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I saw this Speedy being sold by a offshore dealer - used of course.

What do you guys think of the condition? Any alarm bells jump out? They'll replace the hesilite as its got a scratch.

No box or papers, its price in-line with non LE Speedy Moonwatches.

Perhaps you can help me with some questions I can ask the seller?







 

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Is there lume on the hands, difficult to make out in the pictures. There should be!

What is that case back? Never seen that before.

The best guide for choosing a Speedy is: Speedmaster101
 
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Case back is of the Galaxy Express Limited Edition (Japan only from cerca.1990)

 

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Case back is of the Galaxy Express Limited Edition (Japan only from cerca.1990)

Thank you, that link explained everything.
 

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And I learned something else today!

Case back is of the Galaxy Express Limited Edition (Japan only from cerca.1990)

 

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Looks good. Pretend you're Chinese and tell the dealer that the "4" in the end of LE number is bad luck and see if you can get a discount lol
 
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Case back is of the Galaxy Express Limited Edition (Japan only from cerca.1990)

Wow that's wild! I've never seen that before.
 

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I came across this


Not very familiar with this model. It's automatic and full size. Full set form a reputable dealer, $3700US - thoughts?
 

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I came across this


Not very familiar with this model. It's automatic and full size. Full set form a reputable dealer, $3700US - thoughts?
I found the listing...looks legit to me. Buy the seller, and all that. You know the drill.

But...a few thoughts. Are you specifically looking for a non-"Moonwatch" Speedmaster or did this just happen to catch your eye? The price seems a bit lower than the avg for this watch, but why is that? The five lines of text and the carbon fiber dial are a combined mess visually (IMO). If you care about resale, I think you'd have a hard time moving it if you decided it wasn't your cup of tea. And to me, the charm of owning a Speedmaster is in the details of the original Moonwatch. Hand-winding, no date, no hack, plastic crystal, and the NASA caseback engraving. But, YMMV. :)

Good luck with the search!
 

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I found the listing...looks legit to me. Buy the seller, and all that. You know the drill.

But...a few thoughts. Are you specifically looking for a non-"Moonwatch" Speedmaster or did this just happen to catch your eye? The price seems a bit lower than the avg for this watch, but why is that? The five lines of text and the carbon fiber dial are a combined mess visually (IMO). If you care about resale, I think you'd have a hard time moving it if you decided it wasn't your cup of tea. And to me, the charm of owning a Speedmaster is in the details of the original Moonwatch. Hand-winding, no date, no hack, plastic crystal, and the NASA caseback engraving. But, YMMV. :)

Good luck with the search!
Caught my eye :-/
I agree, it's well priced because it isn't popular. I do like the style but I have to really think about this one. The price kinda drew me to it, that seller usually sells overpriced watches so I was a bit shocked when I saw this price. You are correct; it's low for a reason.
 
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