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Question on authenticy

Hi Jef, Chuck and other experts,

I have a question on the authenticy of a manual Monaco with three subdials.

I have recently bought it on E-bay and just received it.When I studied it I got the strong impression that it may not be original.

When I contacted the seller, he told me that he is very worried about this and will take the watch back if it really is non-authentic. He is more worried about this reputation than maybe having to take it back.
Despite this problem we both have the feeling that we can solve this as gentlemen.

What we need however is a judgment. The beswt way of course would be to go to a TAG Heuer dealer and have it looked at. However, in Holland Tag Heuer delaers no longer service Heuers. This is all done in Switzerland.

OK, this is what I noticed:

- it's a three dial Monaco, manual wind.
- the hands all look authentic to me ( I have two original Monacos-cal 11 and 15- and can compare this).
- there's no model number and part number between the lugs
- case looks authentic
- the dial has no applied steel hour markers, instead the markers are printed to the dial in white colour.
- the back side doies not carry the text "Tool 33".

This is what I noticed.

Would appreciate your objective opinion on this. You will help us both.


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