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    Poor mans Daytona bimetal......and a lot harder to find!

    Bought this one from overseas approx. 13 years ago, a rare bimetal Speedmaster automatic with a Valjoux 7750-based movement. At around 38.5mm it's the same size as the Speedy Reduced but a little thicker with a sapphire crystal.

    Much as I like it, it doesn`t get a lot of wear, but I don`t plan to sell it. Could also do with a service, it's on the 'to do' list!

    Like most bimetals, it'll divide opinions, always reminds me of the bimetal Daytona. Bracelet's nothing like....but neither was the price!



    Paul

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    As a 7750 movement owner I love a good wobbler and the bimetal looks great to me. Iím definitely coming round to it as a look.


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    I like that, currently sporting a Bremont with a 7750, the wobble is certainly different.

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    I had the same watch in a different colour scheme (3513.33) and loved it. I always thought the rotor was quite noisy compared to other automatics Iíve had.


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    Like that quite a lot, though to be fair the TT has now truly 'bitten' me.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Poor mans Daytona bimetal......and a lot harder to find!

    I prefer these as Daytona alternatives. (This one is for sale btw)
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    Having tried this on, it wears lovely.
    Must be something wrong with me, I keep saying this about the dreaded two tone nowadays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulpsz008 View Post
    Having tried this on, it wears lovely.
    Must be something wrong with me, I keep saying this about the dreaded two tone nowadays.
    It's my attempts to brainwash you, Guy!

    All my watches wear lovely, you should know that by now

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundwave View Post
    I prefer these as Daytona alternatives. (This one is for sale btw)
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    Ye. Doubt I could afford it right now so best I don't ask


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