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I got this off evilbay...

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"does not include original packaging or manual. Comes with watch only. No major scratches or marks. See pics for details . Do not know if the watch needs a new battery or if the time is set correctly."

Pics looked ok (was a couple of pics that showed a goodish watch)
Was hoping for a second example...as a "backup"

The lume is sooo rotten, it has swelled up soooo high that the minute hand catches on the lume and only turns from "2 to 4" and must now be loose on its post as the hour hand will do a revolution if trying to set the time.... the second hand catches too. I am at a loss at how this happened and how to fix it. or do I cut my losses and send it back? Rest of the watch appears to be in good condition...

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This is a new one for me. Help appreciated.

Do I just need to source a new dial and hands? Or will this become my mod watch ;)
 

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Here is a side by side with my beater (many years of hard abuse)
"New" watch is a 2010 (unless it is a 2000) and mine is a 2004

The lume is a different colour?

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My beater
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A classic eBay ignorant seller.

I would say that the watch has been exposed to moisture. That will wreck the Lume and screw the movement.
I wouldn't give up on it if you like the watch. You are looking at +£30 to get the dial relumed and probably £60-£70 for a movement service.
Take stock. If you can return for a refund? It's your choice.
 

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Yep, water damage. I'd stay clear unless you can either do the work yourself or be willing to spend to replace possibly damaged parts. It looks like the dial and hands are toast.
 
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