A brand new watch that I would actually buy and wear

  1. MRC

    MRC Dec 11, 2017

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    Edited Dec 11, 2017
  2. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 11, 2017

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    It's a good spec for the money, but something about it doesn't quite sit right for me. Can't really put my finger on it, though.

    Talking of panda dial hesalite crystal watches, I saw one of these in a shop window on my walk home this evening and it stopped me in my tracks. Took quite a bit of effort to start walking again. (Not my photo)
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  3. MRC

    MRC Dec 11, 2017

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    Perhaps the whitespace between the tachy track and the bezel? I like the trace of colour on the seconds hand though. Not much there, just enough. Campaign is at 68% funding after 12 hours -- this bird is going to fly. Stand-by for my first pics on the wrist next May.


    At the price of a new roof for my house I wouldn't have broken step ....


    ..... OK, I would have drooled for a while too. Never mind, next week is my Speedy's turn on the wrist and it's mine, all mine :thumbsup:
     
  4. Gambba

    Gambba Dec 11, 2017

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    That’s what puts it off in my eyes and is a bit of a shame.

    On the Speedmaster front I NEED to add one to my collection at some point, as the icon is a must for any collection I believe.....should have probably bought one instead of another Heuer last night!!
     
  5. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 11, 2017

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    I just don't understand this obsession with the Speedmaster. It is an incredibly tedious design, IMO. Omega have flogged the moonwatch thing to death, in the same way the English hang on to the 1966 World Cup win. Time to let it go and move on! They have also issued endless so-called special editions, some of which are horrendous.
     
  6. elbeik

    elbeik Dec 12, 2017

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    I pulled the trigger on a Baltic watch. They recently launched on kickstarter and their chronograph is really, really nice.
     
  7. imagwai

    imagwai Dec 12, 2017

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    If I was going for a microbrand chrono right now, I'd get this one (Eddy Tse's 38mm ED63 for $230)
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  8. Gambba

    Gambba Dec 12, 2017

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    I’m talking vintage rather than a recent/new one. I agree it is a shame they’ve felt the need to constantly make variations, but the original style/design is iconic in my eyes.

    On the World Cup......we’ve got to grip on to something considering we invented it yet can’t beat anyone at it :p
     
  9. MRC

    MRC Dec 12, 2017

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    I have just one, not a modern one, but to me the constant re-invention looks like comparing Heuer of Jack's time with Heuer Techniques d'Avantgard. Different make.

    Can't we? Oh. Sorry don't follow it.

    I follow something we didn't invent but can beat everyone. Remembering that "Mercedes" F1 cars and their engines are now both designed and built in Northamptonshire. Disclaimer: I was born in that county, so, well, you know <pride>.
     
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  10. MRC

    MRC Dec 13, 2017

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    I thought that way too. I am a Carrera fan and owner for close to 48 years so I thought the Speedy too big, too complicated. Until I tried one on.

    Mine is the runt of the litter, not highly regarded by the fashion judges, but it does its job as well as a Jack Heuer Carrera IMO. What looks like too much complication on the dial just disappears on the wrist. P10006602.JPG

    You don't know until you try one on. I don't care if this is not fashionable or expensive, I like it!
     
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  11. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Dec 13, 2017

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    Those last 3 words are the most important and only thing that matter when buying a watch. Everybody else's opinions, thoughts, blogs, etc are meaningless compared to whether you actually like the piece or not. It never ceases to amaze me how many people on forums seem to miss this point.

    It would seem then that I do just not like the Speedmaster, which is fair enough.
     
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  12. MRC

    MRC Dec 13, 2017

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    D'accord!
     
  13. Gambba

    Gambba Dec 13, 2017

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    Whenever I see a Speedmaster just like @MRC ‘s it makes me smile. I personally have always loved the design, and for me it’s like any garage fleet you should have one Aston Martin in it (modern included). The Speedy is just that for me, maybe because it has such recognition and like a Submariner a bit of an icon for me....plus they are great value.
     
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    dtf Dec 15, 2017

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    In use on Ross Traders rally?
     
  16. MRC

    MRC Dec 15, 2017

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    Hereford Evening News Rally 1973. Although the Speedy is from about 1993 and I was wearing my Carrera that night.
     
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