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SOLD Omega Speedmaster 2998-4 on steel bracelet

  1. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Nov 15, 2016

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    For sale, a stunning Speedmaster 2998-4. This is a complete 2998-4 matching every notable characteristic for the reference.

    Listed here for $28,000 USD, payable by bank wire. More Ts and Cs at the end of the listing.



    Case:
    Here is a straight lug speedmaster case in great shape with no corrosion or pitting. The inside of the caseback stamped 2998-4, and it shows a nice crisp step. The Hippocampus is clearly visible. Pushers are the correct screw in 4mm pushers. The crown is the correct 6.75mm "old logo" style (note: this is not a modified Railmaster crown). The crystal has silver tension ring as you'd expect.

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    Bezel:

    The watch somes with a very nice Dot Over 90 Base 500 Tachymeter bezel. There are a few dings, but overall, it looks great - especially on the wrist. the full 9 in 90 is clearly visible, not partially hidden as some we see are.

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    Dial:

    The dial is in great condition with no spotting. The original radium is still mostly intact.

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    There is no glow. The color varies from a nice orangey color to more of a golden hue.

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    Hands:

    Vintage triangle hour Alpha Hands. The lume also does not glow. These are the original curved hands not flat service replacements. The minute hand just reaches the small seconds markers at the edge of the dial.

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    The 2998-4 was the first to carry the "stick" subdial hands, and one of the last with the straight chrono seconds. This chrono hand really makes the watch stand out from most of the Speedmasters you see.

    Bracelet:
    This is a nice and complete 7077 with original single notch #6 endlinks. Note the short clasp cover and double wide stretch links - unique features of early 7077 bracelets.

    This bracelet predates the watch by at least 2 years, but both Moonwatch Only and the mstanga bracelet chart allow for a 7077 to be fitted to a -4.

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    The clasp closes nicely and stays shut.



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    7077 bracelets can be found, but these endlinks are not common - more uncommon that the double notch #6 endlinks. The endlinks fit snugly to the edges of the lugs.



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    2 double wide stretch links on one side.



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    3 double wide stretch links on the other side.



    Movement:

    The move number is in the correct range for a 2998-4 at 17,765,0xx. I had this watch serviced at an Omega AD in Toronto with an Omega repair shop. The were happy to accommodate my request to leave all visible parts untouched and only service the movement. However, they don't provide much in the way of paper work. I imagine your watchmaker can confirm this, and I'm happy to discuss movement issues for any reason for up to 6 months from the date of purchase. All functions work. The chronograph starts, stops and resets as you'd expect. It shows no signs of chrono creep, and keeps good time.

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    Logistics:

    I am a private collector, not a dealer. I'm listing on OF before taking it anywhere else. I'd love to see it go to a fellow member here. I have bought and sold several high value watches here and elsewhere and can share references as a buyer and seller should you want them.

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    I will consider selling head only as well. I'm happy to discuss with serious buyers.

    The watch is with me in Toronto, Canada. I will ship most anywhere, though I reserve the right to decline to ship to some parts of the world at my discretion. Insured shipping is of course included, details of which we can sort out together. The watch will be well packed, and shipped after money clears into my account. Don't be shy though, just ask.

    I want you to be happy with the watch. I'm here to answer any questions you have via PM, email or phone and can provide additional pics or info should you like it.

    Return the watch for any reason in the first 3 days (at your cost, and fully insured) starting from when it is marked delivered by the shipping carrier. In the event of a return, money will be refunded once the watch has been received in the same condition in which it was sent.

    Edit: just wanted to add that the pictures are part of the description. Please take a close look and click on them for bigger versions.
     
    Edited Nov 15, 2016
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  2. Spacefruit

    Spacefruit Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Nov 15, 2016

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    I bet the buyers of the November Auction 2998's are wishing this had been up sooner.
    One of the nicer watches I have seen recently coming up for sale.
    Good luck!
     
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  3. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Nov 15, 2016

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    Fabulous 2998-4. @oddboy is an OF member of the highest regard.. The lucky buyer who jumps on this Speedie will be not be disappointed.
     
  4. LawBrk

    LawBrk Nov 15, 2016

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    Damn, what a beauty. Out of reach but gorgeous. ::love:: GLWS!
     
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  5. Tubber

    Tubber Nov 15, 2016

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    Beautiful! GLWS ::love::.
     
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  6. sky21

    sky21 Nov 15, 2016

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    Having personally conducted a transaction with @oddboy I will also vouch for his honesty, timely communication, and fast shipping. If you purchase this watch you will not be disappointed, it will arrive quickly and exactly as depicted. I'm only sorry that it is out of my price range. Wishing you a very GLWS!!
     
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  7. grizzlycanuck

    grizzlycanuck Nov 15, 2016

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    Gorgeous specimen, GLWS [emoji1303]. Great listing as well


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  8. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Nov 16, 2016

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    Stunning piece but I have to say Wally would not approve.

    Best of luck finding a new home for this beauty.
     
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  9. kov

    kov Nov 16, 2016

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    This is now very tempting but no funds at this stage. :unsure: Good luck with selling, wish it finds a new passionate owner ::love::
     
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  10. NT931

    NT931 Nov 16, 2016

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    GLWTS!
     
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  11. Drawarms

    Drawarms Nov 16, 2016

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    please let me hit lotto tonight!
     
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  12. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Nov 16, 2016

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  13. Dre

    Dre Nov 16, 2016

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    Stunning watch from a great OF member, this won't last long! GLWS J!
     
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  14. alam

    alam Nov 16, 2016

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    ::love:: ooohhh....
     
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  15. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Nov 16, 2016

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    As a neighbor in Mississauga, knowing this opportunity is right in my backyard, I can honestly say I hate you right now. . . Even if I could off load my 165.024 SM300BT, Speedmaster 145.012, Seamaster 145.008, and my 2278-3?Cal 320, I might be close! :thumbsdown: GLWS!
     
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  16. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Nov 16, 2016

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    Please put me in line for the BT............:whistling:
     
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  17. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Nov 16, 2016

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    Noted! However, the only way I would consider letting go of my BT would be to secure a 2998 or better. It's complete with 1506 bracelet, #16 endlinks and original box ;)
     
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  18. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Nov 16, 2016

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    @Baz9614 Interested in Speedmaster...

    Getting close :)
     
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  19. blubarb

    blubarb Nov 17, 2016

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    Oh, man...love it...GLWTS !!
     
  20. RawArcher

    RawArcher Measures thread drift on the Richter Scale Nov 17, 2016

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    So you're saying there's a chance!
     
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