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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

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.

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).  

 

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Agreed about the Speedy. I love mine so much but I just can't seem to feel the same way about any other Omega.

As stated above the Speedy Pro is the only current model that I'd add to my collection.  

 

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

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

 

:rotflmao: :crackup:Exactly !!!!  No actually, I'm holding out for the 51st &1/2  Anniversary edition!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

Sometimes I wish Dino would just tell us how he really feels! smile.gif

:rotflmao:  Yes, in the future I'll try not to hold back with my opinion ;).  

 

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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

 

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. 

 

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

@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.   

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I always applauded Omega for keeping the Speedy Pro 3570.50.00 in their line-up along side all their other interpretations, as (like Dino) it's the only one I would consider, and I very much liked the idea that when and if I got around to it, it would be there.

So naturally they went and fucked that up plain.gif
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Liking this... 20k for white gold version.

 

Excellent implementation of roman numerals.

 

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Pics from web

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

I always applauded Omega for keeping the Speedy Pro 3570.50.00 in their line-up along side all their other interpretations, as (like Dino) it's the only one I would consider, and I very much liked the idea that when and if I got around to it, it would be there.

So naturally they went and fucked that up plain.gif
How so? What has changed on the Speedmaster Pro?
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I went to the Omega Boutique today in Aventura (Miami) to check out the Speedy Pro and 300 Master Coaxial in person. IMHO, both these watches look completely different in the metal than online. The Moonwatch is much more elegant in person, as you can see the depth and detail of the dial, but for some reason the design doesn't "do it" for me on a completely personal level. The steel on steel 300 Master (which I ended up liking more) is admittedly more flashy, but also in a subdued fashion.

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How so? What has changed on the Speedmaster Pro?

You can still get the same watch but to justify a major price hike Omega is now only offering it with a bigger box and some extras. Fine enough as an option I guess, but it has replaced the pretty good deal the 3570 used to be.
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From earlier.
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

You can still get the same watch but to justify a major price hike Omega is now only offering it with a bigger box and some extras. Fine enough as an option I guess, but it has replaced the pretty good deal the 3570 used to be.

It's a bit more than a bigger box and some extras...

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2012/1/22/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-omega-speedmaster-co-axial-chronogra.html
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That doesn't look like a link to the 311.30.42.30.01.005?
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Ah ok. I thought we were talking about the NEW new Speedy.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


How so? What has changed on the Speedmaster Pro?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post


You can still get the same watch but to justify a major price hike Omega is now only offering it with a bigger box and some extras. Fine enough as an option I guess, but it has replaced the pretty good deal the 3570 used to be.

 

Yep. In a cynical marketing-and-profit-driven move, Omega changed the bracelet construction (screws instead of pins) and gave it a bigger box, and increased the price by $600 or $700. They also changed the model number - instead of the 3570.50.00 as it's been for donkey's years, it's now the 311.30.42.30.something or other...

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post


It's a bit more than a bigger box and some extras...

http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/2012/1/22/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-omega-speedmaster-co-axial-chronogra.html

 

No, Omega still offer the three-register chrono with manual-wind movement. 

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Regarding the "Snoopy", when looking at the lume pic on my phone earlier, it appeared that someone had drawn a dick at 12.

Ha! I think all Speedys have the 'cock and balls' logo at 12. Maybe there's some nasa history to that?
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Love, LOVE, L*O*V*E the Snoopy!  I do hope I get the opportunity to see one in person.  Speaking of which, I did finally get to try on the new-ish Seamaster 300 in person and thought it an absolute winner.

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I believe that "twig and berries" is the preferred horological parlance. 

 

:)

 

As a sucker for blued hands, I like that Moser.

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

There's a certain thickness beyond which I just can't wear a watch. I just can't grasp some people's love of the PO, for example. The thing wears like a brick

Brick? You talkin' BRICK? This'll PUMP YOU UP!

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