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best to do a good due diligence to avoid such issues. asking a seller to move hands to a specific time is no big deal and also goes some way to proving he has the watch. asking a seller for a refund is OK, but asking for a partial refund after nit picking and slagging him off if he does not comply, in my books is not on ...
I don't know of have any affinity to either party (buyer or seller).
: I would agree with Tony. I have never requested having the hands
: moved unless there were obvious issues which were not completely
: obscured the hands. I've only had one instance were the hands
: were positioned to hide defects out of the many watches I've
: This is clearly someone hiding a defect. Plain and simple, anyone
: saying otherwise is not being realistic. 359 degrees of the dial
: are exposed. That one remaining degree which is covered by a
: hand just so happens to be hiding an issue on just about the
: most significant factor/component of value on any vintage
: timepiece. Please.
: Either the seller was hiding it with hopes that the buyer wouldn't
: care or want to be bothered with the time and expense of
: returning it.