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...popped my vintage Speedy cherry tonight

  1. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Apr 2, 2016

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    ... and enjoyed it quite a lot ...;)

    Initially a little bit worried about its size and girth (I am of small build ;-) ...but let me assure you - the size just is right


    here a couple of pics in its unpolished and unwashed glory:


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    even came with original(?) box

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    I am not sure abouth the "71" caseback and the bezel (we discussed this before) ... pls chime in with your thoughts here

    any thoughts? (I am just timing it as I write)

    cheers,
    Al
     
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  2. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Apr 2, 2016

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    Lovely, I've just been looking through the archives of my old speedies...... Thats a great catch
     
  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Apr 2, 2016

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    Ah so you were the one that made the nice snag of the -71 with the DON last week! Congratulations! :thumbsup:

    It looks very nice - serial is in range for the earlier 145.022-71s so I think it's a -71 that maybe had the DON fitted at a long-ago service.
     
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  4. jayrock26

    jayrock26 Apr 2, 2016

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    did 71's ever come with a DON from factory? very nice bezel
     
  5. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Apr 2, 2016

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    I doubt if the DON was original to the 71 but if you've got, flaunt it!
     
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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Apr 2, 2016

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    DON on a 71... Its wrong but congrats.... sell it off for nice money then source a clean correct DN90 for around 500 if I remember the last few sales of one.

    Man case looks to be in great condition!.. brushing looks amazing.
     
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  7. jayrock26

    jayrock26 Apr 2, 2016

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    dibs on the bezel haha, but if you have it might as well keep it
     
  8. jens0125

    jens0125 knows that watches were made to be worn Apr 2, 2016

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    71 was a good year...nice piece show it off all the time
     
  9. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Apr 2, 2016

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    no sir... was a local "non-internet" deal

    cheers,Al
     
  10. sky21

    sky21 Apr 2, 2016

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    That's a great piece, great case and the bezel just puts it over the top! Very unique.
     
  11. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 2, 2016

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    Great pickup! Looks awesome!

    I'm gonna dibs it! Dibs!
     
  12. ossfm

    ossfm Apr 2, 2016

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    Seriously oddboy....?? :) We saw your extensive collection last week or so with the incoming purple box. Are you trying to buy one of every type?

    -71 was indeed a good year; that's my birth year. I'm still trying to decide if that should be my first Speedy or what...
     
  13. ossfm

    ossfm Apr 2, 2016

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    Oh yeah, congratulations Al! I bet that felt really good.
     
  14. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Apr 2, 2016

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    I haven't started into the 70's, yet.

    ...and that would be my birth year too..

    :)
     
  15. dilligaf24824

    dilligaf24824 Apr 2, 2016

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    Fantastic!
     
  16. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Apr 3, 2016

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    thx, folks :thumbsup:

    the good thing is that now i have a speedy more ....

    ... and a very shiny Breitling less ;)


    some deals just make you smile
     
  17. ibis888

    ibis888 Apr 3, 2016

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    Great watch, enjoy!

    The bezel is a nice bonus.
     
  18. Dannyomega

    Dannyomega Apr 3, 2016

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    Gorgeous !!! Love it