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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:42 am 
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This guy posts this watch and expects someone to actually believe the story.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mega-rare-WWII-German-U-Boat-Captain-18k-Gold-Breitling-Chronograph-wristwatch-/150730992521?pt=Wristwatches&hash=item2318446b89

A quick check on Wikipedia finds all the information necessary to put a fake together.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_U-505

I find it highly unlikely anyone would go to war in the 1940's with an 18k watch in the first place. I would imagine a soft 18k watch would get knocked around pretty good in a WW2 submarine.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:52 am 
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what unbelievable bullsh*t

Just before Herr Zschech committed suicide he beamed his cherished 18k chronograph to the Ukraine, of
all places ....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Zschech


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Interesting. I went through that boat more than once as a child, with tour groups.


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vintage wrote:

I find it highly unlikely anyone would go to war in the 1940's with an 18k watch in the first place. I would imagine a soft 18k watch would get knocked around pretty good in a WW2 submarine.



More unlikely that he would engrave his treasured watch with the name of the sub he was serving on at the time of his death.

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. . . do we think the dial has been over-painted? In other words, do you think this is an example of someone using a pretty good stencil over a beat dial? I tend to think so and I think it's a troubling trend.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:07 am 
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Hey...I bought the same watch last week !! :shock:
He had two of them... :?
I think that's a fake...

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less humorous: somebody bought this junk for $3,000 yesterday .....


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The watch is relisted for $6000.00. Someone going to loose big!!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0270631830

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