Zodiac Talk => General Zodiac Discussion => Topic started by: jon p on September 16, 2010, 11:05:24 am

Title: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: jon p on September 16, 2010, 11:05:24 am
 ::) :P   WOW, lots of new stuff on the bay today!! check out these 3 listings: 370237057006---white dial with mercedes hands,looks GOOD! i remember reading somewhere that these could be special ordered this way.    280562984705--1990s 100atm SW with original bracelet.really looks great except for faded dial.was this model one that faded easy? what is a good estimate of value on this model?   370407569994--nice SW but they missed it on the redial! oops, forgot "sea wolf", and there are those tiny font numbers again!!
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: Butch on September 16, 2010, 01:39:09 pm
370237057006 - hands are NOT original.
280562984705 - I have seen this before, on this and the older model. Dunno why it happens tho, maybe UV has thots on it.
370407569994 - Daddy, that is yucky!
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: Ultra-Vintage on September 18, 2010, 05:49:05 pm
370237057006 - hands are NOT original.
280562984705 - I have seen this before, on this and the older model. Dunno why it happens tho, maybe UV has thots on it.
370407569994 - Daddy, that is yucky!

370237057006: I love when they throw incorrect hands on a watch and act like it is a rarity.  Also, he is saying that the Seawolf has the same type of movement as a Rolex???  I wasn't aware of that lol

370407569994: That redial has the color of old-style toothpaste.  Aweful!

280562984705:  That kind of damage is usually caused by prolonged exposure to moisture.  The luminous gets that nasty green color (and is often sort of crumbly or fragile), and the printing will prematurely fade like that.  Cannot tell in the pics because of the thick crystal, but black dials that have had this type of damage will usually have faded looking waterspots on them that will not clean off as well.  More than likely someone took it into the water with the crown not screwed down, and then did not get it dried out quickly enough.  I recently got a vintage 1675 GMT for service where the owner took it into the ocean and forgot to screw the crown down, the salt water turned his vintage mint dial into something like this one only worse, and rusted the majority of the movement parts together. 
Whenever you see a dial like this, be wary about the condition of the movement.  They say this one has been serviced, but no pictures of the movement have been shown, and you dont know what damage may still be present or what things have been replaced.  Personally, I wouldnt want the watch for these reasons.
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: jon p on September 19, 2010, 08:42:06 am
ULTRA--thanks for the very helpful input ! i wasnt bidding on any of these.  JON P
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: Yankees76 on September 21, 2010, 02:11:18 pm
::) :P   WOW, lots of new stuff on the bay today!! check out these 3 listings: 370237057006---white dial with mercedes hands,looks GOOD!

 :P

I'd say it looks "different". Sea Wolf hands are distinct - having Rolex-type hands on there makes it look odd...
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: jon p on September 21, 2010, 05:13:34 pm
 8) this is NOT the first one i have seen with this style hands, there was another one about 6 months back.  JON P
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: Butch on September 22, 2010, 07:53:07 am
(https://www.vintagezodiacs.com/gallery/p7lsm_img_17/fullsize/27-25_fs.jpg)

This is from the Never Were section in the Gallery.
Title: Re: new SW listings on ebay
Post by: jon p on September 26, 2010, 11:07:07 am
 :owow-the sw sold for $412.00. with a good redial it will look great.