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145.006 / 145.016 Seamaster Chronograph Research Thread

  1. kov

    kov Jul 10, 2018

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    They simply can’t be dancing at every party. In parallel. But if one wants to spend some time with them to share / cross-check own findings, they take the time - you know it ;)
     
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  2. tapaptpat

    tapaptpat Jul 10, 2018

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    I know it's 1872 and not a 1873, I've not got one either as the cheeky @Northernman bought it. As I too NEED this one.

    BTW @kov thanks for your stunning work and to all others who have contributed thank you too. I am tempted to drift again but will stay on target.
    Sadly until I get a 9655 I'll fear I can only add questions and will hold of further drift until I can provide physical examples.

    P
     
  3. Northernman

    Northernman Jul 11, 2018

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    I’ll leave the next one for you @tapaptpat ! Promise!:whistling:
     
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  4. kov

    kov Jul 19, 2018

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    So I managed to source a 145.006-66 with what I called a Silver radial dial with thin indexes :

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    - Soleil Silver dial
    - Applied logo
    - Radial sub counters
    - Long thin applied indexes with tritium dots at outside edges
    - Integrated tachymètre scale
    - Chrome hour and minute hands with a tritium track and a black track
    - Orange chrono hand (18.20mm)
    - Chrome sub counter hands

    That case was polished but the rest is good, especially the cal 321 is in a perfect shape. I will make better photographs of this wonderful soleil dial asap.

    --> First reference post updated accordingly.
     
    Edited Jul 19, 2018
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  5. Khamenman

    Khamenman Jul 19, 2018

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    Can anyone explain to me how this reference obtain the "Jedi" moniker?
     
  6. bama2141

    bama2141 Jul 19, 2018

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    The name came from the late great Omega documenter Chuck Maddox, who was apparently a Star Wars fan as well. He also generated the nicknames “Anakin” and “Darth Vader” for other Omega models.

    You can read a compendium of this writings on chronomaddox.com
     
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  7. Khamenman

    Khamenman Jul 19, 2018

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    Thanks! I heard about about this Chuck Maddox guy here and there, but do not know him in detail. I will check out your link. Thanks!
     
  8. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Jul 30, 2018

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    It's actually not uncommonly seen for an Omega dial to say T but has no lume on it. Majority of them are in pristine condition like this one.
     
  9. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Jul 30, 2018

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    But the lumed hands? Any photos of these?
     
  10. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Jul 30, 2018

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    The lume hands are to match with the T. There sure are photos of quite a few examples around, even here on OF, I'll look them up.
     
  11. kov

    kov Aug 20, 2018

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    Another interesting variation of the very early 321 reverse panda radial dial observed.

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    For future reference.

    --> First reference post updated accordingly.
     
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  12. Boony

    Boony Aug 31, 2018

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    The issue with this post is now I have identified another bunch of watches that I have to find and then buy... Where will it all end?!?!?!
     
  13. WatchWalker

    WatchWalker Aug 31, 2018

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    This is a thread to follow and save. Plenty great information here, thank you OP and OF!
     
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  14. siguzzi

    siguzzi Aug 31, 2018

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    Here is my black panda 145.016 on the left. It has a circular case finish. On the right a 145.029 blue panda.
     
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  15. Magnix

    Magnix Sep 13, 2018

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    Think I like this one the most. Somebody trade for my Mint Soccer Timer ?
     
  16. kov

    kov Sep 13, 2018

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    I must say it's my preferred dial from the regular ones, too. Would love to find it with a 321 inside though :)
     
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  17. siguzzi

    siguzzi Sep 13, 2018

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  18. Tz2000

    Tz2000 Oct 16, 2018

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    Edited Oct 16, 2018
  19. bama2141

    bama2141 Oct 16, 2018

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    Looks pretty good overall - dial looks nice, movement looks clean. I tend to be skeptical of the 20 micron plating, but no obvious cracks or worn areas. What’s the size of the case?
     
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  20. Tz2000

    Tz2000 Oct 16, 2018

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    The case is 34mm. I thought the crown is supposed to be the same colour as the case?



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