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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by DOXA S.A. View Post
    Only those who buy watches as an investement may be upset, those who love watches in general and the Speedmaster in specific will be very happy
    Even people who just "love watches" will not like the fact that their vintage 321 will stop appreciating like a rocket.

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    I don't see why they should be. It doesn't make the originals any less rare or unique.
    Yes it does. The availability of spare parts will absolutely increase the number of running, saleable 321 caliber Speedmasters. Many watches previously just kept for parts will now have the possibility of being working watches. Thus making them, by definition, less rare. There is even the knock-on effect of more 321 Seamasters becoming available, as a lot of these still perfectly running watches are being scrapped for parts to fix up Speedmasters

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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    ugh double post

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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    From the article over on Fratello watches.

    "This movement will not be used in a limited edition watch, but there will be a limitation in production for the reasons stated above. Omega reveiled that there will be something in gold, for sure. Also, this movement will not be used in any of the upcoming Apollo 11 Limited Edition models in 2019."

    I think it will be very expensive.....
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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    Hopefully they make spares available for older pieces

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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    will retail for $6,500 and grey market for $65,000
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    Quote Originally Posted by oso2276 View Post
    Hopefully they make spares available for older pieces

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    Yes. I'd love to put one in my 60th Anniversary Speedy. Wonder if it will fit?
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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    I'm just wondering why they would limit production of the movement, but not put it in a limited edition Speedmaster. Maybe another "numbered edition" where there is no set cap on how many they finally produce, but only produce so many a year until demand/interest finally peters out?
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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    Quote Originally Posted by Buschyfor3 View Post
    I'm just wondering why they would limit production of the movement, but not put it in a limited edition Speedmaster. Maybe another "numbered edition" where there is no set cap on how many they finally produce, but only produce so many a year until demand/interest finally peters out?
    I would hope so. That way more people could get their hands on one. Assuming the watch is not priced so far out of reach for the common folk.

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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    Agreed as stated on price being a factor. The fratello write up is excellent as well.

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    Re: Calibre 321 Back In Production

    Interesting move from Omega.

    I see this as a shift to move the brand upmarket with a hand built watch.

    I don't think it likely they will go to this sort of trouble to introduce anything anywhere near "affordable", or to create a spare parts pool that is available externally.

    I also don't see much likelihood of these undoubtedly very costly new variants being bastardized for parts as they will likely appeal to a whole new range of collectors and will be valuable to them in their own right.

    Depending on the price point, and the styling, they may shift some potential buyers of vintage pieces into these instead, but this won't affect the demand for the best quality originals which will still be irreplaceable and may even augment the collections of those who desire the vintage pieces.

    At best, if they are lucky, and capacity exists, Omega might use the opportunity to offer an in-house repair/refurbishment capability to original 321 equipped watches - at a hefty premium of course.

    As such, the negative impact on owners of original pieces is likely to be minimal or non-existent, and the new marketing which will surely support this will only INCREASE awareness of the historical calibre and drive the market for original vintage pieces upwards!

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