Great discussion on here everyone! Update: I went back to that AD yesterday to pick up an appraisal and they said some guy came in, paid 17k cash for the Starbucks then bounced. It’s not worth that price. Not even the 11k at retail. People just want the name. I was told the buyer was a big Rolex guy. I guess he cares more about the name than the quality of what he was getting. Whatever makes people happy then go for it and it you want to seriously overpay for something just cause you want a crown logo on your wrist and feel like a king or queen then more power to you. Like I said in this original post, I respect the brand but no way the stainless steel models at least are worth five figures. 4k-6k tops.
If a watch has a precious metal in it I could see that, but anything in stainless steel doesn't make sense to me why prices would increase so much. Inflation definitely a factor lol
Late 90s- early 2000s. Omega Seamaster can be had in both Quartz and auto for under $3k. Even the Bond Seamasters of that era can be found for under 3. The sword hand models like this come in the black and electric blue. Known as “Peter Blake” models after famed oceanographer and yachtsman. The build quality of these are just as good (and I think even better) than modern omegas. Total steal!
I have two out of my 3 grails already: Casino Royale Bond Seamaster and the electric blue Peter Blake Seamaster. Last one would be the OG Tudor Black Bay 58. Love the 1950s Tudor/Rolex Sub vibes. Being a big fan of the early Bond movies helped too.
Last time I took my 2221.80 in they changed the battery and did a pressure test. They never said anything was wrong so I didn’t ask if I needed the seals changed.
I rotate between my Hamilton Khaki Field and two Omega Seamasters. I usually have the weekends for my Seiko 5 and Invicta divers for super casual wear.
my grail and my first luxury watch is the Blue Bond. I went with the the Casino Royale version. Got engaged and bought this one. Love the designs on these. Bond is the dress watch and this is the every day every situation daily. Omega should really consider bringing these designs back or at least the thinner cases.
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