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I understand this point of view and respect it. However, from my point of view, I've not been interested in acquiring a historical Speedy because it doesn't appeal to me aesthetically. The new '57 speaks to me more (although of course I fully appreciate what the original watch represents and it's unique place in history).I just wonder how much value Speedy collectors place on the new innovations and technological advancements of the new '57 (e.g. co-axial escapement,...
I realise I'm in the minority here - crazy, I know! I tend to prefer 2 register chronos. I think I find 2 register dials a bit more generous and expansive looking. The exceptions to this are chronos that lack outer tachymeter markings on the bezel. That said, I fully recognise how subjective my opinion is...Dopey: Is that a LL cloth? It's a great fabric; so much texture and warmth!
^^^ I think I would probably get a blue-dialled one, too if I were to buy one. I also like the titanium on a leather strap. I find the normal 3 register Speedy a bit too busy.
Speedy fans, what are your thoughts on the new '57 Speedmaster, reviewed here? Saw one in a local watch store and was quite impressed. I like the restrained case size (41.5mm) and 2 register layout (photo lifted from Hodinkee): I confess that a Speedy was never really on my radar before, but have reconsidered after seeing this one.
Nice pairing. Any wrist shots? Where did you source the hornback from?
Thanks Dino. I often think it's a shame that I now work in a more casual work place because many of my watches pair better with tailored clothing.When did they discontinue my RO? It's still up on the website. At least AP don't cycle through models as quickly as Patek! I'm always surprised at how readily the latter change their catalogue range, swapping out even relatively popular models.
Fantastic! Beautiful. Would love to see more pics on the rubber strap when you get a chance. My Dualtime says hello!
What about Central Watch in Grand Central?
AP RO this Sunday morning. Paired with a Truzzi shirt and bespoke 3-roll-2 tweed jacket with cloth from the P&H Glenroyal bunch.
Yes thanks; well spotted! I tried on both the 2500 and 8500, and felt that the 8500 was too thick for my wrist and felt a little more top heavy than I really liked.
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