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Just to Back up Rue watches here, the guy is a top draw Historian when it comes to these types of chronographs from the 60s and 70s.
I've never known anyone put in so much effort with an eye for the finer details most people would miss.
My general point would be to everyone! Don't just buy and don't question what your buying. If you see something that doesn't look correct,
point it out and back it up with evidence if available. There's so many grey areas in the vintage market especially back in the 70s when companies
all shared similar case types and hands. Do as much research as you can like Rue does.
: As a general point, I would say it is not on decrying someone elses
: products as being a franken, without having firm proof to back
: it up, that you are willing to share. A catalogue, advert, etc
: showing a definitive layout. OK, with well known, well recorded
: brands, it is quite easy to do this, but even with micro-brands
: that came and went, they still produced marketing material.