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I won this Speedmaster last Friday with quite a low BIN.It arrived this morning (Monday) and in my uneducated opinion doesnt look too bad at all for the price. BIN was AU$899 (US$704 at todays rate).
The bracelet was quite tight and when I checked out the cost of links online I decided to remove the bracelet in favour of a leather strap.
I got one of the lug pins out no problem but after 20 mins trying to remove the other one I gave up and decided to take it to my watchmaker in case I damaged the bracelet.
He too struggled with the pin as it was stuck fast but after around 20mins he had managed to remove it.
I happened to ask if by chance he might have a spare link and he said "sure no problem" !!!
He pulled out a box with some Omega bracelet parts,found what he wanted and fitted a double link which made the bracelet fit perfectly.
He charged me AU$45 each link and $10 for the new pins and his time which I thought was very reasonable.
Now the bracelet fits so well I will keep it on the watch and forget about the leather strap for now.
All in all I am quite happy with my purchase.
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Enjoy!

Don't forget to have your watchmaker check that the movement looks to be clean and well oiled inside, as you may need to get a service done sooner than you think when you buy it that cheap. I'm sure you know that it should be disassembled and cleaned, oiled, and adjusted every 5 years or so.

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Enjoy!

Don't forget to have your watchmaker check that the movement looks to be clean and well oiled inside, as you may need to get a service done sooner than you think when you buy it that cheap. I'm sure you know that it should be disassembled and cleaned, oiled, and adjusted every 5 years or so.

Cheers!
The previous owner stated that the watch was overhauled and serviced in 2010 so it should be about due for another one.
I will most likely not keep this watch for a long time as I really want a vintage Speedie Pro Moonwatch circa 1969 ..I find this watch to be a little small and dainty but hopefully I can use it to trade up to the Speedmaster of my dreams.
At the price this watch was offered for I just had to hit the BIN button quickly and then start to worry if everything was going to be legit and above board : )
 
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