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  1. jim13x

    jim13x Jan 23, 2015

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/261732511253

    I've been on the lookout for a 80s or 90s 861 speedy lately and prices from reputable sellers seem to be around $2500. But I saw an early 70s 861 on the 'bay with a reasonable starting bid ($1700 or $1900 I can't remember). The pictures were pretty terrible and the seller didn't offer much information so I wasn't sure it was worth the risk. But for some reason (a couple of beers I think) I bid on it and went to bed.

    When I woke up I checked my phone and I had a sinking feeling in my stomach. I had won, which means I had probably bid too much since a lot of people smarter than me passed on it.

    It just arrived today and I am pleasantly surprised. Despite the hack job by Omega (service dial & hands, light polish) and the horrible aftermarket bracelet it's actually in pretty decent shape. It will serve my needs, which is to keep my 321 on a lighter rotation. The bonus is the 1039 that came with it. It's in really nice shape and not all stretched out like it looked in the photos. Now I need to find someplace to service it since my favorite Canadian is backed up.

    Jim
     
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  2. alam

    alam Jan 23, 2015

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    :thumbsup: have any pics of the caseback?
     
  3. redpcar

    redpcar Jan 23, 2015

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    What year is it?
     
  4. jim13x

    jim13x Jan 23, 2015

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    It's a 145.022-69 that was purchased in 70 or 71. The caseback isn't pretty. I don't mind the scratches but it looks like someone tried to remove the logo with a belt sander. Sorry about the phone pics, I'll take better shots when I get it back from servicing.
     
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  5. redpcar

    redpcar Jan 23, 2015

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    Belt sander? That's some sort of grinder ;)
    Still an awesome find!
    Show the movement when you get the back off, please.
     
  6. Norms

    Norms Jan 24, 2015

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    Congrats on the purchase! Wear it in good health.
    My 861 says hi ;)
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