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Totally agree on the FIOS case and the strap. The tapering leather strap just isn't optimal with the heft of the case. Here's my CK2998 Blue on the 'non-vintage' Omega OEM bracelet and a friend's AP.

I actually have that bracelet also, the Speedmaster Racing bracelet, but I got tired of it. Right now, it's just sitting in my closet.

I hope Omega comes out with more editions of the FOIS in different color combinations.
 

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Oh, I disagree with the posts above. I like the FOIS on brown leather. Looks good on the bracelets too, though.
The brown strap matches well and looks nice in pictures but just looked awkward to me on my wrist. It's probably due to what tigerpac said due to the tapering compared to the heft of the case.
 

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The brown strap matches well and looks nice in pictures but just looked awkward to me on my wrist. It's probably due to what tigerpac said due to the tapering compared to the heft of the case.
I think Omega's strap deployant is pretty lousy, at least for my wrist. That's a big part of the issue I have with their OEM leather straps. I have the blue croc for my AT, but it is uncomfortable and I only wear this on a shell cordovan after market strap now.

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Has anyone ever had a watch-related dream? Last night, I dreamt I won a drawing for a watch at a store. I went to the counter to pick up my prize and the salesman took out an Audemars Piguet box, which was a half globe with a clear top. I got really excited. Then the salesman took out the watch, which was a gold rectangular monstrosity with a curved crystal. (It looked nothing like anything AP produces, so that should have been my clue that I was in a dream.) The watch was way too big for my wrist, so the salesman told me I could choose from a few alternatives. He brought out a ladies watch and two old-school Casio digital watches. I reluctantly picked one of the Casios, and the head of the watch subsequently broke off from the band. Then I woke up.

I suppose the dream was better than the alternative of winning a very desirable watch then waking up. :lol:
 

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Has anyone ever had a watch-related dream? Last night, I dreamt I won a drawing for a watch at a store. I went to the counter to pick up my prize and the salesman took out an Audemars Piguet box, which was a half globe with a clear top. I got really excited. Then the salesman took out the watch, which was a gold rectangular monstrosity with a curved crystal. (It looked nothing like anything AP produces, so that should have been my clue that I was in a dream.) The watch was way too big for my wrist, so the salesman told me I could choose from a few alternatives. He brought out a ladies watch and two old-school Casio digital watches. I reluctantly picked one of the Casios, and the head of the watch subsequently broke off from the band. Then I woke up.

I suppose the dream was better than the alternative of winning a very desirable watch then waking up. :lol:
Very close, I banged a stripper in a strip club one night in a booth. They kicked her out but not me.
 

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All speedmasters look better on straps! (*ducks...*)
I usually lean towards bracelets on sports watches - especially divers. Leather doesn’t do well in seawater although there are some nice rubber versions. But a speedy shouldn’t be near deep water at 50m WR and Clooney wore his speedy on a chunky black leather strap in The American’ which I thought was a good look I might do myself one day.
 
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I usually lean towards bracelets on sports watches - especially divers. Leather doesn’t do well in seawater although there are some nice rubber versions. But a speedy shouldn’t be near deep water at 50m WR and Clooney wore his speedy on a chI my black leather strap in The American’ which I thought was a good look I might do myself one day.
Yeah, bracelets and natos on divers and leather [racing] straps on speedys...
 

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Totally. I was just telling a friend of mine that what the world really needs is for Omega to do some special editions :/
seriously!!

like for example, perhaps they could commemorate the Olympic games every now and then? Just thinking out loud....... =)
 

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Speedy looks so much better on a black strap vs. brown.
Perhaps in the abstract it looks good on black, but as a matter of function I prefer any shade of brown before black.

To me it looks too formal on black leather (especially that glossy alligator...). I suppose if you wear black shoes a lot a black leather strap makes sense. But I very rarely wear black shoes and when I do I wear a gold dress watch on black alligator. I suppose it doesn't matter if you don't worry about mixing brown and black, but I do, so...
 

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Oh, I disagree with the posts above. I like the FOIS on brown leather. Looks good on the bracelets too, though.
Me too, and I also like the leather strap taper a lot. Fortunately, with the Speedy there is an option for everyone!-)
 

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