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    Speedmaster Mark II

    Hi all

    I was looking a buying a Mark II

    The one I was looking at is from 1970 and has a service redial.

    Would this be ok? Any concerns about buying one with a service dial?

    Thanks DT


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    Is it a service dial or a service dial that has been redialled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    Is it a service dial or a service dial that has been redialled?
    He says itís ďan original omega service dialĒ

    It looks new


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    Is it a service dial or a service dial that has been redialled?
    What does redialled mean here?

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    Is it a racing dial variant? If so it's fairly common for people to fit service racing dial and handset which are still available. They don't retain the same value as an original racing but personally I prefer the more vibrant looks to alot of the faded racing dials that are around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    What does redialled mean here?
    Usually refers to refinished or repainted, neither are usually good. Service dials are often OK IMO on not particularly valuable watches like the mk2, but it does affect resale value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Is it a racing dial variant? If so it's fairly common for people to fit service racing dial and handset which are still available. They don't retain the same value as an original racing but personally I prefer the more vibrant looks to alot of the faded racing dials that are around.
    Itís the racing dial, Thatís my preference aswell, it looks vibrant and new.

    Thanks for the comments folks


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    Original 1969 dial, I love the look of the original and still think it is vibrant


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt8500 View Post
    Original 1969 dial, I love the look of the original and still think it is vibrant

    It is gorgeous


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    Better show mine then!

    FWIW I think new dials on a vintage watch look a bit odd.

    Cheers,
    Neil.

    My Speedmaster website:

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

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    Both of the above look superb, my comment was that I prefer them to some of the faded dials(as in the colour all but washed out, usually what you find on the affordable ones these days) . I would take a nice original like either of those all day every day.

    And also agree a perfect dial on an old watch looks a bit off. I've considered having the racing dial and handset fitted to my own non-racing Mk2 many times, if ever I did I would have the case professionally refinished at the same time.
    Last edited by Tetlee; 3rd December 2020 at 18:35.

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    My second MKII original T-Swiss Made-T dial. Re-lumed with "aged" superluminova (still got this)



    My 1st MKII - Service dial and service hands



    My 1st MKII Service Dial - original dial, original hands



    Sold the original dial + hands (mistake!)

    This was in the days when you could just order Omega dials + hands from Cousins for not much money.


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    Speedmaster Mark II

    I purchased one earlier this year with a service dial and refurbed case. I love it. The bracelet was a bit shagged out though so I purchased a new omega one £££. I also got the original dial and hands with the sale. Maybe find one that has the original bits too. I think they look great in original dial form and serviced dial form . Good luck:)
    FYI both pics are as I/C so the colours etc havenít been adjusted.




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    Last edited by Stilgoe1972; 4th December 2020 at 09:45.

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