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post #19111 of 39282
Very Cool. Congrats on great pick up

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Originally Posted by XKxRome0ox View Post


new beater watch
hamilton khaki field GMT automatic
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Dig that Hamilton - congrats!

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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

The strap seems to go all the way to the case, wonder if it's OEM? I'm not well versed with Omega straps, but my 9300's calf strap has a curved shape so that it form fits the case, as opposed to just being straight across the springbar..

strap is definitely not OEM.

That dial looks fantastic. LOVE that patina.
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

Agree - always felt the Speedy's Black dial worked well with brown straps. That gator looks awesome. The strap seems to go all the way to the case, wonder if it's OEM? I'm not well versed with Omega straps, but my 9300's calf strap has a curved shape so that it form fits the case, as opposed to just being straight across the springbar..

photo speedya.jpg


I'll need to look into a brown croc/gator/calf one of these days!

 

You have pushed me over the edge.  I need to get my 9300 on a strap, pronto.  Where did you source yours?

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You have pushed me over the edge.  I need to get my 9300 on a strap, pronto.  Where did you source yours?

do it.
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want this speedy. so bad.

I have two. For srs. Looks like the original cal. 321 movement. It is not the very earliest, because of the case shape (mine, neither).
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new beater watch
hamilton khaki field GMT automatic

what a hairless korean arm!

jk nice watch Ed.
post #19118 of 39282
stitch, you should get the Speedy. I looked at one for a few years, sort of hemming and hawing about getting it. Once I did, it was clear that I missed out on a couple of years of enjoyment. biggrin.gif
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I have two. For srs. Looks like the original cal. 321 movement. It is not the very earliest, because of the case shape (mine, neither).
I'd love to pick up a 321 in that kind of shape. Nice.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I have two. For srs. Looks like the original cal. 321 movement. It is not the very earliest, because of the case shape (mine, neither).

hook a brother up!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

stitch, you should get the Speedy. I looked at one for a few years, sort of hemming and hawing about getting it. Once I did, it was clear that I missed out on a couple of years of enjoyment. biggrin.gif

agreed. dopey will hook me up.
post #19121 of 39282
I bought it on the bracelet and added a strap (bought together) when I negotiated the price the first time I bought it.. I got it from my AD. Not much wiggle room when it comes to Omega accessories apparently..


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You have pushed me over the edge.  I need to get my 9300 on a strap, pronto.  Where did you source yours?
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

I bought it on the bracelet and added a strap (bought together) when I negotiated the price the first time I bought it.. I got it from my AD. Not much wiggle room when it comes to Omega accessories apparently..

There usually isn't much wiggle room on accessories.  Thats why if I know I want a watch on a bracelet and a strap, I buy it on the bracelet so that its part of the negotiated price of the watch.  Bracelets are always far more expensive than the straps, so its better to get the discount on the bracelet than strap. 

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Totally agree Dino

if you even sniff you may want a bracelet in the future, better and a lot cheaper to just get up front at the time of original purchase.

case in point buying the Speedy on bracelet but adding a strap saved me several hundred dollars versus buying it on the strap and adding a bracelet later..
post #19124 of 39282

Okay - thanks.  I have gone the Omega accesory route before, but when I see $400 for a strap, I think how far that would get me toward a good pair of shoes and I invariably turn away.  I have had some very nice custom straps done in the $150 range from this guy:

 

http://forums.timezone.com/index.php?t=tree&goto=6459455&rid=0#msg_6459455

 

So I will probably go that route.  Just means I have to wait a bit, unless there is something in the strap drawer that would work.

 

Which reminds me, I have a couple OE Patek straps that I took in a trade that I need to get around to posting for sale.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

There usually isn't much wiggle room on accessories.  Thats why if I know I want a watch on a bracelet and a strap, I buy it on the bracelet so that its part of the negotiated price of the watch.  Bracelets are always far more expensive than the straps, so its better to get the discount on the bracelet than strap. 
Spot-on.

Bonus feature: the less you have to deal with Omega, the better. Plenty of companies make quality straps.
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