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    My First Speedy - Apollo XI 50th Anniversary Predictions and Thoughts

    Iím fairly new to the hobby, building up my collection over the last year. It has Rolex and PP making up the majority, along w a few other fun more inexpensive pieces. People have said many times that a collection is not complete without a Speedy...well who wants a collection thatís not complete?!?

    For my first Speedy it seems fitting that I consider getting the upcoming Apollo 11 50th anniv watch. I talked to. The AB about it the other day and put down the $5k fully refundable deposit. He guesses they will release them (and have a number in store) on July 21 to mark the 50th anniv to the day. He also assumes they will make 6,969 of them. Press release expected March 20th. They will make it in steel and gold (i would get steel). Most seem to think it will feature the original 321 movement.

    Anyone have any feedback re 1. This being a good first (and maybe only?) Speedy in my collection and 2. Any other color about the watch, the launch, etc? 3. While I would expect to own it for the long term, thoughts re value retention on past milestone LEs?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stabulldogs View Post
    Iím fairly new to the hobby, building up my collection over the last year. It has Rolex and PP making up the majority, along w a few other fun more inexpensive pieces. People have said many times that a collection is not complete without a Speedy...well who wants a collection thatís not complete?!?

    For my first Speedy it seems fitting that I consider getting the upcoming Apollo 11 50th anniv watch. I talked to. The AB about it the other day and put down the $5k fully refundable deposit. He guesses they will release them (and have a number in store) on July 21 to mark the 50th anniv to the day. He also assumes they will make 6,969 of them. Press release expected March 20th. They will make it in steel and gold (i would get steel). Most seem to think it will feature the original 321 movement.

    Anyone have any feedback re 1. This being a good first (and maybe only?) Speedy in my collection and 2. Any other color about the watch, the launch, etc? 3. While I would expect to own it for the long term, thoughts re value retention on past milestone LEs?


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    *AB = OB....though I guess a case could be made for calling them Apollo Boutiques


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    Pictures, we need pictures!
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    Re: My First Speedy - Apollo XI 50th Anniversary Predictions and Thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by HiggsBoson View Post
    Pictures, we need pictures!
    Yes! Pictures please!...OB guy suggested none out until the press release in March, but perhaps someone here got a sneak peak early


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    Re: My First Speedy - Apollo XI 50th Anniversary Predictions and Thoughts

    Quick one. Didnít Omega say the reborn 321 wouldnít be in the LE? Has there been an update about this that some of us arenít aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcentaur View Post
    Quick one. Didnít Omega say the reborn 321 wouldnít be in the LE? Has there been an update about this that some of us arenít aware of?
    I donít believe it has been announced either way. Do you have a source? Would be good to know...either way I have my deposit down on the Apollo 11. Seems like no brainer given they give you a free option to take it (assuming to wait isnít forever)


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybe52 View Post
    I donít believe it has been announced either way. Do you have a source? Would be good to know...either way I have my deposit down on the Apollo 11. Seems like no brainer given they give you a free option to take it (assuming to wait isnít forever)


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    You were my source! Seems unclear re movement if you are now waffling on the expected movement!


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    My source is conjecture on omega forums. I guess the safe bet is to just buy both! What do you think?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jaybe52 View Post
    My source is conjecture on omega forums. I guess the safe bet is to just buy both! What do you think?


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    I asked to put depo down on both, he said they ďwerenít really taking deposits yetĒ for the 321...he took $5k for the Apollo XI and said after talking to manager he would get back to me on the 321 (that he speculated would come out towards end of 2019, not wanting to take away from the attention on the Apollo XI in the summer

    As you said, itís refundable, so low risk


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    Talked to the OB, press release out a week from Monday. Sounds like the 50th anniv will be priced in the low to mid 9s and will be two tone SS and yellow gold (and an all YG option for around $35k also). Iím not sure how I feel about it being two tone....


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