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    When a man you've never met before suddenly gives you a 1999 Day-Date...

    ....check he's not a scoundrel trying to make one sold in 1990 look nine years younger !



    L case number, N clasp code ? Pfffft, amateur !

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    How peculiar! Wouldn't a 1990s one be potentially more interesting to people anyway? At that age neither are exactly nearly new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    How peculiar! Wouldn't a 1990s one be potentially more interesting to people anyway? At that age neither are exactly nearly new.
    Seen it many times. It's on a par with those customers pawning a locket who put leaden putty or a pound coin behind grandma's sweet fizzog so that it weighs more when we put it on the scales.......

    I wouldn't say that a 1990 Day-Date is any more interesting than a 1999 example, but its condition would typically be worse and there may be a small premium for the newer watch even if all else were equal.

    The errant hand, of course, is usually that of someone trying to misrepresent their position in the hope of gain.
    Last edited by Haywood_Milton; 25th May 2021 at 14:26.

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    I do like your thread titles - it's like a pastiche of those American crime report voice-overs.

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    Shoddy work - colouring, smudges and style. Good detective work Mr. H (olmes). [Onto the next less-suspecting victim perhaps?]

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    Me thinks an 8 would have been the better choice given the picture.
    #plantpot

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    Not a master forger at work based on that.

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    That takes me back. Was that slogan from Impulse or Milk Tray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinaldo1711 View Post
    Not a master forger at work based on that.
    You are seeing it somewhat enlarged, whereas in real life the figure is just millimetres high and the shape of the "naughty nine" mirrors those written by the original hand in front of it.

    I've seen many variants.

    1 becomes 4, 7 or 9.

    3 becomes 8 or 9.

    Strangely, if confronted, the bearer always expresses amazement at how it could have happened...."but how much will you give me anyway?"
    Last edited by Haywood_Milton; 25th May 2021 at 17:22.

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    Was the watch itself legit? (If you even got that far!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peck View Post
    Was the watch itself legit? (If you even got that far!)
    A mix of accessories were cobbled together with it, but yes, the watch itself was correct and I bought it --- based on its condition and correct age !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    A mix of accessories were cobbled together with it, but yes, the watch itself was correct and I bought it --- based on its condition and correct age !
    👍👍

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    Looks like my attempt to change my school report

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    A mix of accessories were cobbled together with it, but yes, the watch itself was correct and I bought it --- based on its condition and correct age !
    I will be eagerly checking your website, I have a craving for one and these are a minefield when not coming from a trusted source (yourself!)


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    I would like to propose a weekly thread were Haywood updates us with the watch related shenanigans and strange happenings that cross his path.

    If you ever compile the stories into a book Haywood, I would like a signed copy please :-).

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    Interesting!

    Are you allowed to give out the name of your website here so I can look at your stock and see if thereís anything that takes my fancy? If not can you PM me the details..?

    Cheers

    Jack

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    Could the seller have been Prince?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazerBoy View Post
    Interesting!

    Are you allowed to give out the name of your website here so I can look at your stock and see if thereís anything that takes my fancy? If not can you PM me the details..?

    Cheers

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    Just Google Miltons pawnbrokers. But not to be confused with HQ Milton in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Just Google Miltons pawnbrokers. But not to be confused with HQ Milton in the US.
    That plan is flawed, as it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    That plan is flawed, as it happens.
    I think I found it. Iím not very good at spelling and the word millionaires is very difficult for me ;-)

    Is that the one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazerBoy View Post
    I think I found it. Iím not very good at spelling and the word millionaires is very difficult for me ;-)

    Is that the one?
    Yes


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