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I bought this pre-moon a few years ago....

  1. Wryfox

    Wryfox Mar 17, 2017

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    Before I knew anything about Speedmasters. I only knew they were known as the Moon watch. I had purchased a Speedmaster Reduced before that and wanted the "real thing" so to speak.

    My own research has given me confidence this could be a fine example, but I thought I would throw it to the wolves so to speak and see if you guys have any comments. I got the Extract last year and found it went to an interesting destination....Ethiopia.

    The band is a 1171/1 and 633 ends. I put on the clear back, which is nice to look at.

    Crystal is lightly polished but has Omega symbol, though can't be seen in pics.

    Got a Timegrapher for Christmas, so including a pic of what I think is a very nice regulation(0,-1,+1,0,0,-1,+2), though a bit of BE(1.5)....not too bad for 50years.

    It all appears right to me, except for the replacement band.

    Given the values of these are increasing rapidly, I hesitate to wear it (choosing the Reduced instead).
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  2. Dash1

    Dash1 Formerly: Ash Mar 17, 2017

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    Love the Ethiopia connection!
     
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  3. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Mar 17, 2017

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    Don't be afraid to wear it! I wear my '67 regularly (although a TinTin is my go-to). Yours appears to have been well used in the past, and another scuff here or there will not detract. Enjoy it!
     
  4. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Mar 17, 2017

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    Enjoy it. You probably have more fun from a well used 145.012 than from a pristine one.
     
  5. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying Mar 17, 2017

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    For instance, I thoroughly enjoyed wearing this 145.012:

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    But am rather apprehensive wearing this one:

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  6. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 17, 2017

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    A fine and desirable reference and watch! And it's getting more desirabler every day, but don't let that stop you from wearing it!
     
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  7. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Mar 17, 2017

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    Hi Bart, Don't worry about wearing this one - sell it to me :)
    What a beauty. No matter how seldom, wear in good health.

    But am rather apprehensive wearing this one:

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  8. g-boac

    g-boac Mar 17, 2017

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    I encourage both of you to wear your watches every day. There is serious risk to leaving your watch at home or in the safe:

    METEORITE CRASHES INTO HOUSE IN CONNECTICUT
    http://www.nytimes.com/1982/11/10/nyregion/meteorite-crashes-into-house-in-connecticut.html
    A six-pound meteorite about the size of a grapefruit hurtled out of the sky over Wethersfield, Conn., Monday night and tore through the roof of a house and its second- and first-floor ceilings. It crashed into the living room, and ricocheted through a doorway and into the dining room, where it came to rest at the end of a trail of plaster and splinters.

    4.5 billion year-old meteorite crashes into Paris family home
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/sci...meteorite-crashes-into-Paris-family-home.html
    A French family returned from holiday to discover a 4.5 billion year old egg-sized meteorite had smashed its way through the roof of their house in suburban Paris.

    SNOOZE BUTTON SAVES INDIANA MAN AS TREE CRASHES INTO BATHROOM
    http://www.krmg.com/news/national/s...crashes-into-bathroom/dWYToepsiZQnw0yw8rwvlO/
    Raymond Bowling of Austin decided to sleep for a few extra minutes Wednesday morning, and that prevented him from being in his bathroom when a tree limb shot through the ceiling as severe storms moved through the area

    Wear your calibre 321 premoon Speedies!!
     
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  9. pippy

    pippy Mar 18, 2017

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    I too have installed an exhibition back on my speedy. The 321 is the most beautiful.::love::
     
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  10. Wryfox

    Wryfox Mar 18, 2017

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  11. Wryfox

    Wryfox Mar 18, 2017

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    So I was going to ask what a TinTin is, then I googled it, and still don't get it. What is the origin of the name?
     
  12. Vicke

    Vicke Mar 18, 2017

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  13. Wryfox

    Wryfox Mar 18, 2017

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    Agreed! Since I don't really wear watches to tell time(smartphone is glued to my other hand)...quite frankly I would prefer to wear a 321 with movement side up! Now you've got me thinking how to do this.....:taunt:
     
  14. pippy

    pippy Mar 18, 2017

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    Go for it.:thumbsup:
     
  15. td69

    td69 Mar 18, 2017

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    Wear it and enjoy it, sir. I personally think the 67's is the most everyday-wearable 321 Speedy.
     
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