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post #18436 of 33939
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Some of may have noticed that I tried a Speedmaster a while back.



This turned out to be a failure. Omega strap a bit skimpy, arrow hands make subdials unreadable at certain times, and the movement kept dying. Fortunately the seller stood up and took it back.

I would still like a Speedy, this time a professional, but am rather turned off by the inscription on the case back.

Was this one of the reduced speedy's? 3510.50?
post #18437 of 33939
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. Keep them coming!

Kap - by unnecessary stitching details, I mean that I don't like contrast stitching (for this application) and would even prefer none/minimal stitching (this means that the strap would have to be unlined). Like so, from Leffot:

?350,240,0,100,100,-887951674

It doesn't seem that Leffot's straps garner 100% favorable reviews... so I am hoping there are other suggestions!

Oh, so you're after an unlined cordovan strap.

For cordovan straps in that style, aside from Leffot:

- Kent Wang
- European Watch Company
- Time Traveler Co (Australia based)
- Hodinkee (for a similar look in non-cordovan leathers)

Good luck.
post #18438 of 33939
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Thanks everyone for the help and suggestions. Keep them coming!

Kap - by unnecessary stitching details, I mean that I don't like contrast stitching (for this application) and would even prefer none/minimal stitching (this means that the strap would have to be unlined). Like so, from Leffot:

?350,240,0,100,100,-887951674

It doesn't seem that Leffot's straps garner 100% favorable reviews... so I am hoping there are other suggestions!

Oh, so you're after an unlined cordovan strap.

For cordovan straps in that style, aside from Leffot:

- Kent Wang
- European Watch Company
- Time Traveler Co (Australia based)
- Hodinkee (for a similar look in non-cordovan leathers)

Good luck.
post #18439 of 33939
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

 

thanks guys for the kind words. here it is on the wrist--looks more brown than the pix above. looking to get some nato straps as well ASAP.

 

Smart, attractive, versatile real world watch in my humble and ignorant opinion.  Congratulations. :)

 

Funny thing is, my definition of  "real world" is now about forty times as expensive as it was a year ago.

 

Yeah.  Thanks a bunch "StyleForum".  Fuckers. patch[1].gif

post #18440 of 33939

Going black today.

1000

post #18441 of 33939
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Going black today.

 

 

I did that.  Never went back.  

 

Nice watch. :)

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

this is true. crisis averted lol.

LOL...glad I could help!

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

 

My workmate has this model and there's something "different" about it most certainly.  Doesn't mean it's "off" - I quite like how it looked on his wrist - it's just... not a Speedy Pro.  Is it the date? And yet others have wished that the Speedy Pro would come with a date...

 

Wearing this one today, finally rotated "away" from the 3970 for a while.  Something off with the 5040's moonphase (it's supposed to be a full moon tonight).  Will have to check what's going on tonight.  

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

The automatic Speedmaster isn't a bad watch, just not a watch I care for.  Yes a date function is something people have complained about for years on Speedy Pros and Daytonas.  Many designs are a compromise, but I don't really like when a classic design is altered just to give it greater mass market appeal.  Sure it happens with plenty of watches, but it annoys me.  The Automatic Speedmaster certainly has practical aspects designed to appeal to a larger audience, its an automatic so you don't have to manually wind it each day and it gives a date function.  But IMHO the Speedy Pro and Daytona are are beautiful designs as they are.  I greatly prefer the 3,6,9 "Tri Compax" subdial lay out over the Valjoux 7750 6,9, and 12 Subdial layout (In addition I'd rather have the Speedy Pro movement over something based on a Val 7750).  I find the 3,6,9 subdial layout more harmonious and attractive.  I just find the Auto Speedmaster a bit unbalanced in terms of design, and to me the Speedy Pro is the classic.  The Auto Speedmaster is a good watch but for me its just lacking in terms of appeal.

 

Hopefully, the 5040 isn't punishing you for its lack of wrist time since the 3970 came home.  Just kidding, hopefully you were a little off when you set it and all will be well.

post #18443 of 33939
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

 

I did that.  Never went back.  

 

Nice watch. :)

Thank you sir.

 

It's the most comfortable watch I have ever worn.


Edited by dddrees - 2/27/13 at 6:50am
post #18444 of 33939
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

I did that.  Never went back.  

Nice watch. smile.gif


i see what you did there.jpeg
post #18445 of 33939
LOL @ mimo.

Dude cracks me up.



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Keith, go with the original moonwatch - the 3570.50. Nothing beats the soft warmth and "glow" or the Hesalite crystal.

I can definitely see the appeal of this.





And just to keep the pr0n going, here's a snap from yesterday.

This one's "my first real automatic watch".... still gets regular wrist time...

post #18446 of 33939
^^ he is a funny dude. nice looking seamaster ^^
post #18447 of 33939
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ he is a funny dude. nice looking seamaster ^^

 

It compensates for my lack of watches.  +1 on the Seamaster; I was ogling something similar recently.  I like how blue works with SS, in almost any watch, and I also like how so many Omegas have display backs - not many others in that price range that I have seen about.

 

(P.S. The "never went back" thing is also true...)

post #18448 of 33939
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

Some of may have noticed that I tried a Speedmaster a while back.



This turned out to be a failure. Omega strap a bit skimpy, arrow hands make subdials unreadable at certain times, and the movement kept dying. Fortunately the seller stood up and took it back.

I would still like a Speedy, this time a professional, but am rather turned off by the inscription on the case back.

What drew me to the broad arrow in the first place is the bezel and the arrow hands. Just a matter of preference really. Mine has a different movement of course.



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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

I greatly prefer the 3,6,9 "Tri Compax" subdial lay out over the Valjoux 7750 6,9, and 12 Subdial layout (In addition I'd rather have the Speedy Pro movement over something based on a Val 7750).  I find the 3,6,9 subdial layout more harmonious and attractive. 

+1
post #18449 of 33939

I'm a big fan of the classic Speedy, but it was this most recent rendition - the Speedmaster 9300 - that finally pried open the purse strings:

 

 

 

 

Likes:

 

* LOVE the 3-in-2 layout of the subdials, with the hour and minute totalizers combined in one dial that is absolutely intuitive to read - it's just a small secondary clock tracking elapsed time. 

* The movement - I really dig the fact that Omega decided to pull out all the stops and design a ground-up state of the art chronograph movement.  Column wheel, twin barrels, silicon hairspring / balance wheel.  It is by far the most accurate timepiece I own or have ever owned.

* Legibility.  Like any white-on-black Speedmaster, this piece offers superb legibility - and increasingly important factor now that I'm needing reading glasses.  Don't need them to tell the time on this watch.

 

Dislikes:

*  Well, I sure wish it were priced like a classic Speedy.

 

Oh, and doubling the water resitance over the standard Speedy was a welcome touch as well:

 

 

 

Since adding this piece and a nice gold dress watch, my watch box has been slowly emptying out.  I may actually get to a two or three watch rotation for the first time, pretty much, ever.

post #18450 of 33939
^^ i really do like that ^^
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

It compensates for my lack of watches.  +1 on the Seamaster; I was ogling something similar recently.  I like how blue works with SS, in almost any watch, and I also like how so many Omegas have display backs - not many others in that price range that I have seen about.

(P.S. The "never went back" thing is also true...)

i never doubted you for a moment.
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