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    I'm new here

    I've been checking in and out of this forum for a couple of weeks. It has made me realise that there are some utterly fantastic watches in this world. Sadly, the majority of the obsure makes are well beyond my budget.




    I've had this one for many years. It is a Citizen Eco Drive. It's rather battered as it has been on my wrist through thick and thin. It's as hard as nails and has seen many nails as I have worked on our house and garden. It has always "just" worked and been utterly reliable.



    I've always wanted something a little more special. The finances have always put an end to that. The recent credit crunch hasn't helped.

    Partly through this forum and partly through general surfing, I discovered that there are ways to buy pre owned watches without paying through the nose. For a while I considered approaching an internet dealer - eBay being too risky.









    Then, just over a week ago I stumbled across something on TZ which interested me. My wife gave me the green light and this time piece became mine. It may not be everybody's cup of tea but I utterly love it.



    The watch is two years old and has just returned from Omega following a full service and a clean. It looks like it is brand new. I totally love this thing to bits. It's so nice to wear, so understated and so lovely.

    It's a keeper for me.

    The start of a slippery slope......
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    Ian

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    Re: I'm new here

    Welcome! And congrats on the new Speedy...that's a beaut!
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    welcome to WUS and BTW, the speedmaster is exceptional entry into swiss time pieces IMO. you will not find many to "dis" the speedy. upon further inspection i feel that u r 2for2 because that citizen, if based on populatity alone, is another forum favorite; you will find many members who will attest to its attributes as u have described them.
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    Re: I'm new here

    Nothing like diving in the deep end of the pool! The Speedy is a 20th century classic. Congrats!
    It's not having what you want. It's wanting what you've got. Sheryl Crow, "Soak Up The Sun"

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    Re: I'm new here

    Many thanks for the positive replies everyone.

    I'm very satisfied with my purchase - it's in a different world !
    Ian

    Omega Speedmaster Racing ~~~~~ Fast Car ~~~~~ Understanding wife


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    Re: I'm new here

    That is a nice watch

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    Beautiful Speedy but don't let in sit in the box. Wear that baby like it should be!

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    Welcome to the forum. Thats a great watch to start with
    PS. I thought you were in Seiko 5 watches
    Are you watching closely?
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    Welcome aboard

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    Re: I'm new here

    Rest assured ....

    My speedy is worn each and every day - except when I am not "desk racing" and doing heavy manual work.

    Heavy work demands the use of the Eco Drive.

    I don't want to escessively scratch my pride and joy.
    Ian

    Omega Speedmaster Racing ~~~~~ Fast Car ~~~~~ Understanding wife


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