I Bought a Speedy!! :)

Discussion in 'Omega Watches' started by k.lange, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. k.lange

    k.lange

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    I'm very excited to share that I purchased a Speedmaster Professional yesterday! :) It's my first serious watch purchase and what a watch! I've been eyeing this watch for months now and am very grateful for all of the advice I got here at TKF!

    Yesterday was such an amazing day! I went to a local AD just to take a look at the Speedy and a few other watches. I wasn't planning on buying the Speedy until December and had definitely settled on purchasing a new one despite the very good pre-owned market. That was what I had planned, but what actually happened turned out to be a different story. :)

    While looking at the new Speedy the salesman told me that they had recently purchased a pre-owned Speedy in very good condition. I thought it wouldn't hurt to check it out. He brought it out and I was very impressed with it. I still didn't plan on buying anything that day and was still settled on a new watch.

    This was my first time in a high-end watch shop and was thrilled to try on so many great watches! I tried on the Omega Seamaster Liquid Metal, Seamaster, Seamaster Aqua Terra, and a couple other Omegas.

    As time went on I became more and more interested in the pre-owned Speedy. One of the aspects of the watch I really liked was that sides of the lugs are smooth while the new Speedy's sides have a sharp edge to them.

    I still needed time to think this purchase through and was grateful that the salesman didn't pressure me. He said that I could keep trying on other watches while I thought things through. So I took him up on it! :)

    I tried on a couple Breitlings, the Longines Legend Diver, a Rolex Submariner, the Panerai Luminor 1950 10 Days GMT, and topped it all of with a Patek Philippe Grand Complications!! I was in watch heaven! :)

    During all of that fun trying on some amazing watches I began to realize more and more that the pre-owned Speedy was the perfect one for me! I knew I wouldn't be happier with any other Speedy! So I made my decision, we shook hands, finished the deal, and I walked out of the store with a Speedmaster Professional watch on my wrist and the biggest smile on my face!! :)

    Now for the pictures of my Speedy with a wonderful leather strap I bought.

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  2. colemanitis

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    Welcome to the Speedmaster club! :rocker:
  3. rockmastermike

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    Speedmaster, FTW - congratulations!
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    Welcome to the moonwatch club!


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  5. pawnshopkiller

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    This is wonderful!!! Great news!!
  6. Carl

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    Congratulations on the Speedy!

    Thanks for your great story. It doesn't get much more fun, than trying on various new watches.

    Looks like a beautiful leather strap you got for the Speedy. Did it come with a steel bracelet also?

    And it sounds like you got a great deal.

    Thanks for providing great pics. It looks perfect on your wrist.



    Cheers :cheers:
    Carl
  7. Erwin

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    Looks great! Congratulations!
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    You got yourself a great looking watch. Enjoy it in good health.
  9. k.lange

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    Thanks so much for the congrats and well wishes! I am really enjoying the watch. I love just listening to it ticking away. :) I'm finding the chronograph to be very useful.

    Carl - Yes it did come with a bracelet. It's a little bit more narrow than the current version and is really nice. I plan to buy a couple more straps including nato and velcro. I'm going to have to learn how to change out the strap myself.
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    Great find, congrats! Speedys work well with rubber, too!
  11. marcus f

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    Great story, great watch. Happy times :thumbsup:
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    Speedy Rules!
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    Big congrats! One of my 3 favorite Omegas. Wear it in good health.
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    The Speedy Pro is always a good choice. I swapped out the metal bracelet on mine and have it on a leather strap too. Looks outstanding :thumbsup:
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    Congratulations on the Speedy!:love:
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    Congratulations... This is the mother of all Omegas... You may have many great watches, many Omegas but but but, it's never complete without this iconic Moonwatch... Well done again... Many congratulations!!!
  17. Cmaster03

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    Well done, and congrats! I think the Moon Watch is simply amazing on so many levels: history, aesthetics, performance, you name it.

    Welcome to the Moon Watch club! :cheers:
  18. k.lange

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    I finally figured out the exact Patek Philippe watch I tried on at the AD when I bought my Speedy. It was the Gondolo Calendario reference number 5135G-010. Such a beautiful watch!

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  19. Goldbug

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    Looks great. Congratulations on your new Speedy!!



    John