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Dino's clearly holding out for the 50th anniversary LOL.
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New Arrival - Vintage Heuer Carrera 3647T from the 1960s (but better looking than a new watch)
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


FTFY
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Dino's clearly holding out for the 50th anniversary LOL.

Sometimes I wish Dino would just tell us how he really feels! smile.gif
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There are some interesting new chronos from Patek at Baselworld. None of which diminish my love for this old one.

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Gentlemen, if I might divert your gaze momentarily from all this finery:  I was asked to write a review of a cheaper watch.  Your feedback would be welcome, as always.

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Gentlemen, if I might divert your gaze momentarily from all this finery:  I was asked to write a review of a cheaper watch.  Your feedback would be welcome, as always.


Strangely I am diverted to a thread titled "Custom alterations" when I click on this link.
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Gentlemen, if I might divert your gaze momentarily from all this finery:  I was asked to write a review of a cheaper watch.  Your feedback would be welcome, as always.

Mate, great read. Thanks nod[1].gif
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+1 nice summary ... and I need to pop over to that thread more oftenly.
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Yes, the first Snoopy watches were made around 2004.  They were limited to something just under 5,500 pieces.

 

They couldn't give them away when they were new.  Most sold for about $2,500.  But I see on ebay with the release of the new version people asking silly money for the first versions.  

 

 

I remember seeing a couple here in Australia and they weren't very popular, either. I was thinking of picking up a Speedy Pro but didn't want a cartoon figure on my wrist (even though I do like Peanuts) so I passed, even though I could have got a very good deal.

 

Another Speedy variant that wasn't popular (at least in Australia) when it was released was the "Broad Arrow" variant, back in the early 2000s. It came with an auto movement, a date window and the 1957 "broad arrow" hands. I remember seeing them being offered at ridiculously good prices but my wife said that she hated the hands, so I didn't get one. Then they seemed to increase in popularity some time later and the price increased - I should have bought one and kept it in its box (although that's always a gamble, of course)!

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New Arrival - Vintage Heuer Carrera 3647T from the 1960s (but look as good as a new watch) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Gorgeous - congratulations.

 

I've got a three-register Heuer Carrera chrono from the 1960s but it hasn't been getting much wrist-time lately. I must get it out and wear it on the weekend.

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What do you think of the basic co-axial, two sub-dial Speedy? It is an entirely different watch, though the design elements are clearly based on the moonwatch.

The day counter kills it for me. Otherwise I would be a fan.

I think it's great looking and no doubt very reliable. That movement is Goddamn fantastic. The problem is that Omega has so vehemently fought to uphold the "Moonwatch" identity - they have always kind of hung their hat on it. Rolex conquered the sea. Omega's perview was space, where errors and malfunctions are even more costly and unacceptable. So in my mind, the truest most purely historical (and frankly, beautiful) Omega is the Speedy in as close to the original (non-in-house) movement as possible. At this point, one can't point to their co-axial Speedmaster and say, "This is what the astronauts wear." At least not with a clear horological conscience.

I don't know what they're going to do about NASA with the co-ax. They hadn't changed the Speedy in half a century because that would mean having to re-certify a new movement. Will NASA go co-axial? I dunno.

Sounds like something Mimo will need to chime in on.
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Gorgeous - congratulations.

I've got a three-register Heuer Carrera chrono from the 1960s but it hasn't been getting much wrist-time lately. I must get it out and wear it on the weekend.

Is it a 2447 Carrera? I have one in black/white dial too (2447 NST). shog[1].gif
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Now you're just antagonizing me. This model has crept under my skin, sir. I should really be setting my sights on a nice, classic Reverso or Tank. But so far, I'm thinking my next "kop" might have to be a snowflake.

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@Dino944  By the way, while in Boston did you happen to stop into European Watch Co. or Paul Duggan Fine Watches?

 

I especially enjoy EWC. They buy up pre-owned watches with a real collector's sensibility. If you go when it's slow (midday works well) you can try on all sorts of great pieces from modern to vintage. I like to go in with a theme "moon phase" or "GMT" etc. Then press "GO" and be whirled through a good half hour (YMMV) of horology lessons and wrist porn.

 

Duggan always has a strong collection of the essentials: Subs, GMTs, a Daytona or two, plenty of Omega, some Cartier some JLC and a premo case that usually has some gold PP, VC and AP. Just yesterday, I was told that Paul Duggan has a fresh, one-month-old BLNR coming in. I'm not going to look at it. Seriously, no chance. Well... maybe just a peek....

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