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  1. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Sep 29, 2015

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    That's an interesting challenge!

    Lets see - I think it will be very hard.
     
  2. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Sep 29, 2015

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    Catch of September? I don't think it was even the catch of the day. My vote goes to @Pianist 2998-4 local pickup.

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/a-100-original-ck-2998.29830/

    I'll wager that a 105.012-64 is available for sale well before we see such a nice, complete 2998-4 again.
     
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  3. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Sep 29, 2015

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    Actually - unless @Gemini4 is planning to sell his....I disagree.


    We should have a sweepstakes. Who calls the next rare Speedmaster to come on the market and presented here on the fresh kill table of OF?

    Ok as I write I realize I got that backwards. Of the non LE references I reckon the rarest, as in least for sale over next 12 months, in order or rarity will be:

    2998-3 (none)
    2999-5 (none)
    Other 2998's (One each remaining)
    105.003-64 (None / one)
    105.002 (two+)
    145.012-68 (Two +)
    145.022-68 (Four +)

    (Its a silly post - dont get too serious!)
     
  4. gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed et alia Sep 29, 2015

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    I guess I'm partial to Alpha hands and transitional 7077 bracelets.

    On the subject of rarity, seeing 2 "correct" 145.012-68 for sale will, IMHO, take the longest vs the others in your list. Few were made, near impossible to find. I believe the was a 145.012-68 CASEBACK sold on EBay within the last six months. Seeing even one of these "last of the 321s" come up would be big news. Two? Fogetaboutit.

    BTW, there is a Meister 105.012-64 available from Alex in Holland on Chrono24. It's been available for quite a while. Perhaps a price of €18,000 has something to do with it.
     
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  5. blubarb Sep 29, 2015

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    Yes, I did see Pianist's catch - and yep that was a great one, for sure! Had to be on the ground for that one though. I think we can forget about another 2998 coming up under those circumstances for a long, long, long time. Like to know what the price was in the end just before I pronounce immaculate conception status on it. :) Couldn't have been the cost of a kidney as he cashed up, hopped in the car and the rest is history. I also need to find a benevolent grandfather.
     
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  6. blubarb Sep 29, 2015

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    What about the 105.012 "...considered to be the first moonwatch model that was actually worn on the moon by Buzz Aldrin..." quoted from fratellowatches.com Hahaha, gotta love the defining context!

    Anyway, just snagged a 105.012-66 so I want it added to our "non-serious" list. :whistling:

    Too late! It's out there now...
     
  7. oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 29, 2015

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    Do I win a prize even if I don't buy the 2998-5 on ebay?

    Edit: a -62 up there too..
     
  8. blubarb Sep 29, 2015

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    Doesn't count as (I think) that was up there before yesterday's official list release...so no prize for you :whistling: :)

    Haha OddBoy, you must be up very late watching the Bay of Evil or you are in Australia? :rolleyes:
     
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  9. blubarb Sep 29, 2015

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    Perhaps a sweepstake as to when these prices might fall out of orbit.
     
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  10. oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Sep 29, 2015

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    I'm in Toronto. It's never too late to troll for speedies on ebay.. ;)
     
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  11. blubarb Sep 29, 2015

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    Hehe...you get a prize for that in my book!
     
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  12. gophishin Oct 2, 2015

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    I don't know if this is correct (besides the bezel), haven't verified any details and such, but came across this supposed 2998-3 on Instagram today...:whistling:
     
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  13. abrod520 Oct 2, 2015

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    Well now that early bezels are US$10k, this one's a bargain! :D
     
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  14. blubarb Oct 2, 2015

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  15. gophishin Oct 2, 2015

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    Is it just me or is the "Professional" text a different color than the rest?
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Oct 2, 2015

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    Vietnam Seller
    Tired Bezel
    HF 66 case, that is not so desirable.
    However I do agree I think it was a good price.....if it gets delivered
     
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  17. wsfarrell Oct 2, 2015

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    What's wrong with a Vietnam seller? With 855 feedbacks, mostly for expensive watches?
     
  18. Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Oct 2, 2015

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    Obviously most potential buyers are outside Vietnam so they will need to factor the expense/risk of transportation.

    Receiving a watch from Vietnam (or any other country where the seller is in a different country to the buyer) adds expense and uncertainty with customs duties.

    Check out this sellers Rolex dials.
     
  19. blubarb Oct 2, 2015

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    Now that you mention it, I can see that it has a colouring similar to the colour of the plots - a lighter but similar tinge. Hmmmmm? Has anyone seen that before?
     
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