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    Omega Speedmaster Pro Eye Candy

    So a lot lot of talk about Speedy these past few weeks on TZUK and I thought why not share a couple of my favorite watch shots of my favorite watch. Now I've had a few watches over the years, but this one has a very special sentimental meaning to me. I've had cheaper watches, more expensive watches, more special ones but the Speedy Pro will always be my favorite and remind me of the good times (this is the sentimental part). And it's the only watch I have that I don't really care what the value will be in the next years, as long as I have a roof on top of my head and my health, this one stays put. People call it the ultimate classic, and they are right. For more than 50 years the design hasn't changed one bit and it's one of those strap whores that goes well with everything. Well enough about it, here are some shots/wristshots, hope you like them

































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    Fantastic shots! Iíve had 2 and sold them and always regret it.

    Like you said, itís an absolute strap whore!!

    I will have another thatís for sure!


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    Great photos! I've tried a few different straps on mine but I prefer the feel of the bracelet.

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    Stunningly, stunning photos.

    I said on another thread that I really should consider getting a Pro at some point. These shots may mean that day comes sooner than planned!

    Thanks for sharing them.


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    As always, magazine quality images. Gotta love a Speedy!

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    Amazing shots, thanks for sharing!
    Is this the most versatile watch ever?


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    Great photos. Annoying, because I've just convinced myself the next one in will be a Black Bay, then you post those absolute beauties. Enjoyed the use of "strap whore" as well.

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    Fantastic Nono, you are extremely talented and your photography style is innovative. Do you work in the arts or is this just a passion, because Omega needs to hire you!

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    If any photos could try and make you hold onto a watch......


    These are those.....


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    Fantastic shots as always! Thanks for sharing.

    I always think tan straps work really well on a speedy but that green strap combo works too - any more details on the strap?

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    Amazing photos. I have tried nato straps (plain ones) but always end up coming back to the bracelet.

    Get some ideas for natos to try.



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    Great shots, the Speedy Pro is the most versatile watch for straps ever.
    I particularly like the green NATO with the yellow stripe.
    Cheers..
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    Amazing photos, thanks for sharing.

    I am only recently building up my watch collection but my first expensive watch was also a speedy pro and it was a present from my wife (well I chose it but she knew I was after a watch for years) on becoming a father. So plenty of sentimental value for me as well!

    I have never tried changing the straps as I am too petrified of doing something to it. Is it easy?

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    Stunning photos and selection of straps. One addition I would nominate is the Forstner mesh band, which looks killer on the Speedy Pro!

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    Fantastic shots, reminds me I need to go out and buy more straps

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    Great pictures as normal! These photos make me pine for my Speedie back. Yet when I had it I admired it yet rarely wore it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeez Nuuutz View Post
    Fantastic shots! Iíve had 2 and sold them and always regret it.

    Like you said, itís an absolute strap whore!!

    I will have another thatís for sure!


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    You know what they say, third time's a charm

    Quote Originally Posted by NCC66 View Post

    I think every one who's in to watches should at least try the Speedy once. :)


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    Can't agree more!

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    As always, magazine quality images. Gotta love a Speedy!
    Thank you my man!

    Quote Originally Posted by PawG View Post
    Amazing shots, thanks for sharing!
    Is this the most versatile watch ever?


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    Thank you. Most versatile ? I think it lacks some features for this, but one of the bunch, it really is.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    Great photos. Annoying, because I've just convinced myself the next one in will be a Black Bay, then you post those absolute beauties. Enjoyed the use of "strap whore" as well.
    Haha, tnx man!

    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Fantastic Nono, you are extremely talented and your photography style is innovative. Do you work in the arts or is this just a passion, because Omega needs to hire you!
    Thank you Mondie. And no, I'm not a photographer, just a hobby to keep my mind occupied :) . And thx for the Omega tip, I'll keep that in mind

    Quote Originally Posted by P9CLY View Post
    If any photos could try and make you hold onto a watch......


    These are those.....
    Thank you!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke View Post
    Fantastic shots as always! Thanks for sharing.

    I always think tan straps work really well on a speedy but that green strap combo works too - any more details on the strap?
    Sure, it's the green NATO from cheapestnatostraps, you can find it on their website

    Quote Originally Posted by aaf1982 View Post
    Amazing photos, thanks for sharing.

    I am only recently building up my watch collection but my first expensive watch was also a speedy pro and it was a present from my wife (well I chose it but she knew I was after a watch for years) on becoming a father. So plenty of sentimental value for me as well!

    I have never tried changing the straps as I am too petrified of doing something to it. Is it easy?
    Great way to start the collection. And as for changing the straps, it really is easy. All you need to have is a quality springbar tool like Bergeon 6767-F

    Thank you again Guys for all your comments. Here few older ones, same theme but different angles. Cheers











































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    Wow cracking photos there !

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    These are beautiful shots. Iíd love to know your setup.

    A speedy pro (and a dive watch - no idea what) is next on my hit-list. This is helping!

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    I love this NATO...never seen one like it.


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    Please stop posting great photos of the Speedy. I sold mine a number of years ago (before big price rises and with an additional mitsukoshi dial) because, on bracelet, it was just a touch too large for me. Why didnít I just buy a Nato!!!

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    Really great photos. I haven't ever owned one bit did buy one for my brother for his 40th. I'd love to add one to the collection one day, but probably an older tritium one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS404 View Post
    Great photos! I've tried a few different straps on mine but I prefer the feel of the bracelet.

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    Me too.

    Stunning photos, never parting with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tetley View Post
    Please stop posting great photos of the Speedy. I sold mine a number of years ago (before big price rises and with an additional mitsukoshi dial) because, on bracelet, it was just a touch too large for me. Why didnít I just buy a Nato!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Sammers23 View Post
    Really great photos. I haven't ever owned one bit did buy one for my brother for his 40th. I'd love to add one to the collection one day, but probably an older tritium one.
    Tle longer you Guys waith, the wallet will suffer more

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric356II View Post
    Me too.

    Stunning photos, never parting with mine.
    Thank you mate


    Here's a couple more 'hot sunny days' combos






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    These are absolutely outstanding photos. You really need to get them watermarked and copyright protected Nono.


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    Gorgeous photos; also one of my favourite watches, a classic that never looks dated.

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    Thank you Guys!


    "What can you do in 14 seconds?!" ;)



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    That 'desert tan' nato looks the business!

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    I canít think of another watch that responds so well to a variety of straps, especially NATOís. Itís just such a stunning looker, which doesnít age.
    Not the most waterproof, not incredibly tough, slightly awkward manual wind. But just look at it....consider the history. Itís a stone cold killer.

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    As others have said, absolutely incredible photos! Very impressive!

    Out of curiosity, what's your photography set up? What lenses do you use etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiquidSolid View Post
    That 'desert tan' nato looks the business!
    To be honest, it wasn't my favorite combo in my head, but once I strapped it on, I can't seem to stop wearing it. It's one piece, so paired that with slim Speedy case (for a chrono), it makes a super comfy piece on the wrist.

    Quote Originally Posted by paskinner View Post
    I canít think of another watch that responds so well to a variety of straps, especially NATOís. Itís just such a stunning looker, which doesnít age.
    Not the most waterproof, not incredibly tough, slightly awkward manual wind. But just look at it....consider the history. Itís a stone cold killer.
    Quite true, and partly because it hasn't really changed for over 50 years. Why change something so classic and good? And take any Speedy, be it ck2998, 145.022 or the newest model...they are all cool the same. A Speedy is a Speedy. Yes, there are a million versions, be it vintage or L.E., but you could walk in any GTG with Pateks, Newmans and Oaks on the table with your Speedy strapped to your wrist, and anyone in that room will think "now that's a great watch!".

    Quote Originally Posted by Darklel View Post
    As others have said, absolutely incredible photos! Very impressive!

    Out of curiosity, what's your photography set up? What lenses do you use etc?

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    First of all, thank you.
    Well my setup is very basic, I use Canon 750D with Canon 60mm Macro f/:2,8 lens, but the light is the key. I try to use as much natural light as possible and normally shot in well lit room with white walls to get that lightbox effect. But now and then I have to light up certain areas, so I'll use a halogen 5600k softlight bulb and usually a reflector or two for highlight these dark areas of the case.

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    Just to say @Nono, I really enjoy your threads. Great watches, stunning pictures & you sound like a nice dude. Thanks & keep posting those sweet pics.

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    Stunning pictures, really well done.

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    Very nice pics

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    Excellent images.Is this the sapphire crystal model? Never seen that Omega sign in the centre before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    Just to say @Nono, I really enjoy your threads. Great watches, stunning pictures & you sound like a nice dude. Thanks & keep posting those sweet pics.
    Tnx man. I photograph other watches as well, so the Speedy doesn't see the lens that often, but I'll update this thread as much as I can

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyal View Post
    Stunning pictures, really well done.
    Quote Originally Posted by LPC6 View Post
    Very nice pics
    Tnx Guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    Excellent images.Is this the sapphire crystal model? Never seen that Omega sign in the centre before
    Thank you. The crystal is hesalite actually (plastic), same as original Speedy's from '50. The hesalite is distinguished by that Omega logo from the underside of the crystal, the Sapphire models (the only exception is the new Ed White 321) don't have that and they can be recognized by looking at the edge of the crystal. The Sapphire one has that 'milky' ring surrounding the dial. Check the photo, left is sapphire, right is hesalite


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    Brilliant photos , Iím in the honeymoon phase with my new speedie !

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    What fantastic photos! The speedy seems to transcend time and trends, your photos show that it is somehow both old and new and thatís why those who love them, really love them!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post




    Thank you. The crystal is hesalite actually (plastic), same as original Speedy's from '50. The hesalite is distinguished by that Omega logo from the underside of the crystal, the Sapphire models (the only exception is the new Ed White 321) don't have that and they can be recognized by looking at the edge of the crystal. The Sapphire one has that 'milky' ring surrounding the dial. Check the photo, left is sapphire, right is hesalite

    Thanks for the reply tempted to get the hesalite model now.

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    Dammit! Nono I sold my Speedie and was happy with the decision and your pictures are making me regret it more and more! Excellent photos as always. That desert NATO is a bomb love it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    Dammit! Nono I sold my Speedie and was happy with the decision and your pictures are making me regret it more and more! Excellent photos as always. That desert NATO is a bomb love it!


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    Donít we all have at least one big regret of sell enig a watch that we actually really liked ;)


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    I think my speedmaster is the first watch I've really bonded with. I can't seem to wear anything else

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    Is that a pic from a TZ GTG?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodacre1983 View Post
    Dammit! Nono I sold my Speedie and was happy with the decision and your pictures are making me regret it more and more! Excellent photos as always. That desert NATO is a bomb love it!


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    Thx mate and I agree. It does look quite well on it





    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaOmega View Post


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    No, it was taken at my doctor

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacifichrono View Post
    I love this NATO...never seen one like it.

    I love that NATO, can anyone point me to a website that sells them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markm27 View Post
    I love that NATO, can anyone point me to a website that sells them?

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    I think I got it from CheapestNatoStraps

    OnTopic:

    Chaos before the shot











    Cheers guys!



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    Happy Halloween



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    145.022-71.. You can dress it up with leather, put it on a NASA spec Velcro or sharpen the look with a bracelet..

    Speedmasters really are the king straps!




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    Uh oh... I might be on the lookout for my 3rd attempt... Some of these pics really make me want another!

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    Wow, thanks for taking these photos.

    I'm not very active with this "hobby" anymore but I do still have a Speedy and this just reminds me how awesome it is!

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