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  1. Abroy

    Abroy Jan 28, 2019

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    Hello everyone. I am new to the forum. Wanted to share my new vintage purchase. A speedmaster mk40. I believe it's the second generation of the watch earke 2000's. It's in impecaimpe shape. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers.
     
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  2. Mr.Twelve

    Mr.Twelve Feb 11, 2019

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    Really nice watch. I’m searching for. I think there are few pieces around. It’s not popular and perhaps it will have a new fortune thnx to the hodinkee’s limited.
    Anyone has more notices about?
    U talk about two different generetions.
    The only thing i’ve seen is a difference between luminova and tritium for the Numbers and the serial number of the watch printed no the caseback. But i don’t know which one belongs to first
     
  3. gixxer47

    gixxer47 Feb 11, 2019

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    congrats on your new vintage purchase! it looks great and much cooler than the Hodinkee version for way less $$
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  4. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 11, 2019

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    The yellow luminiva is the oldnold. Also if you look at the second indicators you will see that they are not of uniform length. The older version they would be seamless around.
     
  5. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 11, 2019

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    Thanks!
     
  6. Mr.Twelve

    Mr.Twelve Feb 12, 2019

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    So the caseback with the serial numbers belongs to the new one. The one with the small seconds indicator and the luminova nembers.
    But i’ve found also this type of caseback on tritium dials. Or tritium without serial number on the caseback.
     
  7. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 12, 2019

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    I don't believe the caseback is any different. My watch is the newer vintace. Early 2000's I believe.
     
  8. Mr.Twelve

    Mr.Twelve Feb 12, 2019

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    I’ve catalogue 2 different type of case for this item.
    One with the printed serial number (like others day date of that period) and one without.
     
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  9. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 12, 2019

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    Interesting thank you
     
  10. nock

    nock Feb 14, 2019

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    The Mk40's are beautiful pieces - I think they are seriously underrated
     
  11. wouter van wijk

    wouter van wijk Feb 14, 2019

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    I love these ones. reminds me of the rainbow Primero a bit. funky but cool
     
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  12. waveguide

    waveguide Feb 14, 2019

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    Keep the MK40 alive! Here’s one waving back at you. So glad that prior owner took great care of mine before me! 70D0245A-0A4A-43B4-BAA9-CC2F5D1A84E7.jpeg
     
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  13. Mr.Twelve

    Mr.Twelve Feb 15, 2019

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    Is the original bracelet the 1563/850?
     
  14. Lonestar

    Lonestar insert Schwartz joke HERE Feb 15, 2019

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    Cool piece, desperately underrated.. Mine says hi;)


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  15. valkyrie_rider

    valkyrie_rider Feb 15, 2019

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    Got one too (blue sunburst dial with applied Omega logo, 39mm).

    The caliber is based on the Valjoux 7751, it is a reliable workhorse and is easy to find a watchmaker to service it when there is the need.

    My only complain about it is not the bracelet per se, but the clasp that feels cheap compared to other more modern bracelets (but it is correct for a 20 years old timepiece).
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  16. ttsp52

    ttsp52 Feb 15, 2019

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    I love my mk40 and find that out of all my watches its the one that gets the most wrist time. Just switched mine to a black leather strap and looks great. I have been told to look out for the button that changes the day sticking. Mine seems ok.
     
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  17. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 16, 2019

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    Gorgeous! Wear it well.
     
  18. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 16, 2019

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    I am looking for a nice leather strap. Good advice thanks.
     
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    Abroy Feb 16, 2019

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    I agree they could improve upon the clasp
     
  20. Abroy

    Abroy Feb 16, 2019

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    Gorgeous. I like the older luminova
     
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