Momentum Supernova, Titan II (GONE--gifted to a friend's son), Aquamatic II (Blue Dial)
OMEGA 1957 Trilogy Railmaster Co-Axial Master Chronometer (ref 184.108.40.206.01.002), Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch (ref 310.30.42.30.01.005), Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial Chronometer (ref 220.127.116.11.01.001)
Seiko SKX007 (GONE--gifted to my uncle)
Steinhart Marine Chronometer II Roman (Unitas 6498), Nav. B-Chrono II DLC (ETA Valjoux 7750)(SOLD), Nav. B-Uhr II (Unitas 6497)(SOLD), Ocean One Vintage (ETA 2824-2) (SOLD), Ocean One Vintage Red (ETA 2824-2) (SOLD)
I've owned them both and the only person that will know they are different watches is you. The reduced will more than likely need to be serviced if you plan to keep the watch more than a few moons and they will charge you to replace the modules and service the eta movement. Just be aware that a normal $200-300 service from you local watchmaker will cost closer to $400-600. I have a 6.75" wrist and the reduced is the better watch for me but it does have some downsides.
The speedy-purist on the internet will tell you that it's not a real speedmaster, who cares tell them their watch isn't a real moon watch unless they are rocking the 321 movement and watch them become elite keyboard warriors:P.
All that said if you want the reduced to look like you have a pro dont get it. If you want it for an automatic chrono that fits your wrists well and looks both classic and sporty fire away.
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“Time is an illusion.”
― Albert Einstein
I have had both (started with the 39mm) and it was a great fit. However, I wanted to get the so called "staple" of the icon so I moved up to the Pro. Having owned both, I can say that in terms of being a watch - it's both equally fantastic. It's just a matter of preference and taste. Definitely try it on the wrist.
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Ω 2535.80 / 2504.52 / 168.022 / 18.104.22.168.04.001
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This is a great question! Time to open the book, with a forum search.
A search will provide: history, size comparisons, movement comparisons, resale, and on and on.
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Speedy Pro Hesalite
I really appreciate everyone’s input. Being kind of new to all of this, I just don’t want to make a decision I will regret down the road. I will sit on this for a while and see if I can’t try these pieces on somewhere to get a better feel for them.
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