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It is without doubt that pocket watches were 'the beginning of the wristwatch' first by British army officers who put a pocket watch in a leather...
As you say its an "opinion"
Many of these FRANKEN pieces also have non original dials and of course cases.
All SWISS OEM consider them as fakes -...
Personally - I follow all SWISS manufacturers opinion.
Any time pieces that has been changed or modified from how it left the factory is now...
No rudeness taken
I only talk wrist watches.
Where is the center seconds hand?
I do not believe direct center seconds was invented till after 1940s (sorry I could not find my notes)....
No way its indirect (or direct) center sweep seconds
Yes it could be cylinder - pretty sure not a detached lever
Center sweep second is pretty rare in 1917, indeed I think only GALLET had?
The Ops watch does not have that
Enamel dial with original RADIUM lume. single sunk dial.
Movement looks a pin lever escapement
Hands are not original.
Yes - big issue few people know or care.
Indeed neither do museums.
NAWCC do have a lead box correctly marked to store RADIUM artefacts
Firstly you are 100% protected by eBay so no issue there.
I can not (personally) confirm or deny from what are lousy photos.
Movement is best way...
First impressions no, not genuine
Photos useless to tell.
Needs decent photo of dial withOUT hands covering the name and case back engraving
I did not know either of these things.
Can you point us to these eBay new rules.
FYI - if correct. I disagree with both - firstly vintage pieces...
Most decent watchmakers will find an alternate ETA movement and fit.
That said you can probably buy another watch like it on eBay for $100
here is the manual comparing the two calibers
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1930 to 1969
Got you a pile of junk
Its neither a chronograph as it deports to be nor a tourbillon' that it imagines to me.
Thats the bad news - the good news...