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  1. Mooieklokjes

    Mooieklokjes Mar 3, 2018

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  2. sjg22

    sjg22 Mar 3, 2018

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    Looks nice - sharp dial (might’ve been relumed - that’s quite an orange patina for a ‘69), hands look original and flat link bracelet to boot.

    No DON, which is a possibility for that reference but given the bracelet and overall quality, I’d consider it.
     
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  3. Mooieklokjes

    Mooieklokjes Mar 3, 2018

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    I found the tritium also very yellow, but the watch is located in Mexico, which might explain the patina. But I'll ask for sure.

    Thanks for your opinion!
     
  4. Psych

    Psych Mar 3, 2018

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    Nobody can tell you for sure whether or not the lume is original, but the dial has an extremely attractive appearance. You'll see from Speedmaster 101's price chart that the presence/absence of a DON bezel makes a big difference to the value of this reference.

    Looks to me like a nice watch, but you could try to negotiate the price down a bit because of the bezel.
     
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  5. Toishome

    Toishome Mar 3, 2018

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    You lucky I have no money otherwise you would have some competition :cool: Its a sexy looking speedy ::love::
     
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  6. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Mar 3, 2018

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  7. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Mar 3, 2018

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    A 30,99m watch should have a DNN and not a DON. Very nice looking
     
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  8. Mooieklokjes

    Mooieklokjes Mar 3, 2018

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    Thanks for this. That really changes my view to it. So he is an notorious seller for selling mixed-up pieces, and he now sells an attractive 145.022-69 with the wrong bezel... Maybe there are more parts mixed up.

    Why is it so hard to find a good Speedy?
     
  9. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Mar 3, 2018

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    It is not "the wrong bezel"
     
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  10. Noles_88

    Noles_88 Dog costume designer extraordinaire! Mar 3, 2018

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    It’s really not that hard. Just have patience. Best advice I can give. Be patient.
     
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  11. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Mar 3, 2018

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    this.

    that bezel is correct.
    the lume is original too...relumes will be fully consistent with color, and this has aged-looking inconsistencies -> small amounts of darkness (like the lume in the hands) near the edges. I find it attractive.

    Regarding the thread I posted : was just interesting, and was fully neutral toward the seller. It’s obvious doesn’t know what he is talking about (Ie this is marketed as a ‘transitional’ ::facepalm2::) but luckily his pics are good and we have eyes. If his ratings span longer than 1 month and the rest of his account looks kosher ... i.e. do your diligence.

    Edit : Case looks sharp, crown looks correct, movement has some discoloration (most likely same reason why the hands are dark and the lume pumpkiny -> humidity), but the screwheads look untouched. I think this looks nice.
     
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  12. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Mar 3, 2018

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    Edit : @Mooieklokjes we usually grab pics and put them in the thread so that in future when links go dead there is still context to the thread...
     
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  13. Toishome

    Toishome Mar 3, 2018

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    Thank you. Was getting dizzy going back and forth looking at the pics.
     
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  14. gdupree

    gdupree Mar 3, 2018

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    Was wondering when this would get posted here. Looks pretty attractive imo, but the seller sends up some cautionary flags for sure.

    You might also have competition from me if the timing were right, and if the seller could convince me of legitimacy
     
  15. MaiLollo

    MaiLollo Mar 4, 2018

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    I think that if the conditions were right, we'd all face a lot of competition on this one ;)
     
  16. Mooieklokjes

    Mooieklokjes Mar 4, 2018

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    Thanks, I misunderstood about the bezel. I'm a Speedy novice ;) . So this transitional came with the DON or DNN bezel?

    I find the pictures reassuring, since they are in high quality. A seller who knows he's got something to hide wouldn't post such nice pictures I reckon.

    About the tritium on the dial, it could be original indeed. Good point about the inconsistencies in the tritium.
     
  17. Mooieklokjes

    Mooieklokjes Mar 4, 2018

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    Haha sorry, I'll post them immediately in the thread next time.
     
  18. Mooieklokjes

    Mooieklokjes Mar 4, 2018

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    Gentlemen, I'm convinced enough about the legitimacy to make the seller an offer. To be continued!
     
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  19. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Mar 4, 2018

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    A ‘transitional’ (or tranny) will be a 145.022-68 (or 145.012-68, but let’s not go down there just yet)...it will have an applied metal Omega logo, long indices, DON, and will be visually indistinguishable from its 321 caliber predecessors. This is not a transitional. But it is from the period when they were changing over from DON to DNN bezels. So this reference can contain both bezel types, and a third...the elusive and rare ‘220’ misprint which is correct for ‘69s within a 3 month window.

    Here is an excellent drool-inducing thread about transitionals : https://omegaforums.net/threads/transition-to-the-transitional.47466/
     
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