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Speedmaster 3572.50 with caliber 863...?

  1. sleszyk

    sleszyk Sep 8, 2018

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    In my search for a hesalite/sapphire sandwich Speedmaster, I keep on coming across these strange, transitional models... Just now I have found this watch which apparently is a 3572.50 reference with what looks like a gilted 863 caliber inside. The warranty card is from Japan and is dated 1997. Now, I'm well aware there was a short window of time when they used tritium markers in 3572.50, but I haven't yet heard about 3572.50 with the old 863 movement... That said, I'm a complete newbie so perhaps someone can correct me if I'm wrong! Or, could it be that the watch had the original movement replaced?

    I'm posting a couple pictures of the watch in case it helps.

    Many thanks!

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  2. kov

    kov Sep 9, 2018

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    doesn’t look too bad to me :)

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  3. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Sep 9, 2018

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    I believe (edit: from having read) the early ones could have an 863 as well...
    IMO that’s a score, as it’s a bit of a prettier movement :thumbsup:
     
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  4. padders

    padders Sep 9, 2018

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    The only downside there is that the chrono second had seems to have faded to a very dark shade and may not look all that attractive in the flesh. It could be swapped of course.
     
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  5. photo500

    photo500 Sep 9, 2018

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    Yes, I have one of these as well. All correct and quite unusual. Tritium dial. Mine is a 3572 too not a 3570
     
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  6. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Sep 9, 2018

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    Hi, what you have is the 3592.50/3572.50, called "Professional Yellow" on Moonwatch Only. The distinguishing characteristics are the "Professional" see through caseback of the 3572.50 as well as the yellow gilt movement from the 3592.50.
     
  7. sleszyk

    sleszyk Sep 9, 2018

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    That's super helpful, thank you for your comments!
     
  8. fskywalker

    fskywalker Nov 14, 2018

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    Nice find!
     
  9. DRjre086

    DRjre086 Nov 14, 2018

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    Yes, it is correct as I have owned both 3592.50 with rhodium movement and 3572.50 with gilt movement. The gilt is “more rare” as produced shorter time frame.
     
  10. siguzzi

    siguzzi Nov 14, 2018

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    The bracelet is too modern. The watch came on a 1479 bracelet.
    Here is mine
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