Thank you, even though I think my picture skills are lacking.
The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1229
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I see. Again, personally I would prefer a lined, stitched strap for a Speedy, like in Hayward's pic above (with contrasting or same coloured stitching), but if you like this look:
maybe the straps from Hodinkee is worth a look.
On the 3570.50.00?
Edited by Kaplan - 2/26/13 at 10:59am
Not sure if you guys are on other watch forums, but if you do you may have worked out that there was a bit of a fly in the ointment with my Rouge - the guarantee card came with a non-matching serial number, which in a nutshell is a really really really bad thing.
My initial exchange with the seller over this matter was a little confusing as he tried (in vain) to reassure me that all was well - he thought I was referring to the catalogue reference number, which is never the same as the casing reference number.
You see, JLC engraves case reference numbers on the back of their watches (format XXX.XX.XX), which are not the same as the reference numbers you find in their catalogues for the exact same model (format XXXXXXX). They record the catalogue reference number in their guarantee cards.
Anyway, to cut a long story short, the original retailing boutique was contacted and after some checking they agreed that apparently a mistake was made somewhere by them. They are re-issuing a correct guarantee card for my watch as I type this.
See, a hitherto unforeseen benefit to purchasing boutique-only models with are tracked a lot better by the manufacture! I can only imagine how I would be SOL had this been a watch originally purchased from an AD...
I saw that on TPP. Hopefully you had time to delete the pictures of the serial number and card!
If the inscription is a turn off, maybe then the movement would make up for that. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Getting in on this sweet action with what im wearing today (on a hodinkee strap no less!) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
we just got in this one at work, it if were a black face id be tempted.
I am not a Speedy owner (yet!) but would also be in the camp for black dials only. Haven't decided on sapphire sandwich vs. 3570.50. (Or vintage? hmmmm...)
Omega has done plenty of different versions over the years, and there's probably one for everybody.
Hayward: Sorry to hear your ownership experience was less than ideal.
Glad to hear that everything worked out for you! That would have made me a bit crazy until things were resolved.
Nah...even with a black dial its still not a Speedy Pro.
My workmate has this model and there's something "different" about it most certainly. Doesn't mean it's "off" - I quite like how it looked on his wrist - it's just... not a Speedy Pro. Is it the date? And yet others have wished that the Speedy Pro would come with a date...
Wearing this one today, finally rotated "away" from the 3970 for a while. Something off with the 5040's moonphase (it's supposed to be a full moon tonight). Will have to check what's going on tonight.