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  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 21, 2013

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    This watch I purchased a while back, probably one of the most expensive buys I've made off eBay, but definitely one of the coolest as well. Its a very original 105.002-62 with stick hands on 7912 bracelet with radium dial and correct bezel, bought in fairly rough condition but cleaned up expertly by stefan in the UK, here are the before pictures:
     
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  2. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 21, 2013

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    And the following pics are from Stefan after cleaning, servicing, new crystal, tension ring, vintage Omega crown (Thanks to one of our members here), and a lot of time and patience.

    Package should be arriving in about two days, can't wait to see it in the flesh:
     
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  3. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 21, 2013

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    Great job Ash, I went through a similar circumstance when I got my 2998-6 off eBay. Also got the same crown from the same member here, it looks great. In my case I also got a generously donated bezel as well from one of our medical members, which I really appreciated.
    You now have a truly special watch, one can not fully appreciate these early straight lug, PM's, until you own one
    You should change the thread to something like, "2013, Out With A Bang, Incoming - Speedmaster 105.002-62 Pre-Pro"

    :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Dec 21, 2013

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    Excellent!

    I am hoping for a similar scenario soon.
     
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  5. Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Dec 21, 2013

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    Love it. And great job by Stefan. Still very much in the hunt for a straight lug speedy. Slightly envious.
     
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  6. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 21, 2013

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    Congrats Ash. Looking forward to seeing it in February.
     
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  7. cristos71 Dec 21, 2013

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    Looking good! It has really scrubbed up very well and a refinish of the flat link 7912 works wonders too :thumbsup:
     
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  8. JohnSteed Dec 21, 2013

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    Congrats on this sweeeet Speedie! very nice
     
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  9. CdnWatchDoc Dec 21, 2013

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    Nice transformation! Good way to end 2013...::beer::
     
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  10. MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Dec 21, 2013

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    Stunning...As always, enjoy in good health. Miki
     
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  11. Felix Dec 21, 2013

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    Simply beautiful,...
     
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  12. Dash1 Dec 21, 2013

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    Very nice original example and a very rare reference to boot!
     
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  13. Daniel B Dec 21, 2013

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    Nice one :)
     
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  14. michael e Still learning. Dec 21, 2013

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    Looking good. ;-)
     
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  15. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 21, 2013

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    Michael is the member I mentioned that supplied the crown, as many would know the original style 321 Speedmaster crowns are effectively gone, Michael's replacement crown is a genuine Omega 2914 Railmaster crown modified for use on a 321 Speedy, which makes it the best replacement possible on these pieces and retains the original large size and old school Omega symbol on the crown so thanks for that mate.
     
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  16. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 21, 2013

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    And for anyone that isn't big on pre-pros, the ST105.002 is a bit of an odd-duck transitional reference that fits sort of like this:

    CK2998-62
    ST105.002-62
    ST105.003-63

    It is really just a CK2998-62 that has had its reference changed to the later 6 digit format, and can have CK2998-* Alpha hands if it carries an earlier serial, or 105.003 style stick hands if it is a later serial. It does retain the case, bezel, and radium dial of the CK2998-* family and is considered the final evolution of that model, and the first stick hand model. In this case its a late-ish serial so the stick hands are correct and original.
     
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  17. pitpro Likes the game. Dec 21, 2013

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    very nice...enjoy and wear in good health
     
  18. rojas988 Dec 21, 2013

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    Great watch!
     
  19. alam Dec 22, 2013

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    Very, very nice. I want one too! :)
     
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  20. richardew Dec 22, 2013

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    Very Nice!