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Need Speedmaster 145.022 advice from the experts!

  1. JVColo

    JVColo Jul 12, 2016

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    Hi! I'm a complete novice who's considering purchasing this Speedmaster 145.022-76 on ebay for my husband's 40th birthday:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Ome...499120?hash=item4b037446b0:g:Y3EAAOSw9eVXXgZ6

    He's always wanted one, and I thought it would be nice to get him one from the year of his birth (or close enough). After doing a bit of research, I'm overwhelmed with all the details and potential pitfalls. Is it legit? Is it priced well? Is there something wrong with it (replacement bezel, etc.)? I would love any advice you'd be willing to give and thank you in advance!
     
  2. abrod520

    abrod520 Jul 12, 2016

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    I think it looks all right, but is a bit expensive. I'd look to pay around $3000 for this, but since you're buying from a dealer you might expect to pay more.

    The movement looks clean, but keep in mind you'll want to get it serviced since there are no service receipts; find a local watchmaker and expect to spend around $300-$500 or more.
     
  3. JVColo

    JVColo Jul 13, 2016

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  4. Interstellar

    Interstellar Jul 13, 2016

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    There is a "Make Offer" so perhaps you can try your luck via this route?
     
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