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Documentation of Omega " Speedmaster Companion " (Seamaster)

  1. buddman

    buddman Nov 14, 2016

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    I recently asked for help to ID a 1960's Seamaster, and after feedback is was identified as a "Speedmaster Companion". I thought it would be good to document the piece here for future interest. It was just received today and is now being sent for service.

    Omega Seamaster / Speedmaster Companion
    Case ref 166.002
    Cal 565
    Serial number 24239715

    https://theoandharris.com/collecting-episode-5-ill-have-mine-rare-hold-the-cost/

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    Buddman
     
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  2. Mods

    Mods I'm not really an ΩF mod but I play one on TV Nov 14, 2016

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    :whipped:So your the one who took this out of my reach
    Dial looks better in your photo's than the auction house ones. It looks almost grey in yours. Congrats.
    Oh what is the dial diameter now you have it in your hand?
    Cheers
     
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  3. eddieskl

    eddieskl Nov 14, 2016

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    Congrats on this, I was trying too!
     
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  4. Vitezi

    Vitezi Nov 14, 2016

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    Anyone know where the term "Speedmaster Companion" originated to describe this reference?
     
  5. buddman

    buddman Nov 14, 2016

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  6. buddman

    buddman Nov 14, 2016

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    It has faded slightly to grey. That's making my strap choice harder :)

    Case diameter is 35mm.
     
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  7. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Nov 14, 2016

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    Really needs a service...
     
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  8. buddman

    buddman Nov 14, 2016

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    Already sent!
     
  9. jebula

    jebula Nov 14, 2016

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    Will be a beautiful wearer
     
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  10. eddieskl

    eddieskl Nov 14, 2016

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    Speedmaster Companion has a nice ring to it ;)
     
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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 14, 2016

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    Love that sunburst. And another watch now on my want list!
     
  12. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Nov 14, 2016

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    The dial has not faded. It has a gun metal sunburst finish. Great watch!. What auction are you guys referring to?.
    Here are mine: 2016-09-29 001.JPG 2016-07-28 001.JPG
     
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  13. buddman

    buddman Nov 14, 2016

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    Ok, good info on the dial colour.

    It was sold just at a local auction house in the UK - Mellors and Kirk. They had about 50 watches auctioned with estimates about 15% of actual value. Either they didn't know what they were doing or they cleverly attracted every watch buyer in the UK. I'm normally reasonably successful at auctions but here I got only 1 of 6. They had a Heuer Carrera that went for £16k plus fees...
     
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    buddman Nov 20, 2016

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  15. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Nov 20, 2016

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    That one has been up for a couple of weeks.