The Co-Axial movement itself is great, but I don't care for the 2 dial speedy. To be honest the only Omega that interests me is a Speedy Pro. While there have been some changes over the years, the Speedy Pro its a model that has remained true to itself. Omega makes a good product, but they don't make anything else that I'd truly want to own at this point...other than maybe a few vintage pieces like a Flightmaster (sort of a funky 70s design...very dated, but cool).
As stated above the Speedy Pro is the only current model that I'd add to my collection.
Exactly !!!! No actually, I'm holding out for the 51st &1/2 Anniversary edition!
Yes, in the future I'll try not to hold back with my opinion .
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)!
The Broad Arrow was a nice watch, and you are right prices were very good on them at one point. But again, for me it would have to be a Speedy Pro.
@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....
I probably go to Boston maybe every 6-8 weeks, so I've been to EWC and Paul Duggan several times and its always fun to look around. I actually, sold my Explorer to EWC a few years ago.
I've probably gone to EWC more often because its a more convenient location relative to other shopping destinations. EWC is good for window shopping, but they rarely have anything in meticulous enough condition that I would make a purchase (I'm a bit insane about condition). Regarding Paul Duggan, they'd probably have to have something that I specifically want to see if I am going to head to the downtown crossing area (although they do have nice merchandise).
Wishing you luck and fun with the BLNR...be careful...after you try it on, it might be tougher than you think to take off of your wrist.