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  1. Cuphead Junkee

    Cuphead Junkee Feb 2, 2018

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    Hey everyone,

    So my great grandfather has passed down this Omega Speedmaster 2915-1 (which I originally thought was a 2915-2 at the beginning of this post) down to me and I just wanted to post on this forum to get a little bit of advice.

    First, I want to know if everything on the watch looks authentic, especially the bezel. I've done a good amount of research and from what I can tell everything is original from the "base 1000" bezel to the broad arrow hand, but I want some extra insight.

    Second, for insurance purposes, what would be a good price point for this watch? It's a cherished heirloom and I want to make sure I'm handling it properly.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. ReturnOfUltraman

    ReturnOfUltraman Feb 2, 2018

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    Congrats on receiving what may be the most iconic watch Omega has ever produced. I'm probably not the best at giving vintage advice (or advice in general according to my girlfriend); I'm just here to see everyone else's reactions.::popcorn::::popcorn::::popcorn::
     
  3. kreyke

    kreyke Feb 2, 2018

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    :eek:
    ::popcorn::
    get ready for PMs

    EDIT: Something helpful at least. http://speedmaster101.com/price-chart-2/
    If everything is original, probably valued between good and collector grading. Your crown looks different but regardless, the watch itself is worth big money. Don't let omega service it.
     
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  4. Cuphead Junkee

    Cuphead Junkee Feb 2, 2018

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    Noted, thanks! And thank you for sending me the price chart!
     
  5. vintagestuff

    vintagestuff Feb 2, 2018

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    Don't let any of his other heirs know what that thing is worth.
     
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  6. ndgal

    ndgal Feb 2, 2018

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    Killer watch! Wow!

    From what I can tell from your one picture, here are the parts not original to the watch:

    Chrono hand.
    (At least) one pusher.
    Crown.
    Bracelet
     
  7. Cuphead Junkee

    Cuphead Junkee Feb 2, 2018

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    Thanks for letting me know!
     
  8. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Feb 2, 2018

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    Killer watch.

    Change the title to 2915-2 (the correct reference number) and you will get a ton more responses .

    Take good care of that watch. It's worth a crap load of money, assuming it all checks out.

    Along with the price chart, check out the 2915 page for some more detail .

    http://speedmaster101.com/2915-2/
     
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  9. Cuphead Junkee

    Cuphead Junkee Feb 2, 2018

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    Oh goodness I didn't even notice I did that. Thanks! I appreciate it.
     
  10. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass Feb 2, 2018

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    401k just got a boost:thumbsup:
     
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  11. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Feb 2, 2018

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    if that broadarrow with matching minute hand are original to the watch, be prepared for a big surprise. let the game begin.
     
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  12. ChicagoFrog

    ChicagoFrog wincer, not a bidder Feb 2, 2018

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    Unbelievable heirloom. You will undoubtedly get a lot of advice about what to do with it...my only advice is to TAKE YOUR TIME. That's one of the most coveted vintage watches in the entire world, and Speedmaster freaks like me can only dream of ever owning one. Treat it with care and rely on the more tenured people around this board to guide you if you get hung up on anything.

    CONGRATS!
     
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  13. repoman

    repoman Feb 2, 2018

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    whoa! you don't see that everyday, what a treasure. Let me echo the sentiment to keep this "on the down low' with the family, all they need to know is that its an old beat up watch :D The case looks to be in fantastic shape, those lugs look pretty sharp, that ghosted base 1000 bezel is sublime. Agree with prior comments on replacement parts. Be extremely careful working with watchmakers; if you make the decision to have work done on this watch, you need someone with an expertise in vintage, and with a proven track record... a misguided watchmaker could literally ruin this timepiece. Use the resources on this forum, they helped me immensely (and still do today) and helped me from making a big mistake with my grandfather's 1967 Speedy, which is my treasure today.
     
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  14. Faz

    Faz Feb 2, 2018

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  15. mac_omega

    mac_omega Feb 2, 2018

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    From this (not so perfect) photo I can´t tell the colour of the bezel - as the script and the numbers look white I assume it is a black bezel...

    And this would not be correct for a 2915-2 which should have a steel bezel

    To the OP: So please let us know the colour of the bezel

    PS: I have worked on the image with photoshop and it seems to be a steel bezel which has lost all of the black colour...
     
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  16. Cuphead Junkee

    Cuphead Junkee Feb 2, 2018

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    It's a steel bezel
     
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  17. mac_omega

    mac_omega Feb 2, 2018

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    Thanks for confirmation - you sent the answer while I was typing my PS (edit)
     
  18. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Feb 2, 2018

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    imo, i can see clearly it is steel bezel. looks deceiving from the picture. good point raised though. more clearer pictures should be shared for further close examination by OF experts esp the inner view.
     
  19. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Feb 2, 2018

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    ops! i should warn you, be careful and do not open it yourself. you might sctratch the caseback. as advised above, seek the expert help.
     
  20. Cuphead Junkee

    Cuphead Junkee Feb 3, 2018

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    Taking better pictures tomorrow! Thanks everyone!