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  1. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 17, 2015

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    I picked up a 1153S on Ebay. Seems like a decent buy considering the original bracelets are selling for up to half of the sales price. But I have a question about the hands, Can you tell me if the hands look original to this dial? The lume seems to match. It glows briefly on both the dial and hands when exposed to bright light, but quickly fades.
    The serial number is very hard to read, but looks like 282,XXX. Is this a first execution?
    (E-2 on the reference table)

    what about the hands on the sub-dials? they look wrong to me.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Car...D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557Purchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network
     
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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 17, 2015

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    Certainly looks cool, especially when you get the GF rice bracelet onto it
     
  3. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 17, 2015

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    here is a better shot
     
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  4. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 17, 2015

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    and on GF Bracelet
     
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  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 17, 2015

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    Was looking at EXIF at what macro lens you were using, then see 28mm Leica :confused:

    Looks amazing but never would have guessed that
     
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  6. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 17, 2015

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    LOL...yes an odd choice. Its the new Leica Q...it has a fixed 28mm lens with macro. Works pretty well for a 28mm :)
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 17, 2015

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    Ah! I was imaging you sitting there with a 28mm wide angle lens on an M rangefinder trying to line it up but that makes more sense!
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Jul 18, 2015

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    Watch looks good to me. It's not a first-execution 1153S (those had plain steel hands), but either second or third. You can see from the macro on the chrono hand that the orange has faded over time.

    Don't think there is anything wrong with the sub-dial hands- they've peeled like the chrono hand- minute and hour hands are also OK.

    Looks great- enjoy!
     
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  9. CajunTiger

    CajunTiger Cajuns and Gators can't read newspapers! Jul 19, 2015

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    Thanks, I found a few reference images and you are correct!
    I didn't realize there were two types of hands on the sub dials, I was expecting the later ones with point but these with the flat top are correct.

    These images not nine, only used as a reference
     
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