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Omega Speedmaster ST145.003....Anyone else have one ?

  1. Alessi156

    Alessi156 Jan 4, 2014

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    I wonder if this also applies to some 145.012s? As I understand it the change in reference numbers was made at the same time. I have also been searching for a satisfactory explanation for the delivery of several 145.012s, with serial numbers 20.552xxx to NASA in March 1964 (source http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/omega.html). If Omega did the same thing with this reference it would make sense, as the watches delivered to NASA would be indistinguishable from 105.012s.
     
  2. François Boucher

    François Boucher Jan 4, 2014

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    Years back, probably before the WUS server crash, someone posted a real 145.003, found in excellent condition, with original box and papers.

    This one got everyone excited, including the late Chuck Maddox.

    Sadly, I can not find this thread anymore, and Chuck never wrote an article on that one in his website.
     
  3. François Boucher

    François Boucher Jan 4, 2014

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    I just found it: here.

    Sadly, no pics of the caseback, and I understand from the discussion that it had papers for a 145.003, but the caseback stamped with 105.003… same as Neil's.
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 4, 2014

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    No shot of the inside of the caseback? :(
     
  5. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jan 4, 2014

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    Remember that one from years back - thanks for the link. It looks like it has 105.003 marked in the inner caseback so similar to the other examples posted here.
     
  6. François Boucher

    François Boucher Jan 4, 2014

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    ColinT's watch papers, from Chuck Maddox' website:

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  7. François Boucher

    François Boucher Jan 4, 2014

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  8. François Boucher

    François Boucher Jan 4, 2014

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    …same papers as Colin's on the german forum:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 4, 2014

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    Welcome by the way François, nice to have you, noticed your account is member number 67, you must have joined not long after omegaforums was started
     
  10. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 12, 2018

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    Interested to know what member number I am now :whistling:
     
  11. Exiztence

    Exiztence May 12, 2018

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    The double stamped caseback is really something :eek:
     
  12. dootcho

    dootcho Jun 11, 2019

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    I landed in this thread after researching 145.003 as seems like there’s one coming up for auction.

    Caseback engraving was not shown in the catalogue so I asked the auction house to provide a picture and they sent me the one below.

    Looks a lot like the ones pictured in speedmaster101.com as it seems that the reference was added at a later stage than production, they didn’t provide a picture showing the entire case back but they mentioned this is the only reference therefore it would be lacking the double reference (105.003 + 145.003).

    Anyways here’s the picture
    6DB6EAD7-373C-4399-96D1-CF88001593FE.jpeg
     
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  13. DotOverNine

    DotOverNine Jun 11, 2019

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    Interesting! This is all new info to me!
     
  14. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Jun 11, 2019

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    whats the auction estimate?
     
  15. kov

    kov Jun 11, 2019

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  16. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jun 11, 2019

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    Interesting. The museum told me that 145.003 was an internal reference number and was never engraved in casebacks. They said they would not issue extracts with that reference number though they did confirm that mine was listed internally as a 145.003.

    I would be wary of any sort of premium, though this wouldn't stope from buying for a nice watch.

    Interesting stuff!
     
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  17. JohnSteed

    JohnSteed Jun 11, 2019

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    ‘never engraved on caseback’. Interesting indeed
     
  18. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jun 11, 2019

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  19. bloomy

    bloomy Jun 11, 2019

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    Estimate £6,500 - £8,500
     
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