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Which speed master to buy?

  1. Daystar

    Daystar Jan 5, 2020

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    Hi.. brand new to this forum, or any forum for that matter, so bear this in mind if I seem a little confused with the subject... thinking of buying a speedmaster Watch but the models available are bewildering.. anyway have seen a couple that I like the look of,only photographs I might add, but there lies the problem.. have attached shots accordingly and wondering if anyone could give me exact model numbers of the watches, so as to know what to ask for, and where they sit Within the model range.. price.. desirability ect...slightly prefer the moonfaze but only slightly... many thanks...
     
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  2. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jan 5, 2020

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    The first watch is a "Speedy Tuesday", the first edition. Also ID'd as #ST initially on the forums, and than as #St1 when the second variation was released. They seem to sell for $7,500 - $8,500 USD right now. Plenty of threads on this model, and there is often one for sale in the two For Sale subforums.
     
  3. Deltatango

    Deltatango Jan 5, 2020

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    I have my eye out for the moonphase you have pictured as well. I love the complication and the fact that it has a date !
     
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  4. Daystar

    Daystar Jan 5, 2020

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    Thanks that’s great..got that one logged... many thanks for you info and prompt reply...
     
  5. hanky6

    hanky6 Jan 5, 2020

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    The Moonphase in your picture is lovely but also quite expensive.
    Is it exactly that version you are looking at or ”any” Moonphase?
     
  6. Daystar

    Daystar Jan 5, 2020

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    Hi .. yes have had a look at quite a few moon phase models but seem to be drawn to the one I posted.. any idea regarding price?.. there seems to be a big difference in the speedmaster range so just trying to get my head round the price structure.. many thanks for your prompt reply...
     
  7. hanky6

    hanky6 Jan 5, 2020

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    That one is a ST 345.0809 afaik. From around 1985-88 and very expensive compared to the more modern SU 145.0057.
    Subtle differences and if you dont really want the older one I believe that you are lucky, as in that the first is probably 3-5 times more expensive than the latter.
    I really want the older version.....
     
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  8. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jan 5, 2020

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    Omega shows the moonphase watch on their website (44.25mm case) but says "product not currently available". Very high price at $11,600 compared to standard Speedmaster. But it has an aventurine dial and ceramic bezel so that adds cost.
    https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/...moonphase-chronograph-44-25-mm-31130443201001

    I'd suggest OP do some deep research on models available and their cost, there are a lot of different versions out there and you are bound to see other ones that are equally interesting. Both versions shown are no longer in dealer stock so will require some searching and due diligence to get one at fair price. That's always a challenge for a newbie.
     
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  9. hanky6

    hanky6 Jan 5, 2020

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    The last ST 345.0809 I saw for sale was closer to $20,000.....
     
  10. PhilF

    PhilF Jan 5, 2020

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    If you're starting down the road that usually leads to multiple Speedmasters, it's important to establish not only your priorities, but to acquire something that pleases & satisfies you, the prefference for manual or automatc, date or other complications should also be a guide. Budget is usually your primary sifting tool. As far as Speedmasters, I think starting with the basics by getting either a standard Hesalite Speedy Pro or a FOIS is a good strategy. First & foremost, and I'll quote a friend here, "The most expensive watch you'll ever buy is the one you bought instead of the one you really wanted" Welcome to the madness! I started slow, but #3 will probably come when Omega does a METAS Certified Speedmaster that I can, hopefully, afford. 20191219_121102.jpg
     
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  11. Strangedream

    Strangedream Jan 5, 2020

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    Welcome to OF!

    The first one is a Speedy Tuesday ref. 311.32.42.30.01.001 (latest Omega serial numbers are a mouthful) you can get it for $8.5k upward on Chrono24. The later is a Speedmaster Moonphase ref. 345.0809 which prices range in the high $10k - low $20k on C24.

    Personally I like the Tuesday more because of the lumed subdials and more classic look. Still personal taste, but I think a moon phase on a sport watch is like pineapple on a pizza - it just doesn't feel right.
     
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  12. hanky6

    hanky6 Jan 6, 2020

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  14. padders

    padders Jan 6, 2020

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    For a Moonphase Speedmaster at a sensible price look at the 3576.50 model. Available for around the same price as a std Moonwatch. There’s also a very nice white dial version 3575.20. Many of the suggestions above are either rarities or in one case a very different model so are rather more expensive.
     
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  15. mjb

    mjb Jan 6, 2020

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    Heck, it's still a challenge for most of us!
     
  16. ding

    ding Jan 6, 2020

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    The moonphase is one of the watches I have always had in min. I am thinking of purchasing this year. Very beautiful piece.
     
  17. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Jan 6, 2020

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    all of them!
     
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  18. NotYoSpeedy

    NotYoSpeedy Jan 6, 2020

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    Agreed, probably one of the sexiest models of the speedy (my favorite are the Apollo 12 and 13 tributes, which I probably will not ever be in a position to secure...... without my wife kicking me out the house ::facepalm1::)
     
  19. jsducote

    jsducote Jan 6, 2020

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    I'm with you. If they're going to put a moonphase on a speedy, why stop there? How about an alarm, sidereal time, GMT, power reserve. Just load up the hell out of the thing like that Vacheron Constantine with 57 complications. :taunt:
     
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  20. padders

    padders Jan 6, 2020

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    Its the date feature which is more of use, the Moonphase disk is of no use at all unless you are a werewolf or a hippy who like to plant crops by the cycles of the moon biodynamically.