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  1. Watching

    Watching Nov 16, 2018

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    I have now received an extract from the archives for my Speedmaster Professional ST 71. The production date is 74. Can anyone comment? How can a st 71 been produced in 74? Serial nr is 32855xxx
     
  2. efauser

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  4. efauser

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  5. Neek

    Neek U-neek. Get it? Nov 16, 2018

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    There is some overlap in serials between -71 and -74 references. It's possible, even likely, that -71s were produced over a wide range of years in the early 70s.
     
  6. Watching

    Watching Nov 17, 2018

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    so no problem?
     
  7. Neek

    Neek U-neek. Get it? Nov 17, 2018

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    I would have no problem with it if all the features (dial, hands, case, bracelet, crystal etc) match up with a -71. The serial is in the correct range for a -71 which is all that maters. Throughout the vintage Omega lineup, the "year" denotation on the reference (-69, -71, -74 etc) is never an exact representation of the production date. I got a -71 as a "birth year" watch for me (born in November 1971). I knew it was one of the first produced, because it's a No-NASA back, but it wasn't until I got my extract that I found it was produced 9/30/71. Nobody outside of Omega themselves knows exactly when they started or stopped producing a particular reference, and it's certainly possible that yours was produced as late as 1974.
     
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  8. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 17, 2018

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    Picture of the watch please. There is a way to tell the difference between a 71 and 74... more specifically there is a way confirm it’s not a 71 by the dial. It could also be a caseback that got swapped at a service. So there is a way to prove thier might be a problem... specifically if the dial is domed and the CB states -71.

    Extracts also do not list which series and only state 145.022 not 145.022-74.
     
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  10. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 18, 2018

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    Because the145.022-71 was produced until1974
     
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