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Cost of an 145.022-68 ST dial and bezel questions

  1. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Jan 13, 2017

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    Hey there!

    Yes, another Speedmaster advice thread...
    I received just these two pictures; the dial is replaced with a MKII example; what would be the cost of sourcing an appropriate one (step dial, distant T's, applied logo and all)?

    WhatsApp Image 2017-01-13 at 16.20.24.jpeg

    Also, the bezel looks pretty beat up but seems correct (diagonal 70, DON). What's the verdict on those, is there still value in it or should a replacement be sourced?

    Cheers!

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  2. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jan 13, 2017

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    Applied logo, 861 dial needed. Only used for this one reference, I believe
     
  3. Mapearso

    Mapearso Jan 13, 2017

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    DON bezels in nice shape are getting scarce and are fetching a lot of $$$ these days.
     
  4. abrod520

    abrod520 Jan 13, 2017

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    This will require lots of patience and money to bring to good condition.
     
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  5. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Jan 14, 2017

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    Hello, and thank you for the input!
    Yeah, figured it'll be a tough job restoring it; saw the sharp increase in prices of DON bezels and noticed the rarity of a proper dial... It's unique to this reference as far as I gathered from "Moonwatch only", since the feet are different from the 321 version (even though design-wise is the same as ones on 145.012).

    I think I'm gonna pass, even though the price for it might have been very good in light of these flaws.
     
  6. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jan 14, 2017

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    Now much? Link?
     
  7. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Jan 14, 2017

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    It's from a local seller, not posted on line.
    Haven't discussed pricing yet, any suggestions?
     
  8. tempusfugit861

    tempusfugit861 Jan 14, 2017

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    2k or less.
     
  9. oddboy

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

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    Hard to say without seeing more of the watch, but that bezel doesn't look that bad. If the case is decent, could be an OK pickup. I'd focus on the dial. Raised logo wide spaced T dials are not cheap though. One not that long ago on ebay sold for about $2K. They do come, but not that often. Be ready, and be quick.

    With correct dial, and assuming the case is OK, it might reach $5K. Transitionals are quite desirable.
     
  10. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Jan 15, 2017

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    Thanks again for the advice!
    Bracelet is not original, serial in the 26.5 m range, crown and crystal are correct (from his verbal description of the omega logos inscribed on both). Caseback also seems correct...

    Will probably update tomorrow after I will meet the seller (if time permits). Hopefully he will be reasonable with pricing.
     
  11. Davidt

    Davidt Jan 15, 2017

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    What's the full serial, or the next 3 or 4 digits? I think the 26,5xxxxx serials are the earliest 145.022-68's.
     
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  12. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Jan 15, 2017

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    It's 265594xx from memory... also said all metal parts, as far as he could see, so no red flags there too.
     
  13. levkov

    levkov Jan 16, 2017

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    I'd definitely keep the bezel, ones in good nick are very scarce and expensive. I know as I sold one on eBay (no reserve aucion) before Xmas for £1800+ with a major scuff (or so thought at that time) on it. Buyer didn't pay, luckily, as the scuff turned out to be some dirt only and cleaned right off, so it's back on eBay and now it's probably going to go for £2k+