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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2009, 09:34:37 AM »
Brinybay, I wouldn't worry too much about how the phone looks in photos.  A camera flash does indeed make the minutest flaw painfully obvious.  But what really counts is what the phone looks like when you're looking at it in normal room conditions, and in that case I bet the phone looks great.  And compared to what you started with, it DOES look great.  Stop worrying! 8)
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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2009, 03:54:56 PM »
Beautiful. It is nice that you had a soft-centered finger wheel around. Is this one made prior to 6-59 or later?

5-59.  The dial that was on it was a 9C from 72, even though there were no refurbishment stickers on the phone.  Transmitter is from 67, receiver from 61. I got a period correct dial from Bingster:

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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2009, 07:48:09 PM »
I'd like to take credit for the dial, but it wasn't me.  And those refurb stickers can dry up and fall off over time, so you don't always see them in place on a phone that's had a refurb.
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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2009, 08:37:12 PM »
I'd like to take credit for the dial, but it wasn't me. 

I'll take the credit, since I'm the one who offered & shipped that dial.  BTW Bingster, if you still need a red dial bezel, I think I can help.
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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2009, 02:02:07 AM »
I'd like to take credit for the dial, but it wasn't me. 

I'll take the credit, since I'm the one who offered & shipped that dial.  BTW Bingster, if you still need a red dial bezel, I think I can help.

Oops, yes it was jester, sorry about that!
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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2009, 02:56:07 AM »
Brinybay, I wouldn't worry too much about how the phone looks in photos.  A camera flash does indeed make the minutest flaw painfully obvious.  But what really counts is what the phone looks like when you're looking at it in normal room conditions, and in that case I bet the phone looks great.  And compared to what you started with, it DOES look great.  Stop worrying! 8)

I'm not, that was just a tongue-in-cheek remark.  Actually, that feature of the camera comes in handy when I need to see details or numbers I can't see or read otherwise.
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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2009, 09:59:34 AM »
And those refurb stickers can dry up and fall off over time, so you don't always see them in place on a phone that's had a refurb.

Bingster is correct. Those stickers do fall off. One other thing I see on the bottom says "refurb" to me. Do you see the areas on the base that look like someone colored in the wear points with a black magic marker? That's a sure sign of a refurb. Or a very neat child playing with a marker.  :) They did that instead of painting the entire base.
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Re: 59 Beige 500 progress.
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2009, 01:07:21 AM »
And those refurb stickers can dry up and fall off over time, so you don't always see them in place on a phone that's had a refurb.

Bingster is correct. Those stickers do fall off. One other thing I see on the bottom says "refurb" to me. Do you see the areas on the base that look like someone colored in the wear points with a black magic marker? That's a sure sign of a refurb. Or a very neat child playing with a marker.  :) They did that instead of painting the entire base.

I've seen that on other phones and wondered what that was about, thanks for the tip!

Dang, now all the phones within reach I just picked up and looked at the bottom!
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