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  1. Cozmopak

    Cozmopak Sep 11, 2019

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    If you could get one daily wearer speedmaster, which one would it be? I’ve gotten one vote for a 3570 Moonwatch, the ones that were delivered in the smaller boxes, before they began getting delivered in the big boxes with the loupes, etc.
     
  2. zrleopold

    zrleopold Sep 11, 2019

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    The newer ones with the big box can be had for almost the same prices, and they have a slightly upgraded bracelet (screws vs pins/collars). That's what I went for and I'm very happy with mine!
     
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  3. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 11, 2019

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    A completely unimportant, unremarkable, uncollectible model- probably within the last decade or so. Just as quality as any other Speedmaster but you won’t cry if you slam it into a brick wall.
     
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  4. vienna

    vienna Sep 11, 2019

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    Sometimes its just a matter of time what becomes a collectible piece;)

    kind regards Max
     
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  5. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 11, 2019

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    This is true. When I bought my 16750 GMT, it was just an old Rolex...and was cheap- and have worn it as a daily beater for 18 years....who knew.
     
  6. saulgoodman

    saulgoodman Sep 11, 2019

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    True enough. If you bury a modern Speedmaster in a time capsule and dig it up 50 years from now its status will have changed from common everyday Speedy to rare, iconic, desired collectible. Once the big boxes go out of production watch the box itself go through the roof. Its just the times we live in.
     
  7. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Sep 11, 2019

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    My titanium Co-Axial is my favourite Speedy.

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  8. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Sep 11, 2019

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    Tintin
     
  9. gostang9

    gostang9 Sep 11, 2019

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    I love the look of nice golden orange Patina hands and markers, my dilemma was:
    - every nice original dial I found had a high price to go with it, and then I wouldn’t want to wear it daily
    - every vintage dial that hsd been relumed had a lower price yet seemed too high given no longer original
    - every modern watch lacked any of the visual appeal as I don’t like the clinical white

    My solution was to have a cheap modern dial relumed by James Hyman. I then found a case and movement, had my watchmaker fully service and assemble the watch, added a modern 1171 bracelet and voila, a gorgeous daily wearable that I don’t have to worry about...

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  10. bimmernerd

    bimmernerd Sep 11, 2019

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    I wear 145.022-71 as a daily. Love every second of it.
     
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  11. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Sep 11, 2019

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    Ummm...yeah...I would say that’s a fairly accurate statement. :thumbsup:

     
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  12. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Sep 11, 2019

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    There’s a reason mine is wearing a new crystal and service bezel (original put away).... they take a lickin’ but man can they look haggard.

    That is another thought- most of the impact of daily wear on these is to the crystal and bezel- why not get a Speedy you love, make sure it’s serviced with new seals, and mount a service bezel (if you are anal about original crystal put on a service crystal and store the original).
     
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  13. Cozmopak

    Cozmopak Sep 11, 2019

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  14. Cozmopak

    Cozmopak Sep 11, 2019

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    Will the luminova on the newer speedies eventually patina? Do we know?
     
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  15. zrleopold

    zrleopold Sep 11, 2019

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    Nope. Superluminova does not patina.
     
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  16. alam

    alam Sep 11, 2019

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    True, repair parts for modern Speedies are for the most part readily available - now break your skeleton while on the ramp, and is going to be a challenge to find repairs parts for your year model :p
     
  17. whyboddau

    whyboddau Sep 11, 2019

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    I daily my 3570.50. Great watch! Im gonna wear it 30-40 years then pass it down to my boys. Good time to pick one up because the 1861 will be discontinued in favor of the 3861 (speculation).
     
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  18. joe band

    joe band Sep 12, 2019

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    i wear my 145.022 '68... almost daily. i bought it to ride the vomit comet (which lived up to it's name for me) and i enjoy it for what it was made... my wrist.
     
  19. stefman

    stefman Sep 12, 2019

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    Any Speedy is perfect for a daily wearer.This is mine. It’s not perfect, but perfect for me to wear 7 days a week, every week of the year.

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  20. Tonyash

    Tonyash Sep 12, 2019

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    Until recently I wore my 76 145.022 daily for many years. No problem. I did then buy a lovely 3950.50 as a daily substitute but someone made me an offer I could not refuse on that one.
    Now wear a fully serviced and pressure tested 1970 mark ii most days. Again with no issues.
    If I had to pick a new daily Moonwatch I think it would be a tritium 3950/3750.
    Good luck in your search.