Omega Speedmaster 3569.31.00

“Speedmaster Tuesday” Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 3569.31.00

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As the title says “Speedy Tuesday” this one of the many Limited Editions Omega made which is probably in the 1000s,  The Moonwatch has always been a favorite of mine does not get much better in conversation as “The first watch worn on the Moon.”  This particular model the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo II 35th Anniversary was made around 2004 and limited to 3500 pieces and is the standard moonwatch 42mm with the hesalite crystal and Calibre 1861 movement which is slight update of the 861 movement that they put in the original moonwatch.

The apollo II is a cracking looking piece which I think will be a future collector’s “got to have piece”, as the watch has some very nice touches that most speedy fans will like:

firstly the Panda Dial silver dial black subdials always goes down well in any watch.

2nd. The applied Metal Omega Logo as the first pre moon watches that date pre 1969 hence “pre moon” had the applied logo then after the dials all made with the painted logo in white.  The caseback not to shabby either all together a very nice piece that is modern with a few twists from the old Moonwatch.

3rd Th red writing on the landing 20 July 1969 all in all works well.

 

The apollo Limited edition were made every 5 years from the first moon landing on 20 July 1969 to commemorate the landing and I think this definitely one to have in the apollo II editions.   To be fair all moonwatch are great pieces in general well respected watches that loved by millions if you like winding them up every 48 hours. If you get the chance to purchase one do not hesitate in purchasing there getting harder to find.

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Buy My Vintage Tudor

Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches

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Tudor Inside The Archives Talking Watches with Hodinkee a nice video, Vintage Tudor has become like vintage Rolex very very desirable in every way. In the past Tudor was the cheaper Rolex, Branded Tudor with Rolex movement, crown, case back, etc… They even did the Submariner range that was identical but says “Tudor” on the dial.  Some of the best Tudor’s watches in my opinion highly sort after and collectable the Monte Carlo range very like the Daytona in every way. Every collector should have a Tudor Monte Carlo hopefully one day I will own one. Enjoy the video!

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Rolex 116710BLNR

Rolex Gmt Master 2 Ref 116710BLNR Aka Batman

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As the title says Rolex Gmt Master II Ref 116710BLNR AKA “Batman”  long awaited for me. This piece is basically A standard Gmt Master II with Ceramic black and blue Bezel and a blue Gmt hand and recently become the watch to have!  In the past the secondhand market was not that great with this model, as I felt people could not bare the thought of  paying the extra £1000 for the different Colour bezel. I after admit I was one of them people 🙁

Now things have changed dramatically in the last 6 months folk are fighting for them in dealers with lists on new ones up to a 2 year waiting wow ouch! and secondhand prices soaring to get hold of one.  I got to say do love the blue and black Ceramic bezel “Batman” with polished centre links on a oyster bracelet like Daytona, Yachtmaster, Milgauss, and a Maxi dial to boot which really set the watch. Most sports models adopt satin finish on the oyster bracelet.

I do think Rolex did get all the newer models right since launch around 2006 with big hour hand and big hour marker plots.  This concept I think came from the Yachtmaster from memory definitely influenced from the stunning Rolex Submariner LV in 2003 when it was launched. A great looking watch overall if you can find one!
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Rolex Submariner 16610 LV

The Rolex Submariner Green 16610LV

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The Rolex Submariner LV 16610LV

As the title says one of my all time favorites in modern times The Rolex Submariner 16610LV, first launch in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner.  The Submariner success spans over 50 years of a true tool divers watch and I feel this was a game changer for future Rolex sport models.  This piece was not loved at first but started to be appreciated over time, the dial had big hour plots also bigger hour hand compared to the standard Submariner and a gorgeous green bezel which made the watch in my opinion.  So the standard Sub model number is 16610 then they added LV on the end of the model number which stands  Lunette Verte. 

The Submariner is water resistant to 300m and has the Patented triple lock crown which gave Rolex they diver status back in the 1950,s, I have owned a few of this particular model in the past and this production was made in limited numbers compared to other models.  The run dates from 2003 to 2010 a seven year run in total.  Now in 2016 they have become very sort after for collectors and everyone it has become the one to have prices average £5000 plus to buy one considering new RRP was £2650 ouch!

Rolex sports watches from around 2006 had a new feature which came from the Submariner LV  big hour plots big hands become the norm as Rolex must have decided it was the right combination.  I still love them and in the years since launch I probably only seen possibly two when clock watching people’s wrists as I always do.  Overall a must have in any collection and I personally feel will be a future modern collectors piece so get when one if you can.

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