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 Post subject: Authentic Cosmonaute?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:58 am 
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Hello, and let me thank any experts out there for their guidance on this Cosmonaute. I've pictured three views below. What should I look for to determine authenticity?
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What should I look for to determine authenticity?
That the hour hand rotates in 24 hours, not 12. All the fakes are standard Asian 7750 movements.

Also, the date wheel on the replica is sunken as with all 3-6-9 Navitimers.

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Thank you both!

I can confirm that the hour hand makes only one revolution in 24 hours, but I'm not sure what you mean by the date wheel being sunken. I would have said that the one pictured is sunken as it is seen through a window behind the face.


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Thank you both!

I can confirm that the hour hand makes only one revolution in 24 hours, but I'm not sure what you mean by the date wheel being sunken. I would have said that the one pictured is sunken as it is seen through a window behind the face.

DonĀ“t worry, Sharkmouth was referring to a typical replica "tell" with the sunken date wheel (well below the dial, leaving a visible gap), yours is absolutely ok; nice, authentic piece !


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I see, thanks. Really appreciate the trained eyes on this forum!


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I'm not sure what you mean by the date wheel being sunken
The date wheels on the fakes are much lower in the date window than the gens.

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Thanks again to all. Now I need to find a SS bracelet at second hand price as well.


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