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Old 11 February 2020, 08:23 AM   #1
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Which Speedmaster

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I've recently grown to love the speedmaster. From a collector stand point, which modern speedmaster is best as a collector piece (holding value, looks, etc.). I love the look of the "Panda" 329.33.44.51.04.001 and I think it will hold value well... Though, I also love the moonwatch history... Just wanted to get some thoughts here. Thanks!
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Old 11 February 2020, 09:16 AM   #2
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The one that speaks to you is the one you should. Go try some on - that said, most speedmasters hold their value well after the initial hit. Try picking one up pre-loved or grey.
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Old 11 February 2020, 11:07 AM   #3
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Very cool watch. That would make a dynamite choice, I think.

For reference, this is the model of the OP's interest:

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Old 11 February 2020, 11:46 AM   #4
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Hello,
I've recently grown to love the speedmaster. From a collector stand point, which modern speedmaster is best as a collector piece (holding value, looks, etc.). I love the look of the "Panda" 329.33.44.51.04.001 and I think it will hold value well... Though, I also love the moonwatch history... Just wanted to get some thoughts here. Thanks!
I would get the original hesilite moonwatch, the others are simply homages to the read deal. If you want sort of a vintage some people may look at the mid-late 70ís speedies that have many variations and can be had a fair prices for now, likewise some folks like the mid 90ís versions with tritium.
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Old 11 February 2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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Very cool watch. That would make a dynamite choice, I think.

For reference, this is the model of the OP's interest:

Thanks for posting the pic! This one sings to me very much.
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Old 11 February 2020, 09:42 PM   #6
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As a one and only Speedmaster I would go with the SS 42 mm version on a bracelet with sapphire crystal and case back with the automatic movement. The watch has enough of the history but is also updated with the movement and crystal.
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Old 11 February 2020, 10:20 PM   #7
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Love that Speedmaster. I wouldn't get hung up on the value thing - buy what you like. That's one of the best looking Omegas I have seen. If you are concerned about any potential drop in value buy used.
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Old 11 February 2020, 10:28 PM   #8
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I would personally go with the 39mm 60th
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Old 12 February 2020, 01:54 AM   #9
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As a one and only Speedmaster I would go with the SS 42 mm version on a bracelet with sapphire crystal and case back with the automatic movement. The watch has enough of the history but is also updated with the movement and crystal.
There's a 42mm sapphire sandwich automatic? I thought they were all manual wind?
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Old 12 February 2020, 02:16 AM   #10
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Buy one of each.

No? OK, then as others said, buy the one that speaks to you. If you love it, then resale will not be a concern because you'll never sell it.

However, if you want to buy new, good discounts can usually be found in the gray market, just try to be careful and get it from a dealer that provides the warranty card so that you have the Omega warranty.

Used is almost always cheaper, unless it needs a service or other repair. As the price difference on most Speedmasters between a nice used one and a gray market new one usually isn't great, I just go new. Shiny.
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Old 12 February 2020, 04:42 AM   #11
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Speedmaster Professional. Hesalite crystal, steel case back, manual wind and caliber 1861. This is the model closest to the real NASA moon watch. I'm toying with the idea of buying one...
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Old 12 February 2020, 07:40 AM   #12
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Get the Hesalite version with the steel case back & SS bracelet. The reference 311.30.42.30.01.005 comes in beautiful presentation box with 2 nylon straps, a loop/monicole, medallion, strap change tool & warranty card. You can find one BRAND NEW on Chrono24 20%-25% off retail price $5350. I saw one today from a dealer in Japan for 29% off retail. IMO they're a steal.
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Old 14 February 2020, 02:57 AM   #13
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There's a 42mm sapphire sandwich automatic? I thought they were all manual wind?
I thought the automatic was only available in the reduced
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Old 14 February 2020, 03:46 AM   #14
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I thought the automatic was only available in the reduced
And the 44 too. I believe there has been a 42mm auto or two but not recently
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Old 14 February 2020, 03:50 AM   #15
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Hello,
I've recently grown to love the speedmaster. From a collector stand point, which modern speedmaster is best as a collector piece (holding value, looks, etc.). I love the look of the "Panda" 329.33.44.51.04.001 and I think it will hold value well... Though, I also love the moonwatch history... Just wanted to get some thoughts here. Thanks!
in love with the moonwatch too
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Old 16 February 2020, 12:40 PM   #16
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I went to an Omega boutique in LA today. I tried on the moonwatch... it did nothing for me. The flat black dial wasnít great and the bracelet felt cheap. The watch overall didnít have a heft to it compared to Rolex models.

I did like the moonwatch version with the clear back. The movement looked pretty and the winding was admittedly satisfying.

I tried to like the speedmaster but I expected higher quality. Am I the only one on this?
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Old 17 February 2020, 06:49 AM   #17
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I went to an Omega boutique in LA today. I tried on the moonwatch... it did nothing for me. The flat black dial wasnít great and the bracelet felt cheap. The watch overall didnít have a heft to it compared to Rolex models.

I did like the moonwatch version with the clear back. The movement looked pretty and the winding was admittedly satisfying.

I tried to like the speedmaster but I expected higher quality. Am I the only one on this?
Yeah if you are expecting to be "wowed" by a standard Moonwatch you will most likely be disappointed. The MW is very much a toolwach and lacks the pizazz of the pricier models. The larger coaxial moonwatches are a little more upscale and fancier looking. The white dial pictured above is a beauty. I went with the coaxial moonphase. They may give you more of what you are looking for.

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Old 17 February 2020, 08:17 AM   #18
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That’s the only Omega I like. I saw it on a rubber strap, and it’s on my list.
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