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Let's have a look at the most recent Bring a Loupe, and what our dear Isaac calls a Technos (sic!) ref.FHF 969...
Now, it appears that Mr.Wingold has never heard of FHF, one of the largest Swiss movement manufacturers ever, which happened to have accounted for the vast majority of movements produced in Switzerland in the 19th century, and which in the 20th still remained a really large supplier. Moreover, he can't tell an FHF movement when he sees one, and doesn't quite have a habit of doing research.
Here's the listing...
And the picture of the case back:
Of course stamped 969-4. The title of the listing refers to the movement, not a reference number. Now, if someone happens to know the second thing about the meaning of markings, they know that in the 1960s and 1970s Technos had the habit of stamping the calibre number of the movement used on -where else - the case back. Took me a minute to find a listing at Chrono24 for a Technos Sky Diver using an ETA 2472, and stamped...
Pic filched for reference purposes
And here, dear Isaac, is your "ref." FHF 969-4...oh, and look, what do you know, it's a Technos-signed one!
I'd say "shock and awe", but Hodinkee's "expertise" and its verily appalling level is no longer shocking. It's just sad.
Well, another one bites the dust.
Also, there's the IWC that he's hyped, and which appears to be a redial - which has been pointed out in the comments.
Unless IWC would have done such a shoddy job with aligning the subdial and the recess, and unless they'd have been more than liberal with aligning the minute track to the applied markers, I strongly doubt that that's the way this dial left the factory.
Woo-hoo, and that's another flop on H's part. Great Scott... Carry on as you do, Hodinkee boyos, and yours truly won't ever have the BaB readers waiting for another instalment for too long.
Elim Garak, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
No good deed ever goes unpunished.
Rule of Acquisition no.285