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#1 flavio filho

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:24 AM

I found out that the serial number on my Bolex El is "scratched".
Seller says its normal and saw this on many Bolex bodies.

As I will pay to convert it to ultra16, I wonder if would be better change for a Super16 instead that has a serial number?
I know there's come issues on convertin Super16 to Ultra16 though... They say you can't go back to original as you could with a standard 16mm? Is that true?

I thought this could compromise if I decide to sell it one day.
If it wouldn't I won;t bother to ask to change it as it can be a waste of time.

Any advice would help.

Thanks,

Flavio
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#2 Jean-Louis Seguin

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:26 AM

In my view, the only reason to scratch out a serial number is to conceal the fact that it is stolen merchandise.
What other reason could their be?

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#3 Tom Jensen

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:10 PM

In my view, the only reason to scratch out a serial number is to conceal the fact that it is stolen merchandise.
What other reason could their be?

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Jean-Louis


Jean-Louis could not have said it better. If a serial number is scratched, it can only mean one thing. It's been stolen.
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#4 flavio filho

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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

Jean-Louis could not have said it better. If a serial number is scratched, it can only mean one thing. It's been stolen.


Thanks.

But I have read an email reply from a Servicing company of Bolexes, saying that the serial number on that series came actually in the bottom, closed to the tripod hole, when using a tripod, for several times, it might have caused the scratch.

Not sure, but maybe is possible. But yes, you never know what really happens.
Well, but I have to keep it anyway, it's my only option as the guy dont have another 16mm that is ideal for conversion. So no other way.

Thanks anyway.

Flavio
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