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  1. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder May 14, 2017

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    I think this was a bargain at $9375:
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    I think the rest of the Pre -78's were smelly.Reviewed here, but I think this 145.012-67 selling for $4400 more than people have paid for the bezel on it....well I think it was really cheap and well done to the buyer.

    I think I am kicking myself. I wonder if there was something wrong with it that viewing in the metal would have shown?

    Certainly had it been in Sothebys it would have gone higher!
     
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  2. OmegaLover

    OmegaLover Omega, please be my Valentine! May 14, 2017

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    It sure was a bargain. Congrats to the buyer. Next time Antiquorum needs to do a better job then this, seller would have got more selling it on eBay, honestly.
     
  3. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass May 14, 2017

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    @Spacefruit was the case overpolished? Edges look a little soft in the pic. Decent price for sure.
     
  4. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder May 14, 2017

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    That may be the case. The photo is soft. I didnt see it myself. Spending money elsewhere...
     
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  5. Jwit

    Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF May 14, 2017

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    The pushers look awkward to me, almost oval-ish. Maybe it's just the lighting, but they jumped out at me.

    Dial is incredibly attractive though
     
  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months May 14, 2017

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    It will probably be wearing a chipped bezel soon...
     
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  7. nonuffinkbloke

    nonuffinkbloke May 14, 2017

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    Interesting and encouraging post @Spacefruit .
    I had a look at the rest of them on Speedmaster101 and I was particularly interested in the two 105.012 examples featured in the sale that each made $7500. Not bad for a pair of "tarts".

    Encouraging for those who may one day be offering better quality, less prepared watches for sale.

    This contrast was particularly evident when comparing the lovely example you call "The Chef's watch", featured in the following article. Looking forward to seeing that Speedmaster when it returns from the workshop.
     
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  8. kov

    kov May 15, 2017

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    I've been at Antiquorum on friday but didn't take it to check in metal - I had a strong feeling that those hands are service and SLN. Even if not, they aren't in line with the dial aging, hence not attractive at all to me. My two cents here :)
     
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  9. OmegaCal66

    OmegaCal66 May 15, 2017

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    On something more racy perhaps ;)
     
  10. bgrisso

    bgrisso May 15, 2017

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    The hand/dial mismatch is pretty jarring IMO, for that kind of $
     
  11. SgWatchBaron

    SgWatchBaron May 15, 2017

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    I did give it a cursory bid or two but ultimately avoided winning the lot due to the non hands to dial issue.


    Please find the condition report below for your kind reference.


    Lot 365

    Case is in good overall condition with some signs of polish and light scratches, some wear to the outer speedmaster logo

    Dial in good overall condition with some patina but all lume present

    Movement slightly scratched but in good overall condition, all functions working, last service unknown .





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  12. SgWatchBaron

    SgWatchBaron May 15, 2017

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    This lot below was confirmed as highly likely to be relumed by the auction house. However they were adamant that it was probably done a long time ago. As if that makes it any better...

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  13. Amaza

    Amaza May 16, 2017

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    Dial is effectively much less attractive than in "official" picture and hands are definitely replacements.
    It was coming with 16 end-links, was the bracelet 1506?
     
  14. SgWatchBaron

    SgWatchBaron May 16, 2017

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    They said it was 1506... see pic below.

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  15. kov

    kov May 16, 2017

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    I think there's no more doubts here. :thumbsdown:
    Thanks for the photo. ;)
     
  16. Amaza

    Amaza May 16, 2017

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    Thanks. Missed that. Also the 145.012-67 I have came with 1506 (4.66). I guess back in time they weren't very picky when they wanted to buy a bracelet and 1506 was not much scarcer than 1039.
     
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