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post #33901 of 39287
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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I have finally made a decision on my second watch. It wasn't an easy decision. I debated purchasing a Rolex Sub and a Rolex GMT Rootbeer and pairing it with a brown leather strap. Then I debated Panerai but finally settled on a decision I am quite happy with.

This afternoon I am purchasing a Omega Speedmaster Professional with a black alligator strap. I may also purchase a light brown leather strap as well. As a toddler in the watch admiration society, I thought it was appropriate to purchase a manual wind watch that is fairly priced.

I fear I am in trouble...as this new watch fascination of mine is not a cheap one.

Congrats.

I would buy the bracelet version, then add a strap. I believe it is a $100 difference now, upfront. Omega bracelets are not cheap. I believe the one for the planet ocean is $1,100. I assume the Speedy is around the same. so it REALLY makes sense to purchase it now.
post #33902 of 39287
The one on the speedy looks absolutely black on my monitor, thus absolutel fine. biggrin.gif

The one on the GS proves my point well in my eyes; well, there is no real use arguing, is there?
post #33903 of 39287
Yeah I really don't like the brown on the GS.

And I'm not a PAM fan so I don't care what gets put on them.
post #33904 of 39287
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post

The one on the speedy looks absolutely black on my monitor, thus absolutel fine. biggrin.gif

The one on the GS proves my point well in my eyes; well, there is no real use arguing, is there?
Haha, It was quite dark. That is the only pic of it I have left. It was a really chocolatey brown. I thought it looked fan-friggin-tastic!

The GS, a friend let me test drive for a couple weeks. I wasn't 100% sold on the combo, but I wouldn't kick it out of bed.
post #33905 of 39287
I do think that is the way to go on a Speedy for a strap, very dark/rich brown.
post #33906 of 39287
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I do think that is the way to go on a Speedy almost every watch EVER for a strap, very dark/rich brown.

FTFY biggrin.gif
post #33907 of 39287
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post

I do think that is the way to go on a Speedy for a strap, very dark/rich brown.

this. well, rich yet, but not too dark a brown for me.

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fools be crackin on mimo? cruiz'n for a bruiz'n.
post #33908 of 39287
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

FTFY biggrin.gif

id agree aside for things like most rolexes, the RO and the nautilus, those few watches that truly look best on their respective metal bracelets.
post #33909 of 39287
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post


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.

 

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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post
 

Dark brown Omega Croc...

 

 

Beautiful Combo!  :fonz:

 

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Originally Posted by Lucan View Post
 

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. 

 

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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post 

 

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.

post #33910 of 39287
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

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

Dino, did I ever say I agree with you and @Keith T ?





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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


Dino, did I ever say I agree with you and @Keith T ?

Great color combination!!!  Well done!!!  :cheers:

post #33912 of 39287
Big +1 .... great contrast stitching on that strap, too...nice and tight.
post #33913 of 39287
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Originally Posted by Sander View Post


Grey suede!

Grey alligator suede, if you're a baller.

 

Like this?  Delicious, I thought.  Grey.  And Schwarz, Rot, Gold.  Appropriately timed.

 

 

 

For shoes and belts and the like, I agree that black and brown are incompatible.  But on watches, it's something of a classic.  Perhaps it derives from the standard for military/pilot watches on which many modern casual and sporty numbers are based: black dials to not catch the light at a distance, plain leather for simple utilitarianism.  Either way, I think for a pilot or chrono it's pretty fine.  It's just the "utilitarian" part that's redundant: cows' gain is crocodiles' loss!

 

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Originally Posted by CTLION View Post

I fear I am in trouble...as this new watch fascination of mine is not a cheap one.

 

:nodding:

 

:lol:

 

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@apropos there is no shame in these parts smile.gif
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:drool:

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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

It might not be TWAT-loved, but it's the pick of the bunch there for me.  I don't mind the strap but it's underwhelming.  The one with the blue markers comes on blue croc and looks amazing.  So would this.  Or brown of course.  I hope you get it, it's a lot more exciting to me than the Aqua Terra (or its cheap Longines version above!).  It wears fairly big, and that lip around the case will catch on your shirt sleeve so it's always peeking out to be seen.  But it's pretty enough to be worth it IMHO.

 

What? :eek: I would thought that the Protuguese Chrono would be more loved by TWAT! I say the one with the blue markers, it's awesome! But I like the gold tone ones and definitely would change the strap for a mid/dark brown croc. 

 

I hope one day I have these four and the two Omegas and some others. :D I promise when that happens I will send you a Stowa. :nodding: Let's hope it doesn't take me too long. :laugh:

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