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I love the ploprof!
But here's a pic of my latest Speedmaster purchase. The most modern one I own, dating from 1969/70 it has the commemorative moon landing case-back.
That one is one of my favourites.
You could use a Ploprof to pummel unsuspecting muggers and vandals too.
I'll put my imperfect chocolate straight lug up here, too. I started a separate thread that explains its story. I've changed straps again, though. Now it's on a nice black leather rally strap w/deployant buckle. I like the historical links (no pun intended) to the Champion bands, but it's just too dang skinny, and it's not exactly rugged. I think it is better suited to a vintage Timex.
The JB Champion looks good though and its stronger than the original flat-link bands I reckon.
Lovely dial, shame about the hands and bezel, although those parts are easily changed.
Do you have one?
Here's a pic of the back:
I've always liked that caseback but have not been fortunate to be able to get one. I have missed on a few over the years as I focused on the cal. 321 speedmasters but hopefully someday will get one of those!
Yes this is the last one I've added to my collection of Speedies as I have also been concentrating on the 321's. I'm sure you'll get a good one one day soon!
Nope , I love my Apollo 11 35th, but I always wanted one like yours, love the back.
Ash, what are the the first two of your movement sn for that 69/70? I've seen some conflicting info on them. Many of the sn date these watches to 73/74, according to Roman H.
I think the truth is Omega put in whatever was nearby when they assembled watches, and sometimes the movements had been made a year ...or two...or four earlier.
That's true with several companies. I have a couple IWC's, AP's, and JLC's that the serial number says one year but the company or the database says they were made a year or so later.
Mines 32****** as are nearly all I've seen with this back, although 30 to maybe 33 would probably be right. As you say it looks like Omega didn't always use the movements in exact sequential order.
The published serial number charts should be viewed as + or - 2 years at least I reckon.
The 145.022-69 with the pre-moon back (the model just before this one) commonly has 29***** to 31***** from my observations, so again, there's some overlap.
Remember also that the year stamped inside the case-back is only the manufacture year of the case, it was usually a year or two before they where mated with movements and distributed to retailers.
And this one has gone to Bienne.
Oh my god this thread is like porn to me! Keep it up guys.
I work with omega so shall update anything new in see ^_^
I must say that modern Seamaster chronos don't really excite me, but this one sure does. Very nice! Is this a gold case?
A little late to the party .....
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