1. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 11, 2019

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    A mate of mine has this and on inspection i noticed a bit of a defect. Can you spot it? (Actual manufacturing defect, not the dark dot at 7:30).[​IMG]
     
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Apr 11, 2019

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    Lume dot on wrong marker at 6pm?
     
  3. SteveHarris

    SteveHarris Apr 11, 2019

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    That's the only thing I can see!
     
  4. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 11, 2019

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    Correct, nice one! I wonder if these were hand lumed or machine done......Anyone know the process?
     
  5. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 11, 2019

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    Good spot. Not sure on the process, but can say confidently that quality control was a little hit and miss back then...
     
  6. SteveP

    SteveP Apr 12, 2019

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    I'm not sure if the process was the same throughout, but there are some Heuer dials floating around where lume has never been applied, so it was evidently a later/separate part of the process.

    As a point for all the Camaro nerds ( of which I am one ;-) ) -this dial for the 7220sn is the only Camaro dial that has a) 'Heuer' central in the shield and b) has the 'block' lume around the dial with this type of marker, the others have lume dots all the way around.

    Something to ponder as we head for the weekend. :)

    Steve
     
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  7. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 12, 2019

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    Yep, speaking of quality control.... the off-center "Heuer" in the shield kind of supports the theory Heuer wasn't terribly concerned at that point :)
     
  8. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Apr 12, 2019

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    I guess a few possibilities:
    - It's a re-finished dial
    - It's an original dial with a flaw
    - It's test dial or a dial where a flaw was spotted and so it wasn't fitted to a watch...but many years later was sold as a spare part
     
  9. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Apr 13, 2019

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    Speaking of manufacturing defects...
     
  10. matthewt

    matthewt Apr 14, 2019

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    Screenshot 2019-04-14 at 14.53.38.png Wow, that's really awesome! Bet that's worth a bit!! This mate of mine actually has two of them, the second without The defect. I'm able to buy one from him, just need to find the correct watch with a damaged dial.....:)
     
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  11. El Matarife

    El Matarife May 6, 2019

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    I need to ask the obvious. Does that make it more valuable or less?
     
  12. Albert-AMG

    Albert-AMG May 6, 2019

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    And this second dial without the lume dot defect at 6h, also has a better centered Heuer logo :thumbsup: