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Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 am
by hoppyjr
logan2z wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:22 am
WTF is ultraman?
https://www.fratellowatches.com/speedmaster-ultraman/
Too much to read, but I get that it’s some type of fictional character.

Hard pass. The watch looks fine, but it’s silly.

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:59 am
by 59yukon01
Really like the looks of the watch, but that f_ing nickname I hate. Even as a kid, way back when, I thought that was the all time worse show ever.

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:14 pm
by TSD
BacoNoir wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 am
I like it except that the UV Ultraman logo doesn’t speak to me. My guess is a quick sell out by speculators again.
That UV logo was the first thing that hit me as off here. But as I thought about it in the few seconds I had to make a reservation, it kind of became a non-issue. As Rahul said, there are a lot of nods to the vintage Ultraman which make this hugely interesting to fans of the 145.012 reference (the stepped dial and deep subdials, the applied logo on the dial, which matches on the retro crown, the orange font and sweep seconds hand, and a DON bezel). Even at the stupid mark up, it's definitely easier to enjoy all of that on a fun, modern take of the original, than finding a genuine pre-Moon Speedy.

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:02 pm
by matt.wu
Not for me, but congrats to those who snagged the reservation. I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop on all of these special edition Speedies, but they seem to be doing just fine! :)

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:50 pm
by rockmastermike
now that I can't order one, I want one. #gofigure

used to watch Ultraman with my dad when I was kid a long time ago. #goodtimes

like a lot of us that missed out, I'll be on the lookout if/when someone doesn't like theirs (not the specualtors/flip for profit guys) just the one that sees it and says "meh"

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:11 pm
by ikkoku
is that a dot over 90 bezel????... :)

I like the look...

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:02 pm
by dukerules
TSD wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:14 pm
BacoNoir wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:39 am
I like it except that the UV Ultraman logo doesn’t speak to me. My guess is a quick sell out by speculators again.
That UV logo was the first thing that hit me as off here. But as I thought about it in the few seconds I had to make a reservation, it kind of became a non-issue. As Rahul said, there are a lot of nods to the vintage Ultraman which make this hugely interesting to fans of the 145.012 reference (the stepped dial and deep subdials, the applied logo on the dial, which matches on the retro crown, the orange font and sweep seconds hand, and a DON bezel). Even at the stupid mark up, it's definitely easier to enjoy all of that on a fun, modern take of the original, than finding a genuine pre-Moon Speedy.
Tom nailed it. My thoughts exactly.

Also, I've been toying with the idea of picking up a "racing" Speedmaster of some flavor for a bit. I think this one will nicely scratch that itch (so in my head, I'm actually saving money here, buying only one watch, instead of two :shrug: ).

Re: Speedy Tuesday Ultraman

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:23 am
by kempoman
I didn't know ultraman is BIG outside Asia. Since young I know him and HULK more than any other Avengers. Congrats on the watch though