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145.006 / 145.016 Seamaster Chronograph Research Thread

  1. Passover

    Passover Dec 18, 2018

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    Great thread, thanks for showing these watches!

    How about a 145.016 with a black chrono hand? Couldn't find another one, is it legit?

    Thanks for your help, take care

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  2. kov

    kov Dec 18, 2018

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    @Passover thank you !

    I have seen this configuration several times too. Looks superb to me. Your dial is amazing, look at that tritium ::love::
     
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  3. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Dec 18, 2018

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    @Passover Superb Dial, so clean! Nice one!
     
  4. krogerfoot

    krogerfoot Jan 5, 2019

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    This is what I seem to have ended up with. Spent a little more than I wanted to, but the incorrect steel bracelet it came on is in good shape and the watch itself is growing on me. It turns out to be a birth year watch for me, so maybe we were meant to be together.
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    The crystal looks pretty bad in photos, though I can't see anything except for that blotch over the 5 index. It's inside the crystal—could it be lume residue? Might not have seen service since 1979, if I'm interpreting the watchmaker's marks inside correctly.

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    I haven't seen the inside of a huge number of Omega watches—what is that circle-triangle figure at the bottom?
     
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  5. tjbender

    tjbender Jan 6, 2019

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    Considering this watch but concerned about the 110 on the tachy. Think that is on the crystal? A smudge from a very good paint touch up? Caused by something else. Interested to hear other people’s opinions. Thanks!
     
  6. kov

    kov Jan 6, 2019

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    Having the crystal replaced is the last thing I’d worry about if you don’t like this one. Regarding service, forget about looking for watchmaker marks, most of them do not leave any marks on watches (and imo it’s way better so). That sign inside the caseback is the logo of the company who produced the case / case back, nothing else. ;)

    Yes, by light :)
     
  7. krogerfoot

    krogerfoot Jan 7, 2019

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    Oh, I definitely like the watch. Is there something else wrong with it that I'm missing?
     
  8. kov

    kov Jan 7, 2019

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    Here’s a research thread on 145.006/145.016 models at large and discussing one (regular) watch here doesn’t add value - I suggest to open your own assessment thread to have this particular watch discussed in details. Thanks.
     
  9. krogerfoot

    krogerfoot Jan 7, 2019

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    Righto. Sorry to be a bother.
     
  10. kov

    kov Jan 25, 2019

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    Didn't know it did exist, but apparently there was also another variation of the solid gold watch with a caliber 321 inside, a 145.006-66 with what I called here a Silver soleil radial dial with gold applied logo and indexes. One is actually listed on ebay with a ridiculous asking and not less ridiculously bad photographs.

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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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    --> First reference post updated accordingly.
     
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  11. Passover

    Passover Jan 25, 2019

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    Wrong hands on this one? Seem to be too long also... (321 from 1966 no reference number included but should be 145.006)

    Thanks for looking

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  12. kov

    kov Jan 25, 2019

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    Yes the hands are wrong on this watch listed for sale on eBay. Ambitious asking for a watch with wrong hands, wrong crown, ugly lume dots, polished case but hey, "it's been serviced by an Omega guru" ::facepalm1::

    Thanks.
     
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  13. kov

    kov Jan 25, 2019

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    Back in 2016, Alberto Isnardi - the well known author of a Speedmaster book - was sharing about an exotic Seamaster on his Instagram feed ( @masterofomega ). Photographs borrowed from his IG - (c) @masterofomega.

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    A 145.016-68 reference in its rarest variation that I called the Exotic dial (not Racing because unlike the Speedmaster this dial doesn't have a racing minute track) :

    - Satin black dial
    - Applied logo
    - Regular sub counters
    - Tritium/red indexes, except at 3,6,9 and 12 which are white/red
    - No integrated scale
    - Red Minute/Hour hands with a tritium track, red running seconds
    - White sweeping hand, regular white chrono-subcounter hands

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    So far, this is the one and only Seamaster 145.016 (calibre 861) known in this configuration. I've explicitly asked Alberto to confirm it's a cal 861.

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  14. kov

    kov Jan 25, 2019

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    Let's add to the list an Exotic Seamaster from the earlier generation, 145.006-66 with calibre 321.

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    A 145.006 in its rarest variation that I called the Exotic dial (not Racing because unlike the Speedmaster this dial doesn't have a racing minute track) :

    - Satin black ' Swiss Made, No T' dial
    - Applied logo
    - Regular sub counters
    - Tritium/red indexes, except at 3,6,9 and 12 which are white/red
    - No integrated scale
    - Red Minute/Hour hands with a tritium track, red running seconds
    - White sweeping hand, regular white chrono-subcounter hands

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    So far, I have referenced only 4 Seamasters 145.006 (calibre 321) in this configuration. One sold at Antiquorum in 2018 to an italian dealer, it was in a similar condition to mine, above. Two sold on eBay with a dial in a much worse conservation condition and the red hands were missing.

    Also interesting to mention that this 145.006-66 was produced in 1969 (!) according to the Extract from the Archives.

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  15. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jan 25, 2019

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    Wow, that is one that I would love to have in my collection. It's a beauty! And being a '66 is an added bonus (even if produced in '69).
     
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  16. kov

    kov Jan 25, 2019

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    Here we go with the solid yellow gold variation of the earlier 145.006 reference with calibre 321, the BA 145.006-66.
    Super high-res pictures borrowed from Christies :

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

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    Note the super rare 1116 bracelet in solid gold.

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  17. kov

    kov Feb 14, 2019

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    FINALLY ! After hunting this reverse Panda for about three years, it’s here! 145.006-66, calibre 321, interesting execution with a blue chrono hand observed on several examples during my hunt, but the dial was never 100% perfect, like here ::love::

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    - Black dial with white sub-counters (R)
    - Printed logo
    - Radial sub counters
    - Long tritium indexes
    - Integrated tachymètre scale on a white background
    - White hour and minute hands with a tritium track
    - Blue chrono hand (18.20mm)
    - Black sub counter hands

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    And a razor sharp case that looks new old stock ::psy::

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  18. Risto

    Risto Feb 14, 2019

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    I don’t fancy these cases but this model really stands out. Great research!
     
  19. siguzzi

    siguzzi Feb 14, 2019

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    Condition, condition condition.
    Outstanding, congratulations!
     
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  20. kov

    kov Feb 14, 2019

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    To me they are a bit like the Flightmaster MK1 - you don’t necessarily like them, until you get one on your wrist - they just wear so well ;)