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Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by aikiman44 » Fri May 17, 2019 4:23 am

"We'd better synchronize our watches."

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by Nellipj » Fri May 17, 2019 4:31 am

That looks great :cheers:

The price, not so much.

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Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 4:39 am

Not feeling it at all.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am

The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.

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Post by Henryj » Fri May 17, 2019 5:08 am

I’m still wrapping my head around the idea that I watched the landing 50 years ago.
Gods may note the fall of every sparrow, but they make no effort to catch them.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by pbj204 » Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Exactly. Enough with the space stuff already. We get it. 1st watch worn on the moon.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by bnabod » Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 am

Yeah staring as someone’s a&& coming down a ladder all day ? Not sure about that

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:38 am

I just looked at the underside of that bracelet, and it has a swinging "inner end link-link" like a hollow end link bracelet. If it fits on the old case, I'm going to buy it for my Gemini LE.

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Post by dukerules » Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 am

JP Chestnut wrote:I just looked at the underside of that bracelet, and it has a swinging "inner end link-link" like a hollow end link bracelet. If it fits on the old case, I'm going to buy it for my Gemini LE.
I think that bracelet is going to be in big demand if it fits the standard Speedy case.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:42 am

dukerules wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 am
JP Chestnut wrote:I just looked at the underside of that bracelet, and it has a swinging "inner end link-link" like a hollow end link bracelet. If it fits on the old case, I'm going to buy it for my Gemini LE.
I think that bracelet is going to be in big demand if it fits the standard Speedy case.
I still don't like the wide flat middle link design that Omega seems to be going to, but the regular end links just protrude too far for me.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JBZ » Fri May 17, 2019 5:47 am

pbj204 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Exactly. Enough with the space stuff already. We get it. 1st watch worn on the moon.
While Omega does lean heavily on the Speedy Pro and it's space connection, it would be impossible that they wouldn't release a special Speedy for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

I like the watch. They obviously put a lot of thought into it. The only thing I really don't like is the bracelet.
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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by Steve O. » Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Agree. I've never cared for any of the special edition Speedies with pictures in the sub-dials.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JBZ » Fri May 17, 2019 5:49 am

dukerules wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 am
JP Chestnut wrote:I just looked at the underside of that bracelet, and it has a swinging "inner end link-link" like a hollow end link bracelet. If it fits on the old case, I'm going to buy it for my Gemini LE.
I think that bracelet is going to be in big demand if it fits the standard Speedy case.
Funny - it's the one thing I don't like about the watch. The links look too flat and too squished together. And I don't like the polished side links/brushed center links combo.

And what Jacob said about the too-wide center links. I have the same problem with a lot of the Tudor bracelets.
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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:51 am

Steve O. wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:48 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Agree. I've never cared for any of the special edition Speedies with pictures in the sub-dials.
Agreed. I'm fine with the 10,000 LEs, but the good ones (just IMO) keep that stuff to the back with a distinctive stand alone dial design.

Here's a link to Omega's other watches:
https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/stor ... eview-2019

Highlights include a two register chronograph SMP and a new orange ceramic (that doesn't look bad) PO. They also seem to have ripped off the PP world timer to produce a really nice looking WT of their own.

All in all, Omega ate Rolex's lunch this year.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 5:52 am

JBZ wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:49 am
dukerules wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 am
JP Chestnut wrote:I just looked at the underside of that bracelet, and it has a swinging "inner end link-link" like a hollow end link bracelet. If it fits on the old case, I'm going to buy it for my Gemini LE.
I think that bracelet is going to be in big demand if it fits the standard Speedy case.
And what Jacob said about the too-wide center links. I have the same problem with a lot of the Tudor bracelets.
I agree. I used to think the too-wide look was due to a 21mm spacing, but I think it's a design choice. I don't like it at all.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by hoppyjr » Fri May 17, 2019 6:04 am

logan2z wrote:Not feeling it at all.
Agreed.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by sierra11b » Fri May 17, 2019 6:10 am

pbj204 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Exactly. Enough with the space stuff already. We get it. 1st watch worn on the moon.
I Disagree.

I like the space stuff and dislike the cheezy cartoon stuff.

I’ll admit the LEs have gotten way out of hand.

As a big space fan I think they could have done better that put Aldrin’s ass on the subdial. Hard pass on this one. :hand:
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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by dukerules » Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 am

sierra11b wrote:
pbj204 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Exactly. Enough with the space stuff already. We get it. 1st watch worn on the moon.
Disagree.

I like the space stuff and dislike the cheezy cartoon stuff.

I’ll admit the LEs have gotten way out of hand.

As a big space fan I think they could have done better that put Neil Armstrong’s ass on the sundial.
It's Buzz Aldrin's backside, I believe.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by sierra11b » Fri May 17, 2019 6:19 am

dukerules wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 am
sierra11b wrote:
pbj204 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Exactly. Enough with the space stuff already. We get it. 1st watch worn on the moon.
Disagree.

I like the space stuff and dislike the cheezy cartoon stuff.

I’ll admit the LEs have gotten way out of hand.

As a big space fan I think they could have done better that put Neil Armstrong’s ass on the sundial.
It's Buzz Aldrin's backside, I believe.
Yeah I edited after reading that, but who cares really. It’s hideous

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JP Chestnut » Fri May 17, 2019 6:26 am

The new snoopy is the worst modern Speedmaster IMO, yet people love it and it sells for $20,000. I'm clearly out of step.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by TSD » Fri May 17, 2019 6:26 am

Meh. I like the caseback, though.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by JBZ » Fri May 17, 2019 6:28 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:26 am
The new snoopy is the worst modern Speedmaster IMO, yet people love it and it sells for $20,000. I'm clearly out of step.
I think collectors are just buying it to have it given where the values have gone.
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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by 1954Selmer » Fri May 17, 2019 7:09 am

A $9k dollar Speedmaster reminds me of something a very wise woman said. "Dont act like a guitarists, because 90 minutes of look what I can do is just too damn much"...

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by logan2z » Fri May 17, 2019 7:10 am

sierra11b wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:19 am
dukerules wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 6:17 am
sierra11b wrote:
pbj204 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:48 am
The subdial picture sucks, but I’m sure some will like it.
Exactly. Enough with the space stuff already. We get it. 1st watch worn on the moon.
Disagree.

I like the space stuff and dislike the cheezy cartoon stuff.

I’ll admit the LEs have gotten way out of hand.

As a big space fan I think they could have done better that put Neil Armstrong’s ass on the sundial.
It's Buzz Aldrin's backside, I believe.
Yeah I edited after reading that, but who cares really. It’s hideous
They're both famous ass-tronauts.

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Re: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedy

Post by matt.wu » Fri May 17, 2019 7:17 am

Meh. I wouldn't choose it over a standard Speedy, and I don't even care for that watch.
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