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Seamaster Cosmic 2000 - What are the thoughts?

  1. Taybharr

    Taybharr Jul 12, 2019

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    I don’t know anything about these (could be quartz for all I know).

    This one currently listed on eBay with a bid of $970 at the moment with a day to go. I like the look of this one, but wanted to know if anyone had any thoughts on condition, originality, and the quality of these movements. Thanks

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  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 12, 2019

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    It appears to be an automatic so, that much is obvious. Maybe check the OVD to see if you can find the reference.
     
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  3. Taybharr

    Taybharr Jul 12, 2019

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    Guessing 1211 is the reference number?

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  4. efauser

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  5. Edward53

    Edward53 Jul 13, 2019

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    The Cosmic 2000 diver is a decent enough model with a 1012 automatic movement. This is a "hi beat" movement that run faster and are supposedly are more accurate (technicians will correct me if I'm mistaken about that) but require servicing slightly more often. Not every watchmaker will undertake that as you need a special tool to remove the movement, but it can be done if you shop around. I have one of these but I wouldn't take it into water. Mine was serviced last year and keeps excellent time within a few seconds per day. I agree with you that it's an attractive watch.

    The weak points on this model are the bezel, which has a tendency to delaminate, and the crown, which has a weak stem. This one has a service replacement bezel (as do 90% of these) and I think also a service crown (ditto), but the service crowns are near-identical to the original and very hard to tell apart.

    I think $970 is a reasonable price for an unserviced one with a service bezel. I wouldn't want to go much higher than that.
     
  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 13, 2019

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    Wouldn't be a good guess.

    1211 is the Omega distribution code for Germany.
     
  7. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jul 13, 2019

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    Where did see that before?
     
  8. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 13, 2019

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  9. Taybharr

    Taybharr Jul 14, 2019

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    This one ended up going for 1825. Like I said, I don’t know much about these but that seemed like a lot.
     
  10. Seadiver

    Seadiver Jul 15, 2019 12:51am

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    No, for the bay or other online shops it's a common price. As said before, the gold lies within the bezel. Most of them have a replacement one, like these.
     
  11. Seadiver

    Seadiver Jul 15, 2019 12:52am

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    Funny is the starting post "could be a quartz..." Ever read the dial carefully?
     
  12. Taybharr

    Taybharr Jul 15, 2019 2:43pm

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    I said that because there was no movement shot in the listing. Yes, I can obviously read but would not be the first fake automatic watch listed on eBay.