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    Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    About a year ago I retired my 2254 as my daily wearer in place of a Tudor Pelagos and I also really wanted a good value chrono, so I punted for a restored Seiko Bullhead as really liked the 70s vibe and the price was right.

    A year on and I rarely wear the Seamaster, and while the Bullhead gets occasional wrist time, it doesn't get loads. Anyhow I'm thinking both could make way for a Speedy as more of an everyday alternative to the Tudor that's a classic Omega (I still want Omega in my collection). I'm thinking the 39mm moon watch manual wind would be the most sensible used buy. I like the 42mm options but probably outta my price range.

    Any thoughts/recommendations on where to buy used? Do the 39mm feel/look small?
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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    You have to keep the 2254. Just saying. File photo:

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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    You may want to reconsider selling the 2254. You may regret it...

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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    The 2254 is a classic Omega diver and I would personally hold onto it. Flip the Bullhead and save for the Speedmaster. I'm guessing when you say 39mm that you mean the FOIS with the straight lugs and sapphire crystal? If so, then that would make a nice pairing.

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    Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    There isn't a 39mm manual wind, there's the standard (42mm) the FOIS (40mm, but mostly the same size, the remaining 2mm is effectively just due to the removal of the crown guards), or the 39mm Speedmaster Automatic (aka Reduced).

    If the latter is what you're talking about: I wore a Reduced for about 18 months nearly every day before I got my PO 2500. They do not wear too small and they're appreciating in value.



    Generally my advice would be to keep the 2254 but if you really haven't bonded with it any of those are good options for various reasons.


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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewS View Post
    Any thoughts/recommendations on where to buy used? Do the 39mm feel/look small?
    If you mean the manual wind Speedmaster FOIS then I'd say go for it. If you mean the automatic Speedmaster reduced, I'd strongly recommend you save up for a pro.
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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    Thanks for the feedback people, I've been mulling this over. So the 2254 had almost a decade of daly wear and was the watch of my 30s, hence why I want to keep an Omega in my collection (but the Tudor is better for my needs). For Speedy's I really want something 40mm and up, perhaps with 100m WR, but there's a mind-boggling selection and it seems the one that fits this bill is the older gen racing (326.30.40.50.01.001) which also packs a handy date.

    Are there others at this size and with 100m WR that aren't too far away from the classic dial layout? Im not persuaded by the ones with the date at 3. Also I'll be looking at used models.
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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewS View Post
    Thanks for the feedback people, I've been mulling this over. So the 2254 had almost a decade of daly wear and was the watch of my 30s, hence why I want to keep an Omega in my collection (but the Tudor is better for my needs). For Speedy's I really want something 40mm and up, perhaps with 100m WR, but there's a mind-boggling selection and it seems the one that fits this bill is the older gen racing (326.30.40.50.01.001) which also packs a handy date.

    Are there others at this size and with 100m WR that aren't too far away from the classic dial layout? Im not persuaded by the ones with the date at 3. Also I'll be looking at used models.
    The SMP 2200 series is such an icon, every collection needs one! Had the 2254, 2264, 2531, 2541, 2200, 2232 plus a few others, currently have the Ti 2231:



    and the Bond 2535



    Suggest you save a little and buy a nice 3570.50 rather than a reduced Speedy




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    Re: Thinking of chopping in my 2254/Seiko Bullhead for a used Speedy

    My 2254 is almost sold, OHPF but that's life I guess... Will never own one I think... Sold it for different reason...

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