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My Daily Speedmaster, 4 years later

  1. RichardMajor86

    RichardMajor86 Nov 27, 2019

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    Worn every single day. Beaten and battered. I love it. The only care I take of it is to occasionally polish the Hesalite with some polywatch. You can see from my pictures it’s got a few scars over the years

    I can’t wait to see how it looks in another 4 years, in another 10 years, maybe 40 years...

    Amazing to think of all the places we’ve been together. All the things we’ve done together. All the places we will go in the future
     
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  2. gbesq

    gbesq Nov 27, 2019

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    Have it properly serviced every 5-7 years and the next generation will still be wearing it long after you’re gone. That’s the beauty of a well made mechanical watch.
     
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  3. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Nov 27, 2019

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    Well loved.
     
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  4. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Nov 27, 2019

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    Once you get over the fact that your new pride and joy is there to do a job, the scratches, dinks and the occasional dent, are easier to deal with. Love the fact that your speedy is your daily wrist wear.
     
  5. RichardMajor86

    RichardMajor86 Nov 27, 2019

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    Thank you

    I always think that things are there to be used. All the scars are memories. They show that it’s mine.
     
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  6. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Nov 27, 2019

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    Fantastic...keep up the good work :thumbsup: And never get it polished...carry on lovin’...
     
  7. OmeGez

    OmeGez Nov 27, 2019

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    Brilliant- I love seeing another used Omega.

    the only regret with mine is having it polished once, when I wasn’t as knowledgeable. Seemed a great idea at the time. But I guess that’s another ‘memory/scar’
     
  8. steveb73

    steveb73 Nov 27, 2019

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    Wow!!! You're certainly getting some use out of it. I don't know if I use mine like that, but if you're happy then keep on doing it.
    Looking forward to seeing it in four years time!!!
     
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  9. Albe100

    Albe100 Nov 27, 2019

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    Awesome! We should all have 1 watch that we wear in this way, treat it as a tool watch. Unfortunately my speedy is a 145.022-69 so I use my Tudor Black Bay Black in this manner. I've had it for almost 4 years and love that it's aging honestly.

    Keep wearing in good health!
     
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  10. scapa

    scapa Nov 28, 2019

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    Few watches seem to age as gracefully as a Speedy Pro. Nice to see such a well-worn (and well-loved) example. Mine is still a young 'un, but I expect it will see its fair share of scars, if my Pelagos is any guide.
     
  11. itsalex

    itsalex Nov 28, 2019

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    Love seeing this, I intend on keeping aesthetic maintenance on mine to "occasional polywatch" as well!
     
  12. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 28, 2019

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    Will post my 5 years without even a polywatch when I get home from work (which @vbrad26 cringes at every time)

    edit: here it is 5 years no polywatch
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    Edited Nov 29, 2019
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  13. Elitr6

    Elitr6 Nov 29, 2019

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    This ia a really fun post. Well done!

    I don't want to restart any fires but do you take your speedy swimming?
     
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  14. RichardMajor86

    RichardMajor86 Nov 29, 2019

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    No way.
     
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  15. MickCollins1916

    MickCollins1916 Nov 30, 2019

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    I bought my first Omega in April and love it...the more I see of well-loved Speedys, the more I think I need one of them as well. Beautiful watch.
     
  16. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 2, 2019

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    Every. Single. Time.

    It's not that I baby my Speedy, but I can't stand looking at a scratch on it hah.
    I was putting up xmas lights over the weekend and somehow ended up with a scratch from the middle of the hand stack all the way out to the end of the crystal at the 5 o'clock indicator.
    I couldn't even finish the task at hand knowing it was there!
    Maybe it's OCD? How much Polywatch is TOO MUCH Polywatch?
     
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  17. 03Hemi

    03Hemi Dec 2, 2019

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    Yeah, I don't get it? Why would you wanna beat the ever lov'n shit out of a really nice watch, just buy a $20 Timex? lol
     
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  18. FREDMAYCOIN

    FREDMAYCOIN Dec 2, 2019

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    To get every cent back that we spend on our watches.
     
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  19. Deltatango

    Deltatango Dec 2, 2019

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    I love to see tool watches actually getting worn. In my humble opinion yes they do cost a lot of money, however, if you plan on passing them down to future generations why not wear it and let those people see how much you loved and wore that watch. Worst case they can have it polished out and start with a blank slate.
     
  20. RichardMajor86

    RichardMajor86 Dec 2, 2019

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    I don’t really see my Speedmaster as a “nice watch.” For me it’s my every day watch (and only watch, actually)

    If I wore it exclusively as a dress watch, I’d try to keep it looking new and shiny. But this isn’t why I personally bought my Speedmaster