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    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    Sacrilege no doubt, but even though I like the Speedy Pro well enough, I'd go for the Mk V any day of the week (preferably the Lemania-powered version, but the argument stands). Can someone suggest roughly how they compare in average prices? Thanks in advance.

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    It feels and IMO looks better on the Di Modell that arrived today:



    Looking forward to comparing this to the Chronissimo which is on its way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    It feels and IMO looks better on the Di Modell that arrived today:



    Looking forward to comparing this to the Chronissimo which is on its way.
    Ive not even tried mine on the Bracelet, its still in the suitcase with its stickers on, i wear mine on a Black Rally Strap from Pav Straps and its so comfy i can barely tell i'm wearing the Watch

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    Late as usual:
    69 pre moon trany just back from STS
    Aftermarket back but i do have the original
    Mk11 exotic, second one of these i've had and won't make the mistake of moving this one on
    MK111 - a lump of a watch that destroys door frames
    Broad arrow with wonderful blue hands

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    The problem with a thread like this is that I now realise that even when I do get my first speedy I will want at least one or two more!

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    Since asking above, the watchobsession Omega style deployant clasps have been continuously out of stock (20/18mm size).

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    Can anyone suggest a decent alternative?

    I see lots on eBay for £5 from China, but would rather buy a quality one like the watchobsession one (brushed).

    Keen to try some straps!

    Or maybe I should just go with a traditional pin buckle...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Since asking above, the watchobsession Omega style deployant clasps have been continuously out of stock (20/18mm size).

    LINK

    Can anyone suggest a decent alternative?

    I see lots on eBay for £5 from China, but would rather buy a quality one like the watchobsession one (brushed).

    Keen to try some straps!

    Or maybe I should just go with a traditional pin buckle...
    Have a look at these
    http://m.ebay.com/itm/292030177590?_...d=591021244519

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    In the garden attempting to take photo's on the Wife's iphone, better delete them from her phone gallery before she wonders why theres a load of Wrist Watch pics in her gallery lol, not quite up to Jocke's standard yet!


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    Lovely shot!

    Might try and take a few myself today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Lovely shot!

    Might try and take a few myself today.
    Thanks Ian, yeah gets some taken mate!

    I find that i can take a half decent pic on a phone, but i loose a fair bit of picture quality when i post via tapatalk, i tried photobucket once but failed lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_G View Post
    $55 - ouch!

    Looks like my only choice - thanks for the link!

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    My best efforts with a Galaxy mobile, an Amazon light box and the Moon night light that Mrs V bought me last year......






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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    My best efforts with a Galaxy mobile, an Amazon light box and the Moon night light that Mrs V bought me last year......





    Thats a brilliant prop for the Watch, nice pic

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    Charlie Brown




    Lunar Module LM-2




    Mercury 'Friendship 7' and Gemini IV




    Earth calling moon rocket! Are you receiving me?


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    Marvellous!

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    A couple of new NATO's - Horween leather and distressed leather - I think the latter looks particularly good.




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    GasGasBones has a page of pretty cool items entitled 'Just for Speedies'. There are some nice bespoke objects and despite Carl often being closed for orders, many are available off the shelf. http://www.gasgasbones.com/ggb-goodi...ter-stuff.html



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    Well, just contacted my local AD, they had one in stock. I asked for a healthy discount, and they obliged (given that I'd bought from them in the past).

    I'll pick it up on Monday or Tuesday, and have been looking through this thread for strap ideas! Have a GGB that might work from the off, we'll see.

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    While doing a bit of watch hunting the other day, i came across this Speedy Pro that I hadn't seen before. Ref 3594.50 Speedmaster Broad Arrow which appear to be a reissue of the original Speedy from '57. Some elements I quite like and it was minty with B&P. I walked away from it for now as I already have 2 Speedies on the go and because I didn't really know anything about them.



    So what can the collective tell me about them? Regular production or LE? Numbers? Values? When were they made? Loved? Loathed? Indifference?

    I'm going back there next week so if I have got my head around it properly it still might tempt me.

    cheers
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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    A marmite Speedy? This was an unnumbered and unlimited production watch between 1998 and 2003. It was officially named by Omega as the "Replica" model as it was identical in dial/hands/ bezel appearances to the 1957 first issue Speedmaster. Standard 42mm case though,as well as crown, pushers and bracelet as per the 1998 era Speedy Pro. Not uber-valuable (at least in Speedy terms) but very very nice. Mint one's are fairly easily available at £2,000. I think at that money they are unbelievable value and a great piece to have.


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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    This landed Tuesday while I was away. Just got back and trying some strap combo's. Not a very common Speedy - this is #169/500. These were LE's for Italian market in 1986 and again in 1988.






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    Never seen one of those.. very nice indeed!

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    I think this is the only Brown dial, so far!

    And I like it, obviously.


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    Speedy on the moon!

    [QUOTE=Mr Curta;4382605]Charlie Brown

    A few years back I visited Cape Canaveral (it was a bit like my Speedmaster going back home).
    Sorry for the poor quality shots, but I had to be quick before the humourless security told me to stop!

    A piece of real moon rock


    And this is my speedmaster ON the moonrock



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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    This landed Tuesday while I was away. Just got back and trying some strap combo's. Not a very common Speedy - this is #169/500. These were LE's for Italian market in 1986 and again in 1988.






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    What a lovely watch! Please leave it on a black strap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    A marmite Speedy? This was an unnumbered and unlimited production watch between 1998 and 2003. It was officially named by Omega as the "Replica" model as it was identical in dial/hands/ bezel appearances to the 1957 first issue Speedmaster. Standard 42mm case though,as well as crown, pushers and bracelet as per the 1998 era Speedy Pro. Not uber-valuable (at least in Speedy terms) but very very nice. Mint one's are fairly easily available at £2,000. I think at that money they are unbelievable value and a great piece to have.


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    Thanks Tom. Great info. I really like it, especially the hands and applied logo. I'm still on the fence about though as it's another black dial Speedy Pro and that one with the white dial and blued hands and markers might add a bit more interest if I can find one. We'll see...

    Thanks again.

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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    What a lovely watch! Please leave it on a black strap.
    Thanks! Done:






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    Last edited by tom waring; 15th June 2017 at 07:30.

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    I ordered a Kizzi replica NASA Velcro strap yesterday



    He emailed me today to say that it was in the post!

    I'm hoping it will land tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    I ordered a Kizzi replica NASA Velcro strap yesterday
    Outstanding - do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Outstanding - do you have a link?
    Here you are:

    https://www.seb12100030.com/collections

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    I reckon the Kizzi is about the best NASA style strap, super comfortable. It's the one in the Smithsonian shots I posted earlier.

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    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.


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    I cant believe no Snoopies are on this thread (apologies if i missed it) so I thought id post a pic of one of mine a friend is looking after (i am sure its just a matter of time before he hands it over, im thinking 40th birthday present) :)

    My favourite Speedy looking very at home on my wrist owned by ml.williams


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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Fantastic - have never seen this website before. Would you recommend the "vintage" Apollo one, or the "modern" one?

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    Ive ordered the vintage Apollo one!

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    Awesome - I've just ordered the modern one (typewriter / US Army green) - we shall compare later upon arrival!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Divided opinions on precious metal tool/sports watches - but for those that like some bling to their Speedy:




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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Divided opinions on precious metal tool/sports watches - but for those that like some bling to their Speedy:]
    I like them Tom, the contrast between the yellow gold and the black dial is stunning. I would wear that no problem.

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    I totally agree, that is very tidy indeed.

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    Tom I am in growing awe of your Speedmaster collection - how about a group shot? What else are you holding back from us?

    I absolutely love that /gold Speedmaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Divided opinions on precious metal tool/sports watches - but for those that like some bling to their Speedy:




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    Tom - this is lovely. What is the model/strap combo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Divided opinions on precious metal tool/sports watches - but for those that like some bling to their Speedy:




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    I want to buy that!!


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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by lawler View Post
    Tom - this is lovely. What is the model/strap combo?

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    Thanks! It is: 3695.50 They were made as 'standard production' Speedy Pro's with a production window between 1999-2012.

    Mine is a NOS I found held by a collector. Wanted one for ages. The solid gold Speedy Pro's all tend to be LE/anniversary models so this is the unadorned 'basic' Speedy Pro Moonwatch with standard moon watch caseback is nice, IMHO. It comes with a black croc strap that tapers to a 16mm 18k deployant clasp - slightly more vintage vibe than the 18mm deployant clasp on the current steel Speedies.



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    The TZUK Speedmaster Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Tom I am in growing awe of your Speedmaster collection - how about a group shot? What else are you holding back from us?

    I absolutely love that /gold Speedmaster.
    Thanks!

    I did a SOTC a few weeks ago, where there's a few better pics:

    http://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.ph...rst-SOTC/page2
    Last edited by tom waring; 17th June 2017 at 17:28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom waring View Post
    Thanks! It is: 3695.50 They were made as 'standard production' Speedy Pro's with a production window between 1999-2012.

    Mine is a NOS I found held by a collector. Wanted one for ages. The solid gold Speedy Pro's all tend to be LE/anniversary models so this is the unadorned 'basic' Speedy Pro Moonwatch with standard moon watch caseback is nice, IMHO. It comes with a black croc strap that tapers to a 16mm 18k deployant clasp - slightly more vintage vibe than the 18mm deployant clasp on the current steel Speedies.



    Lovely. If you ever fancy selling that, please drop me a PM...


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrBox View Post
    Lovely. If you ever fancy selling that, please drop me a PM...
    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!

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    Nice ticker

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