The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. Newcomer

    Newcomer Senior member

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    Damn, I need to get a strap for my Speedy.

    I am thinking Hodinkee's Beige strap or even their light brown / dark brown suede...
     
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  2. in stitches

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    :drool: we just got in this one at work, it if were a black face id be tempted. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    For me it's modern SS Daytona white, but the Speedy was meant to be black.
     
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    i fully agree. :)
     
  5. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Nice pics, Cylon.

    I am not a Speedy owner (yet!) but would also be in the camp for black dials only. Haven't decided on sapphire sandwich vs. 3570.50. (Or vintage? hmmmm...)

    Omega has done plenty of different versions over the years, and there's probably one for everybody.

    Hayward: Sorry to hear your ownership experience was less than ideal.
     
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    [​IMG]

    thanks guys for the kind words. here it is on the wrist--looks more brown than the pix above. looking to get some nato straps as well ASAP.
     
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    Glad to hear that everything worked out for you! That would have made me a bit crazy until things were resolved.
    Nah...even with a black dial its still not a Speedy Pro.
     
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    My workmate has this model and there's something "different" about it most certainly. Doesn't mean it's "off" - I quite like how it looked on his wrist - it's just... not a Speedy Pro. Is it the date? And yet others have wished that the Speedy Pro would come with a date...

    Wearing this one today, finally rotated "away" from the 3970 for a while. Something off with the 5040's moonphase (it's supposed to be a full moon tonight). Will have to check what's going on tonight.


    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ superb ^^


    this is true. crisis averted lol.
     
  10. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Keith, go with the original moonwatch - the 3570.50. Nothing beats the soft warmth and "glow" or the Hesalite crystal. :slayer:
     
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    Those speedies are beautiful. I had one several years ago, and I miss it very much.

    Unfortunately, I won't be getting one again anytime soon, as my planet ocean co axial just died on me after 3 years. Seems a bit early... Anyhow, goodbye $500.
     
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    Was this one of the reduced speedy's? 3510.50?
     
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    Oh, so you're after an unlined cordovan strap.

    For cordovan straps in that style, aside from Leffot:

    - Kent Wang
    - European Watch Company
    - Time Traveler Co (Australia based)
    - Hodinkee (for a similar look in non-cordovan leathers)

    Good luck.
     
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    Oh, so you're after an unlined cordovan strap.

    For cordovan straps in that style, aside from Leffot:

    - Kent Wang
    - European Watch Company
    - Time Traveler Co (Australia based)
    - Hodinkee (for a similar look in non-cordovan leathers)

    Good luck.
     
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    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Smart, attractive, versatile real world watch in my humble and ignorant opinion. Congratulations. :)

    Funny thing is, my definition of "real world" is now about forty times as expensive as it was a year ago.

    Yeah. Thanks a bunch "StyleForum". Fuckers. [​IMG]
     
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