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Default Patience may be a virtue but it gets to be a pain :)

I have been trying to find a 6139 dial for ages and ages and drawing a total blank, frustrating but last week I came across an auction lot with a decent dial, won the auction for less than half what I bid

Arrived yesterday and even though not perfect its aint bad I could of used a after market one but that just goes against the grain as then the project is no longer valid imo as the project just becomes a fake watch, whats the point ?

Just goes to show we should never give up even if we feel like doing so.

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Congrats on the find.


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I have been trying to find a 6139 dial for ages and ages and drawing a total blank, frustrating but last week I came across an auction lot with a decent dial, won the auction for less than half what I bid



Arrived yesterday and even though not perfect its aint bad I could of used a after market one but that just goes against the grain as then the project is no longer valid imo as the project just becomes a fake watch, whats the point ?



Just goes to show we should never give up even if we feel like doing so.



Fantastic find John, worth the wait.

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I have some 6139-6040 should you be interested....
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John I see the markers in the sub dial don't quite meet the edge of the rim, this if you remember (1st Ryton watch fair), is what Jim claimed made my one of the same (6030R, less I have the water70resist) an after market dial.
Now I wouldn't like to question Jim's judgement but I do hope he's wrong

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John I see the markers in the sub dial don't quite meet the edge of the rim, this if you remember (1st Ryton watch fair), is what Jim claimed made my one of the same (6030R, less I have the water70resist) an after market dial.
Now I wouldn't like to question Jim's judgement but I do hope he's wrong
I remember that conversation Steve (just ).

This one looked good to me but then again that doesent say much, I havent seen the after market dials with the stamp on the back but I will let the guys with more knowledge than me say if its OEM or after market.





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Be the example you want to see. Kudos Mr. B.
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it's amazing John how much the crystal hides, once the dial is under it. Any blemishes or imperfections on that beautiful dial will be be far less obvious in it's natural setting.
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I remember that conversation Steve (just ).

This one looked good to me but then again that doesent say much, I havent seen the after market dials with the stamp on the back but I will let the guys with more knowledge than me say if its OEM or after market.





Well John, we haven't seen aftermarket dials with the date stamp on the back up until now, but now that the cats out of the bag, I'll give you three guesses who'll be next to add it to their Bag Of Tricks.........

Based on the date stamp + the fact that the indics are attached to the dial with pins just like the logo, I'd have to say it's an original dial.

On the one example of an aftermarket dial I have on hand, the indics are actually glued to the face of the dial rather then "secured" with pins.
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Even though the sub dial looks a bit "sloppy" (the printing just looks a bit "off")
It sure seems like it's the real thing.

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Wasnt a bad buy I reckon John! Lucky for you my Mrs was making me read through her essay for errors at the time my reminder to bid went off.
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Thanks guys I am going to take it that this is the real thing, I will sleep easy
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Based on the date stamp + the fact that the indics are attached to the dial with pins just like the logo, I'd have to say it's an original dial.

On the one example of an aftermarket dial I have on hand, the indics are actually glued to the face of the dial rather then "secured" with pins.
I am certain the dial John has is genuine, - but here is a pic of the back of a Seikosis fake dial..... the indices seem to be secured with pins.

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I am certain the dial John has is genuine, - but here is a pic of the back of a Seikosis fake dial..... the indices seem to be secured with pins.


Thanks for posting that Jim! I hadn't seen the back side of a Seikosis Fake dial before. A little bit rough compared to an original.
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