively the chapter ring is also correct:




You've perhaps mixed it up with this Beyeler version here:




The whole dials (dial in question and comparable match) for a layout comparison:




Further, the patina looks totally honest. No doubt here. Initially I've wondered a bit about the fine lume granulation, but beside of the Geiger result it shows outer long-term soaking traces/discoloration (the dial got obviously humidity somewhere in the past), and its application quality is ok. A good part of the granulation effect comes from the image noise.

Greetings,
Xeramic

Super-appreciate your input...
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