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    Question I need a little help :-) again... Seamaster: Bond or not Bond?

    While My Mother's Vintage Franken-Omega is out of order and someone is repairing it (I hope so) I need again a little help choosing a Seamaster (used)
    Here in my own town I founded two of them.. a "007 limited edition" co-axial 300m/1000ft Seamaster from 2008 and a "normal" automatic Seamaster 300m/1000ft from 2009 (not Bond one)
    I love both of them...
    They are both like new without scratches with inner and outer boxes, guarantee-card, owner-card etc.
    The Bond one from 2008 cost 1800 euros (perhaps too much?)
    the other one Not Bond from 2009 cost 1750 euros (too much too? I can buy a new one on Ebay for 2000 euros from power-sellers)
    Which one should I choose?
    Are their value falling or rising? (In between 5-10-20 years)
    Thanks a lot

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    I have both styles and each has it's own appeal. IMHO both are iconic, but the non-Bond is probably moreso There was quite a run on them last year with prices approaching ~$2K USD. The price has normalized somewhat and you can typically expect to pay in the area of $1400 USD.

    A limited edition Bond is going to carry a premium, but I'm not sure it's worth it. I think you may be better getting the Bond style without the special dial or seconds hand. Again, just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetworks View Post
    I have both styles and each has it's own appeal. IMHO both are iconic, but the non-Bond is probably moreso There was quite a run on them last year with prices approaching ~$2K USD. The price has normalized somewhat and you can typically expect to pay in the area of $1400 USD.

    A limited edition Bond is going to carry a premium, but I'm not sure it's worth it. I think you may be better getting the Bond style without the special dial or seconds hand. Again, just my opinion.
    mmmhh as the same here in Italy everthing costs more! $1400 USD = 997 euros.. exactly half price than i can find here..
    I'll buy it on USA (through Ebay I mean) from power sellers.. even with Custom taxes it costs less than here

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    If you are a hard core, life-long James Bond fan, then I would say get the 007 edition of the watch. Personally for me, I would just buy the regular watch that Bond actually wears in the movies, but that's only because my love of Omega and my love of Bond are separate. If you want an Omega because Bond wears it, then get the Bond edition. If you want an Omega because YOU like it, get the regular one. My two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirGibby53 View Post
    If you are a hard core, life-long James Bond fan, then I would say get the 007 edition of the watch. Personally for me, I would just buy the regular watch that Bond actually wears in the movies, but that's only because my love of Omega and my love of Bond are separate. If you want an Omega because Bond wears it, then get the Bond edition. If you want an Omega because YOU like it, get the regular one. My two cents.
    hehehe first of all I like it (Bond or not Bond) and wearing it with Bond name is just like wearing a Monaco Blu-dial (Steve McQueen) with his name printed on it. Tag Heuer never did a Monaco with Someone name on it (except for GULF).. perhaps not for paying royalties on it but even because it's only a commercial move. Omega did it several times.. Moon-watches, Apollo-Soyutz, Bond, Jaques Mayol, M.Schumaker and so and so... limited edition wasn't ever so limited and their aren't so different from normal edition... I think Omega don't need this.
    From my point of view this using great names printed on watch put Omega brand just a step under other brands. Ok Omega is Bond Watch, was the moon-watch but we all know it... don't make the Omega Brand just another pop-commercial reduction of the brand just like Swatch was (we can see after 20 years where Swatch is)
    But it's only my opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirGibby53 View Post
    If you are a hard core, life-long James Bond fan, then I would say get the 007 edition of the watch. Personally for me, I would just buy the regular watch that Bond actually wears in the movies, but that's only because my love of Omega and my love of Bond are separate. If you want an Omega because Bond wears it, then get the Bond edition. If you want an Omega because YOU like it, get the regular one. My two cents.
    I think I understand what your saying but not really! As a Bond and Omega fan, I wan the actually watch he wore in the movie! A watch that just says 007 or Bond seems to me to be a gimmic.

    So can someone tell me which watch he actually wore? Preferably in the past two movies. Did he wear the 2220.80.00 and 2201.50.00?

    I just watched Casino Royal and it seemed like he had a watch with a rubber or leather strap on in the beginning. Does he wear more than one watch in the movie?

    Dennis I hope you know, cause I want one!

    Thanks,

    Paul

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    All this talk of Bond watches sent me to my local AD between meetings. I tried on the 2220.80.00 As worn in "Casino Royal". At 41mm it felt very small, not sure I can down size after wearing a 44mm Pam. Who would have thought that 3mm would make that much of a difference!

    At 45mm the 2201.50.00 As worn in "Quantum of Solace" was much more impressive but also $700 more! Ch-Ching!

    And I can't decide which I like more the blue or black face.

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    The Bond Omega SMP has been a confusing issue for some time. There are at least a couple of SMP's worn in Bond movies. Then, Omega released the limited 007 SMP. The 007 counter-weight on the seconds hand just does not appeal to me. I fell in love with the SMP worn by Brosnan as Bond. This is the 2531.80. I was lucky enough to find one NOS at an AD in Cincinnati. I suspect these are still some of these NOS around, but in very
    Imited numbers as this model has not been made for some time. Personally, I love the blue dial and bezel. I have used this watch as a dive watch and have not found any problems with legibility or difficulty gripping the bezel. I have seen these criticisms in reviews of this model, but I do not agree with them. I don't see any need to turn the bezel after starting a dice, but tried it just to see if it was a problem. I had no problem turning the bezel while in the sea. I tried this in fresh water and do find it difficult to turn the bezel in fresh water. Since I always set my bezel just before entering the water, this is not an issue either way.
    I now wear my Ball Watches more than my SMP, only because I like to be able to read my watch at all times in the wee hours of the morning. I hope this helped a little.

    Best wishes on your search,
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