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Old 04-10-2012, 06:01   #1
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Default Legitimacy of this watch

Hey,

I'm new to this forum and new to military watches in general. I am trying to learn more, especially about the WWW watches. I'm trying to discern between the real and fakes as quickly and accurately as some of the people on this website.

Can you guys tell me if or what is wrong with this watch?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...OIBUAA:US:3160
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:27   #2
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Default nothing is wrong with it...

apart from the hands, which are wrong
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:31   #3
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Here is mine with correct hands but like foilguy says every thing else looks OK.


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Old 04-10-2012, 07:01   #4
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How can you guys tell the hands are wrong? Also, if one was to find replacement hands, where can they be found?
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:29   #5
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because they don't look like riverrat's Doubt you will find any Timor Hands, now if it was a Cyma i'd be able to help.........Otherwise put an ad in the PX for Timor hands
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:01   #6
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IMHO those hands are fine - just another variant. Seen them a number of times before.

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Old 04-10-2012, 09:34   #7
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Default first i've ever seen like that...

but then again, if you've seen 'em B4. Strange looking things though.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:09   #8
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Mine has hands like the Ebay one above. I reckon they are a legitimate variant.

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Default You should check out this excellent WWW resource..

http://www.time514.com/BritishX.htm

After reading through this, you will have a very good understanding of these..
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Old 04-10-2012, 15:33   #10
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Default Thanks for all the responses

Thanks, I've been on that website. It is very useful and resourceful. However, is there a source that is more descriptive of legitimate watches and things to look out for in fake ones?
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Old 04-10-2012, 15:44   #11
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Default The best place if you have the time is right here..

..just by doing a search..there is tons of info if you are patient..
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Old 04-10-2012, 17:51   #12
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Default I have also seen those hands on them before...

I think it's another variant, perhaps changed during a service interval.
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Old 04-10-2012, 19:57   #13
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Almost identical to the Timor ATP hands.
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