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  1. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 12, 2014

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    First I have to say, (as though lawyers were in the room) I don't actually know that I was fighting the Museum for this watch, but the auctioneers "suggested" that they were "very interested" in this watch, in conversation after the sale.

    Of course while auctioneers in general have a different approach to painting the truth to me, someone wanted this nearly as badly as me.....but not quite - obviously.

    In fairness, I was not hot headed. Years of trading in rare objects have taught me when to recognise the truly rare. And I missed out on two rare watches in the last six months that added to my courage, and funds.


    PC120037.jpg PC120039.jpg PC120041.jpg

    Now I am just adjusting some lights.....
     
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  2. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Dec 12, 2014

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    Standing by eagerly....::popcorn::
     
  3. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 12, 2014

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    Golden Rules

    Check the case, open it up, find out the reference and serial......

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  4. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Dec 12, 2014

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    Well, no NASA SEB number so it's a good sign you will be able to keep it:thumbsup:
     
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  5. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Dec 12, 2014

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  6. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 12, 2014

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    Wouldn't happen to have a blue-ish dial would it?
     
  7. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 12, 2014

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    No NASA interference here....

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    But someone liked to service it...
     
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  8. speedyfan

    speedyfan Dec 12, 2014

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    #6 endlinks, looks like a 7912 bracelet in excellent condition, double beveled case back.. Should be niiiiice. ::popcorn::
     
  9. Mods

    Mods I'm not really an ΩF mod but I play one on TV Dec 12, 2014

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    +1. :)
     
  10. marturx

    marturx Dec 12, 2014

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    I know from own experience that the Museum is buying vintage pieces, to its collections, on "ordínary" on-line auctions. Bidding very, very far from the OmegaMania level, though :D
     
  11. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Dec 12, 2014

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    can we have a picture from the non-pusher-side flanks? kind regards. achim
     
  12. marturx

    marturx Dec 12, 2014

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    But not on this one obviously, if they were bidding..... This must be a price record for a 105.003?

    The other 105.003 they had, stands out as extremely priceworthy in comparison...
     
  13. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 12, 2014

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    PC120028.jpg

    Does not look like much from this angle
     
  14. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Dec 12, 2014

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    Original non-pro dial with short plots?
     
  15. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Dec 12, 2014

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    o.k., I had one with NASA side engravings....... kind regards. achim...........then the service marks will hold the key to the secret. they were serviced everytime after extensive use...... kind regards. achim
     
  16. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 12, 2014

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    I dont think this has anything to do with NASA....I wish
     
  17. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Dec 12, 2014

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    Ok here is the money shot....I have to run to the airport....

    And this is off to workshop... PC120043.jpg PC120048.jpg

    Next to a standard 105.003
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  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 12, 2014

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    Always awesome seeing watches like this stay in the family so to speak, huge congrats on that one mate!
     
  19. Fredrik (Swe)

    Fredrik (Swe) Dec 12, 2014

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    seriously cool!
     
  20. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Dec 12, 2014

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    Well, we know there was at least one lawyer in the room when you bought it.
     
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