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6542--ca. 300,k SN, Bakelite bezel insert--posted by Orchi

May 23 2011 at 9:16 AM

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Note: "Ref. 6542 GMT S/nos.300+K c/w...
this OCC Gilt Dial(believed to be the early MK.1 Dial variant...
which doesn't belong to the watch originally)

The Dial's lumimous hour markers(still glowing under strong UV light)...
are plotted close to the Gilt Chapter Ring minute tracks...
instead of the lume markers being plotted farther towards the centre of Dial...
by comparing to the other commonly seen 6542 GMT OCC Gilt Dial variant...
(believed to be MK.2)...
The pointy edge of the 12 o'clock Triangular lume marker...
is seen to have been touched up before...

The Original Bakelite bezel insert fitted to the watch...
has thinner luminous numeral fonts...
These luminous fonts were relumed before...
n the fonts are glowing...
The Bakelite insert has few hairline cracks...
but it's not broken...

All prints in Gilt are intact...
n most are seen to have turned to "Copper" Reddish in tone...
The once glossy Dial lacquer surface has faded with blemish n crazing marks...

The Hands are Gilt...
(with exception of the small arrow 24hr GMT hand)

Cal.1030 movement(marked 1035) has Roulette Date wheel." - O.P.

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