Heirloom watch, with a twist
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    Heirloom watch, with a twist

    So we all know, and some of us have been on the receiving end of, the idea of passing down of a watch from father to son. I really like the concept and I'll be handing my Speedy Pro to my son after I get a good 20 or so years of wear out of it

    My twist is that I have two sons, but at the moment the Speedy is the only watch I would consider handing down. My CW C60 GMT is a very nice watch and I trust will last 20+ years, but if I handed that down to my other son it would be analogous to giving one a used Porsche Boxster, and the other a used Mazda MX-5. Both great cars in their own right, but not really in the same league.

    So....... what to save my pennies for then? I paid about 2.5K for the Speedy used, and a used watch in that price range is the only way I'll be able to afford to do this.

    This second heirloom watch should then be:
    • mechanical / automatic
    • toolish or diver style, NOT dressy
    • 40mm +
    • from a brand with some history


    Obviously I've been thinking of an SMP or PO to keep it in the Omega family, but what else do the WIS recommend?
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    Re: Heirloom watch, with a twist

    I think a PO (probably w/ the 2500 movement to keep the cost similar) or possibly a Tudor BB (in the more versatile dark blue/black) would be at the top of my list. You may have to do some hunting to find both of those closer to $2500 though...
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    Re: Heirloom watch, with a twist

    Also look at Tudor Sub, but will $3k up.

    Or buy another Speedy, 3572/3573 or one of the many other variants?
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    Can't go wrong with the Black Bay.



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    Re: Heirloom watch, with a twist

    I'd stick with the 2500 PO. Why wouldn't you???

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    An instant classic.
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    Re: Heirloom watch, with a twist

    Quote Originally Posted by vince.cb View Post
    An instant classic.
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    Love the look of the navitimer, but don't know if I could find one in my price range.
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    Re: Heirloom watch, with a twist

    It would take some hunting and it would most likely be a pre owned model

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    Re: Heirloom watch, with a twist

    Quote Originally Posted by brwaldm View Post
    I think a PO (probably w/ the 2500 movement to keep the cost similar) or possibly a Tudor BB (in the more versatile dark blue/black) would be at the top of my list. You may have to do some hunting to find both of those closer to $2500 though...
    Yeah the PO and BB seem to be favoured so far. Haven't looked too much at the BB, might have to remedy that.
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