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Upon closer inspection - - - I agree with Chuck, that you probably need a better description or better photographs. The ebay photo shows some fairly heavy marks, either on the crystal (no big deal) or on the dial (a very big deal) . . . you need to determine where the problem lies.

It is rare that asking questions of the seller is a bad idea. If the dealer is evasive or unresponsive, that is important to know too.

also, there are no minute / second or 1/5 second marks visible on the photo . . . the inner bezel appears to be missing?? perhaps this is just a poor-quality photograph, but you would probably want to find out more before bidding this kind of money.

A little patina on a Vintage watch should not be unexpected. In fact many people like a little patina to give a watch that "Raiders of the Lost Ark" look.

I also noticed that the luminious on the hour hand is completely missing... Perhaps that would explain some of the discoloration along the dial...

. . . and then there is the question of the movement. if the dial has lived this rough life, the movement has probably not fared much better.

It's never a bad idea to scrutinize movement photo's or ask for them if the seller doesn't provide them initially.

good luck with whatever you decide.

And let us know what you end up with!

-- Chuck

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