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patrick_b

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That’s exactly the kind of watch I’d expect to see on a race car drivers wrist.
I agree. That's the one thing I wish I could change about this model. This particular black dial edition from 2018 comes with a pulsometer scale on the bezel compared to the more traditional (motorsports themed) tachymeter found on the blue dialed version from 2016. I'm fairly certain I wouldn't actually use either but as a car guy and motorsports fan, the tachymeter would have been more fitting. With that said, I like everything else about it and the fact that the seller added an Omega bracelet made it a great deal.

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Looking forward to timing my steaks on the grill when it warms up.
 

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I agree. That's the one thing I wish I could change about this model. This particular black dial edition from 2018 comes with a pulsometer scale on the bezel compared to the more traditional (motorsports themed) tachymeter found on the blue dialed version from 2016. I'm fairly certain I wouldn't actually use either but as a car guy and motorsports fan, the tachymeter would have been more fitting. With that said, I like everything else about it and the fact that the seller added an Omega bracelet made it a great deal.

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Looking forward to timing my steaks on the grill when it warms up.
Check out Uncle Seiko or Forester for aftermarket bracelets for this watch. I have the US 1171 on my FOIS and an unused US flat link.
 

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Seeing all these cool Speedmasters had me thinking to add a strap as an option to my bracelet. Come to find Omega has a good selection and nice feature to see what the strap will look like on my exact watch. Decisions decisions....

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LOL.

This is the best watch thread on the internet thanks to its cast of characters, your company included. To name a few:

George Red - Senior law partner who never bothers to read what is written to him; excellent taste and collection
Dino - Never loses patience with idiots; also excellent taste and collection
TheFoo - Village idiot who somehow passed the NY bar; mediocre investment banker with modest budget yet big fish; peak Patek and Prosche
Riva - Sorely missed
Medwed - Probably dead from vodka poisoning or in Siberian prison; trolls better than TheFoo
am55 - Most cultured man on StyleForum (voxsartoria included)
9thsymph - Better education than TheFoo; total savage
Chocomallo - Idiot and asshole (bit part)
 

dieworkwear

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LOL.

This is the best watch thread on the internet thanks to its cast of characters, your company included. To name a few:

George Red - Senior law partner who never bothers to read what is written to him; excellent taste and collection
Dino - Never loses patience with idiots; also excellent taste and collection
TheFoo - Village idiot who somehow passed the NY bar; mediocre investment banker with modest budget yet big fish; peak Patek and Prosche
Riva - Sorely missed
Medwed - Probably dead from vodka poisoning or in Siberian prison; trolls better than TheFoo
am55 - Most cultured man on StyleForum (voxsartoria included)
9thsymph - better education than TheFoo; total savage
Chocomallo - Idiot and asshole (bit part)
Foo is like top five members on here man. I only wish he posted in clothing threads, as I don't really keep up with watches or cars. Foo clothing threads were so good -- a mix of community, humor, a bit of learning (red lines!), knowledge, more jokes, delicious schadenfreude, absurd quotes, memes, stupid arguments, someone flipping out, petty rivalries, aspirational consumerism, etc. Honestly the best internet material.
 

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Foo is like top five members on here man. I only wish he posted in clothing threads, as I don't really keep up with watches or cars. Foo clothing threads were so good -- a mix of community, humor, a bit of learning (red lines!), knowledge, more jokes, delicious schadenfreude, absurd quotes, memes, stupid arguments, someone flipping out, petty rivalries, aspirational consumerism, etc. Honestly the best internet material.
I think you misunderstood my post. I have enjoyed TheFoo on this forum over the years. He is a gem to the forum.

But I just happen to disagree with him on watches from time to time. As evidenced by our back and forth from time to time. I have complimented him on numerous occasions. His ego does not allow for reciprocation, though.

I also learned a lot from your separate blog. I actually bought a Macintosh quilted jacket from Unionmadegoods based on one of your blog posts about seven years ago. Still wear it regularly.

Just having a bit of fun and complimenting some of the folks that make this thread so fun. It is the only one I check daily.
 

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LOL.

This is the best watch thread on the internet thanks to its cast of characters, your company included. To name a few:

George Red - Senior law partner who never bothers to read what is written to him; excellent taste and collection
Dino - Never loses patience with idiots; also excellent taste and collection
TheFoo - Village idiot who somehow passed the NY bar; mediocre investment banker with modest budget yet big fish; peak Patek and Prosche
Riva - Sorely missed
Medwed - Probably dead from vodka poisoning or in Siberian prison; trolls better than TheFoo
am55 - Most cultured man on StyleForum (voxsartoria included)
9thsymph - Better education than TheFoo; total savage
Chocomallo - Idiot and asshole (bit part)
SF would have ceased to exist without Foo
 

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Seeing all these cool Speedmasters had me thinking to add a strap as an option to my bracelet. Come to find Omega has a good selection and nice feature to see what the strap will look like on my exact watch. Decisions decisions....

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I think OEM straps are the biggest ripoff in the watch game. What's Omega selling those for? $500? Why pay OEM markups when you can get excellent straps for (a still absurd) $200 all over the place?

Edit to add: I have a nice shell cordovan watch strap that I got from Hodinkee for ~$200 a few years ago. But think about the amount of leather and craftsmanship required to make a watch strap, compared to a pair of shoes. Every time I wonder why a pair of Aldens cost $700 I look down at my wrist and stop wondering.
 

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LOL.

This is the best watch thread on the internet thanks to its cast of characters, your company included. To name a few:

George Red - Senior law partner who never bothers to read what is written to him; excellent taste and collection
Dino - Never loses patience with idiots; also excellent taste and collection
TheFoo - Village idiot who somehow passed the NY bar; mediocre investment banker with modest budget yet big fish; peak Patek and Prosche
Riva - Sorely missed
Medwed - Probably dead from vodka poisoning or in Siberian prison; trolls better than TheFoo
am55 - Most cultured man on StyleForum (voxsartoria included)
9thsymph - Better education than TheFoo; total savage
Chocomallo - Idiot and asshole (bit part)
I just woke up and this is the first thing I read all day. Got a real chuckle out of it.
 

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