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  1. dressed4succes

    dressed4succes Jun 21, 2017

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    I an in the search for a nice 145.022 / 69

    came across this tropical example.

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    shouldnt there be a DON bezel on this one?> seller claims its from late 69. asking € 8450
     
  2. Seaborg

    Seaborg Jun 21, 2017

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  3. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jun 21, 2017

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    Have a look at Speedmaster101.
    You'll need more photos than this to validate the watch properly
    Its overpriced
     
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  4. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jun 21, 2017

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    You beat me to it Seaborg! I'm the slowest typist ever!
     
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  5. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 21, 2017

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    Depends on the serial. Most brown dial -69's are in the 2911xxxx range which should have a DoN, but later -69's can have the large Tachy DNN.
     
  6. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Jun 21, 2017

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    Wasn't the DNN introduced around the 30.5 million serial (later in the year 1970)? So a late 1969 specimen ought to be fitted with a DON.
     
  7. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 21, 2017

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    I'd take "the seller days it's a late -69" with a pinch of salt until I've seen the serial.
     
  8. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Jun 21, 2017

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    I've seen the ad, seller claims 1969.

    Has a pretty choco dial.
     
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  9. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jun 21, 2017

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  10. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Jun 21, 2017

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    It's grossly overpriced.
    There, that's better.
     
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  11. td69

    td69 Jun 21, 2017

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    Far from being tropical in my opinion. If taken in sunlight, the dial should look much more brownish to even be considered one. I also think this is way overpriced.
     
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  12. Krabong

    Krabong Jun 21, 2017

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    Hello guys,

    - A asking price is an asking price. But hé... you sell yours for almost nothing offcourse.

    - Tropical dials only in the 29xxxx range...? Hahahahahaha!

    - The dial is not tropical? Look at the picture, please.

    - The DON discussion is a modern thing. I bought the last 12 years at least 6 vintage first owner Speedmasters. Never had a DON bezel, never thougt about a DON bezel. But now days you act and talk like scientists about DON.

    - It's no secret, I found this watch without bezel (see picture). I posted the whole story on a Dutch forum. And yes, I put an old cool faded bezel on my watch with 2960xx serial. What's your problem?

    - Bashing on a picture without source listing is
    indecent in my book. But hey... have fun!

    With regards,

    Roel (aka Krabong)
     
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  13. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Jun 21, 2017

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    Haha, @dennisthemenace, you are spot on, I need to watch out for those splinters where I sit!
     
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  14. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 21, 2017

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    If you're going to quote me and whine about it, perhaps you should get the quote correct?

    I said "most brown dial -69's are in the 2911xxxx serial range" and that was only in relation to whether or not the watch should have a DNN or DON. I was making no comment on the dial.
     
  15. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 21, 2017

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    And while we're on the subject, going on the picture you posted, I don't think your asking price is far out at all in the current market as the dial looks stunning. But purely going on the OP picture, it doesn't look particularly tropical, hence, I assume, much of the discussion around the price.
     
  16. pix98

    pix98 Jun 21, 2017

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    dial is 150% black chocolate
     
  17. Krabong

    Krabong Jun 21, 2017

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    There are brown dials from 1957 till far in the 70's in my book. I don't believe, after years of reading, looking live watches (not Google pictures) & buying and selling in strictly serial frameworks.

    I didn't quote you Davidt and I do not whine. And I didn't want a digital fight. But you're talking about my watch and here I am.

    With regards, Roel
     
  18. Krabong

    Krabong Jun 21, 2017

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    Here another picture with a black OEM Omega bezel. But I didn't like it, to hard.

    I don't sell the watch, today I felt in love again.

    Have a nice evening!

    Roel
     
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  19. Davidt

    Davidt Jun 21, 2017

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    I wouldn't sell it either!

    And welcome to the forum.
     
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  20. td69

    td69 Jun 21, 2017

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    Nice dial and now I totally call it tropical. Welcome to the forum Krabong. That's a cool name.