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  1. bags1971

    bags1971 Apr 8, 2018

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  2. 77deluxe

    77deluxe Apr 8, 2018

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    FAP. Probably more than it should...
     
  3. airansun

    airansun Apr 8, 2018

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    Glad you posted it. Was wondering the same thing myself.

    Is this an example of the fabled ‘poor’ condition?
     
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  4. ndgal

    ndgal Apr 9, 2018

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  5. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 9, 2018

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    Well I don't know much about its value but I can certainly say something about its looks: Ugly with a capital 'U'. I really can't understand how people can get excited about a watch looking like that.
     
  6. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Apr 9, 2018

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    Any movement shots? It would be a good idea to get one of those - just in case the same number magically showed up in a better looking specimen at some point :rolleyes:
     
  7. Exiztence

    Exiztence Apr 9, 2018

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    There are movement shots, looks rusted a bit and most importantly the serial is 2.65 mil
     
  8. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 9, 2018

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    Is that one of those important and highly collectible "Arctic White-Out" bezels?...Or just one that's missing its insert?
     
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  9. cristos71

    cristos71 Apr 9, 2018

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    Is that not more than a bit late, by my reckoning that's late '60's, '68 or '69?
     
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  10. Mr Blond

    Mr Blond Apr 9, 2018

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    My ed White has a 249 number which is dated to 1967

    Could it be a 205 instead??
     
  11. Mr Blond

    Mr Blond Apr 9, 2018

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    Even a number 205 is too late isn’t it?
     
  12. bdp

    bdp Apr 9, 2018

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    I think that @Exiztence means it a 26.5 million number and I agree that the movement has seen better days.
    So it could be a 68 0r 69. Either way it will probably go for way to much
     
  13. padders

    padders Apr 9, 2018

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    Caseback says 2998-6, looks to have silver rehaut & radium dial but 26m number? That is a collection of crappy parts and nothing more. The movement is about 7 years younger than the case.

    I bet a dealer uses that caseback for something shady...
     
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  14. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Apr 9, 2018

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    It's a 321. Looks like a serial number that belongs in a 145.012.
    As far as I'm concerned, the value solely relies on the complete case / caseback combo (the case looks great).
    There is no bezel, movement in incorrect and shot (maybe changed by the FAP ? Who knows), the dial is ugly and hands are gone.

    I'm sure a dealer will purchase this, "restore it" & make a lot of money.
     
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  15. Exiztence

    Exiztence Apr 9, 2018

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    While complete case / combo match, unless you get right movement you still screwed right? One mail to Bienne and it will be confirmed as put together? I understand that Omega doesn't have info to issue extract for lot of 2998s but at least for mine they could tell me where it was delivered to...
     
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  16. padders

    padders Apr 9, 2018

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    You don't need the mail to Bienne to confirm that. The serial tells you that the movement is from circa 67-68 and can't have been from any straight lug reference as those ended at 25.44m. It may not even be a Speedmaster movement so the delivery location and all the other extract info will be virtually meaningless. Unless someone has a FAP certified/extracted 18.94m range movement laying around, this case is most likely going to be used to make a dealer Franken.
     
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  17. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 9, 2018

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    What will it go for? Twice what it would have before it got posted on OF

    :whipped:

    :p
     
  18. Exiztence

    Exiztence Apr 9, 2018

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    Yes I wrote that the serial is too late for this reference, what I meant was even sourcing correct range movement unless you have Extract that it was delivered to Peru will not help you.
     
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  19. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 9, 2018

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    It’s not an honest “tool” watch?
     
  20. airansun

    airansun Apr 9, 2018

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    You really think so? With this thread?