A 145.022-69 Not To Buy

This came up on Ebay, here.

It is a 145.022 with the correct, later DN90 bezel. We can see the dial has a step, and the hands look correct. So far, so good.

I am often asked what to look for when examining a movement….The problem is this:

Not the colour of the bridges, how they are so different. In fact the balance bridge looks annealed, or burnt.  While I suppose it is possible these parts could acquire this colouration in the watch, I would have to wonder why. In general this is a watch to be avoided – the parts should not look like this.

At the moment this watch is bid to $1600 with a few days to go.