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Apollo 13th 50th Anniversary deposits?

  1. nokaoi1

    nokaoi1 May 25, 2019

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    Now that the 50th Apollo 11 unveilings are done, any rumors or chit chat about the Apollo 13 50th (hopefully snoopy) edition? When do you think we can start putting deposits? Do you think the prices on the 45th will start to fall with this upcoming release?
     
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  2. rominvicta

    rominvicta May 25, 2019

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    You made me smile early morning today on Sunday! Many thanks.
     
  3. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage May 26, 2019

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    Me too! Where have you been?
     
  4. nismo

    nismo May 26, 2019

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    My OB contacted me March 16 for deposit for the 50th 11 watch. So probably US OB will take deposits 2 months before the Snoopy is launched? I bet it will have gold on it being it's also a 50th.
     
  5. ras47

    ras47 May 26, 2019

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    Apollo XIII - my new forum avatar. A little Photoshop magic and the background disappears.
     
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  6. kilofinal

    kilofinal May 26, 2019

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    can't wait to see the 50th Anniversary Apollo 13th watch
     
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  7. Evitzee

    Evitzee May 26, 2019

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    After the mega rollout for the Apollo 11 I would expect a low key affair for Apollo 13. There may not even be a pre-sale/deposit opportunity.
     
  8. speedyproftw

    speedyproftw May 27, 2019

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    I would expect the two existing Snoopys will only go up in price, especially if next year's Apollo 13 is a third Snoopy. I'll be putting down my deposit as soon as my OB gives me the green light! I passed on the Apollo 11 this year. Not really my thing for $10k USD.
     
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  9. Inpw

    Inpw May 27, 2019

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    This. The release of a new version of an existing (popular) watch generally increases interest in the latter as well.

    I think it will be very hard to secure a 50th Apollo XIII if they stick with the Snoopy theme and ~2000 pieces for the following reasons:
    - people's fear of missing out on the next Snoopy (literally)
    - popularity of the Snoopy character - thus a wider audience than just watch aficionados
    - special fascination for the Apollo XIII mission due to its near-catastrophic outcome
    - lots of collectors disappointed with the Apollo XI release and unused deposits laying around
     
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  10. taz101

    taz101 May 27, 2019

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    When would they be likely to announce the 13 anniv edition?
     
  11. Evitzee

    Evitzee May 27, 2019

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    If they use the new movement you'll probably see a) higher price point and b) far more than 197O pieces. Omega is not going to leave money on the table like they did last time. If they use any gold expect a price similar to the Apollo 11.
     
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  12. Evitzee

    Evitzee May 27, 2019

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    They announced the 11 two months before the anniversary, so maybe next Feb., or at their own show in March.
     
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  13. Omega-Q

    Omega-Q May 27, 2019

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    I wonder how folks would feel if the Snoopy was priced at $10K. Would the masses be balking then? It would be interesting to watch......:whistling:::popcorn::::popcorn::
     
  14. Evitzee

    Evitzee May 27, 2019

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    And if the edition size was, say, 5,000 and if Omega used, shudder, gold!!!! What then?
     
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  15. nismo

    nismo May 27, 2019

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    It would be lame if they made a SILVER Snoopy Award watch out of gold simply because it's the 50th. Sterling silver accents would be more appropriate imo.
     
  16. taz101

    taz101 Aug 21, 2019

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    Maybe make the actual snoopy figure gold on the back to mark the 50th thing?
     
  17. Daz4311

    Daz4311 Aug 21, 2019

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    Would love this to be a snoopy watch
     
  18. petay993

    petay993 Aug 21, 2019

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    Have had my intent to purchase in with the OB in Manchester for several months.

    I have had several Speedy LE’s from them and they know I am not a flipper.

    I have high hopes for this piece,
     
  19. EricCsN

    EricCsN Aug 21, 2019

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    I hope to land one. Careful: Unless u have made prior purchases at an OB , you may not get into the waiting list (was told that to my face).
     
  20. petay993

    petay993 Aug 21, 2019

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    Yes this was made very clear to me also.

    My OB is making significant efforts to be aware of who is flipping LE’s, they have multiple feedback sources!

    Those people won’t be joining anymore lists.
     
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