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Originally Posted by academe View Post

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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.
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post #30947 of 48312
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Speedy fans, what are your thoughts on the new '57 Speedmaster?
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I think the 3570 is perfection outside of the 3 lines of text, so we'll have to disagree on that one.
The hand-wound original is the one to have. I'm sure the co-axial version has better specs, but I think a case that thick would get tiresome, plus the date window detracts from the purity of the chronograph design.
I temporarily swapped one of my GMTs for an acrylic Speedmaster with a friend recently. The case is just genius. It's a fantastic watch, and I don't think it's possible to improve on the original. Omega seems to realize this, seeing as they keep it in production (still the coolest watch they make, IMHO). I would love to have a cal. 321 version sometime.
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I think it's cool, and as someone who always likes blue dials, I think I like the black 57 actually.  But is it worth twice a 3570?  I think not.

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... I would love to have a cal. 321 version sometime.
Look up. pre-moon sea monster cased 321 with applied Omega dial
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PAM91 today.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I think the 3570 is perfection outside of the 3 lines of text, so we'll have to disagree on that one.

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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!
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Originally Posted by academe View Post


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!
No. Original Breanish. I bought the last 4m of this and one other. I wish I bought a few more as it is such a great warm weather tweed.
Funny . . . someone stopped me on the street today to asked where I got my sport coat from, so you make two in one day.
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Wow...Great. Combination
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NS - That AP is just fantastic. How did you get that little AP plaque?
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Fascinating.  Rolex employees were just told this morning in Geneva that Dufour, ex-CEO of Zenith, is now the guy at the top.  Wonder what this means for Rolex's future offerings.

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Fascinating.  Rolex employees were just told this morning in Geneva that Dufour, ex-CEO of Zenith, is now the guy at the top.  Wonder what this means for Rolex's future offerings.
...probably nothing.
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...probably nothing.

 

That was the punchline! :fonz:

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That was the punchline! fing02%5B1%5D.gif
rimshot.gif I kinda had a feeling...haha
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Fascinating.  Rolex employees were just told this morning in Geneva that Dufour, ex-CEO of Zenith, is now the guy at the top.  Wonder what this means for Rolex's future offerings.
http://www.letemps.ch/Page/Uuid/64550574-c3c4-11e3-b435-a900aecea3d2/Rolex_change_de_patron
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


The hand-wound original is the one to have. I'm sure the co-axial version has better specs, but I think a case that thick would get tiresome, plus the date window detracts from the purity of the chronograph design.
I temporarily swapped one of my GMTs for an acrylic Speedmaster with a friend recently. The case is just genius. It's a fantastic watch, and I don't think it's possible to improve on the original. Omega seems to realize this, seeing as they keep it in production (still the coolest watch they make, IMHO). I would love to have a cal. 321 version sometime.

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, column wheel, etc.) or if that's less relevant to those who like the Speedy because of its historical importance? Fratello Watches wrote a thoughtful on the wrist review here that raises some interesting points; for example, that perhaps it's fairer to compare the new '57 with the Daytona or the IWC Spitfire (with in-house movement) because of the price point and technical features of the watch. The whole issue of price crops up again and again when comparing the original Speedy with the '57, but it seems to some extent what underlies this debate is the relative value placed on historical authenticity versus technological innovation. I wonder if the two watches are really addressing different types of watch collectors; i.e. the original for those looking for a historical watch; the newer '57 for those who perhaps want the newer technological bells and whistles, and a "refresh" of the original design. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I think it's cool, and as someone who always likes blue dials, I think I like the black 57 actually.

The black dialled version does have a more minimalist colour scheme that is appealing... The one I saw was with a black dial, and that is certainly a very handsome watch.
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