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    Just received an interesting package containing three Balboas:

    WP_20170623_13_28_04_Pro (2).jpg

    The blue Eiger replaces the brown dial I recently sold:

    WP_20170623_14_03_35_Pro (2).jpg

    I was more than a little surprised by the blue Aster as the sellers pictures made it look like the dial was black.
    Can anybody suggest what the dial may be made of as I believe that Asters all have mineral dials...

    WP_20170623_14_02_56_Pro (2).jpg

    The white Aster arrived with a seized movement but was purchased for next to nothing as a donor for my wine coloured dial.

    WP_20170623_17_24_34_Pro (2).jpg
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

  • #2
    I was tempted by that blue Eiger myself, first seen for me in that colour, great addition.

    I have the same blue Astor but with a hairline fracture in the dial, not sure what the mineral is though.
    See my collection slideshow at
    http://s629.photobucket.com/user/sca...20March%202012

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    • #3
      Wonderful additions to your collection Scott, those two blues are outstanding!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by JohnPat View Post
        I was tempted by that blue Eiger myself, first seen for me in that colour, great addition.

        I have the same blue Astor but with a hairline fracture in the dial, not sure what the mineral is though.
        Thanks for staying away from the Eiger then John. I thought you had a blue Aster but couldn't find it on here.
        http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tim. View Post
          Wonderful additions to your collection Scott, those two blues are outstanding!
          Thanks Tim. The two blues are very different: while the Eiger is very in your face, the Aster is understated as always.
          http://s145.photobucket.com/user/sco...deshow/Watches

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          • #6
            LOVE the Eiger

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            • #7
              Congratulations Scott, beautiful watches.

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              • #8
                As I said elsewhere- I love that Aster. If no one else has a better idea for what it is:

                *Most Asters are alabaster

                * Alabaster is one of the only semi-precious stones that one can dye because it is both soft AND porous.
                That dial is soft enough to drill an anchor hole in. Like alabaster.

                *We have already seen what appear to be dyed alabaster dials on Asters.

                Therefore it is dyed alabaster, which is why it has that lovely soft, warm look.



                I readily accept a better explanation.
                Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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                • #9
                  Hi Scott,
                  I had a close eye on that Eiger as it is the only one I have seen in a dial color other than the typical, familiar Eiger dial. Super glad to see someone here wound up with it!! Congats!!

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                  • #10
                    Congrats, very nice, all of them!
                    Especially the alabAster!
                    Thatīs still one on my list.
                    Best regards, Mike
                    vintage-rado.de

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