Good morning ! Iím very new to this forum but LOVE IT! Learning so much.
I have a down payment on a ďpre moonĒ speedmaster 861 movít, great condition, DNN, functions well, and has been serviced. Iíve purchased off this person before and feel they are trustworthy- Iím just noticing that there are so many varying prices for transitional models itís insane. This has all of her original parts- to the best of my knowledge.
Caseback reads 145-022 st 69, B U T , the serial starts with 313Xxxxx which would make it manufactured in 1970, late 69... she probably missed being around for the moon landing, lol- but was in existence when Apollo 13 happened, and the same watch did see moonwalk time in later Apollo missions, etc... all this info is out there - Iím wondering what you all think. Budget is 9.5K.
Any opinions about price, investment, etc - or open and fresh discussion about the model and era are welcome!
Im looking to wear the watch daily- with care. I have a watch I wear for biking, etc- although Iím sure the speedmaster wouldnít mind the bumps- Iím worried about the Tritium falling off , etc... not sure if anyone has first hand experience itís this..?