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  1. Daveheelga

    Daveheelga Oct 8, 2019

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    Hi. I've recently decided to buy my first Omega, and have a few questions.

    1. As a first time buyer, is there any harm in buying from an AD online instead of going in-person to an Omega store/dealer? I'm always happy to save money if possible.

    2. I'm leaning towards the Speedmaster Moonwatch, but am open to other suggestions. Any reasons why I should consider something other than a Speedy for my first Omega?

    Thanks so much!

    David
     
  2. Jerseyhammer

    Jerseyhammer Oct 8, 2019

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    As it’s your first I would suggest you go and pick it up personally
     
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  3. lillatroll

    lillatroll Oct 8, 2019

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    hello and welcome,

    Personally I think it is best to go to a shop and try on some watches, its amazing how trying a watch will alter or reinforce your decision to buy or not. Everyone likes to save a few quid when they can but on the other hand when you want a strap change or you decide one watch is not enough but the one you want is hard to get then the online shop is not going to be as helpful as the nice sales person in the shop. Its a personal choice but I am happy that I bought from a shop rather than a computer screen.

    2 Again trying a few on will help you decide, that said, you wont be disappointed with a speedy. You will now receive 1 million replies telling you that you must buy a speedy, but go and try a few on and you will just know which one is right for you.
     
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  4. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Oct 8, 2019

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    If you can visit the AD and try the watch on, something that looks good online may not be so good when viewed on the wrist, this works the other way as well.

    The Speedy Moonwatch is awesome, it goes well with my Seamaster but both watches look and feel very different on the wrist.

    As others have said Get to know your AD, it’s always nice to be able to pop in for a chat or have something fixed or a strap changed or ......
     
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  5. vicakers

    vicakers Oct 8, 2019

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    I would go to an AD and enjoy the experience. Go try a whole bunch of watches on. Go home. Buy the watch you can’t stop thinking about
     
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  6. Daveheelga

    Daveheelga Oct 8, 2019

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    @vicakers Do you recommend buying from the AD or finding on online?
     
  7. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Oct 8, 2019

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    You got options

    OB or AD

    Grey market with a warranty (such as the sale section here)

    Grey market no warranty (such as Jomashop)

    Prices will vary based on where you buy and only you can decide if the price and possible lack of warranty or boutique experience can justify the high or low price.

    The question if a buyer should go to an OB or AD or online comes up multiple times every week. Plenty of info in all those threads as well.

    Goodluck!
     
  8. Metoxes

    Metoxes Oct 8, 2019

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    I went into the Omega store thinking I wanted a FOIS moon watch and after seeing the Apollo 8 online went back the next day to try it on. Ended up leaving with the Apollo 8 instead!
     
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  9. vicakers

    vicakers Oct 9, 2019

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    Personally I decided to go with an AD for my first nice watch. I did all my research online and then emailed 20-30 AD all around the UK for their best price. By coincidence the AD I 'connected' with most happened to be next to my work in London. I went in to buy it and negotiated a really good deal and got great service. Built a good relationship with the staff there too.
     
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  10. Daveheelga

    Daveheelga Oct 9, 2019

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    Thanks all! I appreciate it.