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    Omega Speedmaster Tintin - 311.30.42.30.01.004

    Happy Saturday everyone,

    This watch really interests me and Iíd love to have one. Can someone talk me out of this desire or failing that, anyone looking to sell one?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stokieboy View Post
    Happy Saturday everyone,

    This watch really interests me and Iíd love to have one. Can someone talk me out of this desire or failing that, anyone looking to sell one?!
    I donít have one to sell and Iím not going to talk you out of it. Itís a glorious thing, do it!

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    I have one- lovely watch, but expensive now. The dial has a different finish to the normal Pro in addition to the obvious chequers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyA View Post
    I donít have one to sell and Iím not going to talk you out of it. Itís a glorious thing, do it!
    Thanks Andy, it really is glorious

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil h View Post
    I have one- lovely watch, but expensive now. The dial has a different finish to the normal Pro in addition to the obvious chequers.
    Thanks Phil, hopefully the value continues to rise if I buy one!

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    I think there was a chap who managed to source the dial and have it fitted to a regular speedie, if money is a concern.

    Initially I wasnt a fan but it's really grown on me.

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    It is superb watch, but for the prices they go for now I would rather take ST1...

    Great watch anyway!

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    I canít see what the fuss is about to be honest. Sure it looks good but I would never pay the premium over a normal Speedy...itís not as if itís a double red Rolex, just yet another one of the hundred Omega speedmaster ďlimitedĒ editions that exist.

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    Pop over to here to see some lovely speedmasters old and new including some Tin Tins every now and then

    https://www.vintagespeedmaster.com/speedmaster-for-sale

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by higham5 View Post
    Pop over to here to see some lovely speedmasters old and new including some Tin Tins every now and then

    https://www.vintagespeedmaster.com/speedmaster-for-sale

    Steve


    Thanks Steve, nice site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    I can’t see what the fuss is about to be honest. Sure it looks good but I would never pay the premium over a normal Speedy...it’s not as if it’s a double red Rolex, just yet another one of the hundred Omega speedmaster “limited” editions that exist.
    It’s not an issued Limited Edition though, and that’s the point.

    It is just a model that ended up being produced in very small numbers due to the deal with the owners of the Tin Tin copyright falling through.

    This makes it an oddity, and therefore of interest to Collectors.
    Last edited by hhhh; 22nd February 2020 at 16:11.

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    I think it's a great looking watch. It would be my choice for a speedie if the premium wasn't so high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stokieboy View Post
    Thanks Andy, it really is glorious
    No problem, happy hunting!

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    Enjoying mine today :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by brownwld View Post
    It is superb watch, but for the prices they go for now I would rather take ST1...

    Great watch anyway!
    Having both I can say they are really different and both very very nice. I really do prefer both models to the regular speedy


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    I would name it Speedmaster racing "failed mission" instead of "Tintin"

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    The Tin Tin is the only Speedie I've seen that I would really want.
    It's just democracy.

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    It is a lovely looking watch with low production numbers between 1000-2000.
    It will always be sought after and fetch a premium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Itís not an issued Limited Edition though, and thatís the point.

    It is just a model that ended up being produced in very small numbers due to the deal with the owners of the Tin Tin copyright falling through.

    This makes it an oddity, and therefore of interest to Collectors.


    I love the back story and whilst the Speedmaster is an iconic watch, they do appear a little 'samey' (to me), the Tintin adds a little flair

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    I am not the biggest fan of the speedmaster (kinda like ST1, SP2, snoopy and gsotm) but I think the tintin is visually dreadful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stokieboy View Post
    I love the back story and whilst the Speedmaster is an iconic watch, they do appear a little 'samey' (to me), the Tintin adds a little flair



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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    It is a lovely looking watch with low production numbers between 1000-2000.
    It will always be sought after and fetch a premium.
    It is said to be closer to 2000 units made, but nobody knows really :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post




    Great pic! Unfortunately the watch I have my eye on does not come with the rocket. Is that the original rocket that came with the watch? And how tall is it please?

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    The Tintin is my wifeís daily wear ...







    ... and I do think it suits her very well. It was her own choice to buy it (a Gemini IV was the other possible choice for her back then). No regrets whatsoever ;)
    Last edited by pepere13; 23rd February 2020 at 10:15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stokieboy View Post
    Great pic! Unfortunately the watch I have my eye on does not come with the rocket. Is that the original rocket that came with the watch? And how tall is it please?
    It never came with a rocket as Moulinsart/Omega never reached an agreement despite the dials being produced. It's from the Tintin boutique in Covent Garden and I think it's about 20cm tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepere13 View Post
    The Tintin is my wifeís daily wear ...







    ... and I do think it suits her very well. It was her own choice to buy it (a Gemini IV was the other possible choice for her back then). No regrets whatsoever ;)
    What a unique way to wear a speedmaster! Love it.

    Also didn't know the Tintin was that rare. Learn something new about watches with every forum visit

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    I always think of the Beautiful South song, Rotterdam, when I see these watches.

    "Battle khaki personalities with red underwear"

    To me it seems an unnecessary and rather gaudy embellishment of a stylish watch.

    Just my view, of course, obviously plenty love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    It never came with a rocket as Moulinsart/Omega never reached an agreement despite the dials being produced. It's from the Tintin boutique in Covent Garden and I think it's about 20cm tall.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepere13 View Post
    The Tintin is my wifeís daily wear ...







    ... and I do think it suits her very well. It was her own choice to buy it (a Gemini IV was the other possible choice for her back then). No regrets whatsoever ;)



    very cool!

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    I think they werenít very popular for a brief period when they initially came out?
    I remember seeing them discounted in Japan
    https://www.yodobashi.com/product/100000001002322011

    Was tempted at the time, but already had a regular speed master, so didnít bite.
    From memory there was 10% sales tax, plus a 10% discount for using your foreign credit card (?), adding back on vat reentering the eu would have come to about Ä3k...


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    Quote Originally Posted by hhhh View Post
    Itís not an issued Limited Edition though, and thatís the point.

    It is just a model that ended up being produced in very small numbers due to the deal with the owners of the Tin Tin copyright falling through.

    This makes it an oddity, and therefore of interest to Collectors.
    Didnít know that which makes me understand why there are a bit more in demand than other ďlimited editionsĒ. Thanks for the info.

    I still think there are so many Speedmaster variants that it wouldnít make me want to pay a significant premium for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepere13 View Post
    The Tintin is my wifeís daily wear ...







    ... and I do think it suits her very well. It was her own choice to buy it (a Gemini IV was the other possible choice for her back then). No regrets whatsoever ;)
    Those are quite possibly the coolest photos of a Speedmaster that Iíve ever seen. On the moon, in space, or whatever. Just fab! You clearly have a very, very stylish wife


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