I've just looked at watchrecon, super cool site. Sent out a quick shout to Kringkily after looking at all of his offerings. Oh man, my life has just gotten a little more fabulously complicated.
Further down the rabbit-hole I go.
My daily wearer is a pre-co-axial Constellation. I have a Seamaster too, but I wear it very, very rarely because I leave it a my place in the mountains so I have a sport watch there when I fly into Pittsburgh and go straight there without first going to my home in D.C.
As a collector, I'd suggest getting a watch that has a co-axial escapement movement. If you don't have any collector-specific objectives, get whatever one appeals to you most as they are all fine and the watch's styling will matter to you more than the movement. I'm not saying movements are not important, but rather that if one isn't of a mind to build a collection that speaks to something in particular, a movement need not do or be more than one that works reliably, is reasonably accurate, and is easy to maintain. All of Omega's older movements that you are likely to come buy/want have those qualities just as do the newer ones.
OP, you may find this useful inasmuch as one can never have too much information at hand when considering the purchase of a pre-owned watch:
- Omega Watches and their Movements... - I believe this was composed by someone who is deceased, so you don't see co-axial escapement movements on it.
- Cal 2500 but which one? | Omega Forums
- PakieMak Jewelry and Timepiece Education: Are Omega Calibers 2500 and 3300 Coaxial Defective?
- A Progression of Movements: Omega 2500 & 8500 Calibers | Bernard Watch Blog
Hope that helps.
All the best.
Last edited by tony20009; September 25th, 2014 at 20:34.
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+1 for Kringkily, bought my SMP coaxial (2222.80) from him, excellent communication, reasonable price. I also dealt recently with exelonman (based in the US) and Malkav (based in Japan), had good experiences as well.
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