What is the difference between original and genuine antique clocks?
This time, we will explain the difference between genuine and original antique/vintage watches (hereafter referred to as antique watches).
If you are looking for an antique clock, you may have seen the original, redone, and genuine words.
Do you know the difference between the three words?
Original and redone are introduced in the previous article, so please check there.
As you can understand, it is difficult to explain now, so I will explain the difference between genuine and original!
What is genuine?
Genuine in antique watches means that the manufacturer's genuine parts are used.
Since it is a vintage watch, generic parts (outside the company) are often used, and there are also antique watches with non-genuine parts.
In particular, most leather belts are sold with items that are not genuine from the manufacturer.
In that case, we will indicate that a belt made outside the company or a belt made by an outside manufacturer (eg JC Perrin, etc.) is installed.
It has been replaced with an external belt for chameleons.
It is made with modern quality while following the design of the time, and it is easy to use.
Just because it's made outside the company doesn't necessarily mean there's something wrong with it, but it's better to find a shop that will tell you about it by combining genuine or aftermarket parts according to your budget and the image you're looking for. .
However, regarding the internal machinery, there are parts that cannot be understood with just one gear or one screw.
Therefore, in many cases, whether the base of the movement is genuine or not is the standard for evaluation.
What is original?
I hope you have understood what I mean by "genuine", but I think many of you may have wondered what "original" means.
To put it simply, "original" means " as it was at the time ."
Among antique watches, even if they are genuine parts, there are cases where items from later years are used.
There are various reasons such as deterioration, damage, replacement during repair, etc.
It is not original because it was changed to a bracelet in later years, but a genuine bracelet is attached.
The original of this model year is a winding bracelet.
For example, the bracelet may have an engraving called a clasp code that identifies the model year.
The gap of about 1-2 years between the head part and the breath part is a phenomenon that can occur because they are not being produced at the same time. It's going to happen.
Conversely, if the clasp cords match, it will be evaluated as an original bracelet because it is set as it was at the time.
It is possible to identify the model year to some extent from the design of the buckle and crown, so it is possible to judge whether or not it is highly original.
The bubble back crown does not have a design with only the crown mark like the current one.
Since the crown is a consumable item, it has been replaced considering the model year, but it can be said that it is highly original because the parts that match the age are used.
At our company, the dial is described as original, but this is an evaluation that the dial is the same as at the time and has not been repaired.
*Some needles and luminous paint have been repaired or replaced, but this is an evaluation of the main body of the dial.
Many of the original dials have damage appropriate to their age.
If you keep the original in good condition, the price tends to be higher.
How was that.
I hope you can understand the difference between the original and genuine.
However, it does not mean that it is good because it is original, or that it is bad because it is genuine later.
Original items tend to be more expensive, and the bracelets of the time were less durable than the ones of today, so there are many things to consider.
We believe that the best way to think about it is to have each customer find the item that best suits them while imagining their budget and the scene in which they will use it.
We also have a wide variety of inquiry forms so that we can help you find antiques that suit you.
Even if you are an introductory person and want to buy antiques, there may be a lot of information that you can't get if you don't go to the store. There are many, so please feel free to contact us.