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I've pretty much decided that in a few months when the taxman giveth back I'm going to get a Speedy Auto of some sort or a PO.
That Bond PO is really gorgeous, love the 007 second hand.
My only reservation is the "Casino Royale" engraving on the caseback.
5 yrs. hence, (and 3 more Bond flicks :-D ), will this seem somewhat, "quaint/faddish", if you know what I mean?
Definitely not meaning to belittle any current owner's choice because as I said, I think they're lovely, just wondering if I'm alone in wondering if this might be the case. :-S
 

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No debate for me. Not many LEs are worth the money or have much return on the money. I too am awaiting the tax man for a PO, but it will be a standard one. Good luck with your decision. I bet it will be gray market though. ;-)
 

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No debate for me. Not many LEs are worth the money or have much return on the money. I too am awaiting the tax man for a PO, but it will be a standard one. Good luck with your decision. I bet it will be gray market though. ;-)
:-D Yeah I'm a big gray market fan no doubt...lol.
This one though I'll go against my lack of principles and get at the A.D. I bought my wife's Datejust from. Pay the balance off on that, swing a meager deal, suffer the sales tax and pay it off on some no interest deal of some sort.
 

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:roll: These type of watches come out of a board rooms where I picture
Dilbert's boss and the bold CEO pushing the grunts to come up with a
product to make the next Quarterly look rosier. Nomos appears to be
in that mode right now and Omega is leading the charge. There's
nothing like a limited edition run of 10007 to get the gullible worked up
into a frenzy. Buy suckers; BUY!
It sure helps getting me reaching goal! :-D
 

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Everyone's entitled to their opinion of course but I doubt those that have laid out the dinero for one of these appreciate being laughed at or called "suckers" in this fine forum.
 

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Oh, come on.

:roll: These type of watches come out of a board rooms where I picture
Dilbert's boss and the bold CEO pushing the grunts to come up with a
product to make the next Quarterly look rosier. Nomos appears to be
in that mode right now and Omega is leading the charge. There's
nothing like a limited edition run of 10007 to get the gullible worked up
into a frenzy. Buy suckers; BUY!
It sure helps getting me reaching goal! :-D
Oh, come on. Purchasing a LE Bond watch hardly makes one "gullible." You may not like the styling and may think that a run of 10007 is excessive, but we've witnessed the original 007 LE fetch premium prices on the resale market, and I expect the new versions to do the same. Should those "suckers" grow tired with theirs, they'll come out just fine, I'm sure. In the meantime, they'll enjoy the watch that they've chosen, for their own reasons, which are just as legitimate as any other watch fan.

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That being said...

That being said, the LE Bond PO wouldn't be my first choice. I actually think the subtlety makes it one of the better LEs to come out of Omega. I'm just not a big enough Bond fan.

With the Speedy Autos, you have a whole lotta choices. There are currently about a half dozen Day-Dates and at least as many Dates. Of course, by the time your return comes in, we should see a few additions (and possibly, subtractions), such as this trio of Dates displayed at Basel this year. Opinions are...mixed.


Photo courtesy of Percy

Hurry up, John! Do we really have to wait that long to get you back into the Omega fold?!

eric
 

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Re: That being said...

Thanks for your thoughts eric.
I agree, those 3 new Speedies are definitely lacking.
I've still got my SMP 2255.8 which I love and doubt I'd ever part with so no worries about my Omega status :)
 

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whoops!

Thanks for your thoughts eric.
I agree, those 3 new Speedies are definitely lacking.
I've still got my SMP 2255.8 which I love and doubt I'd ever part with so no worries about my Omega status :)
Whoops, I forgot about that one! I was remembering your brief encounter with that pretty little Moonphase.

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:roll: These type of watches come out of a board rooms where I picture
Dilbert's boss and the bold CEO pushing the grunts to come up with a
product to make the next Quarterly look rosier. Nomos appears to be
in that mode right now and Omega is leading the charge. There's
nothing like a limited edition run of 10007 to get the gullible worked up
into a frenzy. Buy suckers; BUY!
It sure helps getting me reaching goal! :-D
Spoken like someone with no money...O|
 

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:-D :-D You'd probably kill to have my job. You must be new in these here
parts. I handle more watches in one day than you probably handle
in a year. I have access to more that 2K watches daily, I'm knee-
deep in them. I see from both sides of the counter; do you?
Spoken like someone with no money...O|
 

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:-D :-D You'd probably kill to have my job. You must be new in these here
parts. I handle more watches in one day than you probably handle
in a year. I have access to more that 2K watches daily, I'm knee-
deep in them. I see from both sides of the counter; do you?
Come on, guys. This kind of exchange is one I would expect to encounter over on some other forums, not here. (In fact, that's why I decided to come over to this one--a little more respect for everyone that has a mutual interest in watches)

Concerning the LE's: to each his own. Everybody has different interests and tastes. That's what makes life interesting.
 

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Ran across your post in the other forum. Does this apply to LE Omega's as well?
:) I'm asked these questions everyday, compairing one brand to another.
Watches are one of the most personal items out there and it comes
down to one thing; your eye. Buy what appeals to you.
 

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:-D :-D You'd probably kill to have my job. You must be new in these here
parts. I handle more watches in one day than you probably handle
in a year. I have access to more that 2K watches daily, I'm knee-
deep in them. I see from both sides of the counter; do you?
You've got to be kidding. People on this forum respect each other. If someone wants to buy an LE then great. No need to insult them. And yes, we're all very impressed.
 

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Focus, please

Let's try to stay focused here, guys. Tragic is looking for legitimate, useful information. Let's not get lost in the insults, please.

Thanks,
eric
 

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Re: Focus, please

Yeah, starting right off the bat I stated I liked the LE's but was concerned that the specific movie badging might somehow lessen the watch's appeal farther down the road. Certainly never thought it'd start a ruckus.
 

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:-( Sorry for the outburst, with the daily frustrations, and downing a few, I
felt like Ollie in "Saps at Sea" = HORNS! HORNS! I need a vacation.
You've got to be kidding. People on this forum respect each other. If someone wants to buy an LE then great. No need to insult them. And yes, we're all very impressed.
 

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Re: Focus, please

Yeah, starting right off the bat I stated I liked the LE's but was concerned that the specific movie badging might somehow lessen the watch's appeal farther down the road. Certainly never thought it'd start a ruckus.
I wrestled with the same decision over the last few weeks and settled on the standard PO, not the LE for the same reasons you have been considering. The PO arrived Tuesday and I love it, very glad I made the decision to stick with the standard. But that said, it is really a personal preference. If you're looking at an investment and think the LE will appreciate then it makes sense - like any investment it is a roll of the dice (as previously mentioned, the grey market is the wildcard). But if you want a daily wear that is a beauty, then the standard meets that purpose. I have to say though that I am very happy with the PO, I like it better than my Rolex.
 

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I also like the limited edition, but if I were buying I would definately go for the standard model PO. The 007 insignia is a little too faddish (is this a word?) for me. I feel that without the 007 it is a more timeless piece. jmho.

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Hey Tragic, I'm a Bond Fan, an Omega Fan and I sell watches, but I just can't get excited about the Ltd Ed SMP and PO models. I say get yourself the normal model PO.
It's standard issue for everybody's favorite spy...and I'll bet his watch doesn't have a little orange 007 on the second hand. That would blow his cover in a heart-beat.;-)
Just my 2c.

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