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Re: . . . and the "Condition Report" Only Makes It Worse

: And for the prospective bidders who are interested enough to
: request the so-called "Condition Report", Bonhams
: provides the following regarding the hands -- "Later hands;
: some aging".

: This is somewhere between a joke and intentional deceit (which is
: also called "fraud"). These hands are not simply
: "later"; these hands were not used by Heuer for this
: model Autavia or -- to my knowledge -- any other watch. Most
: likely, they are from a Breitling, also powered by a Cal 11 /
: Cal 12 movement.

: I am not sure why Bonhams, or any other reputable auction house,
: would offer this watch for sale. And if they were to decide to
: sell the watch, the incorrect hands should be called out
: clearly, in the main listing. It makes no sense for the
: prospective bidder to go through the steps of obtaining a
: Condition Report, and then receive this information --
: "Later hands; some aging".

: To my way of thinking, whatever financial benefit Bonhams receives
: from selling this watch is lost with the damage to the firm's
: reputation that results from this listing.

: Jeff

: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Incorrect hour hand and incorrect minute hand.
What do you think about the rest of the hands, pushers, crown?
: :

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