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FS 1998 Omega Speedmaster X33, Gen 2, Full Set, $2000

  1. Wlcutter Jun 21, 2022

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    The only reason this watch is on offer is that it's *much* nicer than I feel I can comfortably handle. It's not NOS, but it's really, really clean, and I'm fairly abusive to my watches, and would really like this to be in the hands of someone who appreciates its condition.

    I hope the pictures do most of the talking on this--it's a really excellent example in fairly pristine shape. I'm having a hard time finding scratches or marks at all, even on the clasp, which are to be expected. There's some evidence of wear on the pushers on the right side, I guess? Again, it's not NOS, but someone took profoundly good care of this. Case, bracelet, dial, hands, crystal, caseback: nothing of note. The bezel clicks bidirectionally as you'd expect. The bracelet fits my 7.25" wrist just fine.

    The watch is running fine; to be honest, it offers well more functionality than I need. The timekeeping's great, the chrono works, and the date's correct. I've not tried basically anything else, other than illuminating the dial, which also works. I'd prefer not to take off the back, for the sake of whatever water resistance it currently has, and I don't have any idea about the service history (though I suspect it must've at least had its battery replaced since leaving the factory).

    The watch comes with everything pictured: outer box, inner box, extra links for the bracelet, an Omega strap with signed buckle, warranty cards (the serial matches the watch), and the instruction manual. Even all the extras are in nice shape.

    Again: I love the watch, and would be glad to keep it, but this thing deserves to be in the hands of someone more cautious and careful than I am.

    The price is $2500; I'm happy to work out shipping and payment method with the buyer. I have as many references as are requested, and I live in Indiana/USA. I'm obviously happy to answer any questions, and huge thanks to the mods+everyone here for such a sustaining and interesting forum. Thanks for looking.

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    Edited Jun 23, 2022
    blubarb, flw, Omega-Q and 4 others like this.
  2. Wlcutter Jun 23, 2022

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    Obviously this is incorrectly priced; price is $2500. Thanks.
     
  3. rcs914 Jun 23, 2022

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    GLWS! I think $2500 for this is extremely fair for a Gen2, and if I had gotten off my duff and sold some of the other stuff I have laying around, I may have been in the market for this. This is a very nice example.
     
  4. Wlcutter Jul 10, 2022

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    Weekend bump, still available, with a new 2320 installed+keeping spot-on time.

    Also: there's a missing screw in the caseback, which I'd failed to notice originally. A set of 5 of them are on order from Omega and will be installed shortly.
     
  5. Wlcutter Sat. 8:43am

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    So this is the weirdest functioning watch I've dealt with in some time.

    To revise the original listing, the watch is emphatically *not* working flawlessly. It's got a new battery, and, when I replaced it, it ran perfectly for a week. Then, almost exactly a week after I'd installed the battery, the analog time lost *exactly* ten minutes against the digital time. EXACTLY ten minutes--the seconds were correct, everything else was fine. I watched it for another week wondering if that would just be it, but then, the next weekend (almost exactly 2 weeks after installing a new battery), the analog time lost--again, exactly--6 hours and 20 minutes. You can see this in the picture below.

    So: it's a weird, truly confusing watch. Obviously the Cal 1666 will need attention; if you know someone versed in quartz, you're in luck. If this needs to go back to Omega, they'll just replace the movement.

    The price is now $2k, which reflects the condition+extras, and the fact that it's not working correctly. Please note, too, that I've had the local watchmaker order extra screws for the caseback, and those will be included.
     
  6. Wlcutter Sat. 8:49am

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