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  1. Polward

    Polward Aug 12, 2019

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    long story short,

    First of all, thank you for the membership here.

    I was so lucky many years ago to inherit my grandfather's old watch when he last away since then it has been in a drawer stored well for many years where I had forgotten it. in some cleanup last weekend, this old beauty turned up again, and now seen the Day of light again.

    maybe someone in here with some knowledge about it.


    however, the watch is in reasonable condition with use scratches.

    I've been looking for a serial number but can't find it. is there anyone who can help and mayby guide me.

    thanks
    mr. polward
     
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    Edited Aug 14, 2019 2:37pm
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  2. gostang9

    gostang9 Aug 12, 2019

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    It’s found on your movement picture...

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  3. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 12, 2019

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    It's a '67 reference Speedmaster likely sold in 1968 as the 2 68 on the clasp means second quarter of 68.

    Lovely watch and nice to see it with its bracelet.

    Check out Speedmaster101.net
     
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  4. Dan S

    Dan S Aug 12, 2019

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    Am I blind, I can't find a movement photo. Did the OP delete it after asking a question about his serial number?
     
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  5. KAP

    KAP Aug 12, 2019

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    Your not blind. I saw it earlier and it was then deleted after Davidt’s post.
     
  6. ilayd

    ilayd Aug 12, 2019

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    Yeah, I dont see it either.
     
  7. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 12, 2019

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    Obviously.

    And I'm not providing any help until I get a reasonable explanation as to the edit/delete.
     
  8. gostang9

    gostang9 Aug 12, 2019

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    How strange, a post asking for help identifying the SN, I took a screen shot, cropped it, shared and then the OP intentionally deletes the original movement pic.

    Something isn’t right...
     
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  9. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Aug 12, 2019

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    Unless shortly after posting the query, a member of the forum Pm’d the OP offering to buy it and didn’t want the S/N shown. Cat’s out of the bag on that one thanks to @gostang9 and his wicked screen shots.
     
  10. wsfarrell

    wsfarrell Aug 12, 2019

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    Another possibility: this forum (among others) has generated a serious paranoia about displaying full serials. 98% of the photos you see of movements, cases, extracts, etc. have the serial (at least partially) blurred out. Maybe OP just bought into the serial paranoia.
     
  11. jeppehh

    jeppehh Aug 13, 2019

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    The cynic in me would say that those pictures don’t look like they were taken by someone who found a Speedmaster in a drawer and don’t know where the serial is. :cautious:
     
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  12. joeshoup

    joeshoup Aug 13, 2019

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    Indeed, funny that he went right to removing the caseback. I would never even have thought of doing that before I got corrupted by reading a few hundred posts on this site... Much less did I know how!
     
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  13. Esmarch

    Esmarch Aug 13, 2019

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    There's also the very precise (albeit out of focus) shots of the most important parts of the bezel (DO90, tachymetre font). If you had no idea what this is, why would you take pictures of that and know to remove the caseback?

    But, I'll give OP the benefit of the doubt. Let's see what he says.
     
  14. Polward

    Polward Aug 13, 2019

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    hello and thanks for the help.

    I understand very well that it seems strange that the image disappeared.

    there is a simple and very stupid reason for that.

    I sat in the late evening hours and I got a screenshot with the serial number from gostang9 ( BTW thanx a lot ) I wanted to upload a new and clearer picture of the movement case, but when it was dark I didn't get a good picture. after which I went to bed, it is neither OP nor anyone else who has removed it but me.

    now picture has been uploaded again and far better than the previous one
     
  15. trash_gordon

    trash_gordon Aug 13, 2019

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    Another question: Is the tritium on the indices washed away or still here? Looks all white.
     
  16. Polward

    Polward Aug 13, 2019

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    it is actually an inheritance piece from my grandfather after he passed away and i was Found in a drawer that almost was being thrown away

    as i started writing that iam new in this forum then i have looked a lot here on this site for help before i signed up and put my post in, i read in some articles that there could be some difference between where the dots are compared to 90, 70 as well as over E. that's why i made 2 pictures up in focus from.

    I know nothing about in watches all my knowledge about the clock I have found out from last week

    sorry if my ignorance has cast doubt

    however, my plan is to have it fully serviced.
     
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  17. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Aug 13, 2019

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    OK, understand that, but why did you delete the photograph of the movement?
     
  18. Polward

    Polward Aug 13, 2019

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    Because i would put up a better one. So if Any of you better could help with information. There is nothing in it
     
  19. Polward

    Polward Aug 13, 2019

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    I dont know. It looks White i have done nothing with the Watch since i found it, only removed some dust
     
  20. Polward

    Polward Aug 13, 2019

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    Thank you