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After following the debate and postings recently on the above topic I'm compelled to post a reply.
I'm not conviced that the, lets call it the "square waffle" indicies dial, is non-original.
I have just raided the safe and looked at two NOS three register Monaco dials I have.
One a blue with white sub dials, the other a very rare silver mirror dial with white sub dials.
(I will photograph these tomorrow under sunlight to give the best reproduction, Jeff, can you please post them on my behalf)
These two dials are NOS and are similar/different:
One is a "square waffle" indicies design and the other is the "jewel" type indicies design. Both have similar design/markings and the rear of the dials are similar, as is the construction of them as far as I can tell.
Let us allow the photos to illustrate the point tomorrow !
Also, I checked my pretty extensive Monaco picture files, and I have to say that the "square waffle" type dial Monacos outnumber the "jewel" ones.
Yes, the "square waffle" dials seem to have the smaller hands.
I just do not believe that the sheer weight of numbers of the "square waffle/small hands" Monacos I have recorded can constitute them as "fakes". (generally vintage Monacos have been void of fakes due to their scarcity and, until recently, their "undesirability"- of course the opposite is the case now as they are highly sought after)
Anyway.....I look forward to sharing them with the OTD team over the weekend.
And thus continuing this debate.
Cheers to all