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  1. DanT

    DanT May 16, 2019

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    Hi all,

    Saw this up for auction and be grateful for any advice/thoughts - dial looks ok, but the case not great and rust around the crown/ pushers and caseback is a concern. Movements looks ok, but with the rust I'm worried about water ingress (guide price is £1500 -2500.)

    No details of the general condition, just the following description:
    'An Omega Speedmaster Professional chronograph steel cased gentleman's moon bracelet wristwatch, circa 1975, the signed jewelled movement numbered '39924746', with dust cover, the case interior detailed '145022-76 ST''
     
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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 16, 2019

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    Not rust, just built up crud, gunk, dirt whatever you want to call it. Should clean up nicely when it gets a full service.
     
  3. DanT

    DanT May 16, 2019

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    Thanks X350 - good to get your thoughts, much appreciated
     
  4. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 16, 2019

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    Save that gunk. You may be able to clone the original owner from it.
     
  5. Ekonomer-Tuomas

    Ekonomer-Tuomas May 16, 2019

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    I think it may have been dropped into a porcelain throne
     
  6. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 16, 2019

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    Nah, just years of dead skin and sweat buildup.
     
  7. Davidt

    Davidt May 16, 2019

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    I see little/no corrosion. It's just muck.
     
  8. Ekonomer-Tuomas

    Ekonomer-Tuomas May 16, 2019

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    well, at least you know it will be unpolished
     
  9. omegasaso12

    omegasaso12 May 16, 2019

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    I would take it for estimate price.
     
  10. DanT

    DanT May 16, 2019

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    well as they say, you can't polish a turd
     
  11. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster May 16, 2019

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    Movement looks clean. The case probably just needs a round through a cleaning machine.
     
  12. Davidt

    Davidt May 16, 2019

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    Are you saying this watch is a turd?

    Quite the opposite, this will clean up lovely.
     
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  13. DanT

    DanT May 16, 2019

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    Davidt
    No - just a lame reference to E-T's comment above about porcelain thrones! Thanks for your comments and glad you think it has potential.

    Thanks to everyone for your help and advice - much appreciated. I will get a more detailed condition report - of course, there already seems to be a lot of interest in this pre-auction. Even If it only reaches its upper estimate of £2500, with the high buyer fees it will exceed the price charter on Speedmaster 101 for this reference (3100-3800 USD)
     
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  14. DanT

    DanT May 16, 2019

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    good to have your thoughts on the movement- thanks
     
  15. Sherbie

    Sherbie May 16, 2019

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    Unfortunately for you, there will probably be another 30 odd people interested in this one now

    Hope you win though
     
  16. Canuck

    Canuck May 16, 2019

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    Wabi sabi I think is the term. Why would the owner offer it for sale, without attending to the wrist smegma?
     
  17. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 16, 2019

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    Gross is also the term. Quick easy fix though.
     
  18. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 16, 2019

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    Mine used to look like this after a summer of field work wearing sunblock everyday and working in dusty conditions. A good scrub with a toothbrush and soapy water took care of it...just make sure your seals are good before you attempt that. You should have seen the funk that came off the bracelet-black water!
     
  19. DaveK

    DaveK May 16, 2019

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    Myth Busters feel otherwise
     
  20. WYO_Watch

    WYO_Watch May 16, 2019

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    But it comes with a bracelet (price chart is head only) and it also has an attractive grayish bezel ($ +/- depending on who you ask). Looks like a nice watch, I’d swing if it was pitched to me.
     
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