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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
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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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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

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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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    My two

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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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    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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    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

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    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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    Any Dark Side / Grey Sides etc?

    Incidentally, when setting the time, I cannot get the seconds hand to stop by using gentle anti-clockwise pressure on the crown in the time setting position (I have tried all variations, at all pressures and both when fully wound and nearly run-down). It's slightly annoying as it means I can't get my watch to exactly match the correct time. I'm not an obsessive time keeper so not a big deal, but I am one of those people that at least likes to see things work as they should.

    Am I missing something obvious?

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    Premoon Speedy 105.012. Bezel is a little bit worn...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Any Dark Side / Grey Sides etc?

    Incidentally, when setting the time, I cannot get the seconds hand to stop by using gentle anti-clockwise pressure on the crown in the time setting position (I have tried all variations, at all pressures and both when fully wound and nearly run-down). It's slightly annoying as it means I can't get my watch to exactly match the correct time. I'm not an obsessive time keeper so not a big deal, but I am one of those people that at least likes to see things work as they should.

    Am I missing something obvious?
    No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    No.
    Is this common?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oku-Lele View Post
    Premoon Speedy 105.012. Bezel is a little bit worn...
    Mines not much better. I've just put it on a 1116 bracelet, I love the look and feels amazing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodder View Post
    Mines not much better. I've just put it on a 1116 bracelet, I love the look and feels amazing.


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    Both look lovely, that patina is a part of the charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    that patina is a part of the charm.
    Indeed. That's why I did not buy a modern one. And if you need glasses, you even don't realize it

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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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    Thanks to pluseditor (Chris) I now have this next to new one on my wrist as I type this:







    I did need to move on quite a few pieces from my collection to free up funds for this but now that I have it I think it was worth it.

    The only problem is where to store the biggest watch box Ive even seen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thanks to pluseditor (Chris) I now have this next to new one on my wrist as I type this:



    I did need to move on quite a few pieces from my collection to free up funds for this but now that I have it I think it was worth it.

    The only problem is where to store the biggest watch box Ive even seen!
    Well done,looks great 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thanks to pluseditor (Chris) I now have this next to new one on my wrist as I type this:



    I did need to move on quite a few pieces from my collection to free up funds for this but now that I have it I think it was worth it.

    The only problem is where to store the biggest watch box Ive even seen!
    Really looks great on the brown croc strap too! Enjoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thanks to pluseditor (Chris) I now have this next to new one on my wrist as I type this:

    I did need to move on quite a few pieces from my collection to free up funds for this but now that I have it I think it was worth it.

    The only problem is where to store the biggest watch box Ive even seen!
    Excellent choice Ian, I didn't think I would see you wearing something like a 42mm Speedy - but it looks good on you. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    Excellent choice Ian, I didn't think I would see you wearing something like a 42mm Speedy - but it looks good on you. Enjoy.
    Thanks!

    I have always worried about the size and when I have tried ones on in the past for brief periods have still been left uncertain.

    Having worn a cheap homage with an almost identical shape (slightly taller though) every day for a week I was finally convinced that it would be OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thanks!

    I have always worried about the size and when I have tried ones on in the past for brief periods have still been left uncertain.

    Having worn a cheap homage with an almost identical shape (slightly taller though) every day for a week I was finally convinced that it would be OK.
    This almost gives me more pleasure than getting the SD43.
    Enjoy it, Ian.

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    Thanks Raj!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Thanks to pluseditor (Chris) I now have this next to new one on my wrist as I type this:



    I did need to move on quite a few pieces from my collection to free up funds for this but now that I have it I think it was worth it.

    The only problem is where to store the biggest watch box Ive even seen!
    Nice one Ian, how does it look next to the 168.0004?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    Nice one Ian, how does it look next to the 168.0004?
    A lot bigger!

    Here it is on the same Hirsch strap


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    No.
    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Is this common?
    Some will do it and some won't.

    TBH if a watch hasn't got a hack mechanism I don't worry about rather than trying all that backward pressure stuff.
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    Here are my three:

    Speedmaster - Sapphire Sandwich



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    Tried this on today. The first ever speedmaster on my wrist. Beautiful piece but very surprised how light it was. Although it could have been because I had to take off my beast of a Seiko Turtle to try it on.

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    Now that the coast is clear in my house I have had the opportunity to tale a proper look at the packaging that mine came in.

    A small suitcase, within a box, surrounded by cardboard sleeve within another box - all weighing about half a stone.

    OK, the loupe / spare straps are nice and the photo laden space mission book is worth having but crikey do we really need all this packaging?

    I nearly did myself a mischief getting this into the loft.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Now that the coast is clear in my house I have had the opportunity to tale a proper look at the packaging that mine came in.

    A small suitcase, within a box, surrounded by cardboard sleeve within another box - all weighing about half a stone.

    OK, the loupe / spare straps are nice and the photo laden space mission book is worth having but crikey do we really need all this packaging?

    I nearly did myself a mischief getting this into the loft.

    When i have a spare couple of hours, i think i will have a look fir that book Ian, any clues to where it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    When i have a spare couple of hours, i think i will have a look fir that book Ian, any clues to where it is?
    Well, I could go up into the loft, unpack the many layers and take a photo - however I might loose the will to live!

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    Just the one


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Now that the coast is clear in my house I have had the opportunity to tale a proper look at the packaging that mine came in.

    A small suitcase, within a box, surrounded by cardboard sleeve within another box - all weighing about half a stone.

    OK, the loupe / spare straps are nice and the photo laden space mission book is worth having but crikey do we really need all this packaging?

    I nearly did myself a mischief getting this into the loft.
    About the same amount of guff I got with the Snoopy - you will need to factor in 30 for RMSD if you need to flip this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Well, I could go up into the loft, unpack the many layers and take a photo - however I might loose the will to live!
    haha know what you mean mate, I've just unpacked mine as i had to know if the books were there, plus i had to do a little repair on that outer box, one of the sides had come loose so i re-glued it, surprised to see that was made from wood

    Anyway all fixed, and i got the Watch cheaper due to the damage, when i purchased it i only checked for the Straps, loupe, tool and extra spring bars were present, forgot all about those books and didn't lift the inner box from the outer when i removed the watch



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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    About the same amount of guff I got with the Snoopy - you will need to factor in 30 for RMSD if you need to flip this
    No wonder Chris was so keen on a FTF sale!

    I would much rather they had supplied it in one those classic red boxes - they are lovely things


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    Ryt, time to get the folk lift out to put the box back on top of the wardrobe!

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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Tried this on today. The first ever speedmaster on my wrist. Beautiful piece but very surprised how light it was. Although it could have been because I had to take off my beast of a Seiko Turtle to try it on.

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    Taylor - these are super and so under-rated IMHO. If they stop making them (some say they have or are about to) then a nice one or even a new one from an AD is worth picking up before they dry up. The hand-wind 1866 movement (1863 luxe finish with added moonphase and date complication) is spot on, plus sapphire crystal and the sapphire caseback lets you enjoy the movement when it is running which is wonderful. At 4,000 list from AD's these are the bargain of the Omega range right now, IMHO. For some anomalous reason that's actually cheaper by 80 than the standard Speedy sandwich, and with the extra moonphase complication.

    Far nicer watch than the 44.25mm 'Moonwatch co-axial' IMHO. And the Moonwatch co-axial is 7,520 list........


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Taylor - these are super and so under-rated IMHO. If they stop making them (some say they have or are about to) then a nice one or even a new one from an AD is worth picking up before they dry up. The hand-wind 1866 movement (1863 luxe finish with added moonphase and date complication) is spot on, plus sapphire crystal and the sapphire caseback lets you enjoy the movement when it is running which is wonderful. At 4,000 list from AD's these are the bargain of the Omega range right now, IMHO. For some anomalous reason that's actually cheaper by 80 than the standard Speedy sandwich, and with the extra moonphase complication.

    Far nicer watch than the 44.25mm 'Moonwatch co-axial' IMHO. And the Moonwatch co-axial is 7,520 list........


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    Couldn't agree more. The moonphase complication gives what is essentially a tool watch a wonderful elegant touch. This was reduced to 3200 so even better. Just wish funds would allow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    Ryt, time to get the folk lift out to put the box back on top of the wardrobe!
    Is there any market for these suitcases within hernia inducing boxes I wonder?

    Leaving aside the whole 'does it lower the value of your watch' business that has been done to death in other threads I am tempted to put mine on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Is there any market for these suitcases within hernia inducing boxes I wonder?

    Leaving aside the whole 'does it lower the value of your watch' business that has been done to death in other threads I am tempted to put mine on eBay.

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    Im sure i recently sure one on eBay for 280

    Think that was every think but the Watch, and maybe the cards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Is there any market for these suitcases within hernia inducing boxes I wonder?

    Leaving aside the whole 'does it lower the value of your watch' business that has been done to death in other threads I am tempted to put mine on eBay.

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    I could be tempted to take it off your hands at 280 but would need postage to Berlin, which I would cover of course!


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    There's a one on eBay at the moment (in London) for a buy it now price of 450.

    That appears to be with the booklets, straps, loupe and paperweight though.

    I would want to hang on to these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Taylor - these are super and so under-rated IMHO. If they stop making them (some say they have or are about to) then a nice one or even a new one from an AD is worth picking up before they dry up. The hand-wind 1866 movement (1863 luxe finish with added moonphase and date complication) is spot on, plus sapphire crystal and the sapphire caseback lets you enjoy the movement when it is running which is wonderful. At 4,000 list from AD's these are the bargain of the Omega range right now, IMHO. For some anomalous reason that's actually cheaper by 80 than the standard Speedy sandwich, and with the extra moonphase complication.

    Far nicer watch than the 44.25mm 'Moonwatch co-axial' IMHO. And the Moonwatch co-axial is 7,520 list........


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    Iconic have both far cheaper than RRP, the black Moonphase is 3.3k and the new footprint moonphase is 6k - both big savings on the RRP.

    http://www.iconicwatches.co.uk/our-b...eedmaster.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    No wonder Chris was so keen on a FTF sale!

    I would much rather they had supplied it in one those classic red boxes - they are lovely things

    Wise words.

    As the price of Speedies and Omegas in general has risen wildly in recent times the packaging has enlarged to match.

    I suppose they want to make you think you are getting more for your ever increasing money?
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