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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread



    The Omega Speedmaster is an iconic watch, and a forum favourite so how about a single thread dedicated specifically to photos of this watch, in all its variations?

    The standard Speedy pro is also famously versatile, so examples of all the different straps TZUKers have tried would be great for inspiring others.

    I'll start by sharing two of my Speedmasters made 50 years apart; the first a 1967 cal.321 145.012, sadly now gone to another TZUKer. The second is the current standard Speedy with hesalite and giant presentation case (ref. 311.30.42.30.01.005), from 2017.

















    Here's how the new Speedmaster Professional "moonwatch" is now presented as standard - if only all luxury watches came with such plush packaging and presentation;























    So TZUK let's see yours!

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    Whilst its a well liked watch, I'm still hanging out for the ''Smiths'' chronograph, hopefully our host will eventually come good.


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    That new box and assorted guff looks well over the top for a tool watch IMO.

    I have always been a Speedy fan, if interested you can see my lot by clicking on the link in my sig.

    Site's a bit old now so be prepared to crank the handle a bit!
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    That new box and assorted guff looks well over the top for a tool watch IMO.
    I've heard this on here a lot, but I for one appreciate the presentation set and it does feel special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I've heard this on here a lot, but I for one appreciate the presentation set and it does feel special.
    I agree. Personally I think the packaging of a watch is crucial as it's all part of the experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I've heard this on here a lot, but I for one appreciate the presentation set and it does feel special.
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I agree. Personally I think the packaging of a watch is crucial as it's all part of the experience.

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    Get off.

    This is what you got for your $195 back in the day.

    Classy.

    Didn't need a suitcase.

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    My two

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    A few different strap combinations with a Speedmaster Broad Arrow. I tend to wear this one far more than the Moonwatch Speedmaster.




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    Speedy Pro on a strap from Heuerville which I prefer during the warmer months.

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    The Mark IV has gone but the others are still there waiting for the Speedie Tuesday to arrive. After that, I'm going for a Soyuz meteorite dial.

    Steve

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    David M Robinson and Goldsmiths in Liverpool both had them in the window last week and Iconic has it listed as 'in stock' on their website and £600 below RRP.

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    I see the OP's nice new Speedmaster packaging and raise it with this - the packaging provided with my 2007 50th Anniversary edition. :D







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    Put this on for tonight's Time4APint - can't go now




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    Great! Another excuse to post come pictures of this.

    Speedmaster Professional 186.0004
    1976
    Calibre: 1620





    On a GGB SPV2 Nasa style Velcro strap




    NASA flight qualified and evaluated for the space shuttle programme but eventually not adopted



    Last edited by Velorum; 23rd May 2017 at 22:05.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post

    Astronaut ice cream! Reminds me of schoolboy day trips to Jodrell Bank!

    Great watch - cutting edge Swiss technology at the time!

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    Currently playing with the Gen 1 X33


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    Just put a new strap on the Apollo XV that I had custom made by Steveo Straps. Thought I'd share!




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    All nice ,but for me its got to be a stepped dial all day long...

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    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is this in the box set?


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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is this in the box set?

    Paperweight?

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    One from the 1960's and one from the 1990's



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdh1 View Post
    One from the 1960's and one from the 1990's


    Love the pre moon. Is the polished finish how they were original? I ask as mine is so bashed up it's impossible to tell!

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    Pulsometer bezel mod:



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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is this in the box set?

    It's a paperweight, but it's more for show as it's surprisingly thin and light. I guess it'd hold down a couple of pieces of paper if it wasn't too windy!

    Still, it looks nice!

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    Paperweight

    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    It's a paperweight, but it's more for show as it's surprisingly thin and light. I guess it'd hold down a couple of pieces of paper if it wasn't too windy!

    Still, it looks nice!

    It is supposed to be a paperweight but depending on who packages up the Kit from my experience, it seems to become an in the box discus with its sole intention of trying to smash the watch up during delivery .

    Bought twice online and had to return because of the paperweight smacking the speedy during transit.

    D.

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    This gets worn quite often:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Can I ask what strap is that on your MKII it looks the business? Also general question does anyone know a supplier of notched straps? what I mean is an end piece of the leather that fits between the lugs with the rest fitting flush to the lugs. A bit like an integral bracelet but in leather. Reason to ask is that I reckon it look brilliant on a MKII

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark lowman View Post
    Can I ask what strap is that on your MKII it looks the business?
    Di Modell Rallye with orange stitch, it's a nice combination. I rather like that image as it shows Speedmasters on bracelet, leather, kevlar and velcro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Di Modell Rallye with orange stitch, it's a nice combination. I rather like that image as it shows Speedmasters on bracelet, leather, kevlar and velcro.
    Thank you for that and even better I've realised the DiModel Chronisimo has the notched lugs I was looking for and is also extremely well rated.

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    Something I didn't spot on mine until yesterday was the etched omega symbol on the hesalite, right in the centre...


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    New combo...

    I just posted this on another thread, but thought it might be of interest... Speedy + Hirsch Heritage...


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    Congrats on your Tintin! One of my favourite Speedies! Tried several straps on it:





    Top is a Hirsch Grand Duke, bottom is the OEM rally strap on Omega deployant.

    Enjoy!


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    On a plain brown leather, not an expensive strap and didn't think I'd bond with it. But now love it as it gives the watch a military look whilst saving the Bracelet further wear.
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    I really need a Speedy in my life lol, both of my local Omega AD's are out of stock, one actually has a waiting list but they both have my number and know i want one, so fingers crossed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    I really need a Speedy in my life lol, both of my local Omega AD's are out of stock, one actually has a waiting list but they both have my number and know i want one, so fingers crossed!
    Get down to Iconic - must only be down the road from you. Goldsmiths and David M Robinson in Liverpool both had one last week - but don't pay RRP. Iconic is the best bet now that Ryan cannot supply. £2.9k and in stock!!

    http://www.iconicwatches.co.uk/omega...30-01-005.html
    Last edited by Wallasey Runner; 25th May 2017 at 21:13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Get down to Iconic - must only be down the road from you. Goldsmiths and David M Robinson in Liverpool both had one last week - but don't pay RRP. Iconic is the best bet now that Ryan cannot supply. £2.9k and in stock!!

    http://www.iconicwatches.co.uk/omega...30-01-005.html
    Ive put my name down at my AD's now Ken, so will be patient and wait for them to replenish their stock, they did say it could be mid June, I've already got my Polywatch and handmade Leather Rally Strap waiting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    Ive put my name down at my AD's now Ken, so will be patient and wait for them to replenish their stock, they did say it could be mid June, I've already got my Polywatch and handmade Leather Rally Strap waiting!
    Check the numbers Matt £600 is a lot to pay for a cup of coffee.

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    Modern Moonwatch.

    The price is getting crazy for these.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Check the numbers Matt £600 is a lot to pay for a cup of coffee.
    Well, yes. But you also get a factory fresh watch from an authorised dealer who has formal links with Omega; and you don't get a watch from 'somewhere in Europe' sold by a firm with no links to Omega...or any other brand. On top of which you can get a good discount from many ADs in my experience.
    It is not a simple choice. For me a good AD with a fair discount was attractive. For others, a firm like Iconic is preferred. Up to you. Neither route is always better .

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    My Speedmaster Professional (ref 3750.50); the king of versatility...

    Original bracelet:


    Hirsch black leather:


    Timefactors grey NATO:

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    Hang on to yours Speedy's lol, just had a call from my AD saying there is no UK stock on also a back order of 84 watches, they also said its unlikely they can get me one for a good few months!

    So what is normally a stock watch, is now hard to get, almost like a Rolex Sport Watch from a few months ago! just my luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    Hang on to yours Speedy's lol, just had a call from my AD saying there is no UK stock on also a back order of 84 watches, they also said its unlikely they can get me one for a good few months!

    So what is normally a stock watch, is now hard to get, almost like a Rolex Sport Watch from a few months ago! just my luck!
    Nonsense. Ring around and you'll have one within the hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Nonsense. Ring around and you'll have one within the hour.
    Tried the Manchester Omega Boutique, they want £3520 RRP even though I was paying cash, the Trafford centre Boutique are yes to call back even though I have called them back to remind them

    Iconic in Blackburn have one for £2920 for a EU Watch and they wouldn't tell me where from, the first person I called was clueless and the second quite abrupt

    I'm gonna Waite till July for the local AD near me to call, I'm a bit cured to be honest Adrian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post

    I'm gonna Waite till July for the local AD near me to call, I'm a bit cured to be honest Adrian

    Matt
    I'll PM you a lead then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    I'll PM you a lead then!
    Great Shop, great staff and had plenty of dealings, but unfortunately aren't expecting to replenish their stock till mid July

    But thanks for the lead Adrian, and thats where i will more than likely buy my Watch

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    Yesterday i finally managed to get myself a Speedy, put it straight on the Leather Rally Strap i had ordered from Pavel a few days ago, not sure if the pic will turn out well but here goes!


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