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  1. PerJ

    PerJ Sep 12, 2018

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    Hi!

    I recently traded in a nice Zenith watch. Not my typical timepiece but rather charming. Especially being a fairly iconic reference. I have tried to do some research and what I have come up with is that this is a mk2 case with the first version dial. Is that correct? Does it look all correct to you guys? Condition is very, very good in my eyes.

    Serial number is kind of faint. Is that common or have the caseback been touched up? Is it worth ordering an extract from Zenith? I see that they offer that service but not really sure if the information itself is worth it. From some simple googling it seems this is probably produced in the later part of 1969. Perhaps fun to get it confirmed and to see if it was supplied on a strap or if I should go hunting for a nice ladder bracelet.

    Any opinions welcome. Good or bad. :)

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    Here together with my Speedy (145.022-68) from the same era. As we are on Omegaforums. :)

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  2. wristpirate

    wristpirate Sep 12, 2018

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    Looks like a very nice MK2, well done!
     
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  3. Pahawi

    Pahawi Sep 12, 2018

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    Looks fine to me - DIBS :)
     
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  4. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Sep 12, 2018

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    Beautiful mk2, not many are seen in this condition with original parts....

    case was probably polished (well.... maybe not actually....), but it still looks very very good

    serial engraving is very light, so it goes away quickly when case is polished. Yours is still visible, dont worry

    production date is Q4 1969 if i am not wrong
     
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  5. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Sep 12, 2018

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    145.012-67 is a beauty BTW.... ;)
     
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  6. PerJ

    PerJ Sep 12, 2018

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    Thanks! I think the case can be untouched. Either way it is sharp and nice so doesn’t really matter. Was mostly uncertain about the caseback as the serial is so faint.

    Appreciate your feedback! :)

    Mine is the cheaper 861 version; 145.022-68. Condition is very similar to the Zenith. Very happy to have it.
     
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  7. Frederic_gva

    Frederic_gva Sep 12, 2018

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    not sure a 145.022-68 is cheaper... but it is a rare transitional ref

    enjoy !!
     
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  8. 89-0

    89-0 Sep 12, 2018

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    NFW!
     
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  9. wristpirate

    wristpirate Sep 12, 2018

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    I knew I forgot to add something........Dibs!
     
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  10. PerJ

    PerJ Sep 12, 2018

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    If polished; it is a pretty darn good job. :)

    (Don't think it is)

    Sorry for the dust..

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  11. ndgal

    ndgal Sep 12, 2018

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    Looks horrible. Send it to me. I will help you properly dispose of it.
     
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  12. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Sep 12, 2018

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    that is a spectacular example of a legendary watch. Treasure it. Or sell it to me.
     
  13. marco

    marco Sep 12, 2018

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    Crikey , that really is the "business".
    Congratulations.
     
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  14. Magnix

    Magnix Sep 13, 2018

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    Very Nice and Sharp case !! Love these watches..
     
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  15. vujen

    vujen Sep 13, 2018

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    Lovely.
    Dibs.
    My dibs are better looking than yours.
     
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  16. Dan S

    Dan S Sep 13, 2018

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    What a great watch. Congratulations on a fantastic find!
     
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  17. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Sep 13, 2018

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    Fantastic piece, huge congrats and wear in good health :thumbsup:
     
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  18. subregister

    subregister Sep 13, 2018

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  19. PerJ

    PerJ Sep 13, 2018

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    Not really. Was partial payment for a big watch I recently sold. I know that it had been sitting in a bank for a number of years and prior to that it was bought from a local watchmaker here in Sweden. It has not seen much time on a wrist throughout the years.

    I found that site earlier and it was super helpful. Yours? Big fan if yes. :)
     
  20. subregister

    subregister Sep 13, 2018

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    Amazing find. Nothing better than buying a watch that has been sitting in a bank :thumbsup:
    Yes, the site is mine - hope the case number research might provide some points of comparison (you can search by Mk number, along with a number of other features).

    Much credit for all the other content goes to folks here that blazed the A386 trail ( @LouS @BGBG and many others), but hopefully I've helped distill and provided some good reference information.
     
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