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Floating Cosmograph 16520

September 28 2017 at 8:58 AM
Jean  (Login JohnBasque)
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Hello VRF,

I have been shown by a friend of mine a beautiful 16520 with a floating cosmograph dial (and inverted 6). It is fitted in a U-serial case (U9815xx).
I thought floating cosmograph dials were in earlier serials. Any comment / opinion would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Best,
J.

PS. Sorry the low quality pic.

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Roger
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You are correct. Dial was not born in that watch (nt)

September 28 2017, 9:31 AM 


 
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Jean
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Thank you Roger, so...

September 28 2017, 9:43 AM 

... basically the serial dates the watch from 1998, while floating cosmograph dial appeared in 1988/89 (i.e.10 years before). Correct?
Thanks for the help.

 
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fatboyharris
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Do a search on the site, there are lots of postings on the

September 29 2017, 1:32 AM 

floating cosmograph and 16520 series dial and bezel combinations. but basically R to very early L series range for floating dial....I understand that the black floating cosmograph dial maybe the rarer and therefore more valuable dial...it may be worth considering replacing the dial for a period correct dial and unless you are looking for a floating cosmograph sell the dial or search for an early cosmograph without the correct dial you do from time to time come across such pieces.......again do a search for the period correct dial for that particular serial number on the site. The dial is quite valuable if you are thinking of buying the watch dont overpay its not worth as much as a correct floating cosmograph.


regards

John


    
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Jean
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Thank you John

September 29 2017, 2:22 AM 

You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?

 
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fatboyharris
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Probably more than you think......search the forum or sales sites like

September 29 2017, 8:48 AM 

Chrono24 to get an idea of delta difference...maybe others might care to chip in with some indicate of price differential.

regards

John

 
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Jean
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Thank you John

September 29 2017, 2:22 AM 

You (and Roger) confirmed my preliminary thoughts.
I am actually not interested in buying the watch and it truly belongs to a friend who has little interest in watches. Would you have any approximate idea of the delta he could get by offering a professional his floating dial against a proper dial for a 16520 from 1998?

 
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Luciano
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Contact me

October 5 2017, 6:10 AM 

Is it possible for you to contact me?

 
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MichaelK
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I`d put 5-7K Euro on top and would send a perfect dial..... (nt)

October 5 2017, 9:17 AM 



    
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Jean
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Thank you Michael

October 5 2017, 10:32 AM 

I will let my friend know about this information.
Luciano - Please bear in mind that this watch is not mine and belongs to a friend. It was acquired c. 10 years ago from a second-hand dealer.

 
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MichaelK
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Looking forward to his response.... (nt)

October 5 2017, 3:44 PM 


 
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Jean
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Another question

October 6 2017, 5:38 AM 

Sorry Michael,
I am not too familiar withg acronyms. What does "nt" stand for please?

 
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fatboyharris
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NT means no text in the body of the posting just the message title nt regards John

October 6 2017, 5:43 AM 


 
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Jean
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Cheers John! (nt)

October 6 2017, 5:45 AM 


 
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