Hopefully I'm posting this in the correct sub forum. This is my first post on watchuseek, but I couldn't be more impressed by the community you all have here. Anyway, I've slowly but surely been getting the watch bug. I have a few low grade Seikos and an inexpensive Glycine, but I think I'm ready to make the jump into luxury watch territory. This will be the first watch I've ever spent more than $300 on. After doing a little bit of research, I've decided on an Omega SMP 300 ref 2531.80.00. This seems to be a well loved watch at a very good price. I also loved the Brosnan Bond movies, so that doesn't hurt either.
All that to say, what would you guys recommend in buying a used SMP? Should I try to go through a dealer or would a private party (i.e. this forum) be a better option? Are there any years in the model's life that are better/worse? Honestly, any advice before purchasing my first "fancy" watch would be much appreciated.
Thanks for the help,