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Decisions ..... 'original' or 'box and papers' refurbished ...

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Looking at POLJOT 3133 pilot watches - I am stuck between a watch that looks original, and a watch that has much better lume (obviously redone, therefore - wrong colour) but it does have box and papers matching the serial number.

The 'box and papers' watch is more expensive, but less original.  I hate grotty lume anyway.  And I already have a re-dial Sturmanskie 'Gagarin', so I'm not dead against - hmmm, but what would you do?

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I think that if you go to the trouble of a relume, obtaining papers might not be much of a stretch either.  Appreciate your offer to look at pics, but I think the sensible thing is to go for the cheaper one, as the probability of it being original is equally low, and it's a better job if it is make-over - I'm not buying it to sell, so what it's worth to someone else is irrelevant - I have that one space left in my 'Russian' watch box!  Maybe I'll hold out for an Okean, but they must be in season currently - Ebay is full of them right now lol

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Be very wary of any watches coming out of Russia/Ukraine with "papers" (invariably a sheet of A4). 5 years ago hardly anything had papers - now they're all over the place. Make of that what you will!

Watches with the better lume often have fake dials so watch out for that too.

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9 hours ago, Lampoc said:

Watches with the better lume often have fake dials so watch out for that too.

I went for a hacking Sturmanskie chrono in the end, the lume is well dried, but hasn't dropped off yet lol.  I will post pics when it arrives - I am promised the date changes well, the hands reset to 0, and the 'stop-seconds' is working.

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