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  1. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Feb 12, 2020

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  2. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 12, 2020

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  3. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Feb 12, 2020

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    I know what to make of it, it's 100% BS.

    If you look at actual NASA-owned Speedmasters, they have numbers engraved on them for identification. There would be traceability.

    Tom
     
  4. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 12, 2020

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    ...er and a movement

    ::facepalm1::
     
  5. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 12, 2020

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    At a "non estimated weight of 48.9 grams", the movement was left away in order to be prepared to save rocket fuel on the way to Mars. :D
     
  6. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Feb 12, 2020

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    Edited Feb 12, 2020
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  7. gefmey

    gefmey Feb 12, 2020

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    No mvt, so what's holding hands on the face together? Interesting there's no picture under the cap, unless it's glued down. I'll be saving my pennies for this one :D
     
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  8. OMEGuy

    OMEGuy Feb 12, 2020

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    ...er and a NASA approved certificate, confirming they are truly doing BS like this and the watch has been in their drawer for more than 40 years.

    For the asking or at least the final price, I would ask the seller to put this on top for free. :D
     
  9. LuVitt

    LuVitt Feb 12, 2020

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  10. Om3ga321

    Om3ga321 Feb 12, 2020

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    Not bad for parts.
    Prototype parts ,that is.
     
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  11. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Wants to be in the club! Feb 12, 2020

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    Possibly used for ads or other promotional material. Prototype it probably is not.

    Tom
     
  12. MoclovFlop

    MoclovFlop Feb 12, 2020

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    I was going to say sales sample watch, but I think it would be odd to have the dust shield in there.

    But I guess that could be a selling point??
     
  13. airansun

    airansun Feb 12, 2020

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  14. gefmey

    gefmey Feb 12, 2020

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    The dust shield is probably keeping the dial in place.
     
  15. gefmey

    gefmey Feb 12, 2020

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    I'd be really interested to find out how to keep the case markings in place, mine keep shifting around ::rimshot::
     
  16. RI Omega Fan

    RI Omega Fan Feb 12, 2020

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  17. kingsrider

    kingsrider Thank you Sir! May I have another? Feb 12, 2020

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    Ok, how long will it be before Hodinkee picks this up and runs with it? Over/under??
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  18. asrnj77

    asrnj77 Feb 12, 2020

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    In addition to all the other issues I was wondering why NASA would need a prototype of the Speedmaster in 1978? Were they not sure it would be a good moonwatch? Did they want to try it out in space without a movement and see if it ever went beyond 10:10? :p

    Additionally, although Hess Fine Auctions does occasionally have some good watches they use shill bidding on all high-end ones. Check every Rolex watch they have and read "this is not a return. It never left our safe". They'll shill bid these multiple times until they get a satisfactory price. Ebay doesn't mind because they are a massive seller
     
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  19. simonsays

    simonsays Feb 13, 2020

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    Definitely a sales man watch. Nice NOS case etc. Value a quarter of what they are asking?
     
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  20. krogerfoot

    krogerfoot Feb 13, 2020

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    A NASA office in Ohio? What would that be, Cape Cuyahoga? "Dayton, we have a problem."
     
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