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  1. Risto Sep 13, 2022

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    I am a watch-nut who also modifies cars and races them.
    So it makes sense that I'm into these racing chronographs. Lately, I've been searching for ones with 'exotic' dials.
    By 'exotic' I mean a dial with a chequered flag pattern or similar.

    I've found these and I'm interested to see what else is out there.
    So, if you have or know more, please share your knowledge.

    OMEGA

    Seamaster
    Reference:145.006 and 145.016 from the late 1960s.
    I've borrowed the photo from this reference's research topic.
    This is a scarce model. And it costs a small fortune.

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    Speedmaster
    Of course, that is probably the most famous one.
    Good reference at Fratello Mag:
    https://www.fratellowatches.com/omega-speedmaster-racing/

    105/145.012

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    145.022 and 3570.40


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    Mark II 145.014

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    Chronostop 146.009

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    DUVAL

    Not sure about the reference, but it has Valjoux 7733 movement. Probably ca 36-37mm diameter.

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    NIVADA and GLYCINE

    37mm
    Don't know the reference. Different type of case suggests the early 1970s and Valjoux 7736 movement.

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    GIGANDET

    Design suggests 1960s.

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    LIP

    Ninja Ref. 42687
    36mm
    1970
    Valjoux 7733
    Chrome plated

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    Perhaps I've forgot some, but if anyone knows more, please share!
    Thanks!
     
  2. cristos71 Sep 13, 2022

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    A Bullhead is pretty exotic IMHO and certainly fits your criteria

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  3. Risto Sep 13, 2022

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    Definitely!
     
  4. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Sep 13, 2022

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    1970 Bulova Chronograph "C", AKA Stars and Stripes, Valjoux 7736

    At 43.5-mm, ex crown, these have real presence on the wrist!

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    Chronostop ref 145.008, 1170 bracelet, 1968

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  5. SoyuzPilot Sep 13, 2022

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    I'm a racing fan myself...
    Speedmaster 145.012-67 Red Racing Pre-Professional
     
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  6. SoyuzPilot Sep 13, 2022

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    and the Grey version - Speedmaster 145.022-69 Grey Racing Professional
     
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  7. SoyuzPilot Sep 13, 2022

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    The Schumacher babies are underrated imho.
     
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  8. Risto Sep 14, 2022

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    Found one Dugena.
    Valjoux 7733.
    36mm probably.

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  9. Risto Sep 16, 2022

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    LeJour Super Meangraf
    Valjoux 7733
    39mm

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  10. Risto Sep 22, 2022

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    Managed to add Nivada Taravana to my collection now :)
    The Taravana model comes from the case type, officially confirmed by Nivada.

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  11. Risto Sep 23, 2022

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    And this arrived too!

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  12. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Sep 24, 2022

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    From one WTB…that’s great luck…
     
  13. Risto Sep 24, 2022

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    Actually I received 0 offers on this forum.
    Found these thanks to heavy online searching!
     
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  14. JetLinks Sep 24, 2022

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    Aww mannn! It's posts like this that make me miss this.....
     
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  15. The Master of Speed Sep 26, 2022

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    probably the most uncommon (like Nivada, Glycine, Baylor, Duval)

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  16. The Master of Speed Sep 26, 2022

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    ..and blue racing


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  17. Risto Sep 26, 2022

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  18. Risto Sep 26, 2022

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    Managed to find out the owner of that Mathey Tissot. The watch is very rare. Inside Valjoux 72 movement. 36mm. Pretty thick case.

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  19. OneTwo Sep 26, 2022

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    Racing and car-nut here as well!

    There's also the driver's version of the Chronostop, the 145.010, in which noon is located at the 3 o'clock position and was intended to be worn on the inside of the wrist to make reading the time relatively easier while driving. Here's one on the bracelet that was originally offered on the 145.009 & 146.009. The ###.009 version is the standard orientation of the dial version. From what I've found the mesh bracelet was offered for the driver's versions, 145.010 & 146.010(date window).
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  20. mzzleather Sep 26, 2022

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    Big eye yachtimer Jenny from the block
     
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