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littleredrooster

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2,313 posts

76 months

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I know where there's an Omega Speedmaster co-ax for sale. It's in a local pawnshop and comes (apparently) with box and manuals. Looks to be in excellent condition and is about 5-6 years old from memory.

It's up for £1400 and I know I can get at least 10% off that - perhaps more.

I'm very tempted; what does the PH cognoscenti think?

Chicane-UK

3,200 posts

65 months

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I thought the co-axial movement only came to the Speedmaster relatively recently?

Ray Luxury-Yacht

7,665 posts

96 months

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I think it needs to become your watch, quick! biggrin

I bought a Seamaster chrono (self-wind) back in 2002, brand new. It was £1100.

10 years down the line, I see the exact same watch now retails at £2200 - with good second-hand ones going for what I originally paid for mine, or a bit more. Hence, I think it's the only consumer item I've ever bought that has appreciated in value, amazing!

I have worn this watch every single day since purchase, which means it's been put on and removed from my wrist around 3,500 times. And hence, it's been ON my wrist since then for about 43,000 hours...

It still looks like new. It still performs faultlessely. And my particular example is stunningly good at timekeeping for a mechanical - in fact I can't remember the last time I had to adjust the time - it just stays perfect. Thinking about it, the last time I had to adjust the time was when I was on holiday a few months ago. I popped in it the hotel safe and left it there for a couple of days, so it stopped. Since then, it's just 'wear and forget'.

Despite supposedly having to service these Omegas every 5 years, I didn't, and it had it's first service last year (courtesy of a PH'er actually).

When he handed it back, I had had new strap pins fitted as a service / precautionary measure, but apart from that, he told me the movement inside looked and functioned like new...

So. Omega. I recommend biggrin


daveenty

1,429 posts

90 months

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As Chicane says above, I also thought that the Co-Axial movement was only introduced last year to the Speedy. It is an auto movement in a larger (44.25mm) case, with a model number of either 311.30.44.50.01.001 or 311.30.44.50.01.002

They are retailing at the moment at anywhere between £3k (used) to well over £5k new, so yours seems cheap by comparison.

My Speedy is the 3570.50 "moon-watch" with a mechanical (hand wind) movement, probably similar to Ray's, and the price quoted above, whilst still reasonable, would seem more realistic for one of these.

If it really is a Co-Axial, then get it bought rapidly. smile

littleredrooster

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2,313 posts

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daveenty said:
It is an auto movement in a larger (44.25mm) case...

If it really is a Co-Axial, then get it bought rapidly. smile
Hmmm...it certainly doesn't look like 44mm, more like 38-40mm. I haven't yet actually been into the shop, only admired it in passing through the window.

May have to investigate further. Soon!
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daveenty

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littleredrooster said:
Hmmm...it certainly doesn't look like 44mm, more like 38-40mm.
Sounds like it could be a Speedmaster Reduced, in which case the price may be a little high...

metsta

372 posts

103 months

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What he said, had my omega sea master auto for 9yrs never serviced and keeps perfect time.
Paid £1100 of offered £1000 for it this week but decided to keep it

Chicane-UK

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Grab a picture or I guess go in and enquire - be interested to know what it is! smile

littleredrooster

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metsta said:
What he said, had my omega sea master auto for 9yrs never serviced and keeps perfect time.
Paid £1100 of offered £1000 for it this week but decided to keep it
It's a Speedmaster, not a Seamaster...
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