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“Transitional” Speedmasters; 145.022-68 versus 145.012-67, in slowmotion

  1. Aludic

    Aludic Nov 7, 2019

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    All,

    Over time, there must have been many threads about Transitional Speedmasters. Having both a true Transitional 145.022-68 and a late 145.012-67 at hand, I still couldn’t resist making a little test out of this based on a short video.

    Question to you: which one is which?



    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Ville_W

    Ville_W Nov 7, 2019

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    The left one is the -012. As far as I can see it’s running with a slower frequency (321 movement)
     
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  3. padders

    padders Nov 7, 2019

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    The one that hits the marks is the 321. The one that misses all except the full second tick is the 861. They really made a booboo when they went to 6 ticks per second but kept 4 intermediate sub-markers.
     
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  4. Aludic

    Aludic Nov 7, 2019

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    Clearly, we’ve got some true experts here. Spot on, both @Ville_W and @padders!

    In slow motion, the different best frequencies and corresponding step differences are clearly visible with something as common as an iPhone camera.

    Even though this obviously wasn’t too difficult a challenge to guess, I hope this little clip can still help others understand the visible difference between a 321 and a 861 movement.
     
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  5. joe band

    joe band Nov 8, 2019

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    i heard ted williams could read the label on a spinning record... i bet he'd have been able to spot the difference w/out slo-mo.

    thanks for the tutorial
     
  6. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Nov 8, 2019

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    For some strange reason, I prefer the look of the dials with 4 subdivisions per second than 3...
     
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  7. Aludic

    Aludic Nov 9, 2019

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    Really? Without the help of slowmotion, the difference is barely visible. Sarcasm, perhaps? ;)
    #notmynative
     
  8. padders

    padders Nov 9, 2019

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    Just stating a fact, not exactly sarcasm since it is how it is but I agree you can’t really see the effect from those clips so perhaps I cheated a little!
     
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