A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.
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    A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    I thought this was a very good deal and a cool story so enjoy!

    I was in Istanbul, Turkey for my sisters wedding. While I was there I saw the prices for Omega watches were selling in Turkish Liras while every other watch brand were selling in Swiss Francs. Anyone that follows Forex might know that the Turkish Lira has lost a lot of value compared to USD. In January $1 = 3.75TL to 6.82TL in August. Long story short the prices didnt adjust and could not keep up with devaluation. With a decent discount and a good amount of devaluation I got the Speedmaster Hesalite for $2900 all in, full kit from an AD. The Seamaster SMPC blue came to $2000. They have now brought a %30 increase in price but I still think they are at a decent price.

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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Nice buy. Good for you.

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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Those are really good deals. Any tariff you had to pay when you brought them back?

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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    What did Customs have to say about bringing the watches home?

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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nom de Forum View Post
    What did Customs have to say about bringing the watches home?
    I declared them and told them about the prices and they said thanks for declaring. This is Canada btw.
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    Tudor Pelagos LHD
    Omega Seamaster Ceramic Automatic Blue Dial
    Omega Speedmaster Hesalite Moonwatch
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    Deep Blue Nato Diver 300
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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissileExpert View Post
    Those are really good deals. Any tariff you had to pay when you brought them back?
    Brought what back?

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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fbcanman View Post
    I thought this was a very good deal and a cool story so enjoy!

    I was in Istanbul, Turkey for my sisters wedding. While I was there I saw the prices for Omega watches were selling in Turkish Liras while every other watch brand were selling in Swiss Francs. Anyone that follows Forex might know that the Turkish Lira has lost a lot of value compared to USD. In January $1 = 3.75TL to 6.82TL in August. Long story short the prices didnt adjust and could not keep up with devaluation. With a decent discount and a good amount of devaluation I got the Speedmaster Hesalite for $2900 all in, full kit from an AD. The Seamaster SMPC blue came to $2000. They have now brought a %30 increase in price but I still think they are at a decent price.
    Yup, depending on what the exchange rate was when Omega set their prices in lira, the massive devaluation should not be completely offset by that 30% price increase, so good deals can still be had...

    Time to book a flight to Istanbul!
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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fbcanman View Post
    I declared them and told them about the prices and they said thanks for declaring. This is Canada btw.
    The best part is when they say, "Welcome home." Always puts a smile on my face...
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    Well, I was standing on a corner in Winslow, AZ and Clara Oswald slowed down to take a look at me and my GS Tiffany SnowflakeTM...

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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Stories are cool, pictures are better. Congrats!
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    Re: A Story: How I got a New Omega Speedmaster AND Seamaster for $4900 from an AD.

    Great story, hope the wedding was fun, and looking forward to photos of your new pieces! Sounds like a great pair. Were these already on your list or was it a purchase of opportunity?

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