While these aren't going to be as ubiquitous as the smaller automatic cousin, the 3510.50, it's still not hard to find a 3570.50 across a variety of channels.
Moderate availability has kept the prices relatively in check. But this model is starting to get a little vintage on it - and the wide variance in year model will lead to a good bit of volatility in pricing.
Given the potential wide gap in age on these, a buyer needs to make sure and do his or her homework on one they are considering for purchase. Get the serial number if there's no warranty card and see if you can get a manufacture year. Ask about any movement issues or service history. The 1861 is crazy reliable, but it's certainly worth leveraging no service history or an older year model in the product cycle to your advantage. Our current price guidance is $2672, but the range on this one should actually be wider. Consider an upper end to be around $3300 instead of our current suggestion of $3099.
Flippers can turn this one really easily at market price, as it is a pretty coveted piece by a wide audience. But given this model's popularity, it may be hard to find one at a bargain price, so making a profit is going to be a challenge.
Long Term Outlook And Collectability
If you wan't the highest collectability, you need to find a 321 movement Speedmaster. But of the more modern offerings, I'd say the 1861 is going to prove more collectible. History seems to smile on model reboots that stay true-ish to the original. Various 'sides of the moon' and thick co-axial movements might showcase the best in modern engineering, but I don't think they'll prove as collectible as a manual wind Speedmaster. The 3570.50 may dip a little in price before it begins a long term upward trend. Either way, the market is great for someone looking to pick one of these up for the long haul.
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