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    Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    I have my eyes set on getting my first $3k+ luxury watch. I've been going back and worth on the Omega Speedmaster Pro or a Tudor Black Bay (Blue or Black?!?!) with the new in-house movement.

    Current watch collection includes:

    Sinn 556a
    Sinn 356 acrylic
    Hamilton Navy Pioneer
    Seiko Sarb033

    With my current collection, which would you add?

    I believe I will end up getting both eventually, but the other will have to be a year or 2 down the road

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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    When in doubt, always speedy
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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    It's up to you really as their both great watches. Personally I'm not a fan of either.

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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    Speedmaster. The Black Bay is a nice looking watch but for me it isn't even close to a Speedmaster. The traditional diving model always looks a little cheap to me. Something about the bezel makes me think plastic.


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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    I own a BB (Black) old one and my next watch is most likely to be an Omega Speedmaster Mark II reissue.

    I wish I'd got the Speedy first, so I say Speedy. If you still want the BB after that, I reckon it's a keeper. Having said that, I love the BB myself and am glad I own one.
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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    Speedy

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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    I'm tempted to say Speedy with the crowd here. Fantastic watch, absolutely love mine.
    But you have that 356 in your box and it's reasonably close to a Speedy Pro, functionally and visually.
    What you don't have in that box is a diver and I believe every collection of 3 or more watches needs a diver. Well, almost all. They are just such a great casual watch - legible, good WR, the bezels are pretty handy, and so on. And you could use a spot of color in there as well! So I'd pick up a blue Black Bay (Why didn't they call it a Blue Bay?) or even a red Black Bay (not gonna say it).

    One scenario I thought of was the possibility that if you had the speedy the 356 would see significantly less wrist time. It would almost become superfluous, expendable, 'on the block' material. Would certainly fund a nice part of that BB, allowing you to beat that 2 year time frame by quite a bit.

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    Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    You have a nice Sinn chrono already (with an acrylic crystal) but no dive watch. Get the Black Bay no brainer. If you decide to get the Speedy del the Sinn first
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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    Speedy, without a doubt.
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    Re: Torn between first luxury watch purchase - Speedy or Black Bay??

    I'd pick the Tudor so fast it would make your head spin. And, in fact, I did!

    I see no point in getting a Speedmaster when you already have a very similar chronograph with superior specs anyway. If you must have one, get a vintage one or one of the variations on a theme?

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