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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    Lots of good points brought up here. I first got into watches over a decade ago, and I was enamored with divers, especially Rolex divers, and Speedmasters were nice, but not really my thing. About 7 years ago, things clicked for me, mainly down to the Space program connection, and I bought what I thought was the perfect modern Speedmaster for me, a 3592.50 (I was also semi-hunting for a 145.012, but never really got serious with that quest, and I regret that greatly now). Well, I really didn't bond with that watch, and moved it on within a couple of years.

    I came to realize that while the Speedmaster is an overall simple design, and while that's one of its greatest strengths, a few details make all the difference for me. I love the applied metal logo, stepped dials, and more than anything, the beveled/stepped subdials, all things the modern Speedmaster Professional no longer has. I also realized that while I like tritium patina in general, I don't love the way most tritium Speedmaster dials and hands age (although I would be more than fine with a 105.012, 145.012, 105.003, etc. on my wrist).

    So for me, the modern Speedmaster Professinal is kind of boring (although still very cool). I crave a little extra in my Speedmasters, and now have three modern Speedmasters which I adore (but none are the standard Speedmaster Professional).
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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    Initially, I wasn't drawn to the Speedmaster. A few years later something clicked and I absolutely love it. In many ways, it's like a vintage watch, and that's not going to be for everyone.
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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    I like the Seamaster collection better than the Speedmaster. I've owned a PO XL chrono, a 44mm 300M chrono, and I currently own a 300M GMT chrono. I've never liked a Speedy enough to buy one, but if I were to purchase one, it would be a Speedy 57 or a Mark II. The Pros, Moons, FOIS, etc. don't do anything at all for me. Just a personal preference.

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    Quote Originally Posted by dukerules View Post
    Lots of good points brought up here.
    Absolutely. I’ve read through them all and appreciate the insight. Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    Is the speedmaster Underwhelming? Definitely not, I think you have to see it in flesh and try it on to appreciate the work of art put into it's production.

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    Once I saw a Speedie Pro it smacked me in the face why it's such a big deal. It's not underwhelming in the least. The design is so simple yet says so much and I believe that is a very hard thing to pull off, stylistically. You can see why Omega made the same watch for 50 years as once they dropped the arrow hands they nailed it and didn't have to change a thing.

    The point sinks in more after seeing as many a modern luxury watch as I have. Even after seeing a few Transatlantiques and Daytonas the point sinks in more just how great the Speedie Pro is.

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    Let me put it this way, its rarely you will find a watch model that will speak out to watch enthusiasts, regular jow, or someone who just wants to have a watch for the sake of having a watch; speedmaster speaks to everyone.

    Also, its very divers in terms of dressing up or down. You can wear it on the bracelet, leather strap, funky colors, nato, whatever your preference, it will look great.

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

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    Re: Is the Speedmaster underwhelming for many?

    No ignorance at all, I was firmly in the what is the fascination with this watch? Then I had a friend get one and was shocked at how mich I liked the look of,the watch; clean design, iconic history, amazing movement. So I joined the club and have eyed several variations since. Name:  387CEAAF-A6BC-47D4-B533-2310EA770B3C.jpeg
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