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    Question How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    I got to thinking (always a dangerous thing), whereas the Speedy is seemingly regarded as the keystone of any collection worth its salt and it is almost universally recommended as an acquisition, how often is it found in real life? It seems the better part of WIS frequenting this forum have or have had one, but does that mean it is commonly seen adorning the wrist of a coworker or stranger passing by?
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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    It's not the keystone of my collection, and my collection is indeed worthwhile. I don't want one either.
    Never seen one.
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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    Depends on where you are. I'm currently a student in the Houston Medical Center and see Speedies every week on Surgeons or their residents.

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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    Plenty in Singapore. As are Rolex GMTs, Daytonas, APROs, APROOs and PP Nautili.

    Even see a few RMs around.

    How many of these are real vs fake? Don’t know, but all Speedies are likely real.


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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    Maybe once a fortnight in Sydney.

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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    Never once, ever. But I live in a fairly poor area of the US and really wouldn't expect to. Last week I was traveling in the UK (London, Edinburgh, and York) and didn't see a single one there, either. In Heathrow and Dallas/Fort Worth airports, no Omegas of any kind on the wrists of passengers -- and I always have my watch radar on. I did see a bunch of Rolexes. Yes, I was wearing my Speedmaster during the trip and got nods of approvals from the sales staff at the various watch shops I stopped in just to ogle the merchandise.
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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    Quote Originally Posted by Actium View Post
    ...the Speedy is seemingly regarded as the keystone of any collection worth its salt and it is almost universally recommended as an acquisition, how often is it found in real life? It seems the better part of WIS frequenting this forum have or had one...
    Really? I have no desire for one. I’ve probably seen one in the field but it didn’t make an impression.
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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

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    Really? I have no desire for one. I’ve probably seen one in the field but it didn’t make an impression.
    Just picking up on the thrust of opinion on this forum, it does seem to be the cult favorite. It could be I'm misreading the situation, but then that's one of the things that prompted this post. I am interested in the role of consensus and group consciousness on matters of taste, in particular among enthusiasts versus the population at large.
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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    I rarely see unique pieces mainly Rolex. Actually, I barely see any people wear watches at work or where I play.

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    Re: How Often Do You Encounter Speedies in the Wild?

    I see them about as much as I see Subs. Every three or four weeks (usually when I am travelling since I live in the sticks.)

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