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    I agree

    I'm still going to try a GGB SPV2 though - just to see

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    Kizzi make the best NASA style velcro watchbands IMO. Not cheap but very flexible and comfortable.

    https://www.seb12100030.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Kizzi make the best NASA style velcro watchbands IMO. Not cheap but very flexible and comfortable.

    https://www.seb12100030.com
    Looks good - sold out at the moment though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Looks good - sold out at the moment though!
    Not so sure; looks like he has changed his order system to ordering by email.

    GGB is closed temporarily btw.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    Not so sure; looks like he has changed his order system to ordering by email.

    GGB is closed temporarily btw.
    Not sure - when you click on the photos it states that 'this product is sold out'

    On another part of the site it makes reference to occasional closures in order to build stock levels up again

    I think that GGB is open again tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Not sure - when you click on the photos it states that 'this product is sold out'

    On another part of the site it makes reference to occasional closures in order to build stock levels up again
    On the NEWS section he writes that he is taking orders directly per mail.


    I think that GGB is open again tomorrow
    Well, that is not a long wait :-)
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    On the NEWS section he writes that he is taking orders directly per mail.
    Thanks Petrus - I had missed that bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f View Post
    Here's mine just arrived and on a Jankoxxx cordovan before heads off for a service
    Congratulations!

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    I ordered a GGB SPV2 this morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Although I struggle a little with NATO's I will give one of Eddies black/orange ones a go after seeing this via a Google search

    This is one of the NASA prototypes tested on some the earlier shuttle missions, distinguishable by having no backlight function

    Might look nice with red- it would match the quartz text on the dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I just wanted to say thanks for this and all others who have posted.

    I've now added this to my WTB list :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott View Post
    I've now added this to my WTB list :)
    Good luck with your search - it may take a while but its well worth the effort!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Good luck with your search - it may take a while but its well worth the effort!
    One selling in France at the moment http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OMEGA-SPEE...4AAOSwdGFYwEZA

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    I didn't get an eBay alert for that from my saved searches - must check the settings

    Not much information in the description

    Looks good though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I ordered a GGB SPV2 this morning
    Looking forward to the photos; hope it gets you the comfortable wearing space look.

    I'll drop him a mail about a 24mm.

    Had a little space watch fun last night. My date took a photo of my Gagarin anniversary watch in front of the Yuri Gagarin Bar shield.

    It was quite funny because our attention to the shield made passers by notice it and soon several were posing below it for a photo.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    Looking forward to the photos; hope it gets you the comfortable wearing space look.

    I'll drop him a mail about a 24mm.

    Had a little space watch fun last night. My date took a photo of my Gagarin anniversary watch in front of the Yuri Gagarin Bar shield.

    It was quite funny because our attention to the shield made passers by notice it and soon several were posing below it for a photo.


    Well, as mentioned on page 1 of this thread I did attempt this last year but the strap didn't fit!




    I did like the look though. From memory I think this was an 'Earthbound' one as opposed to an SPV2. Now that I have revisited the GGB website and looked at the drop down menus I am pretty sure I must have clicked on the wrong spring bar to spring bar measurement. The thing is that there isn't a menu choice for the 41mm that I have measured carefully with my digital callipers. I have gone for the nearest at 40mm but also added information in the text box. Ive also sent an email so hopefully all will be OK!



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    Ive also requested one of Carls upgrade buckles in order to avoid the big gap caused by the standard one. I went for an Omega logo variant.



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    How did you manage to order Ian??

    I am still getting the messages that he is catching up.

    Would like to try an SPV3 on the Astron GPS. That should also hook up so there is no strap running underneath the case.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Here's a video I did of Ian's current watch with the bracelet fitted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    How did you manage to order Ian??

    I am still getting the messages that he is catching up.

    Would like to try an SPV3 on the Astron GPS. That should also hook up so there is no strap running underneath the case.
    Yes - I must have caught the brief window of opportunity when he his system was accepting orders again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    Here's a video I did of Ian's current watch with the bracelet fitted.
    Another great video Dan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    One selling in France at the moment http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OMEGA-SPEE...4AAOSwdGFYwEZA
    Went for 1300!


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    Goodness,clearly e-bay not the place to buy these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.f View Post
    Goodness,clearly e-bay not the place to buy these.
    You think one would be cheaper on a watch forum? or on chrono24??
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Via forums is best I think

    Even then, they are not going to be cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    You think one would be cheaper on a watch forum? or on chrono24??

    I actually did buy a reasonably priced 186.0004 from e bay in the past but sometimes it can get very competitive so one can't always generalise from a single result.This rather goes against point I was making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Went for 1300!

    I'm not at all surprised. Mine gets noticed more than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurmot View Post
    I'm not at all surprised. Mine gets noticed more than anything else.
    I wore mine to work yesterday and a couple of people commented on it - apart from the Pogue that's never really happened with any of my other watches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I wore mine to work yesterday and a couple of people commented on it - apart from the Pogue that's never really happened with any of my other watches.
    People DO watch watches. Not with any intention but as one would 'see'. shoes, trousers, a ring etcetera. For the most part subconsciously. The unusual thus gets noticed. Some will make a remark. Depends on the situation whether you hook up with an entertaining fun story.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Carl emailed me about the NASA strap this morning - just to make sure I forwarded him pics of the s/b to s/b distance.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post

    I am keeping my fingers crossed!
    Ahhhhhh

    That changes your wrist size nor does it help typing
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Timekeeping is spot on. OK I know its a quartz but looking at it alongside the atomics that synched last night I still find it pretty impressive.

    I calculate the current variance at +1.6 seconds per week (the above photo was taken just over 3 weeks ago)

    Last edited by Velorum; 25th March 2017 at 12:10.

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    Cool photo
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    One of Carl's custom made GGB SPV2 Nasa style straps arrived today




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    Superb quality and it fits the Speedmaster perfectly




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    Great detail and workmanship by Carl




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    And it fits my wrist perfectly too!









    Beautifully comfortable - an excellent match for this rare Speedmaster in my view

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    It sure fits your wrist Ian and indeed looks well made.

    Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huertecilla View Post
    It sure fits your wrist Ian and indeed looks well made.

    Congratulations!
    Thanks Petrus, I think that the search for the strap that is just right for this particular watch is over.

    Eddies black Nato is a close second though!

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    Just added this 186.0009 as a companion. Bought it for the movement as my 186.0004 loses 30 sec per day...but now - well you know the story!


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    Looks good. Is that the original box and manual?

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    The manual is original, but since the manual doesn't fit in the box I'm guessing the box isn't original?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    The manual is original, but since the manual doesn't fit in the box I'm guessing the box isn't original?
    I don't think that necessarily proves anything about the box. Although I have no special experience of Omega boxes and manuals, I do have some watches from the era of that one and the manuals do not fit in the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    I don't think that necessarily proves anything about the box. Although I have no special experience of Omega boxes and manuals, I do have some watches from the era of that one and the manuals do not fit in the box.
    The box is definitely old, and I was thinking that maybe the box and manual were originally part of a bigger overall package. But likewise I have no experience of what would have been the original package back then.

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    Here's a comparison of the 2 LCD Speedies.


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    Another great video Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Another great video Dan
    Thanks Ian. I always consider it's the watches that are the true stars of my vids.

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    Thanks for that Dan.
    Refreshing sanity in the currently ever too often deluded, from the tangible disconnected watch hobby.
    When the going gets tough, the DAF gets going.

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    I suppose the Apollo program was over by the time Omega built the Alaska LCDs so they were presumably destined for the shuttle?

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