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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Had the Speedy moonphase on my wrist about 10 minutes ago. I went in liking it, came out basically thinking they messed with perfection.

 

The newer one isn't as nice.  Unnecessarily bloated. 

 

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distractions and diversions are so tempting and fun...

 

Now there's a man who practices what he preaches.  Thanks for all the distractions and fun, Frilly. :)

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Almost forgot. Cleav, has anyone told you that you have a lovely pair?

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post


Nix the 5712R and the Journe.  As mentioned above a Nautilus belongs on a bracelet...and the Journe, is beautiful, but the few people I've known that owned them eventually got rid of them.  They got tired of the reliability issues and constantly sending them for service.

I think we may disagree on the Nautilus, but I can definitely see your point on it.

The Journe is a bit of a question mark for me. If I could find a Dufour, I would jump on it in a second. But even compared to the Simplicity, the Journe's are just absolutely beautiful. They claim, of course, to have sorted out many of the reliability issues, but who knows?
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

The newer one isn't as nice.  Unnecessarily bloated.
It wasn't the 311.30.44.32.01.001, it was the 3576. The chrono second hand reset to zero cuts the moon phase in half so you can tell its an unnecessary detail which was added as an after thought to what is an iconic watch. It's well balanced in theory, it was not for me in person. Obviously YMMV.
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Anyway, back to watches, thank you for a most helpful segue: I'm not sure what the fuss is about the DSOM.  Especially when this can be found for less than half that price:

See, Nuke, it's not that the complication itself is relevant to the chrono or not.  Neither is it less relevant than the simple day counter that accompanies it (like on your MUT!). Maybe it's a deliberately ironic pun on the whole Speedmaster moonwatch schtick - in which case it's an inbuilt witty watch geek joke complication, which is kind of cool.

But actually it doesn't matter.  It's perfectly balanced, not at all busy, and inherently pretty - especially in this exact guise above (not the more recent inflated one with the black moonphase..oh no).  This is the bestest.  And I want one. smile.gif

Let me just say this, I certainly would not kick the Speedmaster Moonphase out of bed smile.gif. If given the choice, I would take Upton over Yonce, but I would gladly keep both of those ladies company. Interesting what you say about the DSOM. What about it did you find underwhelming? Was it the heft of it? I find that sometimes ceramic watches have a strange weight to them, that makes them feel kind of cheap. Or is it the actual look of the ceramic itself?

I do kind of like the Moonphase on the Moonwatch schtick, that kind of appeals to me in a strange, strange way. That does appeal to me. And I agree with your statement about it being well balanced. I just feel (see below) that the Moonphase is an afterthought on what is otherwise a beautifully purposive timepiece. In the same vein, I love having a day counter on a watch. It is actually a very, very important complication for me (I use the date about 10 million times per day). But I sure as heck wouldn't have a day counter on the Speedmaster or the Daytona. It would ruin the purity of what I envision as a classic.

In a vacuum, I really do like the Speedmaster Moonphase. I just like the original more smile.gif.
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

Had the Speedy moonphase on my wrist about 10 minutes ago. I went in liking it, came out basically thinking they messed with perfection. I also tried on Rogers DeVille which was lovely. I was in need of doing a Speedy Pro Original versus sapphire sandwich direct comparison. I was surprised the original won me over.

The original is intoxicating. Let me know if and when you pick one up, the Omega FAD has some disgustingly low prices.
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Nuke, you save for the RO or Nauti, no getting sidetracked!
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+1,000,000  No getting side tracked Nuke...keep saving!!!!

Fine, fine. I will hold off for now... However, if JLC has a Geophysic reissue, I am throwing caution to the wind.
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

+1!

Although distractions and diversions are so tempting and fun...

And the BLNR is so purdy. I will wait for Basel at the very least.
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All good rational points, well understood.  I guess it will come down to the love.

 

Today I saw a BNIB RO chrono for a reasonable price.  Only oddity is the Sultan of Oman's crest engraved on the caseback.  Alas, still out of my league, but those things really do get under your skin, don't they? :)

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sidebar, what are you favorite color combinations for strap and dial?

i think i am pretty consistently loving a black dial on a brown strap. that might be my fave. white/silver dial on a navy strap is also pretty awesome.
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Pretty much anything looks good on black croc except a chunky sports watch, and even then sometimes.  But black can be a little dull and generic.

 

Some things are just made to be on a bracelet.

 

Apart from that, I think the Stitchmeister is bang on the button: brown croc is awesome, and a way of making a casual black dial very classy without being too dressy (cf. any Panerai, Breguet Type XX chrono, etc etc).  And blue croc on a white dress watch especially, is droolworthy.  Yes indeed.  (Cue Frilly with a demonstration of the latter...)

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I agree, I love a black face on a brown croc. I have resisted the temptation to poast as expect the frills to come over the top with blue lurker[1].gif
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I think Glashutte's dark gray face on gray suede strap is one of the more unique, yet fantastic combinations
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Originally Posted by no frills View Post


+1!

Although distractions and diversions are so tempting and fun...
 

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The DSOM is very VERY light. Feels much lighter than other ceramics Ive held like the IWC top gun or the JLC master compressor. Also Omega made many of the case edges shiny.. Not just a matte/dull finish. I dunno, I thought it was a great watch, just seemed like Omega was trying too hard? A lot more blingy than I imagined. That being said, if I didn't already own the 9300 in steel, the DSOM would be a lot higher on my list..
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Interesting what you say about the DSOM. What about it did you find underwhelming? Was it the heft of it? I find that sometimes ceramic watches have a strange weight to them, that makes them feel kind of cheap. Or is it the actual look of the ceramic itself?

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Black Dial/Brown croc = win

Silver dial/blue strap = win especially if there's some blue somewhere on that silver dial! Helps bring everything together IMO.

sorry for redundant IWC pics, but here it is on the well known OEM navy croc: (my wife's favorite)

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sidebar, what are you favorite color combinations for strap and dial?

i think i am pretty consistently loving a black dial on a brown strap. that might be my fave. white/silver dial on a navy strap is also pretty awesome.

+1, HRoi!
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I think Glashutte's dark gray face on gray suede strap is one of the more unique, yet fantastic combinations
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Originally Posted by rnguy001 View Post

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Interesting! And yeah, the shiny ceramic was a bit of an odd choice. I am not sure how I feel about it either. At one point or another I will have to check it out. I think the Speedmaster 1957 is the gem of last year's Basel. I think your Speedy 9300 is the best smile.gif.

I love silver dials and navy blue straps. I want a navy blue strap for my MUT Moon. I think it will be tasty.

I also love grey dials, especially with a rose gold case. This is one of my favorite grey dials.

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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

I think Glashutte's dark gray face on gray suede strap is one of the more unique, yet fantastic combinations

pics?

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rn - lovely.
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I also love grey dials, especially with a rose gold case. This is one of my favorite grey dials.

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that is very pretty. i think it lacks a little bit of contrast, but its damn nice.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Pretty much anything looks good on black croc except a chunky sports watch, and even then sometimes.  But black can be a little dull and generic.

 

Some things are just made to be on a bracelet.

 

Apart from that, I think the Stitchmeister is bang on the button: brown croc is awesome, and a way of making a casual black dial very classy without being too dressy (cf. any Panerai, Breguet Type XX chrono, etc etc).  And blue croc on a white dress watch especially, is droolworthy.  Yes indeed.  (Cue Frilly with a demonstration of the latter...)


Your wish is my command and all that.

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