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Did anyone pick up the Telestop Speedmaster with racing Dial?

  1. simonsays

    simonsays Feb 9, 2020

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    You don't see too many Speedmaster Mk II Telestops, and I have never seen one with the racing dial? Any opinions on this one that sold on eBay


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  2. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 9, 2020

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    HI

    I did not get it but it is cool !!!

    Bill
     
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  3. Fatcat

    Fatcat Feb 9, 2020

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    I saw one for sale some years ago in Germany , most important the extract of archives to confirm if racing or not, but definitely super rare birds .
     
  4. simonsays

    simonsays Feb 9, 2020

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    Have you ever seen an archive for a Mk II racing dial?
     
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  5. vinylcall

    vinylcall Feb 9, 2020

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    Neat! How much did it sell for?
    Link please.
     
  6. prontoprint

    prontoprint Feb 9, 2020

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  7. killer67

    killer67 Feb 9, 2020

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    it’s strange sometimes the extract for a 145.014 Mk II racing under "dial type" says: "not mentioned" and others it says "grey and orange with luminous indexes"
     
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  8. whyboddau

    whyboddau Feb 9, 2020

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    I watched it with curiosity. Definitely a cool piece.
     
  9. vinylcall

    vinylcall Feb 10, 2020

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    It seems that the telestop device was not included, however good price for that one anyway
     
  10. Fatcat

    Fatcat Feb 10, 2020

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    Everybody is looking for the inexisting device :)))) as many know that one in the museum is not even a real Omega pusher but a reverse engineering done by a fellow member of the OF.
     
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  11. simonsays

    simonsays Feb 10, 2020

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    One has to assume that the Telestop never went into production, and the watches were sold as normal Mk II's. As said the watches never have the accompanying telestop device.
     
  12. Fatcat

    Fatcat Feb 10, 2020

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    Both Archives dont say anything about the dial, nevertless i have a perfect and unmolested Racing , and i never got a Orange this is so Orange in Ebay the are a lot on MKII racing with those Orange Levels.

    Cheers form my 2 MKII regular Racing and the Telestop, also the spare Telestop case.
     
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  13. simonsays

    simonsays Feb 10, 2020

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    I have a nice racing dial, but I would be disappointed to pay for an EOA and get back dial not mentioned. I don’t think I am prepared to take the chance.
     
  14. killer67

    killer67 Feb 10, 2020

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    They exist....

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  15. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Feb 11, 2020

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    Mmhhh I questioned this one as the seller had a telestop they didn’t sell a while back and then another example re-emerged from the same seller with a racing dial.......

    I’d also question how the archive kept details fo racing dials fitted? Sure they did exist but not sure the details in the archive detail what dials as fitted fo what watch? Maybe I’m wrong?
     
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  16. simonsays

    simonsays Feb 11, 2020

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    Do you remember if you provided any info on the dial at the time of application for the extract?
     
  17. killer67

    killer67 Feb 11, 2020

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    I did not
     
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  18. Vine

    Vine Feb 12, 2020

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    Does anyone have any idea about the official number of the Telestop model produce, and of that number how many came with the Racing dial?

    I won this auction but later pulled out and requested a full refund after reading several discussions on this forum about the seller.

    Perhaps he has a history of some suspect transactions but others, maybe including this one, were actually correct and as listed?
     
  19. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Feb 12, 2020

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    Given some previous conversations with the seller, I have doubts that the core parts of this watch left the factory as one unit...
     
  20. Tonyash

    Tonyash Feb 12, 2020

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    I had never seen a Telestop with racing dial until I saw this on Ebay. I can see no reason why a Telestop could not have a racing dial but if these were built as tool watches for a specific purpose requiring remote activation it might seem odd for the buyer to request a coloured dial. Maybe not?.
    For me this watch just seemed a bit too good to be true. Most Telestops I have come across seem to have had a well used life, often after being returned to standard pushers.