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My new 145.012. 2nd vintage Speedmaster. I think they call this a “full set”

  1. ac106

    ac106 Dec 22, 2018

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    Just bought this from the original owner who is the nicest guy imaginable. I think I paid a fair price for both of us

    His kid didn’t want it. I don’t quite understand that but I can’t say that I’m upset about it :)

    Here are the pics:

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  2. ac106

    ac106 Dec 22, 2018

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  3. auxpomme

    auxpomme Dec 22, 2018

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    Wow. Nice!
     
  4. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Dec 22, 2018

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    Stunning! Tell me it's another 145.012-68 with a flat bottom chrono hand. Check this out and you'll understand:
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    Fathers Watch
     
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  5. Toishome

    Toishome Dec 22, 2018

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    Beautiful::love::::love::::love::::love::::love::. Congrats.
     
  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Dec 22, 2018

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    Killer set! So jealous!
     
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  7. AdamS

    AdamS Dec 22, 2018

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    Amazing find! Beautiful watch.
     
  8. ndgal

    ndgal Dec 22, 2018

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    Very nice!
    Congrats & enjoy!
     
  9. #nb

    #nb Dec 22, 2018

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    amazing!
     
  10. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 22, 2018

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    Very nice, congratulations. And interesting to see how the lume on hands and dial has aged differentially on this one-owner piece.
     
  11. ndgal

    ndgal Dec 22, 2018

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    Looks like most of the Lume has flaked off the dail.
     
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  12. Dan S

    Dan S Dec 22, 2018

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    Yes, agreed. But I was noticing that the remaining lume (e.g. at 12) is substantially lighter than on the hands (see the first photo from the second post). As you know, this differential aging is often a topic of discussion on the forum.
     
  13. trash_gordon

    trash_gordon Dec 23, 2018

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    Very nice catch. It isn’t a transitional?
     
  14. stefman

    stefman Dec 23, 2018

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    Wow! So nice and it looks great! Big congrats on the catch!
     
  15. Tempus

    Tempus Dec 23, 2018

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    Even with price sticker intact! Wonderful set, enjoy.
     
  16. padders

    padders Dec 23, 2018

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    That’ll probably be a 145.012-67 so no not a transitional. The serial and delivery date are too early for a 145.012-68 in my opinion. -68s seem to have been rolled out from about October 1968. I think both hand styles are considered correct.
     
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  17. ac106

    ac106 Dec 23, 2018

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    Heya all

    It’s a 145.012-67

    Lighting was bad when I took pics. Lume is a little better in person. I’ll try to get some better pics in natural light today
     
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  18. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Dec 23, 2018

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    Great find indeed. And very interesting and informative to me.
    If presumed “all original”, it shows an early 145.012-67, approx February 1968 production, with the newer chrono hand and crown.
    145.012-67 are generally seen in two movement number ranges. 2607Xxxxx (April - August 1968 production) the largest group and 2500xxxx the earliest. Also a bit of 265xxxxx (October 1968 production, my latest example) just before the 145.012-68 kicked in (November 1968 for mine).

    Well done!
     
  19. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Dec 23, 2018

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    @gemini4 What is your very considered opinion regarding flat or tear-drop chrono hands on a 145.012-68?
     
  20. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Dec 23, 2018

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    Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!