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It's a good one. You can get them in excellent to mint condition from Japan as well for well under $4K, at least a few months ago.
It wasn't very popular when it first came out. Resale values were very weak and the classic Moonwatch held its value much more strongly. There were fantastic deals to be had on the second-hand market. However, as with most Speedmasters, its value has rebounded over the past few years.
Yeah, Crown and Caliber has a few of them and have for a while I think and you can get them for close to $3k I think I just overlooked it thinking it was one of the coaxial Speedmaster '57s.

Yeah, some of the "older" Speedys are getting second looks and rightly so when you consider what they could be had for. I like that brown Speedmaster for example, but I need it like I need a whole in the head.
 

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It wasn't very popular when it first came out. Resale values were very weak and the classic Moonwatch held its value much more strongly. There were fantastic deals to be had on the second-hand market. However, as with most Speedmasters, its value has rebounded over the past few years.
I recall when I could easily find them from private sellers on the forums sub 3, low 2s, in decent condition here. The FOIS took a similar turn, picked up mine from the original owner, full AD purchase and set for 2.7K which made it a no-brainer.
 

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Yeah they don’t have as much heat on them as the standard Moon Watch....kind of a sleeper in that way. Same for the FOIS.

Of course it hasn’t left my wrist yet (except for showers!) And surprisingly I’m NOT in a hurry to put it on a strap, which was my full intention. Feels nice and balanced on the bracelet.

I’ve tried on more than a few different models over the years—and it’s frequently been said that everyone should own a Speedmaster at some point in their watch journey. So suffice it to say that after a good 48 hrs. (LOL) I’m still quite thrilled that I finally picked one up.

And I know the thread is already full of similar pics but here’s another one from my AM commute :-D F0F39041-6D38-4779-9676-28D70C07BA38.jpeg

#navyginghamisutterlyinescapable
 

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Very interesting article. It confirms what many of us have probably been thinking: the current large watch trend is out of step with what buyers want/need.

It does seem like some recent releases (Black Bay 58, Zenith Heritage 146) are finally beginning to acknowledge this reality, but it will take quite a while to clear the retail channel. It will be really telling if we see some classics return to their original size, but so far most brands seem to still be upsizing their lines. Seems totally counter intuitive, but maybe the watch companies know something we don’t. This data suggests they don’t. Will make for an even harder landing in the next recession.
IMO the pendulum swings slowly. I think like in mens apparel the key is to properly fit the body/wrist. Far too many wrist shots with lugs overhanging wrists that would look much better with a smaller scale. In general it is swinging smaller only because the pendulum swung far to the oversized and is being corrected.
These things take years and move slowly. It doesn't mean that 34mm will be the standard case size overnight but the 44mm moves to 42mm to 40mm options.
 
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IMO the pendulum swings slowly. I think like in mens apparel the key is to properly fitting the body/wrist. Far too many wrist shots with lugs overhanging wrists that would look much better with a smaller scale. In general it is swinging smaller only because the pendulum swung far to the oversized and is being corrected.
These things take years and move slowly. It doesn't mean that 34mm will be the standard case size overnight but the 44mm moves to 42mm to 40mm options.
The regression swings slowly, the need to be Uber current is often a snap decision. VC are the masters of that fu#k up.
 

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Not my personal favorite, but admittedly the two-tone look *has* been renaissancing its ass off lately. And it looks like the perfect size for you. Enjoy.
 

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