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  1. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Mar 10, 2019

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    Hello Forum,

    Your favorite dealer’s favorite dealer has just posted what looks like a unique, unknown until today, variation of the Grey Racing 145.022-69 Speedmaster.
    Here it is:
    C9866726-DA0B-4B66-86B6-9A0FB57A8403.png

    When compared to a “mass production” :) grey racing, the most noticeable difference is the absence of a step as well as the color of the dial, which looks lighter (but might have started out identical and changed over time).

    The curious thing is that the markers on mine are closer to the edge of the dial, and the seconds’ chronograph hand seems a tad longer.

    E65F3327-5B73-4362-B364-11EB97B41D5D.jpeg

    The part that I don’t really understand is the logo, as his logo looks like an oval O with a flat symbol, which looks like anything I’ve ever seen.

    Obviously I have no idea where it comes from, or if it was previously known by anybody else?

    Calling @Spacefruit @lowen etc. to the rescue!
     
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  2. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Mar 10, 2019

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    His also has short indices on the minute subregister. 'Professional' also looks left-aligned...like an afterthought (but thats just speculation).
    I wonder if its mounted to a 321 or an 861 ...
     
  3. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Mar 10, 2019

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    I had noticed the alignment of the professional as well, and the tritium doesn’t look very aged compared to the other known examples of racing dials.
    It’s speculation as well
     
  4. rob#1

    rob#1 Mar 10, 2019

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    The chronograph’s sub-registers have the wrong coloured hands as well. Unless this is a known variant?!? I much prefer the OPs version.
     
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  5. queriver

    queriver Mar 10, 2019

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    The Omega logo is very thin. This, and leaving off a lume index marker at 12 to balance out the 3, 6 and 9, give the effect of a lot of empty grey real estate below 12. The dial is supposedly tritium but those markers are very white for a circa 50 yo watch.
     
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  6. Ree

    Ree Mar 10, 2019

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    Intriguing variant. Another picture
    Grey.jpg
     
  7. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 10, 2019

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    The same watch?

    Reminds me of the song.....

    “Two men say the are Jesus, one of them must be wrong”
     
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  8. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Mar 10, 2019

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    Thanks for sharing this. Ive never seen this variation before. I wonder if its legit
     
  9. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Mar 10, 2019

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    Could it be a Japanese racing dial with added T’s?? These don’t have a step and are grey.
    upload_2019-3-10_15-40-49.jpeg
    Edit: maybe not, the Japanese dial has a red outer minute track unlike the discussed example.
     
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  10. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Mar 10, 2019

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    Also the oval O !

    So it’s not a reworked MkII dial either

    And subdials on OP watch, are they slightly bigger?

    But what about the two photos?

    They show a completely different appearance of what I think is the same watch?
     
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  11. Cad290

    Cad290 Mar 10, 2019

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    Don’t like the way this one looks one bit. Looks weird with no hour marker at 12.
     
  12. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Mar 10, 2019

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    What I don’t like that much is the difference in patina between hands and dial. It may not sound important but on these they rarely age much differently, or at least the dial shouldn’t be so white.
    Makes me think that maybe it was found lying in a drawer somewhere and mounted on a watch.
    Still looks cool, even though it will be hard to prove If correct or noy
     
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  13. JanV

    JanV Mar 10, 2019

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    Look at how bad the S in Speedmaster is. I think this is not a Omega dial. And the P running on top of Professional. Looks like a bad job of some sorts. And please don’t use the word prototype. :)
     
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  14. jhross98

    jhross98 Mar 10, 2019

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  15. bloomy

    bloomy Mar 10, 2019

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    Chronostop second hand? I'd like to see more angles.
     
  16. Ree

    Ree Mar 14, 2019

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  17. Vercingetorix

    Vercingetorix Mar 14, 2019

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    The diameter of the dial printing looks too small for the case. There is a large gap between the printing and rehaut.
     
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  18. Dero13

    Dero13 4 watches. All set to the wrong time. Mar 14, 2019

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    Very cool seeing them next to each other. I prefer the step dial though
     
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  19. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Mar 14, 2019

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    I agree, it's pretty surprising. But who knows, maybe it was an early dial
     
  20. Ree

    Ree Mar 14, 2019

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    would be curious about Extract. Most racing dials are documented right.
     
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