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But this time I genuinely stumped.
I've wanted a Speedmaster Moonwatch for about 50 years, but always talked myself out of it. Dial too busy, can't read it, there's something else I want more. Blah blah. But now, as I face my mortality, I'm finally ready especially since my foray into Rolex makes the Speedy look like the Deal of the 21st Century - they're (relatively) downright cheap.
So here's the issue:
A new 2023 hesalite (no sapphire sandwich - I'm fooling myself I want to stay original) with the new, vastly improved movement and bracelet (so much for original) or something classic from the 20th Century with the original Moonwatch stuff.
Collectors go for the 20th Century series - earlier the better. And the prices aren't that different. $5700 (discounted/no tax) for a new $7K 2023 or about 6-7K for a used vintage example. Except for the Snoopies which are excessively priced, but so childish I love them. I'm not buying this for investment per se, though who doesn't like an appreciating asset.
Pluses: New is new. No scratches, dings warn parts and warranty. Old is hip and original.
What's the collective take on this?