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The vfa didn’t go for a penny more whilst the 44gs box wowee

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It is not in the Tokyo Drift department (ie, it is not a GS) but I wanted to highlight this eBay listing from this gentleman David who is a skilled watch repair specializing in Seiko in France. Check this out:

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/134718476865?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=709-127639-2357-0&ssspo=7eSUM2qsSmG&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=5UtvNtqBSpS&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

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Shame the owner of the 4522-7000 blue dial ‘910001’ didn’t re-list. I found that to be one which I couldn’t access to bid on via Zen.

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I was hoping to bid on that too.

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Unfortunately I can't post a photo of a 12-ridge coarse knurled crown here but I will do so shortly on the chats with a new thread for reference.

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It appears that I can't start a new thread on chats (TGSG you might want to check the settings again?) so I've posted it as a comment on one of the chats I managed to start few weeks ago of an almost full set 57GS that I recently acquired.

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I'll look into it. That's weird - I've just turned on chat for free subs. Surely that doesn't turn it off for paid?

BRB

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OK I've flipped it back to paid. That's a little silly if you can't set it to all. Grrr.

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Hi Gerald, it's working now and just started a new thread! Thanks.

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Hi Gerald, unfortunately it seems like the crown on that 43999 SD dial is not the correct one. Just by looking at the 4th image you can count that it has 10 ridges instead of the 12 ridges the coarse knurled crown for the 43999 should have. In fact, to me it does look to have the 'W Seiko' in relief on the crown in the 4th photo. So whoever picks this up will probably need to source a correct crown later down the road, whether it's the finer knurled one or the coarser knurled one, as long as it's for the 43999/57GS series and not for the manual wind King Seikos from the same period.

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Oh - really? It looks as if its in relief to you on that photo?

Hmm. My brain must be playing tricks on me.

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But yes, absolutely right about the number of ridges. I will edit the text!

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Yeah indeed it can be tricky to determine if the 'W Seiko' text is in relief or in intaglio depending on the lighting and angle of the photos provided but the number is ridges almost always can be determined regardless unless it's an extremely blurry photo!

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number of* ridges

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