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Old 03-13-2017, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

I've just gotten myself an Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch with the chocolate dial. My very first luxury watch, let alone a Speedy.

I understand it's might not be some's preference, especially the purists, but choc dial is something unique and out of ordinary.

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Old 03-13-2017, 08:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The most important thing to remember is that you buy a watch or watches that please YOU ! If you or (anyone) try to buy to impress others you will end up failing badly. Buy what makes you happy, I hope you bought that brown Speedy because you love to look at it. If you did my friend, you will find yourself checking your watch because it's beautiful and not because you need to know what time it is ! Like every other hobby on the planet, watch collecting has its fair share of snobs and opinionated self-important people. Luckily they are in the minority and the hobby in general is populated in the majority by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable people like the ones in this forum.
One last caveat, if you haven't already, I encourage you to cultivate your own preferences, likes and dislikes based on what makes you happy, what makes you feel good wearing and what creates that feeling deep in your gut that let's you know that what you are looking at truly effects you. That certain woman, that car, sunset or Brown Omega Speedmaster. Become a student of the hobby and a student of life itself. I wish you success on your journey.
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The most important thing to remember is that you buy a watch or watches that please YOU ! If you or (anyone) try to buy to impress others you will end up failing badly. Buy what makes you happy, I hope you bought that brown Speedy because you love to look at it. If you did my friend, you will find yourself checking your watch because it's beautiful and not because you need to know what time it is ! Like every other hobby on the planet, watch collecting has its fair share of snobs and opinionated self-important people. Luckily they are in the minority and the hobby in general is populated in the majority by friendly, helpful and knowledgeable people like the ones in this forum.
One last caveat, if you haven't already, I encourage you to cultivate your own preferences, likes and dislikes based on what makes you happy, what makes you feel good wearing and what creates that feeling deep in your gut that let's you know that what you are looking at truly effects you. That certain woman, that car, sunset or Brown Omega Speedmaster. Become a student of the hobby and a student of life itself. I wish you success on your journey.
Thank you for your reminders!! I definitely have my preferences.
I really love the look of the brown dial (but still yet to remove the protective sticker nor wearing it yet).
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Congrats!! Love it!


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Very nice piece. Enjoy !
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Awesome timepiece.

Unwrap it and put that bad boy on!

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How could anyone find fault with your KILLER Speedy!!!!!

I'm jealous!!!!!!

Just one favor to ask: PLEASE remove the plastic and post some new photos!!!!!!

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Congrats on a great piece, and welcome to the Omega owner's group!
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How could anyone find fault with your KILLER Speedy!!!!!

I'm jealous!!!!!!

Just one favor to ask: PLEASE remove the plastic and post some new photos!!!!!!

Will do after I swap the original leather out with a suede or a leather nato strap. Don't want to ruin the original leather.
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It would look even better if you removed the clear plastic protective shield off the dial.
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I second that lets see it without the film on.

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Very nice looks great!


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Guys,
I'm struggling to remove the spring bars from this Speedy and it seems more difficult than other watches which I have swapped straps.
Any tips/tricks? Thanks

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Great watch.

You need to move/compress the strap ends slightly so that you can work in there.
If you're not comfortable with removing the spring bars don't force the issue at the risk of scratching the watch. Take to where you bought it and let them do it for you.
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Super watch. Congrats and enjoy!
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Congrats. I have bought two vintage Omegas in the past 4 months, or so. But I just got the one I really wanted in a trade this week:Newbie to the Omega Club-seamaster.jpg
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The most important thing to remember is that you buy a watch or watches that please YOU ! If you or (anyone) try to buy to impress others you will end up failing badly. Buy what makes you happy...
I absolutely agree. I decided, through an interesting event with a drunk friend on New Years (long story), that I wanted to get my first high-end watch. I even borrowed money from my 401k as part of the plan to purchase one. My first choice was, and has always been, an Omega Seamaster 300.
BUT, when I had the money there were NONE to be found in my price range. So I went with my SECOND choice, a Breitling Colt Chrono. It was a beautiful watch! But it wasn't what I wanted, and I realized it almost instantly.
Through a trade with a member on another forum I was able to get my Omega Seamaster, with box, warranty card, etc... I havent taken it off since I got it. I have worn it to bed, actually! lol
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Now with the film off!!!
And I've given up on trying to swap the strap.
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That truly is a beautiful watch.

I would love an Omega speedmaster but have to save the pennies first

Enjoy your new watch and wear it with pride.

Looks stunning, and the reverse is equally as impressive.

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