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Nigel B

Does this look right ?

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I have this in the post at present, should be here next week, but I just have a feeling it doesn't feel "right" .

Can anyone help in distinguishing one way or the other as to whether it is correct or not ? 

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It came at a good price so I wont be upset if its a Franken watch, its just part of the learning curve.

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Looks like an Indian special to me I’m afraid.  The dial and hands look wrong and the movement definitely is , looks like they have bodged up the ratchet wheel as well , sor:(ry 

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Ah well not to worry, if it works ok it should do for a daily wear.

 

Just another part of the learning curve :).

It's probably worth more as parts than the €18 I got it for.

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1 hour ago, Nigel B said:

I have this in the post at present, should be here next week, but I just have a feeling it doesn't feel "right" .

Can anyone help in distinguishing one way or the other as to whether it is correct or not ? 

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its just part of the learning curve.

It's worth having a study of the types of movements the fakers use, for future reference.

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Everything about that watch is wrong. Roamer movements have a recognised quality, in both function and appearance.

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ST 96, which appears in " Indian" Oris. 

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Thanks @WRENCH , @JoT & @andyclient , being new to all of this means it won't be the last time, I'm sure, but as long as I learn something from my mistakes I "should" make less of them as I go along. I hope.

Are all roamer movements engraved with the makers name ? 

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7 minutes ago, Nigel B said:

Are all roamer movements engraved with the makers name

 No. Here's something to look at 

http://calibercorner.com/tag/roamer/

Fakers will convincingly stamp fake movements as well. So it is a good idea to thoroughly do your homework, which can be most interesting.

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Thats interesting, saved for future reference too.

There's a lot for me to learn as I go along, but i was once told every day is a school day, and it really has proved to be true for me throughout the years. So all information is greatly appreciated.

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I'm wary of anything that is missing the case screws on the movement (i.e. the screws that fix the movement into the case).

Also, a plastic spacer ring on this age of watch would be another warning sign.

If it's from eBay you can easily send it back as not as described.

 

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53 minutes ago, Nigelp said:

roamer? More like a Bolton Wanderers 

You can get a nice pair of Roamers boots to wander around Bolton.

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Beware of cheap initiations. :nono:

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2 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

You can get a nice pair of Roamers boots to wander around Bolton.

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Beware of cheap initiations. :nono:

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1 hour ago, Nigelp said:

roamer? More like a Bolton Wanderers 

And even they have moved their home :)

8 minutes ago, WRENCH said:

You can get a nice pair of Roamers boots to wander around Bolton.

s-l300.jpg

Beware of cheap initiations. :nono:

They'd be worn out before I walked to Bolton from here :biggrin:

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2 hours ago, longplay said:

I'm wary of anything that is missing the case screws on the movement (i.e. the screws that fix the movement into the case).

Also, a plastic spacer ring on this age of watch would be another warning sign.

If it's from eBay you can easily send it back as not as described.

 

    Yes; "the pastic disk".    i buy a few dead watches just for the bands.   i imagine the sellers get them for a couple bucks and hawk them for $ 500.  vin

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