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  1. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Sep 12, 2015

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    I was visiting Italy last week and I found this Speedmaster in a little shop... it was unexpected ! I think all parts are original.

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  2. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Sep 12, 2015

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    Nice one!
     
  3. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 12, 2015

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    Very nice, great condition.

    Was it a vintage watch shop or a random little jewellers or something?
     
  4. tpatta

    tpatta Sep 12, 2015

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    Great find. Where in Italy?
     
  5. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Sep 12, 2015

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    Please tell me about the color of the Chrono Sweep, only because I've not seen that on others. I certainly don't know enought to say it not original, only unusual, at least to me.

    Regardless it's a wonderful find...Wear in good health!
     
  6. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Sep 12, 2015

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    It was a vintage watch shop in Venice.
    It's not the first time I see a second hand with an orange patina. According to Moonwatch Only, it's a normal evolution of the luminous material.
     
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  7. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 12, 2015

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    Son of bitch. Why this not happen to me?
     
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  8. sliceoftime_

    sliceoftime_ Sep 12, 2015

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    Absolutely stunning! Really love the overall condition. DIBS!
     
  9. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 12, 2015

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    @Pianist, it's such a nice watch, I think you should sell me that 2998 dial you picked up not long ago. Fair?
     
  10. michaelmc

    michaelmc Sep 13, 2015

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    nice find.
     
  11. Time Exposure

    Time Exposure coordinates his cast with his car's paint job Sep 13, 2015

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    Wow, nice one!
    I've only ever been to Italy on holiday, so I don't visit the watch sellers. That way I avoid temptation and, sadly, opportunities like this!
    Congratulations on a beautiful example.
     
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  12. Esmarch

    Esmarch Sep 13, 2015

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    Nice catch, even though the lower left lug looks quite polished down compared to the others. Dial and hands more than make up for it though!
     
  13. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Sep 13, 2015

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    Thanks :)
    The caseback is marked "SP" (Spécial Poussoirs), which means it's a special version with a better water resistance.

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  14. M'Bob

    M'Bob Sep 13, 2015

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    How do they accomplish this?
     
  15. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Sep 14, 2015

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    I don't know. According to MO, the improvements are not visible.
     
  16. Davidt

    Davidt Sep 14, 2015

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    Isn't it changes to the pushers? Different seals + screw fit. Introduced with the new 145.012
     
  17. Pianist

    Pianist A 12 inch WHAT?!?!? Sep 14, 2015

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    Yes it's possible
     
  18. blubarb

    blubarb Sep 15, 2015

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    Great catch! Damn...!
     
  19. Audley Yung

    Audley Yung Sep 21, 2015

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    gorgeous watch, I love the extra sunken in sub dials!