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  1. Ricbo2010

    Ricbo2010 Feb 14, 2016

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    I have been looking at a 145.022 1969 Speedmaster which is for sale but the hour and minute hands are white and then black towards the centre of the dial (making them look stubby). I am guessing they are a replacement but would be grateful for any information before I walk away. Sorry I do not have an image to post. The rest of the watch looks fine, bezel and dial both appear correct.
     
  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Feb 14, 2016

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    Worn paint from being taken off a few times for service.

    Without pictures we got nothing for you.
     
  3. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 14, 2016

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    Sounds like Mark II hands, but impossible to say without pics
     
  4. Ricbo2010

    Ricbo2010 Feb 14, 2016

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  5. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 14, 2016

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    Yeah, probably Mark II hands then.

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  6. Ricbo2010

    Ricbo2010 Feb 14, 2016

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    Many thanks oddboy, they appear to be Mark II hands. That's a shame.
     
  7. Ricbo2010

    Ricbo2010 Feb 14, 2016

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    Does anyone know whether it would be straightforward to obtain correct year hands and have them fitted (in the UK)?
     
  8. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 14, 2016

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    You can still buy them new and could have them artificially aged to match the watch. Vintage ones also do come up on ebay now and again. Any competent watchmaker can fit them easily enough.

    Edit: hands are usually not a deal breaker for me...
     
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