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  1. andy2518

    andy2518 Oct 18, 2016

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    What are the chances of this being brought back to life and at what cost? At present its does not run at all and the crown comes off when it is wound. 73-12.JPG 73-13.JPG thumbnail_73-2.jpg thumbnail_73-4.jpg thumbnail_73-8.jpg thumbnail_73-9.jpg
     
  2. Snorkelflip

    Snorkelflip Oct 18, 2016

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    Where are you based?
     
  3. andy2518

    andy2518 Oct 18, 2016

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    I am in England south coast
     
  4. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Oct 18, 2016

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    Easy Peasy
     
  5. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Oct 18, 2016

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    Think a few people on here will have this one ear marked Looks like a nice little project
     
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  6. andy2518

    andy2518 Oct 18, 2016

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    So well worth doing then! what, and how much will it cost.
     
  7. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Oct 18, 2016

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    STS are the people to use, speak with Simon but £500 should sort it
     
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  8. andy2518

    andy2518 Oct 18, 2016

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    Cool, Thanks
     
  9. marturx

    marturx Oct 18, 2016

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    Nice one. Will renovate nicely, no worry
     
  10. Snorkelflip

    Snorkelflip Oct 18, 2016

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    +1 for STS
     
  11. Psych

    Psych Oct 18, 2016

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    Definitely take it to STS. Take a day off work, make an appointment with Simon Freese and take the watch to him yourself so that you can decide between you how you want to have the job done. Once you have met him and done this you will understand why I make this recommendation.
     
  12. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Oct 18, 2016

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  13. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Oct 18, 2016

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    This watch should clean up beautifully.

    Everything is covered in human detritus and the whole thing is scummy.
    Its just how I like them.

    The dial looks blistered and damaged. There will be no improving that, should it prove to be so.
    The photos cant really tell me its true state but 10 seconds in hand will.

    So it will renovate nicely, however if the dial is blistered it is a $7000 (or less) watch instead of a $12,000 when serviced up and finished.

    That said these barn finds almost always sell for more than a serviced, completed watch can be bought for, when auctioned. This, combined with the fact there are so few Cal 321 Speedmasters on the market, and this is a rare(ish) 64 mean that it may be fought over.
     
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  14. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Oct 18, 2016

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    This came up on one of my auction checks last week - the mark on the bezel at the 3 and the two rust spots on the chrono seconds hand make it stand out - did you manage to get it for a good price?
     
  15. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Oct 18, 2016

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    It's at auction this week, not yet completed...................

    Perhaps wrong and happy to be corrected but new member who's joined just today who clearly has a sense it valuable and astute enough to ask to see case back reference, movement type and serial along with some good quality photographs which are far better than the ones shown on the vendors own sale site but is worried about crown/ stem detaching and not sure on repair cost?

    It's going to fetch very good money I've no doubt and especially now we suddenly seem to have many more pics showing reference, movement number and some very specific detials that would excite omega/ speedy afficnados less than 48 hours before it goes to auction

    If it was a watch you were hoping to own OP I'm afraid you might have cooked your goose unless you have deep pockets and are prepared to bid against people with cavanous pockets?

    If it is a watch you were hoping to actively publicise to a collectors community who have just just prior to the auction with some excellent and informative images giving clear indication to the items potential value then I tip my cap to you sir.........
     
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  16. Swissgmt1675

    Swissgmt1675 Oct 18, 2016

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    Good point T.Dick...;)
     
  17. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Oct 19, 2016

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    Purely out of interest,, I searched for this particular watch again and it didn't come up .... are you all sure it's still in the catalogue? That said, I've just had a couple of very enjoyable minutes looking at some photos of a 105.003-65 that is going under the hammer. :)

    Edit: scratch that ... I've found it again.
     
  18. EdtheAussie

    EdtheAussie Oct 19, 2016

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    I asked the AH for some more information and they sent me the same 20 photographs, but I'm not sure if they've added the extra images to the item description. But I'm sure many other eager punters would have gotten the same email today!
     
  19. OmegaCal66

    OmegaCal66 Oct 19, 2016

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    According to the Estimate: 400 GBP - 500 GBP should be a bargain ;)
     
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  20. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Oct 19, 2016

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