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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#31 Post by mrcardigan » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:06 pm

FABULOUS HALL OF SHAME EXAMPLE...

Piccadilly listed on ebay for ONLY $3995. How long does it take you to spot it??? Just shows its not just the cheaper models. Now what this really needs is some sort of palm tree as well :)
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#32 Post by GJH » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:17 pm

Close enough!

WOW! For that kind of money, you would hope it is at least spelled RIGHT!

GREAT catch on that one... unreal.

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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#33 Post by Frobob » Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:46 pm

Professional refinish: ~$30
Sharpie: $1
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#34 Post by GJH » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:21 pm

mrcardigan wrote:
Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:38 am
How about the reverse side of the case...this Dickens sold recently, presented to new hubby last year as wedding present. He was not impressed with the inscription and sold it. Apart from the inscription, the dial and case looked mint. Such a shame!
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#35 Post by GJH » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:21 pm

Frobob wrote:
Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:46 pm
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unreal... poor dial
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#36 Post by mrcardigan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:39 am

This one, according to the seller, is apparently an original dial!!!!!

Loving the very obviously completely totally and utterly original factory finish on the seconds sub dial, all skewed off like the printing blank slipped! In fact, the way that NONE OF THE PRINTING LINES UP, whether with the numerals or even the rest of the printing, whilst the numerals are also all off centre.

Factory finish my arse!
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#37 Post by mrcardigan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:42 pm

A factory finish original dial. Amazing how they both demonstrate the identical quality work!!! :lol:
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#38 Post by GJH » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:52 pm

This is why ebay is nicknamed 'The Swamp"
Venture into it at your own peril...

If you know what you are doing, you have a chance, if not... :twisted:
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#39 Post by mrcardigan » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:12 pm

I am almost tempted to buy this one. Result could go two ways...
Firstly, the wibbly wobbly lines are down to a knackered crystal, in which case I've done well
Or...
The dial really is that wibbly, in which case I get a cheap evening of hysterical giggling at how bad it really is.

Win, win I reckon. Anyway, here it is....
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Re: Dial Hall of Shame

#40 Post by mrcardigan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:21 pm

How about this one. Dial is ok, crystal not!!!!
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