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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

It would be a big mistake in this specific case.

 

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Horses for courses. The Speedy is a forum darling (across many fora) and has history, panache, and a great sense of self. But if it's not speaking to someone - be it an owner or someone looking at a watch in that price range - then there is no reason to buy or keep something that doesn't make your heart flutter.

 

I appreciate your support Mr. Moo, but I think DLJr is right. I just don't think I could go through with the divorce for one more immediately sexy but, no doubt, more temperamental. Perhaps I'm not as head over heels in love with my Speedy as I was when I first met her. But she's been faithful, never let me down and is still quite a looker. She's reliable, easy to pick up and put down without fuss and has a certain comfort and timeless simplicity that I would most certainly miss while running around with some complicated model.

 

Whatever I might get up to on the side, she's gotta be my rock.

 

No pun intended, of course...

post #40172 of 48312
I'd have trouble resisting a master chrono at half off...
post #40173 of 48312
I'm not letting my Speedy go, it's funny because it doesn't get much wear, my rolexs usually get most of the wrist time but the Speedy would probably be the last one to go. Also, it is not going to fetch much money so you may as well keep it, it truly is a classic and such a great value.
post #40174 of 48312
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the Speedy would probably be the last one to go. Also, it is not going to fetch much money so you may as well keep it, it truly is a classic and such a great value.
My sentiments precisely.
post #40175 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post


Horses for courses. The Speedy is a forum darling (across many fora) and has history, panache, and a great sense of self. But if it's not speaking to someone - be it an owner or someone looking at a watch in that price range - then there is no reason to buy or keep something that doesn't make your heart flutter.

People should get what they want. And My advice.response had nothing to do with my thoughts (or anyone's) on the Speedy, and it had everything to do with some things BH said about the JLC.

 

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While my brain and sensibilities loved the Nomos, the Jaeger evoked a much more visceral reaction. However, I wouldn't call it ideal, with those two gigantic crowns. But the quirkiness of that aspect grew on me and, being on the younger side, the piece did look quite at home on my wrist. And he wanted half of MSRP for it...

 

It just seems like BH wasn't truly in love with this piece and it would be more so a flavor of the month or his youth only. I would venture a guess that it's more likely that he'd fall back in love with the Speedy again rather than having a long relationship with the master compressor. Yeah, maybe I don't dig the watch, but my advice had nothing to do with that and more so reading (possibly incorrectly) something in to BH's post about it.

 

Anyway, keep us posted BH. I hope you are in a position to keep the Speedy and still acquire new piece, and if not, I hope whatever you decide on gives you years of enjoyment.

post #40176 of 48312
I'm thinking of getting a hesalite speedy (new model that retails for $5250 I think with the stupid box and accesories) so this is a timely conversation. It would be the third and probably final near-term purchase and I have a pretty good opportunity to get a new one for around $2900 or so all in. Is that considered a good deal or are you guys saying used speedys can be had for a song?
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post


Horses for courses. The Speedy is a forum darling (across many fora) and has history, panache, and a great sense of self. But if it's not speaking to someone - be it an owner or someone looking at a watch in that price range - then there is no reason to buy or keep something that doesn't make your heart flutter.


Though I do not own one, when I tried on a Speedy it did nothing for me.

 

Also all of this Nomos talk has me feeling similar to trying on a Speedy.  I love the look but Nomos watches did nothing for me seeing them in the flesh last week.  After the beautiful online pictures of various Nomos, when I saw one in a watch store in Paris, I thought....is that all?  This being TWAT, I appreciate Nomos and the path they are taking, but couldn't see myself owning any of their current lineup.

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I really do love the hesalite speedy and its versatility. My first purchase and still in the rotation in the past 5 years.

Not sure about pricing but where I am at( SG and SH), 2nd hand speedys can be found rather easily hence I don't think their prices have gone up that much.
post #40179 of 48312
I hate to say this, but unless its unless its on a sweet brown leather strap, the Speedy does not do much for me.

Edit - NO N8, JUSTINZX, OR ALL THE OTHER SPEEDY OWNERS!!!
post #40180 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I hate to say this, but unless its unless its on a sweet brown leather strap, the Speedy does not do much for me.

Edit - NO N8, JUSTINZX, OR ALL THE OTHER SPEEDY OWNERS!!!

No hate at all Stiches. Used to have it on a brown leather strap but that's the fun of the speedy. You can switch it up quite easily and the bracelet is pretty comfy too.
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Brown? What about burgundy Horween CXL?

 

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That'll work. I guess its just the metal bracelet that I dont love.
post #40184 of 48312
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

That'll work. I guess its just the metal bracelet that I dont love.

I've always felt the same. It's the only watch that I go from love / hate simply because of the bracelet. Amazing the difference other straps make for the Speedy.
post #40185 of 48312
I think its that I dislike all non tapered metal bracelets. They look bad to me.
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