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  1. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Mar 10, 2020

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    A friend who knows I'm passionate about speedmasters called me this week-end. His colleague just inherited an old speedy and was thinking of selling it. The watch has always been in the same family. I suppose the bezel was replaced in the 1970's. The crystal has also been replaced (should have a silver rehaut).
    I would say it's an "honest" example.

    (yes I bought it :))

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  2. Seaborg

    Seaborg Mar 10, 2020

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    DIBS
     
  3. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Mar 10, 2020

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    Wow. Congrats! :)

    It appears the bracelet has been unmounted recently?
     
  4. aps26469

    aps26469 Mar 10, 2020

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    I am pretty sure it is a total fake. I suggest you send it to me and I will dispose it for you.....
     
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  5. nickgr

    nickgr Doesn't like baklava!!! Mar 10, 2020

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    What a beautiful piece, congratulations:thumbsup:
     
  6. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Mar 11, 2020

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    There was no bracelet when I got it
     
  7. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Mar 22, 2020

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    I placed a DO90 bezel

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  8. Kazyole

    Kazyole Mar 22, 2020

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    Really nice! Do I detect a hint of tropicalization in the first batch of photos?
     
  9. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Mar 22, 2020

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    It does look like the dial might have gone a bit brown...It also could have just been the lighting.
     
  10. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Mar 22, 2020

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    Its the lighting/photography/fiddling with colors, not the dial. Everything in the OP pics are just off in terms of color (i.e. white looks pink, shadows look brown). The last pic is I believe a more accurate capture of what colors actually looks like...or at least that is what my mileage tells me :thumbsup:

    edit: to the op, I mean no offense. Great catch/great watch. Another interesting quirk of the dial is the high ‘Swiss made’, but with the minute track not touching the step...apparently a few early 105.003-63s also had this dial. Useless trivia I know. Apologies if I state the obvious.
     
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  11. Badwolf

    Badwolf Mar 22, 2020

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    Looks stunning! Great strap choice.
     
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  12. monti

    monti Mar 22, 2020

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    Looks great congratulations.
     
  13. bozuwatch

    bozuwatch Mar 22, 2020

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    Stunning piece, I like the term "honest" example :)
     
  14. 0uss

    0uss Mar 22, 2020

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    Holy moly this is exciting! :thumbsup:::love::::love::::love::
     
  15. n-theory

    n-theory Mar 23, 2020

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    Really beautiful piece. Wear it in good health.
     
  16. aps26469

    aps26469 Mar 23, 2020

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    Is it me or the photo but it looks like the dial is just not 100% correct in the case. Looks like slightly hanging to the right. But how can the stem then fit?.....
     
  17. henrikaa

    henrikaa Mar 23, 2020

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    Probably an angle-thing from when the picture was taken.
     
  18. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Mar 24, 2020

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    I would not say the dial is tropical. Sometimes it can be slightly brown depending on the light (for example the borders of the subdials).

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  19. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Mar 24, 2020

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    The dial fits perfectly, it's probably the angle of the picture.
     
  20. Kazyole

    Kazyole Mar 24, 2020

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    I see what you mean.

    I guess you have no choice but to keep taking it outside and baking it in the sunlight. ;)