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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    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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    Ian, i take it you wear yours on a Leather Strap or maybe a nato?

    I'm going to get a couple of leather straps fir mine, bracelets in the box still with the stickers on

    What do you think of this for a Speedy?


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    Loosing picture quality when i post on the forum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    Loosing picture quality when i post on the forum
    That pint looks lovely, could just drink that.

    Nice watch by the way

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    I think that the vintage look really suits it.

    As mentioned previously Speedmasters seem to lend themselves to just about any strap design.

    I really want to like bracelets and every now and then give them another try - I just cant get on with them though.

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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

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    Super cool on the racing strap!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    That pint looks lovely, could just drink that.

    Nice watch by the way
    Really enjoying my ales these days Ken, use to be a Lager lout but must be getting old

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I think that the vintage look really suits it.

    As mentioned previously Speedmasters seem to lend themselves to just about any strap design.

    I really want to like bracelets and every now and then give them another try - I just cant get on with them though.
    I wear my SMPc daily on its bond bracelet, but Speedy's look best on leather IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Super cool on the racing strap!


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    Thanks, i will be getting a couple of Pav Straps, think a vintage browns next on my list

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    Ive put the various items that came with mine in a more conveniently sized box. The 'moon watch' booklet contains some nice photos.

    As regards the case, wooden box and sleeve - Ive put them on eBay.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Ive put the various items that came with mine in a more conveniently sized box. The 'moon watch' booklet contains some nice photos.

    As regards the case, wooden box and sleeve - Ive put them on eBay.
    That's an interesting concept Ian, when people on here obsess about box and papers. Does that mean that if you ever sell the watch, it will just come with the red cards and effectively nothing else or would you include the goodies in your picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    That's an interesting concept Ian, when people on here obsess about box and papers. Does that mean that if you ever sell the watch, it will just come with the red cards and effectively nothing else or would you include the goodies in your picture.
    I will keep all the extra bits together and sell them with the watch if I ever flip it.

    It will be interesting to see whether the enormous box and case sell on eBay and for how much!

    I am not a collector so the whole box, hang tags and stickers thing is quite beyond me. I buy a watch to wear it.
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    I was about to trade my speedy out the other day. Glad I didn't!





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    Someone on here sold the box and bits (on SC I think), as it was a keeper.... they then sold the speedy shortly after, without box etc... can't remember exactly how he got on - perhaps he'll be along shortly!

    For me, it seems like madness to split the set for a couple of hundred pounds when you've spent c.3k on the watch.

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    I cant refute your logic.

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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Best I've owned? This - bought new in 1985 and still giving faithful service.




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    Last edited by tom waring; 31st May 2017 at 08:22.

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    Both long-gone!

    I wouldn't mind a "standard" speedie now if I'm honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Best I've owned? This - bought new in 1985 and still giving faithful service.




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    They look great when that tritium lume starts to develop that patina, nice pic

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    I actually like the extras that come with the moon watch. Technically some pointless: the paperweight they is not heavy, the huge suitcase box etc...also whether they are actually ever used. But lovely as a show off piece to and maybe add value in a few years?

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    I keep on coming back to this - such a gorgeous dial IMHO!




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    Where are all the speedmaster day dates, Mk40s etc, would love to see some of those too, can't all be Moonwatch variants!?

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    Broad Arrow 321.10.42.50.02.001. Full size Speedmaster case but with 3313 movement:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    Broad Arrow 321.10.42.50.02.001. Full size Speedmaster case but with 3313 movement:
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    Love that second photo! Gosh I love applied logos.

    I'd swap the big presentation case for an applied logo on the modern hesalite speedy in a second...

    Anyway, just posted this in the Friday thread, but I'll put it here too - lume "fully charged" and glowing brightly;


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frakius View Post
    Where are all the speedmaster day dates, Mk40s etc, would love to see some of those too, can't all be Moonwatch variants!?
    Hear hear!

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    One thing I think Omega do exceptionally well is a good box!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    They look great when that tritium lume starts to develop that patina, nice pic
    It's the patina that sold this one to me.


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    Like this one a lot! It is my moonphase until I can find a white gold version, which is my long-term Grail!




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    My speedy racing panda


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frakius View Post
    Where are all the speedmaster day dates, Mk40s etc, would love to see some of those too, can't all be Moonwatch variants!?
    Good call.

    Here was my first Speedmaster bought from a dealer in 2015. I paid over the odds considering private prices but got my money back when I traded it in.

    A lovely little watch.

    Downsides for me were the height of the case relative to the width and the fact that the pushers weren't in line with the crown - I do realise why they are like that though.



    Also, another pic of my 186.0004 from 1976 - which you probably cant see from my post on page 1 as photobucket is broken again!

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    Tom, first dibs on that moonphase please!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frakius View Post
    Where are all the speedmaster day dates, Mk40s etc, would love to see some of those too, can't all be Moonwatch variants!?
    You can look at mine if you like...

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052
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    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    You can look at mine if you like...

    http://www.freewebs.com/neil271052
    Lovely collection you have there, still not seen any 3520.50.00 or its variations or 3210.50.00 variations, seems those speedmasters and the new racing ones by Omega are not very popular here.

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    I'm really loving the 3310.10 gold dial/bezel speedmaster at the moment, they seem like a good buy.

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    Got something a bit uncommon arriving soon..... teaser:



    Will take some pics and post when I get my hands on it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post

    Will take some pics and post when I get my hands on it!


    Can anyone recommend a good after market deployant for the speedy?

    I see a few on eBay but I wondered if anyone has actual experience of one they find good both in looks, functionality and comfort.

    I have had a couple of Breitling deployants and hated them - the thickness of the leather and clasp was really bulky and didn't look good, but I believe Omega style deployamts are better (especially on non-leather straps).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good after market deployant for the speedy?
    The WatchObsession one worked for me and decent value for money. I sold it with my Speedmaster but really I should have held on to it for my Speedy Tuesday.

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    ^this. Watchobsession are fantastic to deal with too

    https://www.watchobsession.co.uk/collections/deployment

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    I am really considering the speedmaster triple date. It is considerably cheaper than the pro, a bit cheaper than the reduced and although it has a busy dial, the complications really appeal to me.
    They don't seem to be very popular. Is there a reason for that? Please can a more knowledgeable speedy fan tell me the pros and cons of said watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom4711 View Post
    ^this. Watchobsession are fantastic to deal with too

    https://www.watchobsession.co.uk/collections/deployment
    They must have had a ton of emails from irate WIS regarding their unfortunate spelling mistake :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ally- View Post
    The WatchObsession one worked for me and decent value for money. I sold it with my Speedmaster but really I should have held on to it for my Speedy Tuesday.
    Great, thanks Ally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    I am really considering the speedmaster triple date. It is considerably cheaper than the pro, a bit cheaper than the reduced and although it has a busy dial, the complications really appeal to me.
    They don't seem to be very popular. Is there a reason for that? Please can a more knowledgeable speedy fan tell me the pros and cons of said watch.

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    I have one and they don't sit very well on the wrist as they are quite thick considering they are 4mm smaller than the moon watch. My partner uses it as her everyday and loves it though. I would also think carefully regarding servicing as a service could easily cost 500 and the watch is only worth 1000 or so. I think a lot of these get sold when they need a service because of the cost so tread carefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.chef View Post
    I have one and they don't sit very well on the wrist as they are quite thick considering they are 4mm smaller than the moon watch. My partner uses it as her everyday and loves it though. I would also think carefully regarding servicing as a service could easily cost 500 and the watch is only worth 1000 or so. I think a lot of these get sold when they need a service because of the cost so tread carefully.
    Thank you for your response.
    Your partner is a lucky lady.
    Would I not be in the same situation with a reduced in terms of servicing costs to watch costs?

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    Almost joined the speedmaster club the other day! Really like the gold face one and there was one on an auction site needing a repair. Bid in the last few secs but someone obviously wanted it more than I valued it.

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    Yes you would. Actually looking at the Omega site the price is minimum 520. I'm not sure if the added triple date complication makes it even more. I did actually see a speedy reduced sell for 750 with a rusted movement and a missing bezel!

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    The triple dates are just modified 7750 movements and not hard to service by independents saving you a decent amount of money. I wouldn't let service cost put you off they are no more expensive than 7750s to service.
    Watch Repair channel on youtube has a video of him servicing the omega 1151 triple date

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKNqqC-f1Y

    From ebay I wouldn't pay more than 1200 I think factoring in a service privately at around 300 (webwatchmaker advertises 305 for a auto chrono for instance) Which would get you one running well for 1500 which seems decent.
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    I'd have been doing the work myself anyway and spares seem easily available. By the sounds of it the problem wasn't that drastic but I'm assuming someone else who was willing to do the job themselves or a dealer bought it. They sell for around 1500 and this one went for 1150 I think so I did think it would be a lot of someone sent it to omega when there's one for 1500 BIN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frakius View Post
    The triple dates are just modified 7750 movements and not hard to service by independents saving you a decent amount of money. I wouldn't let service cost put you off they are no more expensive than 7750s to service.
    Watch Repair channel on youtube has a video of him servicing the omega 1151 triple date

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EKNqqC-f1Y

    From ebay I wouldn't pay more than 1200 I think factoring in a service privately at around 300 (webwatchmaker advertises 305 for a auto chrono for instance) Which would get you one running well for 1500 which seems decent.
    Great information thanks.
    This may be the option to go. I would love to contribute to this thread with a newly acquired Speedy Pro but unfortunately I just don't think I could justify the cost. This is why i'm now looking at the automatics as an option.

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