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  1. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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    Hi,
    I am in the process to look for a speedmaster 145.022-71.

    I will need the experts to chime in about two concerns:

    Is the watch overpolished?
    Are the pushers services ones?

    Step dial and hands seems to be ok.
    Bezel has the large tachy letters dn90 serif 7 and it looks good.

    I will check the engraving and the serial later on when I meet the seller.

    What do you think?
    How much would you belive it is worth?

    Thanks
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  2. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Sep 2, 2017

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    From the one photo posted it's impossible to tell how polished it is.
    If the lume is original then the dial looks attractive to me and the bezel looks good also. Certainly has the potential to be a nice example but there's just not enough to go on from one mediocre photo.
     
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  3. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Sep 2, 2017

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  4. ATWG

    ATWG Sep 2, 2017

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    Speedmaster101.com can help formulate a range for you. The bezel is correct for that watch.

    Best of luck.
     
  5. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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    I am thinking to consider buying it. It was bought in London at All Vintage Watches. It has been serviced this year.
    Still unsure about the pushers and the polishing.
    The case look very good to be non-polished.
    Here comes several pictures to asses the value better.
     
  6. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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  7. bhove

    bhove Sep 2, 2017

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    Looks nice and original/period correct to me. It The edges and lugs seems to be polished, but if the price is fair, I wouldn't bother.
     
  8. ATWG

    ATWG Sep 2, 2017

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    Everything looks good to me. Do you have a serial number on the movement? That would be the last missing piece of the puzzle.
     
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  9. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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    I will check the year on the case back and the serial number if I decide to buy it. The asking price is 4800$.
    No box or paper. No bracelet. Just the watch head.
     
  10. ChrisN

    ChrisN Sep 2, 2017

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    The service was not entirely successful. Look at the hours totaliser and search on here for creep.

    Cheers, Chris
     
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  11. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 2, 2017

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    Definitely a dealer prepared watch as the case has had a polish/tidy up
     
  12. Toishome

    Toishome Sep 2, 2017

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    On the expensive side I would say :thumbsdown:
     
  13. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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    Definitive the service was "partial". The dial at 6 does not reset to zero. Good catch!
     
  14. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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    Definitive the service was "partial". The dial at 6 does not reset to zero.
     
  15. abrod520

    abrod520 Sep 2, 2017

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    Cosmetically, looks like a nice one. Have them service it and fix the chrono creep, then offer a bit below their asking price. 4800 will not seem so high in a year or two, but for now it's a bit too high
     
  16. Noles_88

    Noles_88 Dog costume designer extraordinaire! Sep 2, 2017

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    I rather get the one thats being sold here for around 1000 less. Just wait a bit here. Great watches pop up here from reputable collectors.
     
  17. spiralkladd

    spiralkladd Sep 2, 2017

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    I will do so. The creeping dial at six indicates that something needs to be fixed and there is a change that more need to be done.
    I do appreciate the help from you all.