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    Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    I have been on the hunt for a watch for a while now and willing to spend about $1500 for my ONE watch that needs to last about 6 years. I have been eyeing the Tag Heuer WAY211A for a while now but not really sure about it now after I saw the wave dials of the older Omega Seamasters.

    Would getting the 2531.80 (1994ish) be a good idea since it is so old? The 2220.80 which is a 2006 release I think will be a bit hard to find for $1500.

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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    It should be simple to get it serviced anywhere, as always condition is everything.

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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    All things reasonably close to equal, I'd rather have the Omega and, as mentioned, repair/service is easy and not exorbitant.

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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    Is the actual watch from 1994? What's the service history condition?
    I've bough 2531.80 in late 2006 brand new from AD. Now it's just under 10 years old - still looks great, still within COSC accuracy, never opened\never serviced (planning to do a service this year though). Great watch, in fact wearing it now.
    Some feel it is a dated design, but I like it and feel it is still quite good looking and versatile. ETA movt inside can be easily serviced by any competent watchmaker. I think it is a great watch and can be worn in most situations.

    Question is really - how is the condition of the watch you are buying?
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    Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    Correct ^^^

    Just because the watch came out in 94 doesn't mean they were all made that year. I also have a 2531 from 2004 that still looks great. If I were you I'd hunt down a luminova model because all the tritium examples have turned yellow by now

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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by molarface View Post
    All things reasonably close to equal, I'd rather have the Omega and, as mentioned, repair/service is easy and not exorbitant.
    How much would you think it would cost? Maybe even with polishing? I dont really know what im talking about btw since this will be my first nice watch

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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothbras View Post
    Correct ^^^

    Just because the watch came out in 94 doesn't mean they were all made that year. I also have a 2531 from 2004 that still looks great. If I were you I'd hunt down a luminova model because all the tritium examples have turned yellow by now

    how would I be able to tell the difference?

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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    Yes, it's a great watch!

    There are a few sellers on the sales forum here that specialize in Omega and a couple of them list their phone numbers and email addresses. I would contact them and see what the most recent, in great shape 2531.80 you can get for your $$$.

    I've seen a lot of great examples, some recently serviced for around what you are looking to spend.
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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    I think this model looks timeless.
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    Re: Would getting an Omega Seamaster 2531.80 (1994ish release) be a good idea?

    Quote Originally Posted by wschofield3 View Post
    Yes, it's a great watch!

    There are a few sellers on the sales forum here that specialize in Omega and a couple of them list their phone numbers and email addresses. I would contact them and see what the most recent, in great shape 2531.80 you can get for your $$$.

    I've seen a lot of great examples, some recently serviced for around what you are looking to spend.
    see if you can ask for me or give me their numbers XD. I contacted the one you gave me but no luck

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