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Decided on searching for a 74' Speedmaster Professional

  1. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 16, 2019

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    So, I'm decided to start my search for a Speedmaster Professional 145.022 Circa 1974, my birth year. Love to stumble upon something like this:

    https://www.oakleighwatches.co.uk/t...ster-professional-1974-full-set/#.XI1oMyhKiUk

    Finding one with a full kit would be a cherry on top. It will be a while before I can jump on something but at least I narrowed it down to buy a vintage as opposed to new and the year.

    Wish me luck -- [​IMG]
     
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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Mar 16, 2019

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    Set up a search on watchrecon.com
     
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  3. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 16, 2019

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    Great idea! Thanks for that. :)
     
  4. OWa

    OWa Mar 16, 2019

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  5. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 16, 2019

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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 16, 2019

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    Be aware the 145.022-74 was made in 74 and 75. It also has a specific dial.
     
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  7. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 16, 2019

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    Good thing? Bad thing?
     
  8. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 16, 2019

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    Nope just something to be aware about.
     
  9. GMTspeedmaster

    GMTspeedmaster Mar 16, 2019

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    I'm keeping an eye on -74 but made on 75
     
  10. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 16, 2019

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    On a side note...

    Good thing you didn’t buy the one you linked.

    AE146DC5-FC54-40D5-B4B4-639B00955CC8.png

    It has a 77 through mid 80’s dial lol.
     
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  11. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 17, 2019

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    Lol....too funny. More education on my part is needed for sure. Thanks for pointing that out. :)
     
  12. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 17, 2019

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    Birth year?
     
  13. Matth1984

    Matth1984 Mar 17, 2019

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    Hi,

    I think you made one of the best decisions of your life. Recenty, I bought this Speedmaster (https://omegaforums.net/threads/my-new-145-022-speedmaster-from-1974.90219/) - one from 1974 - and I really happy with it. Also the wearing comfort is perfect.

    One advice. The 74-er Speedmaster loses it’s stepped dial in this period. The earlier ones have stepped dials, the later Speedmasters have not anymore. If I were you, I should go for stepped dials.

    Best, Matth
     
  14. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 17, 2019

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    Super nice acquisition! Thank you very much for the advice. @Foo2rama also pointed out that the dials were different a well. I now know what the difference is. :)

    Hey @Matth1984, do you have a copy of 60 years of Omega Speedmaster?

    Here is a photo of the step dial courtesy of @Bluemartinifan :

    step_dial.jpg
     
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  15. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 17, 2019

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    That is a a 321 dial from before 1968. (small chance it is a very very early 861) with a much later bezel attached.

    You can tell it is a 321 dial by the metal Omega logo aka AML Applied Metal Logo. Looks like a new case also.... that is a picture of a watch that has some serious questions to it.


    A 145.022-74 should look like this.

    Notice the dome
    And relation of the S to the p in speedmaster. The S does not drop to the bottom of the p.

    4EFEDC4F-7056-416E-8D17-5ABF0484BE17.jpeg
     
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  16. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 17, 2019

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  17. Matth1984

    Matth1984 Mar 17, 2019

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  18. p51p28

    p51p28 Mar 17, 2019

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  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Mar 17, 2019

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    5F3F851C-5BF8-4B37-9DA9-DF289546FF03.jpeg

    It’s actually a ghost bezel. That’s just a contrasty shot.

    It’s a great duial and hand set. The rest is ok. But thanks! Mines a 145.022-76 made in 77. But it’s iden to a 145.922-74 model.
     
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  20. fskywalker

    fskywalker Mar 18, 2019

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    Good luck!