New arrival: pre-Moon Speedmaster cal 321

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New arrival: pre-Moon Speedmaster cal 321

Post by suddha » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:31 pm

Hey guys, I got this one from a local vintage watch dealer last week. The guy is retiring and was liquidating his collection and gave a price I couldn't pass up. I'm a hardcore space nerd but a casual Moonwatch fan who was content to wear an 861-motor modern Speedy. But when I saw this one come up, it seemed like a good chance to snatch one up for the collection. It's a 145.012 from 1967 with the column wheel calibre 321. It's got a replacement bezel but otherwise a fine example, in my opinion.

Some photos I took with the iPhone:

On a shell cordovan Bund (I normally don't like Bund straps but this just feels right):
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With a long Apollo velcro from Omega:
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And the business end:
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Post by greenlightning » Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:53 pm

Beautiful. Congratulations, Jason

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Post by moishlashen » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:00 pm

Yep-beautiful. One of my favorite movements.
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Post by demer03 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:01 pm

Favorite speedy
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Post by aikiman44 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:26 pm

Beautiful. As Indy watchmaker Roger Smith says of the 321: "a staggering movement".
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Post by BBK357 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:26 pm

Whoa
Incredible speedy!
Where can I get one if those omega Velcro for mine?
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Post by dukerules » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:29 pm

Dang. So good. On my list.

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Post by River Rat » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:43 pm

A big congrats :thumbsup: I got a 1972 but it has the 861 and the same type of case back as the modern ones. The 321's pre moon ones are getting harder to find and more expensive when you do as you probably fund out on yours.

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Post by Nellipj » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:48 pm

BBK357 wrote:Whoa
Incredible speedy!
Where can I get one if those omega Velcro for mine?
Ben, I know Gas Gas Bones makes them.

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Post by mattjmcd » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:08 pm

That's a great example. Is it gonna be a daily driver for you?

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Post by BBK357 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:22 pm

Nellipj wrote:
BBK357 wrote:Whoa
Incredible speedy!
Where can I get one if those omega Velcro for mine?
Ben, I know Gas Gas Bones makes them.

Thanks man
searching now...
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Post by andrema » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:32 pm

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Post by sierra11b » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:59 pm

Lovely.

Thinking of going all-in on nothing but Speedmasters. The professional has to be the most comfortable and versatile watch on the planet I find myself wearing more often than any other.

If they don't reveal a lumed bezel soon I'll likely sell off another watch for a 3576.50, or go vintage. Already own the 3570.50 and love it.

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Post by 93 Turbo » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:06 pm

Great catch there Jason. Also great write up on the 777 Seiko. J
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Post by mfxr » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:10 am

Nice pickup. Amazing actually, considering it is almost 50 yrs old!

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Post by jimyritz » Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:35 am

Very cool, congrats Jason... :headbang:

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Post by jswing » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:38 am

Nice, congrats! :thumbsup:

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Iconic in every way....

Post by dmgreen11 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:42 am

The 1967 321s are among my favorite vintage Speedmasters. Just about perfect.

Well done.

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Post by jswing » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:46 am

Looks like he's backed up, not even taking orders right now. I need one of his Speedy straps myself.

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Post by bzabodyn » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:25 am

Awesome! That's just a great piece.

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Post by Knome » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:19 am

congratulations on an awesome pick up!

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Post by Nomadz » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:25 am

fantastic piece, congrats.
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Post by TSD » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:54 am

Outstanding, Jason. :cheers:

I tried to work a deal on a 145.012 that turned up at a local shop, but they wanted all the $$$ and nothing was original (replacement case back, bezel, handset, bracelet...)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Omega-Speedmast ... 2207910895
If that 321 could talk, it would scream "Watchco"!

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Post by snootydog » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:20 pm

Nice one, it looks great :thumbsup:
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Post by T.R. » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:53 pm

:thumbsup:

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