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Re: FS: Anonymous 1940s Steel Clamshell Chrono - Includes WW

I've had a couple questions about the watch that I will try to answer here...

The unsigned dial has shows some uneven spacing between the outer telemeter and inner minute track printing (thicker at the bottom than at the top); similarly, the running seconds sub-dial printing does not line up perfectly in the dial recess. Those spacing issues are often signs of dial reprinting. Having purchased the watch as part of sale of the original owner's estate, I am confident that if any work was performed on the dial it was done long ago and while (or before) it was owned by Mr. Burtner. I'm not directly aware of any dial reprinting myself. I am aware of other watches sold by Erik Larsson, watchmaker in Rattvik with his signature printed on the dial, so it is possible that he had printing capabilities in his shop and that this watch was sold with this printing seen today. The photos showing Mr. Burtner wearing the watch all confirm that the dial has been light colored since the 1940s. An internet search for 'Perfecta chronograph' will only show you a couple examples with black dials, so direct comparison to other like examples is difficult.

In looking back through my documents for the watch, I realized that the hands that were on it when I bought it were damaged beyond repair and were replaced during the 2017 service with period correct examples.

Those things considered, I have lowered the price to $3500 shipped CONUS.

Thanks for looking!

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