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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    And don't forget I have first dibs on your broad arrow moonphase, plus there's a couple of others in your collection I'd like, not least that panda when you get your Mitsukoshi speedy!
    Lol! I won't forget! Are you near London/going to the next Time4aPint GTG?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Lol! I won't forget! Are you near London/going to the next Time4aPint GTG?

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    Nope and nope.

    Feel free to post it over to me though so I can "borrow" it ;-p

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Nope and nope.

    Feel free to post it over to me though so I can "borrow" it ;-p
    🤣


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    Ooh look what NASA just sent me for my next moon mission!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Ooh look what NASA just sent me for my next moon mission!

    I'm hoping that mine is at home waiting for me when I get back later today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    I know that there is some debate whether or not the Speedsonic is part of of the Speedmaster family, but for the purposes of this thread I'll say that it is.


    Update - This advertisement that was drawn to my attention thanks to Velorum's interesting SOTC thread indicates that Omega considered the Speedsonic to be part of the Speedmaster clan.


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    Whoop whoop, joined the club again this afternoon. I might do a box post tomorrow just to show the ridiculous size of the new Speedmaster kit!


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    New Kizzi strap attached - it can be worn either of two ways - not sure which is best. The website has it with the case back visible, but photos from the Apollo era show them wearing it threaded with the case back covered by the strap;






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    Not all..

    Straight through like Edward E. Aldrin?




    Or looped back through the spring bars like Vance D. Brand?


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    I can't figure out the best way!

    PS I *think* Buzz is wearing the XL strap there?

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    If we are showing the guys wearing the actual watches, a few images of Ed White wearing, well of course an Ed White.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I can't figure out the best way!

    PS I *think* Buzz is wearing the XL strap there?
    Yes indeed, for on the outside of a spacesuit as well as in the module. Personally I prefer the Vance method as the watch sits slightly lower.

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    Have settled on this, for now (case back showing)



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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Have settled on this, for now (case back showing)
    Looks good! I wear mine the other way around, with the metal loop at the top end.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Looks good! I wear mine the other way around, with the metal loop at the top end.
    Yes, I think you're right

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    What a frustrating evening.

    My wife was out in the garden this morning when the postman tried to deliver mine. The postman put a card through the letter box saying that it had been left with a neighbour - but didn't say which one. Ive been along the road and knocked at every house - no luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    What a frustrating evening.

    My wife was out in the garden this morning when the postman tried to deliver mine. The postman put a card through the letter box saying that it had been left with a neighbour - but didn't say which one. Ive been along the road and knocked at every house - no luck!
    Serves you right for unchaining your wife and letting her out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Have settled on this, for now (case back showing)


    Looks really great!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Yes, I think you're right
    I don't think that it matters at all, I just found it more comfortable that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    What a frustrating evening.

    My wife was out in the garden this morning when the postman tried to deliver mine. The postman put a card through the letter box saying that it had been left with a neighbour - but didn't say which one. Ive been along the road and knocked at every house - no luck!
    Perhaps it was the postmans neighbour?

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    The Kizzi straps look great, where did you lot get yours? I believe Buzz has it correct (he knows what he is doing!). He wouldn't want to lose his watch just because a spring bar popped out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simesman View Post
    The Kizzi straps look great, where did you lot get yours? I believe Buzz has it correct (he knows what he is doing!). He wouldn't want to lose his watch just because a spring bar popped out!
    https://www.seb12100030.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by simesman View Post
    The Kizzi straps look great, where did you lot get yours? I believe Buzz has it correct (he knows what he is doing!). He wouldn't want to lose his watch just because a spring bar popped out!
    There's a link a few posts up where I asked the same question - I think Velorum posted it (might be on the previous page)

    £50, so not cheap, but seemingly well made and they do look "the biz" !

    EDIT - Curta beat me to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    There's a link a few posts up where I asked the same question - I think Velorum posted it (might be on the previous page)

    £50, so not cheap, but seemingly well made and they do look "the biz" !

    EDIT - Curta beat me to it!
    That's inflation for you, mine was £40 last June and I thought that was steep!

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    Thanks. That will serve me right for dipping in and out of threads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simesman View Post
    The Kizzi straps look great, where did you lot get yours?
    https://www.seb12100030.com/

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    Velorum - did you track down the missing NASA hardware?

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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Panda is so pretty! Snap taken on iphone this morning. Another Speedy Tuesday!




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    Last edited by tom waring; 20th June 2017 at 10:14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Velorum - did you track down the missing NASA hardware?
    Yes!

    The package had been taken back to the sorting office and the postman had ticked the wrong box on the red card.

    Oh well, a good opportunity to reacquaint myself with all the neighbours!

    Here it is:



    Great vintage look I think:







    After trying it various configurations I prefer it this way:











    It is super light and very comfy indeed - well worth trying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    After trying it various configurations I prefer it this way:
    That looks great Ian - basically just like mine but with a more worn Vintage look. I am also wearing it the same way after much faffing and trying other configurations. It's surprisingly complicated for a strap! Great photos!




    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Panda is so pretty! Snap taken on iphone this morning. Another Speedy Tuesday!

    Cant wait 'till that's on my wrist ;-)






    (did I mention I'll be buying that off you?)

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    Just a few of my old ones (all sold now via the SC) and a picture of Buzz.





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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    That looks great Ian - basically just like mine but with a more worn Vintage look. I am also wearing it the same way after much faffing and trying other configurations. It's surprisingly complicated for a strap! Great photos!


    Can't wait 'till that's on my wrist ;-)



    (did I mention I'll be buying that off you?)
    I think once or twice!

    Liking these NASA Velcro straps guys. I'm going to try a vintage velcro like Ian ordered too. Never had one before as I thought it would be itchy/snaggy. But they look great, so got to try one! Will post a pic when it lands. Thanks for the steer.

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    The Kizzi Velcro is very supple, very comfortable and very authentic. It feels a bit less robust than the GasGasBones NASA style Velcro strap but that is less flexible. I like them both in different ways but both do feel like Velcro on the wrist. The GGB SPV1 is nylon with Velcro sewn on and beats them both for comfort.

    Kizzi:



    GGB SPV3:





    GGB SPV1:
    Last edited by Mr Curta; 20th June 2017 at 19:22. Reason: Correction

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    I do like those Kizzi straps but £50

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    mine

    Perfection

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    And a great strap too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    The Kizzi Velcro is very supple, very comfortable and very authentic. It feels a bit less robust than the GasGasBones NASA style Velcro strap but that is less flexible. I like them both in different ways but both do feel like Velcro on the wrist. The GGB SPV1 is nylon with Velcro sewn on and beats them both for comfort.

    GGB SPV1:


    GGB SPV3:
    Isn't the top one the SPV3 and the lower one the SPV1?

    The SPV3 is great value at £14

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    Wearing mine today.


    I like the Kizzi straps but I understand he is not making anymore?
    I have sent him an email to enquire but not heard anything back.
    I wanted to get the modern version as well as the white strap to go with my 'old velcro' version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I like the Kizzi straps but I understand he is not making anymore?
    I have sent him an email to enquire but not heard anything back.
    I wanted to get the modern version as well as the white strap to go with my 'old velcro' version.
    I bought mine on Saturday morning and it arrived on Monday, and the website didn't have anything marked as sold out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I bought mine on Saturday morning and it arrived on Monday, and the website didn't have anything marked as sold out.
    Thanks
    Back to the website I go. When I last check there was a note saying he had stopped production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    I like the Kizzi straps but I understand he is not making anymore?
    I have sent him an email to enquire but not heard anything back.
    I wanted to get the modern version as well as the white strap to go with my 'old velcro' version.
    Ach5 and I only ordered ours towards the end of last week so I would assume that he is still making them!

    The white ones aren't available though according the website. Interesting to note that these are similar to GGB ones in that they have mounts sewn on to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Ach5 and I only ordered ours towards the end of last week so I would assume that he is still making them!

    The white ones aren't available though according the website. Interesting to note that these are similar to GGB ones in that they have mounts sewn on to the top.
    You are indeed correct gents, thanks for putting me right.
    I have ordered a modern Velcro version.
    No white version though.
    I think I will keep the new strap for the speedy Tuesday (when it eventually arrives that is)
    I also have a gas gas bones version, that means I need another Speedmaster I guess!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Yes!

    The package had been taken back to the sorting office and the postman had ticked the wrong box on the red card.

    .
    I was gonna say i bet thats what happened, looks good, i received a vintage look strap from Pav today, a tad small for my big wrists but otherwise I'm quite happy with it, i will attempt to post a pic i took earlier ang on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Isn't the top one the SPV3 and the lower one the SPV1?

    The SPV3 is great value at £14
    Yeah, quite right! Too many Pisco Sours the evening before posting...

    - Edit -

    I've corrected my post. Most GGB stuff is really good value, Carl is a better craftsman than businessman!
    Last edited by Mr Curta; 20th June 2017 at 19:24.

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    I fine way to cool down and keep with the program!


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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Just got a Kizzi vintage velcro today - don't like it TBH. Flimsy and not great stitching. Poor value for money IMHO.

    Trying a vintage rally style on for max ventilation in this intolerable heat!

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    No more terrible photos tonight i promise, they will only get worse as the Whisky flows, have a good night TZ'ers Matt68 over and out!


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