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Daaaaaam, that firebird...Awesome. That looks like a craftsmanship level as good as anything from early 19 C.. Almost unheard of in modern manufacturing.
 

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Should make vintage pieces cheaper. Collectors are starting to unload in 1, 2, 3
I don’t think the pool of buyers is the same. An Omega fanboy with deep pockets will want the original, not a reissue. Or maybe both—one for safekeeping and one for regular wear.
 

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I don’t think the pool of buyers is the same. An Omega fanboy with deep pockets will want the original, not a reissue. Or maybe both—one for safekeeping and one for regular wear.
Deep pockets are not really required - 321s don’t sell for much relative (at all) to some of the silly contemporary Ltd Eds.
Not sure what the production quotas were, but it does seem strange that a near mint pre-69 (rather 68) tends to sell for 11-14k USD
 

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11,ooo ? The only thing that can make such purchase less stupid is a bigger fool willing to pay more.
 

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11,ooo ? The only thing that can make such purchase less stupid is a bigger fool willing to pay more.
I think that it's a dumb price as well, but let's remind ourselves that anything above a $300 watch is a probably considered a foolish, or at least frivolous, purchase, and any suit over $800, any pair of shoes over the same, etc... and you are dealing with highly diminishing returns.\

On that note, I just found out that a remodeling project on my house is bidding over the original estimate (we had some additional requests) at pretty much exactly the amount I had stashed away in my discretionary income fund for frivolous watch purchases :fu:
 

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Deep pockets are not really required - 321s don’t sell for much relative (at all) to some of the silly contemporary Ltd Eds.
Not sure what the production quotas were, but it does seem strange that a near mint pre-69 (rather 68) tends to sell for 11-14k USD
What does seem strange is that Omega somehow hasn't caught onto the fact that what people really seem to want are Panda and reverse Panda dial Speedies.
 

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What does seem strange is that Omega somehow hasn't caught onto the fact that what people really seem to want are Panda and reverse Panda dial Speedies.
I'm pretty sure they do. Just waiting to release another LE.
 

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What does seem strange is that Omega somehow hasn't caught onto the fact that what people really seem to want are Panda and reverse Panda dial Speedies.
They just did a reverse Panda dial Speedy just two years ago with the first Speedy Tuesday. If you like Speedy Pros and you want a reverse Panda dial you won't be disappointed with that one.
 

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They just did a reverse Panda dial Speedy just two years ago with the first Speedy Tuesday. If you like Speedy Pros and you want a reverse Panda dial you won't be disappointed with that one.
I like it, but the upcharge on them is silly. I'll wait.
 

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There’s also the Tokyo Olympic Speedmasters that have panda dials in various colors other than black and white. Again those come with a premium unless you can get one from Tokyo.
 

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There’s also the Tokyo Olympic Speedmasters that have panda dials in various colors other than black and white. Again those come with a premium unless you can get one from Tokyo.
Yeah, okay, but I really don't like Sapphire, and those have both sapphire crystals and casebacks, so unfortunately, a pass for me. I actually like the Speedy Tuesday one better.
 

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