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  1. coronado

    coronado Sep 20, 2019

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    Just found this today at a watch show... from the sharp-eyed dealer who picked it up from the initial seller's table just one millisecond before I could grab it myself. Fortunately my lack of hand speed didn't cost me too much money. The original seller's pricing was, shall we say... uninformed. And after agreeing to the middleman's quick and extremely modest profit, the watch is mine.

    Doesn't show in the photo, but the dial is a subtle chocolate brown. Now I know what all the chocolate lovers are raving about.

    Without a case opener handy, what are the potential references this could be?

    It came with an Omega bracelet and end pieces, but it's not a Speedmaster bracelet.

    The watch has some potentially interesting provenance which I'll follow up on.
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  2. Seaborg

    Seaborg Sep 20, 2019

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    It looks like a 145.012 (-67 or -68) or a 145.022-68.

    Super nice Speedy :thumbsup:::love::
     
  3. coronado

    coronado Sep 20, 2019

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    That's my guess, too. I'll find somebody here with a case opener and then I'll know for sure.

    Normally I open up a watch before buying, but it wasn't necessary in this case
     
  4. Seaborg

    Seaborg Sep 20, 2019

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    But if it's slightly brown, my guess would be a 145.012.

    Lucky you :thumbsup:
     
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  5. coronado

    coronado Sep 20, 2019

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    Normally I open up a watch when I'm buying it, but it wasn't necessary with this one.
    Excellent guesswork, Seaborg. You were correct. 145.012-67.

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  6. coronado

    coronado Sep 20, 2019

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    This photo does a better job of capturing the dial color. Hard to get it on a cloudy day.

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  7. Boony

    Boony Sep 20, 2019

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    Nice nice
     
  8. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Sep 20, 2019

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    Doesn't capitalism just suck balls. Cracking watch that...congrats and WIGH.
     
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  9. Taybharr

    Taybharr Sep 20, 2019

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    Very very lovely watch! Congratulations to you!
     
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  10. Sherbie

    Sherbie Sep 20, 2019

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    How does a dealer at a watch show not know the going rate of a speedmaster ?

    It beggars belief in these days, where an answer can be found after 10 mins of effort, without leaving home
     
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  11. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Sep 20, 2019

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    lucky pick. congrats.
     
  12. aginoz

    aginoz Sep 20, 2019

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    That is an excellent score! The chocolate is uniform and a lovely rich tone. Relumed perhaps judging by the markers at 6 and 7 - but I’m just being pedantic. A lovely watch all around - WIGH.
     
  13. CoDiffe

    CoDiffe Sep 20, 2019

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    Very nice looking piece, congrats! What were you able to snag it for?
     
  14. coronado

    coronado Sep 20, 2019

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    Sometimes at small watch shows in far away places, some of the participants aren't actively checking prices on the internet.

    I find people all the time who are still using the older-style price books.

    Omega made a lot of Speedmasters. With as much looking as I do, it was inevitable that I'd find a good one at a very reasonable price.

    With some additional info from the seller, I'll be researching the watch's purported extremely interesting provenance to the extent that it's possible, as one of the owners is still living I believe. If true, it's an amazing story. If not, it's still a great-looking, quality watch that I'll wear frequently.
     
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  15. Etp095

    Etp095 Sep 20, 2019

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    Congratulations on your pickup!
     
  16. vienna

    vienna Sep 21, 2019

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    Beautiful example:)Congrats
     
  17. bags1971

    bags1971 Sep 21, 2019

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    looks lovely well done :thumbsup:
     
  18. harrymai86

    harrymai86 Sep 21, 2019

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    Nice pick up. A watch show but the seller didnt know the value of this tropical speedmaster, sound like heaven.
     
  19. giminix7

    giminix7 Sep 21, 2019

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    Nice DON !!! Well done, lovely
     
  20. Dgercp

    Dgercp Sep 21, 2019

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    NOT relumed. Beautiful watch, huge congrats.
     
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