This is, and isn't a Speedmaster. The Moonwatch is such a massive force of influence on the watch collecting world (as it should be), that anything that shares it's name, but not it's aesthetics, seems to get docked points on principle. This version is a complete departure, and to be honest I wish it had gotten it's own name.
This Omega has one of the nicest dials I've ever seen. If you like an interesting, intricate dial, look no further. The Geneva stripes pattern and silver subdials look fantastic. Even better, the lume filled Arabic numerals and beautiful lumed hands keep it easy to read. The Speedmaster case and "twisted" lugs are timeless, and the milled bezel dresses up nicely compared to the black bezel on the Moonwatch. Omega's sapphire crystal for the Speedmaster series looks amazing. The 5 link bracelet is a perfect aesthetic match.
The movement has been confirmed to be the C version of the 3313. This means that it has the most recent, three level co-axial escapement and free-sprung balance that is currently being used in Omega watches. The 3313 is based on the Piguet 1285, a column wheel Chrono that was also adapted for use by Blancpain, Breguet, Vacheron, and, of course Audemars Piguet. The Omega 33xx calibers displayed issues in the early years, but the later A versions were sorted before they left the factory, the B versions represented the necessary corrections but still had the two level escapement, and the C versions had the three level escapement advancement. I did my homework before purchasing this watch... Here's a great post from Archer on the movement:
"The 3313 is based on an F. Piguet calibre, and as noted is a column wheel movement with vertical clutch. It is a thinner and much more sophisticated movement that the 7750 based Cal. 1164.
Because it's thinner, there are some compromises, but I don't think these are significant.
The only "advantage" of the Cal. 1164 based watches is that 7750's are very common, so parts are readily available, and there are many watchmakers who can service them. The Cal. 3313 (and the related non co-axial calibres like the Cal. 3301A I have in the shop right now) are watches that not every watchmaker wants to tackle.
I am certainly a big fan of the ETA 7750 - it is robust, accurate, and quite easy to service. Having said that if you want something a bit more special, the 3313 is it.
I bought this because I sold a Damasko DK11, and I wanted to add a watch with a truly impressive movement back into my collection. I'm a huge fan of Omega's co-axial escapement, and the quality of their watches is beyond reproach. Unfortunately I don't get dressed up often enough to justify having the money tied up in this watch.
Condition is excellent. I purchased it as new, sized it with surgical care (one link removed, it is included in the package) and wore it twice with a long sleeve shirt. It arrived with just the lightest of swirls on the left side of the case (doesn't appear to even penetrate the grain of the brushing), and a hairline scratch on the side of one of the polished links. The signs of use and handling are minimal. Pictures were taken outside to highlight any flaws. I'm happy to take more by request.
$3,100 with shipping and PayPal fees included in the CONUS. International shipping at my discretion and your expense. I will not falsify value on duty forms.
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