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Following Fred's discovery I got in touch with the auctioneer. He read this thread, agreed with Fred's assessment and contacted the seller--who also agreed with Fred's assessment. Consequently the lot has been updated, adding that the dial was "presumably refurbished."
That settles the matter then. Thank you all for helping out, again!
: The first batch of chronographs delivered to the German Bundeswehr
: in 1967 were 255 pieces, based on the same 14 lignes Valjoux
: R222 Flyback caliber used in the CP-2 for the Italian
: Aeronautica Militare (AMI-marked) and Esercito Italiano
: These watches had Leonidas dials and it is unkonwn how many of them
: survived, as most apparently were scrapped when decommissioned,
: some were converted to Sinn - we've seen maybe a dozen or less
: over the years in original condition.
: Cases for the Leonidas Bund are very different from the CP-2, the
: lugs are very similar in shape to the Heuer Bundeswehr then
: manufactured in a quantity of a bit above 11,000, but
: incompatible with these, as the R23-based Flyback in the Heuers
: is 13 lignes and has the asymmetric pushers of this caliber
: So the watch on auction is basically authentic, but the dial is a
: sad refinish, finding an authentic one will be far from easy.
: Here's a pic showing the "CP-2 Cronometro da Polso No. 2"
: and the Leonidas Bund on the left, below that the Italy and
: Germany Leonidas, a Heuer Bund and, sadly not mine, a Heuer Bund
: Cal. 12 Prototype.