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  1. Fallout Boy Dec 5, 2022

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  2. masteroftime Dec 5, 2022

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    I assume you’re referring to the hands?

    The price is crazy for a SM300 in that condition, but the hands might not be wrong. I read somewhere that arrow hands seem to pop up on some watches from the Italian market. At some point, it was confirmed in a catalogue photo.

    That being’s said, i’ve never seen anything confirming these hands on a big triangle. I always assumed it was some sort of early variant, but this is the second time i’ve seen the combination without any additional details.

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  3. Fallout Boy Dec 5, 2022

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    I knew about these rumours ;) concerning these hands..... but never saw one before. And esp. no (later) big triangle...
    Would be interesting to know the date of this ad.
     
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  4. JimJupiter Dec 5, 2022

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    Ah, big triangle is new to me too. To my knowledge this hand configuration just appeared on the early 165.024-63 execution, just in Italy and just ina narrow serial range.

    Nico

    edit. Just saw it’s a 64 case. The big triangle wasn’t introduced before around 68, wasn’t it? Also the bezel looks later. So a total build together in my eyes.
     
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  5. masteroftime Dec 5, 2022

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    The Ad is also from 1964. I think I agree it is likely built together. However, its an interesting matchup considering the arrow hands are more valuable and it’s relatively “easy” to find sword hands.

    Here is a photo of the other one I saw. Also a Big Triangle and has a later bezel, but from a USA seller who claims to have had it for at least 20 years. I’d be interested to see if both watches are originally from Italy.

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  6. gbesq Dec 5, 2022

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    Not saying that the broad arrow hand isn't legit Omega, but it's definitely not from a Ranchero. The arrowhead is too small, on a Ranchero hand there would be a large area of lume, and the arrowhead is also not the correct shape.
     
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  7. Fallout Boy Dec 5, 2022

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    That is interesting, gbesq!
     
  8. gbesq Dec 5, 2022

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    Take a look at the broad arrow hand on my Ranchero for comparison. Quite different.
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  9. JimJupiter Dec 5, 2022

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    I think he just made a name up, for the similarities ;) the hands are clearly the ones from a 165.014 Seamaster reference:

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  10. gbesq Dec 5, 2022

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    I kind of figured as much, just thought that I would weigh in just in case. The hand also looks very similar to some of the arrowhead hour hands used on the Aqua Terras and the Planet Ocean.
     
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