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    Hi Everyone,

    Need some fresh opinions, I figured the Public Forum would be a good place.

    For a couple of months I've been trying to get a racing themed watch and I've decided to get my first Omega. My first purchase didn't turn out as I hoped and last week I've returned the watch for a full refund. Long story short, I think my next purchase will be at my local AD, and I've narrowed down to the following two choices since they have both of them new.

    Please disregard the bracelet and the rubber strap for the moment, since I'll most likely be getting a few more straps in the future.

    I like both for various reasons, and I'm having a hard time convincing myself to get one over the other. So any opinions and reasons will be greatly appreciated.

    1. Speedmaster Legend Schumacher 3507.51.00

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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    I prefer the "exotic" dialed Schumacher. It also doesn't hurt that Michael was one of my top three favorite F1 drivers. BTW I assume you know he cameout of his coma last week.
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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    i have this one from 2002 because it came cheap off a friend who needed a new recon engine more than his watch !! i'm not really a fan of LE's and i don't wear it very much compared to my other watches . You should know that the Schumachers tend not to retain value and have a somewhat specialised clientele - if you are fine with that and a schuee devotee fine also Name:  _GJP0127 copy.jpg
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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by ilitig8 View Post
    I prefer the "exotic" dialed Schumacher. It also doesn't hurt that Michael was one of my top three favorite F1 drivers. BTW I assume you know he cameout of his coma last week.
    Really? I thought he was still in it. Hope he fully recovers. I like the racing omega more. But they are both nice.
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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by RubyC4 View Post
    Really? I thought he was still in it. Hope he fully recovers. I like the racing omega more. But they are both nice.
    Reported on the 16th that he had left the hospital and out of the coma.

    Regarding the Shumy Speedys, you do have a smaller market for them since there are a significant number of people that would not wear something with his name on it, just as I wouldn't wear a LE watch with Senna, Hill, Hunt, Montoya or Hamilton (Lewis not the company) ties.

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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by ilitig8 View Post
    I prefer the "exotic" dialed Schumacher. It also doesn't hurt that Michael was one of my top three favorite F1 drivers. BTW I assume you know he cameout of his coma last week.
    Schumi is actually my favorite F1 driver, I've been a big fan of his since the beginning of his Benetton days. I still remember back in the days I used to draw those Benetton logos and stripes all over my school books.

    Yeah, I'm glad he had finally come out of the coma. I know there is still a long fight ahead of him, but I wish him the best and hopefully he'll have a good recovery.



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    Racing is a little more sporty and "fun" than the other, both are good but just believe the racing has the new movement and the other doesn't , correct me if I'm wrong

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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
    i have this one from 2002 because it came cheap off a friend who needed a new recon engine more than his watch !! i'm not really a fan of LE's and i don't wear it very much compared to my other watches . You should know that the Schumachers tend not to retain value and have a somewhat specialised clientele - if you are fine with that and a schuee devotee fine also wears smaller than it looks imo
    I like the dial of your LE.

    I don't think you're wrong about wearing smaller than it looks. Your LE is 39mm, and the Racing is similar at 40mm. I find it's because of the slanted bezel. This is pretty much the only thing I don't really like about the Racing. I wonder if a flat bezel from another 40mm Speedy will fit on the Racing.

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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by ilitig8 View Post
    Reported on the 16th that he had left the hospital and out of the coma.

    Regarding the Shumy Speedys, you do have a smaller market for them since there are a significant number of people that would not wear something with his name on it, just as I wouldn't wear a LE watch with Senna, Hill, Hunt, Montoya or Hamilton (Lewis not the company) ties.
    You have a good point about the market, but I noticed the Racing doesn't have a very big market as well.

    I'd wear a LE Senna, but not the others that you named.

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    Re: Need some fresh opinions, Speedmaster Schumacher vs. Racing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rag View Post
    Racing is a little more sporty and "fun" than the other, both are good but just believe the racing has the new movement and the other doesn't , correct me if I'm wrong

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    Yeah, the Racing has the newer 3330 Co-Axial movement with a 4 year warranty, while the Schumacher has the 3301 movement with a 2 year warranty. The 3330 is based on the Valjoux 7753, and the 3301 is based on the Piguet 1285. I'm okay with either of the movements, both have their goods and bads.

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