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Speedmaster case prototype (Huguenin Freres)

  1. ock2915

    ock2915 May 7, 2015

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    Hello
    Some time ago I saw this watch that intrigued me , It is a rather strange piece that looks like a Speedmaster but it is not an Omega , the seller info is that the case is a N.O.S. prototype made by Huguenin Freres (the same factory that made the Speedmaster cases) and it is supposed to be a discarded by Omega prototype made in the 60´s , it is signed HF inside the caseback like the Speedmasters , and the number 2960 engraved outside the caseback (I have seen pics of several cases and each has its own number).
    Finally decided to purchase and I am really happy , I think is a very attractive and special piece and like specially the turnable grey bezel (even has a dot on 9 smaller inner one) , the fact that the case is exactly as the Speedmaster one (excellent quality , I think absolutely similar to the Omega one) , the red day color and also find the Valjoux movement really nice , I bought a grey perlon and a red stripe NATO straps for it and you can also see in the photographs with a 1450 Speedmaster bracelet
    It is a pleasure to share some pics with you , thanks for reading and hope you like:thumbsup:


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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus May 7, 2015

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    There's that word again.
     
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  3. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder May 7, 2015

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    These cases have been knocking around for a while. I didn't think they were cheap, but I do like them. The owner was trying to sell the empty cases with no luck, and now has assembled watches, quite sensibly.

    I think this is extremely attractive. It is rare, if perhaps not valuable in the long run, as it is not an omega assembled prototype, nor does it carry the Omega name anywhere. So the story is hearsay, if believable.
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    Funny how when it was on eBay I thought, oh no, a made up story, not very nice - but now I think it is a very attractive watch, with an interesting story, and now I see it on your wrist, my opinion is changed and I think it is great!
     
  4. ock2915

    ock2915 May 7, 2015

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    Thanks for your comment Spacefruit , make your ideas mine ¿who knows the truth? Probably no one ever but....I like it:)
    Happy you like
     
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  5. timeismoney

    timeismoney May 7, 2015

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    Nice! Thank you for sharing! @pitpro also has a HF non-Omega case that is quite a looker.
     
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  6. rogart

    rogart ray it again, Ram. May 7, 2015

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    Is the outside bezel turnable ?
     
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  7. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months May 7, 2015

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    That's a pretty cool dial and bezel.. looks good! Of course the case style is ever classy.
     
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  8. ock2915

    ock2915 May 7, 2015

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    Yes , it is turnable ( and horrified saw that was not aligned when saw the pics:thumbsup:)
     
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  9. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. May 7, 2015

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    mine says Hi!
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  10. ock2915

    ock2915 May 7, 2015

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    Nice one:thumbsup:

     
  11. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. May 7, 2015

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    Here's another version I found on a French forum
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  12. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. May 7, 2015

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    [​IMG]

    Looks Great on the Perlon.
    Perfect for Summer!
     
  13. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. May 7, 2015

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    Got a link for the Perlon?
     
  14. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! May 7, 2015

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  15. ock2915

    ock2915 May 7, 2015

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    Darlingboy was fastest;)
     
  16. The Master of Speed

    The Master of Speed May 9, 2015

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    Courtesy my friend Gio

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  17. ock2915

    ock2915 May 9, 2015

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    :thumbsup::thumbsup: Like it a lot...
     
  18. doctor steel

    doctor steel May 9, 2015

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    I only get the case ... ::facepalm1::
     
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  19. ock2915

    ock2915 May 9, 2015

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    It is no problem at all;)
     
  20. doctor steel

    doctor steel May 9, 2015

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    Bought for an operation but do not done anything ...:(