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  1. Strope

    Strope Mar 23, 2019

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    Hello!

    I am new here and this is my first post! English is not my native language so there might be some grammer errors.

    I knew my dad had an old watch stuffed away in a deskdrawer that he got from his dad. It has probably been in there for at least 20 years. But I have never really given it much attention. My grandad was the only one who ever wore it and he passed away in 1972.
    Today I decided to check it out and google it to find out anything about it. In my opinion it looks alot like the Omega Speedmaster 2915. I have not opened it to verify since I don't have the right tools and don't want to scratch it. My dad didn't know very much about it, but said he was fairly certain that everything was original. Except for the chain. It has a small dent on the left side of the bezel.
    What do you guys think? 20190323_140300.jpg
     
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  2. marturx

    marturx Mar 23, 2019

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    This should be interesting ::popcorn::

    Any more pictures to show?
     
  3. Davidt

    Davidt Mar 23, 2019

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    Holy shit.
     
  4. Strope

    Strope Mar 23, 2019

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    Here's a few more
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  5. Davidt

    Davidt Mar 23, 2019

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    That indeed looks like a 2915 and importantly the dial, bezel etc look correct and in excellent condition.

    Ideally take numerous pictures and put it back in the drawer while you decide what to do with it. Any misstep at this stage (such as replacing original parts, polishing the case, damaging the hands/dial/pushers) will have a huge impact on collectibility and value.
     
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  6. Davidt

    Davidt Mar 23, 2019

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  7. Davidt

    Davidt Mar 23, 2019

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    To be clear this is a hugely valuable and rare watch
     
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  8. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Mar 23, 2019

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    @Strope you struck gold.... big time.

    Pinging @Spacefruit and who ever else is noticeable about that reference.

    Just to be clear, you‘r looking at a value way north of 50.000€. I don’t know what your intentions are, wether if you like to keep it or sell it but don’t act fast upon any offer that might come your way before you have certainty about what your watch is worth!

    Cheers,

    Max
     
  9. Strope

    Strope Mar 23, 2019

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    Wow, thanks, that is amazing news! My dad put it in a safe place and said he would get it apraised next week.
     
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  10. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Mar 23, 2019

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    These can be $100k USD watches, so tread very, very carefully! Do not let just any watchmaker touch it. I would hesitate to bring it for 'an appraisal', as there is very little reason to do so. If your family needs the money, there are high-end auction houses that can likely help you maximize the amount you will get if want to sell.
     
  11. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Mar 23, 2019

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    wait wait. let me think. think. think. ::love::
     
  12. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 23, 2019

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    Of course you should get several opinions, but unless you go to someone seriously qualified - such as a vintage watch dealer with a lot of experience - this place is probably the best place for objective evaluations. Your average jeweler or watch store will have little knowledge about a watch like this. More than a few of the members here are extremely well queued up on these and will be willing to help you - just watch this space :)

    Oh, and welcome to OF! I am happy on your behalf that you chose to come here and ask for advice as well as I am happy that you're adding more to the collective pool of data about these uncommon watches.


    ...I am sure you'll get more than your share of PMs with offers for it as well ;)

    I'd like to add that if you choose to have it looked at by a watchmaker, members here will be able to help you find a good one who knows how to handle valuable and delicate objects.
     
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  13. Strope

    Strope Mar 23, 2019

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    There is a watchmaker not far from me that specializes in vintage clocks and has about 70 years experience.
     
  14. Screwbacks

    Screwbacks Mar 23, 2019

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    i second all op posts. read and read more here. this is going to gather lots of pages of good advices.

    jezzzz. metal bezel with base1000.:thumbsup:
     
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  15. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Mar 23, 2019

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    Where is my drawer!?!

    Congrats!
     
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  16. bgrisso

    bgrisso Mar 23, 2019

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    I'm not sure the point taking it to a local shop. This forum has combined specialized and international knowledge and should be able to advise you on how to proceed based on your desired outcome. Congrats, beautiful watch.
     
  17. Davidt

    Davidt Mar 23, 2019

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    There is a huge difference between old clocks and watches.

    I would really encourage you to not hand this watch to anyone until you have decided what you would like to do with it.

    A wrong move now could cost you many thousands.

    What country/region are you located? We will be able to recommend a watchmaker.
     
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  18. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Mar 23, 2019

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    Question: is there an engraving of “Speedmaster” around the outer rim of the caseback?

    Comment: Get some one to take off the bracelet before it scratches the inner lugs. It’s not valuable but probably has sentimental value to you.

    Comment: A clock specialist once ruined one of my Speedmasters.
     
  19. Strope

    Strope Mar 23, 2019

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    I meant to say he specializes in watches, not clocks.
    I am located in scandinavia
     
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  20. JanV

    JanV Mar 23, 2019

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    Oh yes it does. :)
     
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