Originally Posted by Sander
Hmm, never really like black watches with brown straps. Or black anything with brown anything, for that matter.
I think it really depends on the strap that is used. I'm not really a fan of light/medium brown straps with black dials. However I love the look of a watch with a black dial on a dark brown strap, as seen on Tifosi's Speedy, below.
Originally Posted by tifosi
Dark brown Omega Croc...
Originally Posted by Lucan
Has anyone ever looked into strap alternatives for the Seamasters from the early 90s like this?
A friend of mine had one of these Seamasters when they were new. Its a nice watch, but it was never really designed to be worn on a strap. Personally, I think the curvature of the bracelet links and the way it looks on the wrist is part of what sets this watch apart from other Omega dive watches (both before and after). Even if you could find a strap that would somehow fit it, to take it off of that bracelet I think you would lose a key element of its overall design.
Originally Posted by jbarwick
Dino will be happy with Omega coming out with yet another Limited Edition!!!! Speedy for the 45th anniversary of the moon landing.
JB, now you are just egging me on . What can I say, how could I be surprised? At the rate with which they release limited editions, I was more surprised they didn't release a 44th Anniversary Limited Edition. I was going to get a 45th Anniversary Speedy, but now I'm holding out for 45th and 3 month anniversary edition (I think eventually they will resort to celebrating monthly anniversaries like young couples that are dating). My favorite part of the 45th Anniversary limited edition is that hour markers are the only real contrast on the dial. The chrono markings and subdials are basically monochromatic, making it nearly impossible to read anything but the basic time. Looks like a brilliant idea from the marketing department! I can hear them now, "Hey guys, very few people really use the chrono function except for a few guys at SF, so let's lets make a pretty watch and and play a joke on them by selling a chronograph that is even more difficult to read any chronograph of the past. I can hardly wait for this group's next idea when they go to BMW and convinces them to paint the front windshields an opaque pastel blue, so that their drivers always think its a bright blue sunny day outside. If I were an astronaut and I were handed this watch, I'd think it was a late April Fool's Day joke. Cheers.