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Has anybody ever seen an unpolished Speedy 105012?

  1. Luca.P

    Luca.P Feb 3, 2020

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    Hi guys,

    I would really like to know what the HF cases of the Ref. 105012 look like originally, without polish. I´ve looked at a lot of watches all over the internet but I couldn´t find one that was definitely unpolished. The closest I´ve gotten was this: omega-031_closeup.jpg

    But even here the seller (Revolution) says they doubt it´s unpolished.

    I´ve found an unpolished 145012 on the forum here: https://omegaforums.net/threads/omega-speedmaster-145-012-67-cal-321-boxed-serviced.55823/ but this has another case shape than the 105012.

    So my question is if anyone on this forum owns, or has photos of a 105012 with a definitely unpolished HF case?

    Looking forward to hearing from you guys!

    Luca
     
  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Feb 3, 2020

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    Did you look at speedmaster101.com?
     
  3. Luca.P

    Luca.P Feb 3, 2020

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    Yes, first place I checked. This one on the left looks very good: P5250002-003-1536x1031.jpg

    But I can´t tell if it´s totally unpolished, which he also doesn´t claim. And the only lug shots he provides are of the CB case.
     
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  4. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 3, 2020

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    Hi guys
    Here is the one my mom bought in 1966/67

    105.012 hf , only thing that was hit with a polishing wheel was on the vertical side of one of the lugs whati has you can’t see cel
    These pics .... that was done in like 1993 ...

    it’s been in my “box” since 92 ..

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    good hunting

    bill
     
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  5. Luca.P

    Luca.P Feb 3, 2020

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    Wow, those edges are razor-sharp. I read somewhere, that the HF cases weren´t as sharp as the CB cases and that´s why a lot of HF cases appear to be polished when they aren´t but that claim has definitely been disproven by your watch here. Thank you so much for the help!
    Do you by any chance also have a photo of specifically the lugs?

    PS: Your mom has got some really great taste!
     
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  6. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 3, 2020

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    Hi @Luca.P

    I don’t know the next time I will get access to the watch but when I do I will take additional pics
    Best
    Bill
     
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  7. nonuffinkbloke

    nonuffinkbloke Feb 3, 2020

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    Well I've asked... but nobody has ever told me whether or not they think my Dad's is or isn't polished? Whad'ya think? I think my 'old man' was too busy wearing it to polish it.:)
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  8. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 3, 2020

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    Yes, I confirm they are (though my camera focussed on the dial).

    HF.jpg
     
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  9. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 3, 2020

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  10. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 3, 2020

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    hi guys

    ok found a few more
    Pics not the best but you can see case details

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  11. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Feb 3, 2020

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    This is what an unpolished case is supposed to look like.
     
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  12. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Feb 3, 2020

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    In softer lighting
     
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  13. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 3, 2020

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    Dear Bill,

    it's a really nice Speedmaster you have there. The edges are sharp and crisp and you shared a lot of pictures in this thread. Thank you!

    But why don't you wear this beauty?

    A Speedmaster's destination is to be worn, finally. Otherwise it wouldn't have been worn on the moon.;)
     
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  14. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 3, 2020

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    Very nice! Which reference is this? 145.012-67?
     
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  15. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Feb 3, 2020

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    It is 145.022-68

    Here is a 105.012-64HF where the top edge of the lyre lugs are unpolished. They are very sharp and distinct so anyone saying they came soft has never seen one up close unpolished.
     
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  16. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 3, 2020

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    It's a beautiful watch. All one can ask for.
     
  17. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Feb 3, 2020

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    You can tell that case was finished by hand. Thanks for sharing.

    Tom
     
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  18. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Feb 3, 2020

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    finished by hand?
     
  19. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 3, 2020

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    Finished by hand? No, it's not.

    The case proportions look different on '67 and '68 cases normally. The sides are more emphasized.

    But your watch looks beautiful, either way.
     
  20. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 3, 2020

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    Hi @OMEGuy

    I wore this watch daily from 92 to about 97 ( in 97 I was on assignment working Europe and Pacific region ( sales ) ). That was the watch I work to most of the Timezone GTGs .... and other watch GTGs....

    I do have more then one watch....
    hahahaha

    Good Hunting
    Bill


     
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