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I wish the vintage speedmasters were larger...

  1. OmegaRolex

    OmegaRolex Aug 9, 2016

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    42mm or bigger... :)

    EDIT: I was looking at the 105.012, and I read that it's 39mm
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  2. alam

    alam Aug 9, 2016

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    Yep! this one you are showing is so small we can't see! :)
     
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  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 9, 2016

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    Let me get this out of the way..... H, i t a S t? I t!

    I wish Speedmasters were smaller, say 37mm or 38mm. I wish they had blue dials without the chronograph cluttering up the legibility. I also wish they had date windows. It would be nice if they didn't have bezel inserts either, just a nice polished metal bezel.

    In summation, I wish Speedmasters were Aqua Terras.
     
  4. OmegaRolex

    OmegaRolex Aug 9, 2016

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    Nope, I don't wish any of those things, only that the case was larger at 42mm.
     
  5. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 9, 2016

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    I see an Invicta in your future.
     
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  6. cristos71

    cristos71 Aug 9, 2016

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    If you go back in time to the 1960's wrists then were actually smaller, so the Speedmaster actually was bigger in relation to the size of your smaller wrist. Problem solved.
     
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  7. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 9, 2016

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    You mean you want a 145.022 but want to pay the money for the reduced?
     
  8. OmegaRolex

    OmegaRolex Aug 9, 2016

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    Is this why they upgraded the case sizes for the Lemania 5100 movements? http://chronomaddox.com/c1045_in_detail.html
     
  9. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Aug 9, 2016

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    Aren't the 105.012 and 376.0822 the same diameter? Grail stands taller because of the 5100 movement height.

    ...but aren't they both 42mm?
     
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  10. OmegaRolex

    OmegaRolex Aug 9, 2016

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    I read that the 105.012 is 39mm vs the 376.0822's 42.5mm.
     
  11. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 9, 2016

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    The straight lug Speedmasters are smaller, the Pros with asymmetrical case (105.012-63 and on) are 42mm, its one of the biggest sports chronographs of its era
     
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  12. OmegaRolex

    OmegaRolex Aug 9, 2016

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    Ok, thanks... I didn't know this. I thought they were 39mm.
     
  13. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 9, 2016

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    They are the same size i thought. Symmetrical cases are only narrower due to the lack of crown guards. Or at least really darn close since they use the same bezels.

    There might be a small difference but in reality they wear the same. My 40mm speedy date/racing looks and wears much smaller then the 145.022 at 42mm.
     
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  14. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 9, 2016

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    Well they're measured diagonally so the crown guards do increase the overall size of the watch and visually they do wear noticeably larger.
     
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  15. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 9, 2016

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    Even though the straight lugs measure smaller, to me they wear almost the same, as the dial and bezel are the same size.

    I can't really imagine anyone wearing a vintage Speedmaster, looking at it and thinking "Christ that's just too small".
     
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  16. OmegaRolex

    OmegaRolex Aug 9, 2016

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    Thanx, as you can tell, I'm new to vintage and am exploring the available references and what they have to offer. It's a part of the process of getting ramped up to speed (no pun intended).
     
  17. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 9, 2016

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    The dials on the earlier ones are actually smaller too, theyre not the same minus the crown guards case wise either, they are smaller,
     
  18. Davidt

    Davidt Aug 9, 2016

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    This is only a fraction though isn't it? Affects caseback fit etc, but for all intents and purposes looks the same size?
     
  19. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Aug 9, 2016

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    To me the size difference is noticeable. It is hard to notice in the pictures, but while the bezels are the same size, the case is wider and not just due to the crown guards.

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  20. CrisROSE

    CrisROSE Aug 9, 2016

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    My Speedmaster MkII is 42mm and vintage... just sayin...
     
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