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  1. nonono

    nonono May 22, 2018

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    Hi guys, this is my inaugural post on omega forums! im the proud owner of a seamaster james bond casino royale edition. I am looking to expand into the speedmaster range. Forgive me as i am still a noob and not a hardcore omega collector by any means. It would make any help from any of the experienced members, all the more valuable for me. Question basically is...does this speedmaster look legit? the dealer told me the case number is BA 1750032. Any feedback?
     
  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 22, 2018

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    Reduced with a aftermarket case back I would say

    Google the number on the rotor under Omega seen through the glass on the caseback
     
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  3. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 22, 2018

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    Jeez!

    I thought it was serious, like somebody had their dick caught in a zipper, or even worse, they'd run out of single malt!
     
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  4. nonono

    nonono May 22, 2018

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    Hello standy and thank you for your help! after squinting at the picture for about 10minutes, i still cant quite make out the numbers. I have requested the dealer to send me the number. Will google it as soon as i get it. It looked a bit dodgy to me so i thought id ask the real aficionados here.

    I would assume that the aftermarket caseback would deduct significant value from the watch yes? Another thing that bothers me is that the rotors for most of the pieces i have seen online have the words "fourty-six 46 jewels unadjusted swiss" the rotor on this one doesnt have that inscription. Should i be worried about that?

    I would prefer my first speedy to not be a frankenstein watch.
     
  5. nonono

    nonono May 22, 2018

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    It got your attention didnt it? ;-)
     
  6. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector May 22, 2018

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    Change the title to "need help with a speedy reduced please"

    You will get the guys that know about these to see it. Once the US wakes up you u will get some help

    Easy to edit title
     
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  7. nonono

    nonono May 22, 2018

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    done
     
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  8. blubarb

    blubarb May 22, 2018

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    Interesting. I am hoping a Speedy Reduced expert can clarify something for me - I thought all the reduced dials had Arabic numerals every five seconds, except at fifteen, thirty, and forty-five.
     
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  9. peatnick

    peatnick May 22, 2018

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    mine didn't, another member has now

    175.0032.jpg

    many opinions on calibre 1140 although mine worked fine in my years of ownership

    Calibre 1140.JPG

    its an ETA 2890 with Dubois Depraz chrono module

    ETA 2890.jpg

    This is gold (see hallmark on lug) so loss of solid case back decreases value by gold weight at a minimum

    gold 175.032.jpg
     
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  10. padders

    padders May 22, 2018

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    I don’t think that lug thing is a hallmark, looks more like a strap change scratch to me, though the photo isn’t great so I guess it could and should be.

    The problem you will run is AFAIK these have the watch serial on the case back. No case back, no serial.
     
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  11. nonono

    nonono May 22, 2018

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    i am very grateful for all the prompt help i have received on this subject. All things considered, would you guys think this piece would be worth it for 2400EUR?
    I am considering between this one and a 175.0034 with a full set in gold for 3700EUR. I feel the 175.0034 is a safer option as it comes with all the paperwork too but it 1300EUR more though...
     
  12. padders

    padders May 22, 2018

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    I personally wouldn't touch something like this without a serial number and caseback marks.
     
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  13. nonono

    nonono May 22, 2018

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    would you say the 175.0034 would be a safer option then? that one comes as a complete set. The case-back is solid gold too, not the see through ones. But do you think it is worth it for the price?
     
  14. Alphasports

    Alphasports May 22, 2018

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    Common sense would suggest that you're better off/safer with a vetted, legitimate (though more expensive) one than the unknowns of that (still expensive) Reduced: I'd stay away from it.
     
  15. blubarb

    blubarb May 22, 2018

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    +1
     
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  16. nonono

    nonono Jul 24, 2018

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    So i went ahead and got this from a friend...had to wait a little longer, but i wanted one with all the serial/case number and markings as a kind member pointed out earlier. Hope its legit :unsure:
     
  17. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Jul 24, 2018

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