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thanks a lot for your immediate reply.
The serial number is given as 79XXX. Would you agree this qualifies the watch as a first execution? The watch on eBay has first exec solid markers, which would fit.
To be honest, after some research I just found a posting from our own Paul Gavin here on the forum, in which he shows a watch with an identical dial, also with the "chopped 50":
So I think this tells us that this type of dial does exist and is genuine.
BTW, I also noticed the different tachy dials with the red printing either on a different surface silver ring, or on the plain silver starburst dial. Some months ago I had discussed this topic with Bernard, and since we found several examples of both types, we came to the conclusion that they both existed.
: Hi Robert.
: First execution first gen Carreras (those with solid markers
: without inserts) have scales either on a separate, silvery track
: (as in the first pic) or just against a plain dial (as in the
: third pic). We see that relatively often on Tachy dials, less so
: on Decis but simply because the Tachy was more popular.
: Now, in the instance of the Tachy dial, the scale was red whether
: it sat in a silver track or not. I need to dig in the picture
: archives to see if the same was true for the Deci. It might be
: that that one is simply late, before they switched to second
: generation. Do you have a serial number for it? That could help.