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When is a '71 speedmaster, not a '71 speedmaster?

  1. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Jul 10, 2016

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  2. kov

    kov Jul 10, 2016

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  3. Fritz

    Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Jul 10, 2016

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    and its very clean and pretty looking so it'll sell.

    unfortunate.
     
  4. spin_transistor

    spin_transistor Jul 10, 2016

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    That's a lot of lettuce. I'd rather by a new Speedmaster for that money.
     
  5. watchlovr

    watchlovr Jul 10, 2016

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    Seller is not hiding anything:

    Large ultra clear matt black dial with luminous baton markers - not original.

    This dial is marked " Swiss Made" and has been replaced at some time in its past
     
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  6. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 10, 2016

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    I had a convo yesterday with a guy who was told by Omega to send his 62 in for service, the bit that swayed him was it will be like new....

    It was just like new as promised! New hands, dial, crown, pushers, plexi and a right good polish!

    Its ruined beyond belief and such a shame. They never sent back the original parts either!
     
  7. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Jul 10, 2016

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    Seller is peddling a franken (which he admits is a franken) at silly price...

    I didn't say he was hiding anything.
     
  8. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Jul 10, 2016

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    If it did nothing else this forum would justify its existence simply by warning of this sort of thing. I would never have guessed that Omega themselves could be so insensitive to the aesthetic values commonly held by owners of vintage watches. To just sweep away the aging changes ('patination') which have taken decades to accrue is a thoughtless policy. To compound things by not at least retaining/returning the replaced parts is especially cavalier. A novice collector could be forgiven for erroneously thinking that making their watch 'like new' sounds like an attractive proposition!
     
  9. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 10, 2016

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    Unfortunately, it happens. We have heard enough horror stories on here regarding service issues.
     
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  10. rcs914

    rcs914 Jul 14, 2016

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    Here is an another excellent example of a watch - a 105.012-66 - being destroyed. Check out the last picture - it's the watch as he received it before he had it serviced and cleaned up.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/282097094164