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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Quote Originally Posted by colonelpurple View Post
    You will be surprised how long I can keep them on for before they fall off ;)
    I think I lasted almost 2 weeks one time...
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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken G View Post
    You gotta love that not-wanting-to-take-the plastic-off-the-clasp feeling!

    [I'm guessing the barcode sticker & plastic still being on the caseback is why we haven't seen a shot of that, Aliosa_007! ]
    Haha, right on!

    On the flip side, I was once having dinner with a couple of colleagues from work. Both guys are into watches. One of them was wearing a new SMPc chrono he had bought a week before. Naturally I asked to see it (a beautiful piece btw). He was kind enough to take it off and let me handle it. When flipping the watch over to see the caseback I noticed the plastic was still on the caseback. A bit of an awkward moment: do I say anything? Anyway, I tell him that I can see he must really love the watch since he kept the plastic on the back. Turns our he hadn't noticed it was there ... for a whole week... despite the blue flapping bit, lol.

    I realized then that not everyone who buys a luxury watch will obsess and inspect every nook and cranny.

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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Quote Originally Posted by Aliosa_007 View Post
    Haha, right on!

    On the flip side, I was once having dinner with a couple of colleagues from work. Both guys are into watches. One of them was wearing a new SMPc chrono he had bought a week before. Naturally I asked to see it (a beautiful piece btw). He was kind enough to take it off and let me handle it. When flipping the watch over to see the caseback I noticed the plastic was still on the caseback. A bit of an awkward moment: do I say anything? Anyway, I tell him that I can see he must really love the watch since he kept the plastic on the back. Turns our he hadn't noticed it was there ... for a whole week... despite the blue flapping bit, lol.

    I realized then that not everyone who buys a luxury watch will obsess and inspect every nook and cranny.
    Actually the case back plastic cover is different from the others. They tend to fall off and anyway become scrappy over time so you want to take them off, i.e. its actually not nice to keep them on.
    However the cover on the back, if smooth and flat, can stay on for ages and is quite comfortable, affording extra scratch resistance.

    There is an element of personal taste here, but I like keeping the case back protector on for as long as it stays ...
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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Not much to add other than "great watch - enjoy". But then, I'm biased:

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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Quote Originally Posted by MHe225 View Post
    Not much to add other than "great watch - enjoy". But then, I'm biased:
    how do you keep your looking so great ?
    all my watches end up with some scratches
    perhaps I should take it off when doing anything except sitting, walking or eating ;)

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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Excellent review.

    Looks great, congrats!
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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Death to Ming!

    Thanks for a great review


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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    This is the speedy I would trade mine to get


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    IWC Pilot Le Petite Prince 377714
    Tissot PRC200
    Omega AT 8500 Master Co-Axial 41.5 mm
    Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 42 mm
    Breitling Superocean Heritage 42 mm
    Tag Heuer Calibre 1887 43 mm
    Rolex GMT Master II BLNR 40 mm
    Panerai Luminor GMT PAM01088 - 44mm

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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Absolutely beautiful watch.
    On of my favourites.
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    Re: A watch amateur meets Flash Gordon, aka the Speedmaster Mark II

    Brilliant watch and review - thanks for posting. I might have a go with a review eventually - yours is well done and inspiring

    mine says hi:

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