Thoughts on this K-475

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Thoughts on this K-475

#1 Post by vanallard » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Dial appears to be refinished (font not crisp) and no photos of the movement so a bit of a risk IMO.

Thoughts?
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#2 Post by N. Robinson » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:59 am

Your reduced photos are hard to make out.

Here is a higher resolution photo.
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#3 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:42 pm

Here's mine for comparison.
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#4 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:54 pm

Interesting the catalog photo shows "AUTOMATIC" curved. Google images search shows straight and curved.
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#5 Post by stales » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:56 pm

My thoughts are.... "It's a K-475. Buy it."
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#6 Post by retroworx » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:42 am

vintagehamiltons wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Interesting the catalog photo shows "AUTOMATIC" curved. Google images search shows straight and curved.

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Yes, the dial had both straight and curved variations — both are correct and original.
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#7 Post by retroworx » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:42 am

retroworx wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:42 am
vintagehamiltons wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Interesting the catalog photo shows "AUTOMATIC" curved. Google images search shows straight and curved.

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Yes, the dial had both straight and curved variations, in block letters and script — both are correct and original.
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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#8 Post by vanallard » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:22 am

I should have noted in my initial post that I was aware of the curved and straight across font.

Something about the writing of "Automatic" seemed a bit off on this example. This one is on eBay and priced quite fairly IMO if anyone is in the market.

I think I might wait for an example with the straight across variation.

Thanks for the input!

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Re: Thoughts on this K-475

#9 Post by Nookster » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:13 pm

I have two or three to sell if anyone needs one. email me if you're interested.
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