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  1. Laharrier

    Laharrier Nov 17, 2018

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    Hey gang, so I finally caught a hold of a pre-moon Speedmaster. Pretty pleased with this one as its never been serviced and has definitely hardly been worn. Case is razor sharp and the dial and hands are flawless. Great patina too that seems to match well. The kicker is that is has its original flat link bracelet (downside is its missing a single end link).

    I’m curious to know what the group thinks of it. I know enough to be dangerous but I’m no expert. Has the -69 in the caseback and is a pre-moon seahorse type.

    I see it has the DON and Dot close to 70 and the É in Tachy.

    Am I missing anything? Any ideas on the going value of a reference like this? Hard to gauge with the prices everywhere.
     
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  2. trash_gordon

    trash_gordon Nov 17, 2018

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    Looks like a perfect example to me. Congrats!!
     
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  3. Dan S

    Dan S Nov 17, 2018

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    Looks great! Congrats.
     
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  4. bloomy

    bloomy Nov 17, 2018

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    Looks nice, hands are proper and case appears sharp!
     
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  5. Laharrier

    Laharrier Nov 17, 2018

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    Thanks guys. I’ll take some better pics tomorrow that really show off the case sharpness :) I’m pretty excited!
     
  6. td69

    td69 Nov 17, 2018

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    Lovely watch you got and a nice bracelet with complete 8 fixed links on both ends. Finding one 516 end link shouldn't be an issue. Congrats!
     
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  7. bigsom

    bigsom Nov 17, 2018

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    That's a beautiful example man, congratulations and wear it well!
     
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  8. ATWG

    ATWG Nov 17, 2018

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    Thats a very nice piece! There are a few here for sale, but none as nice as this one.
     
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  9. Faz

    Faz Nov 17, 2018

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    Excellent example. The bracelet looks decent enough as well.

    Well done! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. arvidrattlaas

    arvidrattlaas Nov 18, 2018

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    Wow. Looks great! Congrats! More pictures please.
     
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  11. kov

    kov Nov 18, 2018

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    It is exactly like I love them ::love:: congrats ! :thumbsup:
     
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  12. GIGI321

    GIGI321 Nov 18, 2018

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    Looking great...congrats!
     
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  13. timestamp

    timestamp Nov 18, 2018

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    Case is refinished IMHO, but by a professional. Very nice example!
     
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  14. Cozzie

    Cozzie Nov 18, 2018

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    Killer watch! Few chips on the bezel but nothing that would stop me. The patina looks great!
     
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  15. nonuffinkbloke

    nonuffinkbloke Nov 18, 2018

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    Oh Blimey! ::shy:: I can feel another "horizontal brush mark debate" coming??? ::confused2::

    Back to the watch in question: I think your Speedmaster is a lovely example. :thumbsup:
     
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  16. timestamp

    timestamp Nov 18, 2018

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    Honestly no idea what you are referring to. I was referring to the width of the lug shoulders.

    As I said, great example. But you should be aware of a refinish, that’s all. Doesn’t make it a bad example.
     
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  17. siguzzi

    siguzzi Nov 18, 2018

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    Congratulations. Very nice example. Seems to have the original glas that is a little bit flater at the outside. Did you check the serialnumber?
     
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  18. Philou

    Philou Nov 18, 2018

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    Looks great, congrats !
     
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  19. Om3ga321

    Om3ga321 Nov 18, 2018

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    Looks original and that lume colour is so sweet.
     
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  20. Davidt

    Davidt Nov 18, 2018

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    It would help if you could show us a couple of front on shots of the lugs but I don't think it's been refinished.
     
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