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Speedmaster want list?

#1 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:26 am

I am looking to add a black dial/black bezel Speedmaster to the rotation. I want a mid-sized case, NOT the original huge moon watch. (Sorry Omega purists! LOL) I posted this on the Omega Forums, but so far the responses are mostly "save your pennies and buy the real thing." Alas, I DO NOT want one of those big lunks of steel... a very wise man here once wrote "real men wear small watches", after all! ;) I was leaning toward the "Mark 40 Date Chrono" or perhaps the "Reduced" -- though it seems the Reduced is almost universally disliked by the purists, perhaps in part because of the current movement in them. Frankly, I prefer the older gilded movement in them for some reason. Another suggestion has been the (pre-Mark 40) 1996 Chrono Date and the FOIS First Omega in Space model. Does anyone here feel strongly about any of the mid-sized (38-40mm) Omega watches? If so, please help guide me.
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Re: Speedmaster want list?

#2 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:26 pm

Love my 38mm 3523.30 Speedy. This model also comes in black dial (3523.50).

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#3 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:31 pm

Tom,

Thanks for the suggestions! I do like your example greatly. Is the black dial/black bezel example you posted the "Reduced" model? Was your watch type made with a black dial and black bezel? If it was, that might be the one I want. What movement is in yours?
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#4 Post by vintagehamiltons » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:56 pm

HamiltonIllinois wrote:Tom,

Thanks for the suggestions! I do like your example greatly. Is the black dial/black bezel example you posted the "Reduced" model? Was your watch type made with a black dial and black bezel? If it was, that might be the one I want. What movement is in yours?
The 3539.50 is a reduced (39mm). The 3523 models did not come with a black bezel. 3 dials in silver, black and blue (3523.80). I don't know for sure if any of their other black bezels would fit, but I don't see why they wouldn't given they seem to use the same case for many models. I don't remember which movement it has.
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#5 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:08 am

Here are a few models that I'm interested in. I have evolved away from the "Reduced" models to avoid the stacked movements. Any cautions with these?
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Re: Speedmaster want list?

#6 Post by vintagehamiltons » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:34 am

Rick, I don't know enough about Omega to give advice. I bought mine purely on aesthetics and complications, like most newbs. :o The 2nd, 3rd & 5th look best to me, though.
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#7 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:46 am

Thanks Tom! The problem I am running in to is that there are so many nice models with black dials... but I guess the good thing is that there are a LOT of them available. if I miss one, another will come along. (BTW, these are not the exact ones i am deciding between, just examples of the models I have located.) This price on these 4 models varies quite a bit. I might need to sell a Consul to finance it. (And for me, that's not easy to do... LOL.)
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#8 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:19 pm

HamiltonIllinois wrote:Here are a few models that I'm interested in. I have evolved away from the "Reduced" models to avoid the stacked movements. Any cautions with these?
Another possibility?
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#9 Post by HamiltonIllinois » Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:10 pm

We have a winner! Just waiting for seller to accept my offer as he as agreed. (Again, this is not the exact example... I found a NOS example with all the goodies.) I am just a sucker for the roulette/soccer timer-esque subs and (mostly) black dial/black bezel.
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#10 Post by vintagehamiltons » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:51 pm

Post some pics after you get it.
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