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  1. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Hi Forum Folks!
    I am looking at a watch that's on an auction, and I do need your help here.

    The auction house states this a 145.012-66, but I don't think they have a clue?

    Here is the description from them:

    OMEGA Speedmaster ref.145.012-66 circa 1966 Steel bracelet chronograph watch. Round case with lyre handles (Huguenin frères) with external tachymetric bezel and "Don" insert. Screw-down caseback with Speedmaster logo. Signed crown. Dust cover.

    Anyway..
    It has a 321 movement, and the serial nr is in the right period.
    The pictures shows the caseback with a CB stamp, but the pictures of the watch doesn't (in my opinion) show the facet line on the lugs..
    Could these have been shaved down, or is the casebook from another watch??
    I know that the condition isn't top, but it would be a nice daily beater maybe?
    But I need som help with this one!
    What do you guys think?
     
  2. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Erhhmmm... got a problem with uploading...
     
  3. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    I can't get the pics to upload here on the post, what am I doing wrong..?

    I can only add photos, but not upload?
     
  4. Evitzee Nov 28, 2022

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    Check the size of the photos, if they are too big they won't load.
     
  5. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Ok, i will try and re-size them, thanks for your help!
     
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  7. Davidt Nov 28, 2022

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    Can you get a picture of the side profile or the rear of the case?
     
  8. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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  9. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Its got "fat neck pushers" (Speedmaster 101:s words..), single beveled caseback...
    The crown i think is a replacement?
     
  10. Davidt Nov 28, 2022

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    Unfortunately they’ve cropped out the important bit. The tips of the underside of the lugs have a larger facet/flat area on the CB cases. It isn’t really shown in your pic but from what I can just make out in the 7 o’clock lug, this doesn’t appear to be a CB mid case
     
  11. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    It me trying to resize, my bad!
    Skärmavbild 2022-11-28 kl. 17.21.12.png
     
  12. Davidt Nov 28, 2022

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    Yup, that’s not a CB mid case.
     
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  13. Screwbacks Nov 28, 2022

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    obviously 145.012 is not housed in a cb66 case and therefore, should not have a cb-66 caseback. so the subject watch may just have a wrong caseback. if you get it for the right price, you can find a replacement with the right one later on. good luck.
     
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  14. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Well thanks guys for helping med out!
    Nice knowing how to make a plan..:)
    That often falls flat..

    Midcase is HF and caseback CB (must have been some FU during some service maybe?).
    And a hunt for a correct caseback!

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  15. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Any comments regarding the rest of the watch?
    :unsure:

    Please be honest since i dont have the watch yet!
     
  16. Dan S Nov 28, 2022

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    The pushers do appear to be for a 105.012, so I don't see why the auction house is calling it a 145.012, unless the serial number is in the wrong range. Sorry if I missed that info.
     
  17. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    @Dan S :
    I do think it must be a 105.012-66? My title of the thread, but I could be WAY OFF...
    The serial nr is 2495xxxx, and the range for a 66 should be 2453 xxxx-2544 xxxx (Speedmaster 101 once again..;))
     
  18. Dan S Nov 28, 2022

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    I have a 2495xxxx that is a 105.012-66 HF, delivered in September 1967. It has a wide-T dial, for what that's worth.
     
  19. hansaboy Nov 28, 2022

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    Thats really funny!

    This one checked out as an Oktober 67 (Ilovemyspeedmaster.com)!
    I don't have an extract...

    So its should be correct!

    Skärmavbild 2022-11-29 kl. 00.49.22.png

    And wide spaced T also..

    Skärmavbild 2022-11-29 kl. 00.52.34.png

    So hopefully the reference nr is set now?
    Condition is maybe not the greatest..but I do start to like the watch!
     
  20. Dan S Nov 28, 2022

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    That appears to be a close-spaced T dial. I believe that the Ts are one tick mark farther out on the wide-T dial.

    I'm not saying there's anything wrong with that, close and wide may have been produced at the same time for all I know. But I suspect someone on the forum knows for sure.