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145.006 / 145.016 Seamaster Chronograph Research Thread

  1. Tz2000

    Tz2000 Oct 16, 2018

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    I saw some other chronographs with De Ville instead of Seamaster, but the rest of the dial looks exactly the same to me. Same reference number too. What's the difference between the two?


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  2. bama2141

    bama2141 Oct 16, 2018

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    Looks like a steel replacemnt instead of the original gold
     
  3. rfordo

    rfordo Oct 16, 2018

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    Has anyone on the forum seen or have this particular dial 145.006? Looks incredible and I want more pictures... ::popcorn::
     
  4. kov

    kov Oct 17, 2018

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    I think gold plating was removed and hands changed, too. But those have nothing to do with the 145.006 / 145.016 references - wrong thread :coffee:
     
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  5. Magnix

    Magnix Oct 21, 2018

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    Made some more pictures of my 145.016 from December 1969... :D IMG_5732.JPG IMG_5733.JPG IMG_5738.JPG

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  6. kov

    kov Oct 22, 2018

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    Beautiful ! And what a condition !!! Congrats and thanks for sharing :thumbsup:

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  7. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Oct 22, 2018

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    Top right looks like the "Ultraman" version.
     
  8. Magnix

    Magnix Oct 22, 2018

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    Yes I like the condition a lot only wear his bigger brother 145.020 a lot more so think about selling it.. buy I hesitate because I dont find another in this condition again and I’ve Just ordered an Extract of the archives..
     
  9. kov

    kov Oct 22, 2018

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    Didn't I say DIBS yet? Ahhhh - done :thumbsup:
     
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  10. kov

    kov Nov 3, 2018

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    Found a NOS dial for a 145.016. Interesting to see an applied logo on cal.861 watches, like on 145.022-68 Transitional Speedmasters. Same period :)

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  11. Gefa

    Gefa Nov 3, 2018

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    ... very interesting detail with that AML :thumbsup:..
     
  12. kov

    kov Nov 12, 2018

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    Come on guys, show us more of those radial seamasters :thumbsup:

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  13. Magnix

    Magnix Nov 12, 2018

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    Thought I know all the variations but never saw this one before! Very nice.
     
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  14. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Nov 12, 2018

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  15. kov

    kov Nov 14, 2018

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    Found some photographs online from a watch with the same dial, a 145.016 with what I called here a Silver soleil radial dial with gold applied logo and indexes :

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    - Silver soleil dial
    - Applied gold logo
    - Radial sub counters
    - Gold applied indexes
    - Integrated tachymètre scale
    - Gold hour and minute hands with a tritium track
    - Thin gold chrono hand
    - Black sub counter hands

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    An absolute beauty IMO and the only example I have observed so far. ::love::

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  16. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Nov 14, 2018

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    I don't see where the tritium is on these dials. On dials with this shaped applied hour markers, it is usually a little ball that is sits outside the marker...is it missing or am I looking in the wrong spot?
     
  17. Nick M.

    Nick M. Nov 14, 2018

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    Here ya go!

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  18. kov

    kov Nov 14, 2018

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    DIBS ! Super dibs ! Mega dibs :thumbsup:
     
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  19. kov

    kov Nov 14, 2018

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    Funny enough, the dial has T's around SWISS MADE but there is no Tritium on it, indeed. ;)
     
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  20. Nick M.

    Nick M. Nov 14, 2018

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    I have a feeling this one will be in my collection for the long haul!