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Please tell me more about this birth year Speedmaster 1966

  1. Pizzaflyer

    Pizzaflyer Nov 28, 2017

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    Does the case look polished? Hand look authentic? Any other concerns?
    Thank you for your expertise.
     
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  2. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Nov 28, 2017

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    If it's a CB case, it's very polished. If it's a HF it's also polished. No other concerns from this one picture but that is not really all that would need to be checked. (Serial, Movement, Caseback inner etc..)
     
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  3. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Nov 28, 2017

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    Almost looks as if there's a satin photo filter placed over the lugs.
     
  4. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Nov 28, 2017

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    looks like a ST-Case actually :)
     
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  5. Seaborg

    Seaborg Nov 28, 2017

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    Ultra over-polished case (I hope it's an HF case otherwise, it's an even more dead CB case).

    The color of the lume on the hands seems to indicate a service hand set (luminova) but I am not 100% sure (especially regarding the chrono hand).
    I would say 90% chance of service hands.
    Correct short pushers.
    As far as I can see, I guess a service crown.

    I do not like it but, as usually, it depends upon the asking price...
     
  6. Seaborg

    Seaborg Nov 28, 2017

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    There is also a problem with the movement as the hour subdial points between 6 and 7 hours.
    I believe the seller wanted to "hide" the chrono creep.
    Needs a complete service.
     
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  7. Seaborg

    Seaborg Nov 28, 2017

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  8. Pizzaflyer

    Pizzaflyer Nov 28, 2017

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    I’m waiting for more pics. They are asking $8k.
     
  9. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Nov 28, 2017

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    Did you consider the replies here? Are you in a rush? 8k can hurt pretty bad when you realize you got something dissapointing. Take your time.
     
  10. Pizzaflyer

    Pizzaflyer Nov 28, 2017

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    Definitely taking my time. Seems like someone went to town on the case. They claim a recent service but evidence shows otherwise. Fantastic observations from just one picture. Thank you. Learning lots.
     
  11. repoman

    repoman Nov 28, 2017

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    What a shame.. that watch is gorgeous, but someone went absolutely bat-**** crazy with a buffing wheel.
     
  12. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Nov 28, 2017

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    I'm sorry, but there is no evidence that the watch needs a complete service. The photo shows a watch with the chrono running.
    Nothing wrong with that, and to assume the seller is trying to hide chrono creep is rather jumping the gun.
     
  13. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Nov 28, 2017

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    A picture with resetted chrono will tell if or not, simple as that :)
     
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  14. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Nov 28, 2017

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    No it won't, anyone can reset a watch with chrono creep and take a pic.
     
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  15. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Nov 28, 2017

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    I somehow knew you would say that :)
     
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  16. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Nov 28, 2017

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    Some watches with chrono creep will not reset exactly to 12 anymore so that would narrow it down a little bit. I'd personally prefer to see pics of a watch without chrono running.
     
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  17. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 28, 2017

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    Need to see movement and case back

    Dial hands are a nice match imho.
     
  18. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Nov 28, 2017

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    Well I suppose you could say that about some watches that don't have chrono creep.
    My point was that we shouldn't be stating as fact that the watch needs a full service when there is no evidence to support that.
     
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  19. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Nov 28, 2017

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    or the other way around.
     
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  20. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 28, 2017

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    No way to determine service needs. Some show the watch with the Chrono running to show it works. It’s not a sign of being nefarious.