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Offline Sea Wolf

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Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« on: January 06, 2010, 01:32:52 PM »
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In the photos of the opened case, I don't see any signed zodiac on the movement?

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010, 06:31:54 PM »
No, some where not signed on the 90's models, it is OK.
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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010, 07:12:10 PM »
 :'(  nice watch but seems way too expensive. this is an example of why i dont like the gold plated models--gold is peeling off the back big time.too bad its not all stainless. FWIW--  just my opinion.  JON

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010, 08:07:43 PM »
Is it all stainless under the Gold?  Would it make sense to take the gold off?

I agree, too $$$$ for me.
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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2010, 06:41:35 AM »
i believe it is all stainless under the gold plate but it is a very tough/  expensive project to remove the plating.

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2010, 06:43:50 AM »
An usually looks ugly when done. I have tried that.
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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 12:17:01 PM »
I have the exact same model, it contains an unsigned 7750 movement, so that part is fine. The lack of gold plating on the inside of the band is normal, so all looks good with the watch if you like the style. The price is too steep for a used example. I bought mine NOS for around $400 2 years ago.

These chrono's are quote nice though, they are small by modern standards, about 39mm w/o crown. The Dials can be a little difficult to rear especially in this shade of blue, lume will be virtually non existant at this stage, although was not much good to start with.

The fit and finish on the bracelets is very nice with solid end links and a quality deployment. The square pushers are a nice detail and subtle enough for a watch that is a sports/dress hybrid.
PS - This is my first post here, so hello to all and I look forward to participating in the forum.

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 04:03:50 PM »
 8) melmoth--welcome to the forum,ALWAYS great to hear from a new member! thanks for the great input-this is what is so good about this site.great people discussing fantastic watches.we all learn every day about our ZODIACS. do you own any other zodiacs? i would love to post pictures of mine BUT i dont know how to do it! i do not know much about computers. maybe i can figure it out someday.   JON

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 07:51:18 PM »
i would love to post pictures of mine BUT i dont know how to do it! i do not know much about computers. maybe i can figure it out someday.   JON

Old people, sheesh!   

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 09:29:48 AM »
 ;D yeah, sonny,i didnt get my first pc til i was 60 years old and it still can be a challange sometimes!!i have come a long way,baby but there is still a LOT to learn.  JON

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2010, 10:33:58 AM »
Ahh, you know I was teasing Jon. I am not far behind you my friend, but I built my first PC back in 1984 and took to it like a duck takes to water. If you have the pictures you can email them to me and I will post them for you. Maybe even do a cheat sheet to help you learn.
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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 02:35:18 PM »
 ;D butch--of course i know you were kidding--i know your sense of humor by now. i will see about emailing you some pics to post for me, i really appreciate the offer.a cheat sheet would sure help figure this out.  your friend, JON

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 07:44:19 PM »
I have the exact same model, it contains an unsigned 7750 movement, so that part is fine. The lack of gold plating on the inside of the band is normal, so all looks good with the watch if you like the style. The price is too steep for a used example. I bought mine NOS for around $400 2 years ago.

These chrono's are quote nice though, they are small by modern standards, about 39mm w/o crown. The Dials can be a little difficult to rear especially in this shade of blue, lume will be virtually non existant at this stage, although was not much good to start with.

The fit and finish on the bracelets is very nice with solid end links and a quality deployment. The square pushers are a nice detail and subtle enough for a watch that is a sports/dress hybrid.
PS - This is my first post here, so hello to all and I look forward to participating in the forum.

Can you share photos of your chrono?

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 08:00:09 PM »
Hi, I only have shots of my two tone version whick are included below, I'm not too up on hosting images so you might need to follow the photobucket links. here goes..







« Last Edit: January 15, 2010, 08:05:24 PM by Melmoth »

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2010, 12:00:49 PM »
Good looking watch :o

If you ever want to sell it, please let me know  ;D
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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2010, 09:37:26 AM »
VERY NICE! and both bands--WOW. love the white dial, very clean and easy yo read. SEAWOLF--stop drooling!

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2010, 02:46:39 PM »
Melmoth....Beautiful watch and great photography....Gary

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Re: Is this Gold Point Chrono Fake?
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2010, 08:02:48 PM »
Thanks Jon, Gary and Seawolf.

These shots were actually taken on my canon camcorder. My nikon was toasted at the time and i was out on my balcony (you can see the wooden rails in the background) with a shoebox lid  trying to get some images. The blue hue was by accident but worked kinda well. The canon camcorder actually nearly works better for macro shots than the Nikon.

 

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