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  1. nsarkas

    nsarkas Jun 14, 2019

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    BDE14C4E-2F85-4230-89B0-A282890CF2A9.jpeg 28637CC3-869D-4706-A9D1-BCB9A57AF3CA.jpeg 098CDB66-C215-4345-8E6C-53CF1C4559A3.jpeg 36887E4D-BA9E-490D-813A-CB4BBD6566B0.jpeg E433ACD3-9E27-48D7-888E-36230859B8DE.jpeg Hey,
    I’ve been a browser of this forum for a while, but never really joined in.

    I’ve just bought my first Omega, a 2998-2, from a friend who’s family had it since new, and thought it would be a nice first post.

    This was previously lying in a drawer for many years, and as such was looking to get it serviced.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for service locations in London?

    As far as I’m aware, the watch is original, apart from one of the subdial hands (and bracelet), but would be happy to hear of any other opinions or insight, as I’m not an expert in these.

    Best
     
  2. Noles_88

    Noles_88 Dog costume designer extraordinaire! Jun 14, 2019

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    Everyone always speaks of Simon Freese. If I am not getting his name wrong.
     
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  3. nsarkas

    nsarkas Jun 14, 2019

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    Thanks, I did actually message him, but with no reply; hopefully he gets back to me
     
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  4. BatDad

    BatDad Jun 14, 2019

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    This is some first post!

    Simon Freese is a popular choice for folks.

    Crown should be a flat foot iirc.

    The base 1000 bezel is very special!!
     
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  5. BatDad

    BatDad Jun 14, 2019

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    Chrono hand looks very bright. Might also be a service replacement.
     
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  6. Gunsmoke375

    Gunsmoke375 Jun 14, 2019

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    What an amazing find and your first Speedmaster, too!
     
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  7. Gunsmoke375

    Gunsmoke375 Jun 14, 2019

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    The chrono hand and the 30 minute hand look like they have been replaced.
     
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  8. Artx

    Artx Jun 14, 2019

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    What amazing watch sir!!! Congrats and wear it in good health
     
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  9. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Jun 14, 2019

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    Very very nice. I especially like the Base 1000 bezel. These types (not a DON) are often faded out. Not yours.
     
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  10. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Jun 14, 2019

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    Amazing watch!
     
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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 14, 2019

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    This is what the 3rd first post with a 50k plus watch ina few months?
     
  12. rcs914

    rcs914 Jun 14, 2019

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    With that dial and that bezel I think $50K is a tad on the low side.
     
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  13. Patrik83

    Patrik83 Jun 14, 2019

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    Nice first post and watch ::love:: As said before, Simon Freese watchmakers seems to be the choice for UK.
     
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  14. Len

    Len Jun 14, 2019

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  15. AdamS

    AdamS Jun 14, 2019

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    Great find:thumbsup: Congrats.
     
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  16. wristpirate

    wristpirate Jun 14, 2019

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    Another shout for Simon Freese. He's a busy chap and a great choice for servicing vintage.
     
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  17. madjestikmoose

    madjestikmoose Jun 14, 2019

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    All the best watches are found in the drawers of dusty old desks.
     
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  18. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 14, 2019

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    I agree this ones considerably more. Just seems like a bunch of big boys have come out of hiding recently. This is the 2nd or 3rd 2998 a 2915 and we had an Ultraman show up. My first year here the only thing that showed up was a solid gold flightmaster.
     
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  19. NickC

    NickC Jun 14, 2019

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    Simon Freese is fantastic. He's been moving office these past couple of weeks but is slowly getting back to it. Do drop both the office@ and kelly@ addresses a line.
     
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  20. marturx

    marturx Jun 14, 2019

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    Someone enjoyed that watch for many years, but still in lovely vintage condition, especially the dial, congrats on a great find! Need a new luxury car? :D
     
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