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1969 Premoon sold for less. what did I miss

  1. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Apr 23, 2017

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  2. Overgrower

    Overgrower Apr 23, 2017

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    Looks like a good deal since original dial and hands were included. Recent service by Omega is a plus for me. Original dial lume isn't the prettiest but at least included.
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 23, 2017

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    The original dial doesn't look stepped, and with a 27.7x serial I'd expect it to be a -68 anyway, not a later -69 with a DNN bezel. Sure, all could have been replaced at services long ago, but this one's mostly parts value IMO
     
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  4. redpcar

    redpcar Apr 23, 2017

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    Plus, the seller only has 13 feedbacks.
     
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  5. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Apr 23, 2017

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    I have been looking at a lot of these. I've seen some in 1969 case backs with 33. Mil serials and more with 27. through 29. Without an extract or original documents it seems to be a strategic guess right?
     
  6. richardew

    richardew Apr 24, 2017

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    Service dial and service hands. Original dial looks about worthless. Finding a proper vintage 861 dial and hands is possible and not crazy expensive like a c321 dial. I think it was a great deal.
     
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  7. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin Apr 29, 2017

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    More pictures. I ended up will it. I have a Mk II with a serial # a mere 3,792 numbers higher
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  8. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin May 12, 2017

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    I took a little better picture of the original dial. I've never seen a stepped dial in person so I don't know if this is or isn't. What are your thoughts of the newer picture?
     
  9. sky21

    sky21 May 12, 2017

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    The dial is not stepped. Reference the small S dial present in the 145.022-74 and some early 145.022-76.
     
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  10. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin May 12, 2017

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    Ok. Thanks for that information. So is this just a later dial and this had to originally have the stepped? I've order the extract so I'll at least know a little more information.
     
  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 12, 2017

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    The step is where the dome is. So the end of the minute markers will have a slight step.

    That dial is highly questionable, at a minimum it's had the lume removed. At max it's a fake but I'm leaning towards the somewhat rare 74- early 76 dial with the lume removed. It's got some white marks all over the dial also. I'd avoid it.
     
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  12. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 12, 2017

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    Ohh forgot to add the last step dial was 145.022-71 and maybe some very early -74
     
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  13. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell May 13, 2017

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    The dial looks genuine to me, and I don't believe the lume has been removed.
     
  14. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 13, 2017

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    Not a service dial, unless it was serviced in 74-76, not a 69 dial for sure. I've never seen a 74 or -76 have the same lume color as the dial printing at this point. Maybe it's the color washed out but you would expect some yellow or green.
     
  15. abrod520

    abrod520 May 13, 2017

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    It looks like some of the lume still remains, see the 4 and 11 markers, but still for sure shouldn't be on a -68
     
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  16. cell1010

    cell1010 May 13, 2017

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    Might need a lot of work and some extra money for a nice dial.
     
  17. td69

    td69 May 14, 2017

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    It appears three periods surrounding the watch. The earliest serial for -69 is 28,4xx while it has a 69 caseback and dial that is for later 76 or 78 if not replacement. With this kinda mixed parts and lower Seller's feedback, this all contributes to the price. IMO, you can get a correct step dial and a set of tritium handset with a total spending around 4k which isn't bad. Good news is it's been serviced by Omega so only the cosmetic parts are of concern. Good luck!
     
  18. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin May 15, 2017

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    I've ordered an Extract of the Archives to find out exactly when this left Omega. You mention the earliest-69 serial number. Where did that info come from. I've seen two different charts for dates.
    Thanks for all the good information! It will help
     
  19. DonovanMartin

    DonovanMartin May 16, 2017

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    Here is a shot of the back
     
  20. td69

    td69 May 16, 2017

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    Hi I saw from MWO and Speedmaster101
     
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