JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

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JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby dougiedude » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:28 pm

I'm considering purchasing this Memovox from a friend, and I noticed a few imperfections that I would love to have addressed as to whether these, or any other imperfections seen could indicate a cause for concern as to dial originality. I'll start with the dial pic with red arrows and circles in the spots where I'm concerned.

FWIW, I fully trust the seller. I've bought from him before, and he is just as interested as I am for information.

(Looks as though I may need to reply to my thread to get other, unmarked images of the dial posted)

The areas are:

1) '1' hour index not aligned between the minute markers. I noticed the lume dots are off in a few places (@1, 9) as well, but I think this could be a normal factory variant. Please correct me if I am wrong!

2) Inside edge of outer dial where it meets the inner disc has an area of 'gap'.

Thanks to this forum and to Zaf in advance for your help!
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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby dougiedude » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:31 pm

Other pics of the same dial in question:
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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby dougiedude » Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:48 pm

same dial:
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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby zafbasha » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:58 am

The dial looks original to me, but perhaps the lume markers were re-applied at some point? That wouldn't be unusual.

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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby dougiedude » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:54 am

And the dial gap at nine?

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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby zafbasha » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:11 am

That looks like poor watchmaking to me, i.e. someone lifted the dial from there and damaged it.

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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby dougiedude » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:47 pm

That looks like poor watchmaking to me, i.e. someone lifted the dial from there and damaged it.
OK, yes, unfortunate...

Thank you for your fine help!

Doug

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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby OutOfSpec » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:35 am

That's still a nice looking Memovox!!

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Re: JLC Memovox K855 Dial concerns?

Postby zafbasha » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:13 am

Agreed, the lume plots can be fixed, but I'd just leave it like it is.


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