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  1. new_heuer

    new_heuer Mar 26, 2019

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  2. JanV

    JanV Mar 26, 2019

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    Bwahahahaaa..... ::facepalm1::

    Here’s something really really rare, a watch that was sold before it was produced.

    What will the premium for this exclusivity be? ::rimshot::
     
  3. inchpincher

    inchpincher Mar 26, 2019

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    Jeeez what a hatchet job, looks like he used tippex too. Must be strangely proud of his work though, half the pictures are of the paperwork... ::facepalm2::
     
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  4. MCC

    MCC Mar 26, 2019

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    I guess you could say that he really didn't think this one through. ::facepalm1::
     
  5. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 26, 2019

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    Brilliant.
    (Brilliantly bad, obvio)

    145.022-69SW !!

    I don’t know any papers that specified “SW”

    This abbreviation only came into use around the time of publication of MWO.

    And also I rarely see the reference written with the date suffix. In fact often we see the model missed out or a catalog number instead.
     
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  6. pweingarten

    pweingarten Mar 26, 2019

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    The things you learn here....for instance, MWO? Does everyone know what that means?
     
  7. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 26, 2019

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    MoonWatch Only - the ultimate book about Speedmasters.

    http://www.moonwatchonly.com/
     
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  8. redpcar

    redpcar Mar 26, 2019

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    Did they have liquid paper in '69?

    liquid paper (2).jpg
     
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  9. Muddlerminnow

    Muddlerminnow Mar 26, 2019

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  10. g-boac

    g-boac Mar 26, 2019

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    The real shame is that a nice set of papers - whether open and unmarked, or previously filled out for some other watch - were ruined.
     
    Edited Mar 27, 2019
  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 26, 2019

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    This is what I noticed off the bat, thanks to @Spacefruit and the authors of MWO. Right there is massive flags which should show this piece needs massive knowledgeable inspection.
     
  12. mydeafcat

    mydeafcat Mar 26, 2019

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    Yes. They also had terrific LSD, from all accounts. I reckon the seller may have overdone it on the pink microdot.*

    *I learned the name from a friend.:D
     
  13. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Mar 27, 2019

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    I always wondered why people would buy papers with a specific serial number on eBay. I guess the answer is white-out.
     
  14. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Mar 27, 2019

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    This is so sensational amateur, it's almost funny..::facepalm1::
     
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  15. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 27, 2019

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    I wonder what an extract would say?
     
  16. pweingarten

    pweingarten Mar 27, 2019

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  17. kov

    kov Mar 27, 2019

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    A new 145.022-69 SW (Super Wrong) reference :D

    Well spotted ! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Waxtactic

    Waxtactic Mar 27, 2019

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    LOL, the white out is amazing. How much of it did he sniff before thinking he could pull this off? :eek:
     
  19. g-boac

    g-boac Mar 27, 2019

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    The morons probably saw either caseback photographs, a warranty card, or literature referencing the 145.012-67 SP, and from there made the leap to "SW".
     
  20. new_heuer

    new_heuer Nov 2, 2019

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