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Speedmaster Reduced

Post by deepcdvr » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:33 pm

Thoughts?

Love the speedy pro (I’ve had 3 or 4) and seriously jonesing for another, but since they used to cost 2300 bucks not that long ago and have now exponentially increased in price, I’m thinking of picking up a reduced version.

I have a 7” wrists so the size seems fine, but does anyone here either own one or have experience good or bad with that model?

I’ve watched a dozen videos on the reduced and opinions are all over the map ;)

Thanks in advance! :cheers:
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Post by matt.wu » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:49 pm

Wears very differently than the 42mm Speedy Pro, so I'd try before buying.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:56 pm

The dial layout looks off to my eye. I'd save for the real deal.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:33 pm

That movement is a mofo to get serviced. And if I recall it can cost around 700-850, you have replace the Chrono module in it. Since the module is not serviceable

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Post by Seppia » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:27 pm

I have one and personally love it.
As Jacob mentions, the dial proportions are slightly different VS the pro (the subdials extend further towards the edge of the dial) because of the smaller size.
I’m used to it and personally find the PRO dial weird, so I guess it depends.
I had it serviced once by omega NYC and the cost was $600

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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:32 am

Hmm lots to think about... I had heard about the service drama

I actually like the dial

I would want the latest version without the Arabic numbers - after a quick search, that model is rare on the sales forums and costs just a few hundred less than the pro
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Post by JBZ » Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:35 am

They've gotten quite a bit more expensive since I bought one a few years ago. It's a fine watch in its own right but, from personal experience, it won't scratch the Speedy Pro itch. The bracelet that came on mine was a hair puller, too.
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:58 am

I can't wait to get one in though for service. I bet the module might be easy to service. Maybe the manufacturer can get the module at such a low cost it isn't feasible for them to service? Which might be the case.

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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:59 am

Seppia wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:27 pm
I had it serviced once by omega NYC and the cost was $600
Real world facts right there. 600 is a great price.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:19 am

Costs of everything watch related has increased in the last few years. When was it $600? That’s important info.

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Post by Seppia » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:40 am

I should have added: it was 2015

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Post by mattjmcd » Wed May 15, 2019 8:51 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Thoughts?

Love the speedy pro (I’ve had 3 or 4) and seriously jonesing for another, but since they used to cost 2300 bucks not that long ago and have now exponentially increased in price, I’m thinking of picking up a reduced version.

I have a 7” wrists so the size seems fine, but does anyone here either own one or have experience good or bad with that model?

I’ve watched a dozen videos on the reduced and opinions are all over the map ;)

Thanks in advance! :cheers:
Lots of interesting dial option with the "reduced"/auto format.

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Post by hoppyjr » Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 pm

I had one briefly and didn’t like it at all. Felt odd on my wrist and I didn’t care for the rotor noise.

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Post by Seppia » Thu May 16, 2019 3:07 am

With your wrist size, I’m not surprised a 38mm crono looked odd :)

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Re: Speedmaster Reduced

Post by Joeprez » Thu May 16, 2019 3:25 am

JP Chestnut wrote:The dial layout looks off to my eye. I'd save for the real deal.
I usually favor smaller watches, but I agree with JP. Dial proportions look odd on the reduced.

Subdials are pushed too far to the left and right, so you end up with unused space in the middle of the dial, around the base of the hands. Plus I dont like the minutes track.

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Re: Speedmaster Reduced

Post by KidKeith » Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 am

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:33 pm
That movement is a mofo to get serviced. And if I recall it can cost around 700-850, you have replace the Chrono module in it. Since the module is not serviceable
Just sent my Speedy Pro for service at Nesbit. $850 and that was about half what Omega quoted so I'm happy with the price. It's a 1992 watch and I believe this is the first or second service so keep that in mind for budget. Great watch though. I wear it for dressier occasions far more than my SD4K.
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