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I have planned a rather expensive acquisition and started collecting funds already. This means letting go of some of my most dear watches... All funds will go towards a new and totally out-of-my-confort-zone watch purchase.

So, here we have my Omega Aqua Terra 8500 Master Co-Axial acquired as used by me from the first owner.
Watch on bracelet (6 full and 2 half removable links) and red Omega box only. No papers, this is how I've bought it.

The watch has run almost flawlessly while on my winder, now displaying +2 seconds accuracy on my timegrapher. This is all irrelevant, of course, as - by Murphy's laws - it will probably not run the same once it leaves my hands, but still - the new 8500's are awesome!

Condition report:
The good - crystal(s), hands, dial, crown, mechanism are optically perfect. The movement runs smoothly and winding is awesome. Timekeeping has been excellent for me, and the watch looks awesome despite what follows.
It's one of the most versatile watches I've owned, looking great on a brown strap under a shirt's cuff, or with a t-shirt and shorts on the metal bracelet. Also, the easy timezone change specific to 8500 is an awesome feature.
I have the watch on the bracelet, 6 full and 2 half removable links (of which two are not attached/shown in the pictures).

The not-so-good - the watch is a scratch magnet. Seriously annoying, as I am really careful with all my watches. The watch head has some small swirls on the lugs and some on the polished sides. The bracelet has many small superficial scratches, especially on the mirror-finish center links. The clasp has some as well, especially on one side.
These can probably all be removed by someone skilled at polishing. The sides also have some scratches (of which some seem deeper than the others) from removing two extra links, that are included in the sale.
Another small imperfection is the pin that keeps the clasp closed - its "head" is a bit tilted. This does not, however, prevent the bracelet from operating as intended. This can also be fixed by someone with a pair of pliers, but I'm not that person. If it works, don't fix it (Murphy again).

Price: EUR 2150 OBRO net to me- I prefer an EU transaction to avoid hassle and long-distance shipping. If you're awesome and can prove it, I will ship overseas, at my discretion. Solid references only, seriously.
No papers, watch and Omega red box only.

Shipping within the EU only by DPD with tracking number at EUR 20. Shipping overseas - only by TNT, at a cost.
Payment by PP or wire transfer (discount for wire/IBAN). PP available only for established members with perfect and significant feedback, otherwise bank transfer only.

Items are located in Craiova, Romania, within the EU. All duties or any other additional taxes are the sole responsibility of the buyer. I will provide step-by-step pictures/scans of the packaging and shipping process but once the package leaves my hands I have no power over it.
I am a seller on Ebay under the same username for over 14 years and have 100% positive feedback with over 545 transactions (over 730 individual transactions) and many watches shipped to multiple locations (USA, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands etc.). For any other trust-related issues I can provide further credentials or proof of identity.

I also have several references on WUS, both as a seller and as a buyer. I can provide reference for other transactions as well (Omega 2254.50, Heuer Montreal sold to a very reputable dealer etc.).
Two successful transactions on OF, one as a buyer and one as a seller (my Longines Chronograph went to Austria).

gwzymytk great seller
gwzymytk is the best seller ever (probably)
gwzymytk - Great buyer
I bought a Longines Conquest Watch from gwzymytk and am very happy!
gwzymytk - very positive experience
gwzymytk good experience. Great seller. To repeat.
gwzymytk - A very good buyer

I cannot take any returns for this item unless grossly misrepresented by me in the description and/or pictures. Please observe carefully, read the entire description and ask all questions prior to committing. No warranty.

Thank you WUS for hosting my ad!
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Bracelet arrived from the watchmaker. The pin is still bent as he said it would cause structural damage if attempted to fix. Most of the scratches (99% I'd dare say) are gone, and bracelet is now safely stored away :)































 

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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Took these macro pictures to better illustrate all dings/scuffs/scratches etc. present on the watch case.
Took them in such a way that they are amplified; I'd say that, as most are on the side and lower case, they stay hidden/invisible while wearing the watch.





























 

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Watch is back from polishing; these are a few hasty pics made under some Ikea kitchen led lightning. Snowing outside, and photographing this one with all the shiny edges is a pain.


Only minor dings remain on the case, mostly on parts that will never be seen. Strap change marks were left there by my watchmaker, as they are invisible (underside of the lugs) and messing with them would have been dangerous for the geometry of the case, S/N, markings etc.















































 

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Here are some of the best shots I could manage of both the balance wheel and the barrels.
The serial number is in the 880XXXXX range. The movement serial correlates with the case one.

Please note that I greatly prefer an EU deal due to a lot of hassle with customs etc. Will only ship overseas by TNT insured, express package with full tracking, which costs above EUR 100 from previous experience.
I also don't favor returns from overseas, unless serious concerns arise, so if in doubt please ask further as I have done my best to honestly and clearly describe the watch and everything that has happened to it since in my possession.















 
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