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I believe that the value of these watches stems from their connection to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as keepsakes from the 1960s, when the watches were made.
I believe that the sudden emergence of so many loose dials raises the possibility that people will be making them into watches and selling them, without disclosing the history -- that it was a loose dial made into a complete watch. With this disclosure, all is good. Without this disclosure, someone may pay more than they would like to have spent for a loose dial that has been made into a watch.
And, yes, there is the possibility of someone making a batch of fake dials. This happens with other six-figure watches . . . so why not these?
: Hi Jeff,
: I'm not at all in a place where I could buy one of these watches,
: but I'm very interested nonetheless by the whole situation.
: There's always something to learn.
: Do you say "caution" because you're afraid that a lot
: will surface and drop the value of the 10 known ones, or are you
: just afraid that these dials are being "faked"?