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  1. GordanDaniel Apr 9, 2020

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    Hello OF,
    i have been considering a speedmaster for quite some time now, but i have relatively small wrists and big watches just look ridiculous on me for the most part. So with that being said i have been looking for a nice speedy reduced. I have found one local to me, it has the valjoux movement which i understand is better than the ETA with the piggy back ?
    i have read many of the existing posts on here, that seems to be what i have concluded, please correct me if i am wrong.

    I found this one for about $2200 CAD. He claims it is a reverse panda, but the sub dials are silver not white, so i assume that is not the case.

    Here are two photos i have of the watch, i prefer a black bezel but this is still appealing to me.
    Is the price right for what you see ?
    Is there anything specific to know about ?
    thanks all,
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  2. Donn Chambers Apr 9, 2020

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    I wouldn’t pay that much for it, but I also don’t like the looks of these Valjoux-based Speedmasters. With that said, a quick look of EBay suggest the price is not out of line, although if it hasn’t been serviced I would try to talk them down a few hundred dollars. But if you want the black bezel and reverse Panda, there are plenty of those available on EBay from reputable dealers for not much more than this is being offered at — and some come with a warranty.

    My experience — buy what you really want the first time. Buying something like it will not satisfy, and you will have just wasted your money because you’ll end up selling at a loss and buying what you really wanted anyway.
     
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  3. speedytoronto Apr 9, 2020

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    Get a Speedmaster Pro. You know you want it. On my 15.5cm wrist (loosing weight cause I’m not eating out so much due to quarantine!)
     
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  4. GordanDaniel Apr 9, 2020

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    Of course i want one..
    im pretty rough with my stuff though, id like to not care too much when i wack it off something. with the lower price tag thats easier... but it is just money after all.
     
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  5. speedytoronto Apr 9, 2020

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    Lol. The speedy went to the moon, it can take it.

    But maybe you should buy an skx007 to “whack” into things.
     
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  6. GordanDaniel Apr 9, 2020

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    that is a good point, im sure i could find a nicely worn pre owned speedy pro.
    Truth be told i dont hate those seikos, i did have one for a bit, years ago.
     
  7. GarethS Apr 9, 2020

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    Speedy Pro all the way - works just fine on my lady sized 5.5 inch wrist. Particularly so on a leather strap

    I do also have an SKX but find it even heavier on the wrist than the speedy

    My go-to knock about is a G-Shock GW-M5610

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  8. speedytoronto Apr 9, 2020

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    I wear my skx all the time it’s a great watch. As GarethS wrote it is heavier than the speedy unless the speedy is on its bracelet which is unnecessarily heavy.

    When I bought my Speedy last year I was able to negotiate a discount at a local AD that brought the price so close to a good condition used one that it was a no brainer to buy new. But even with a very good discount it will be a lot more than the reduced you are looking at.

    Are you in Canada you mentioned a watch in Canadian currency.
     
  9. GordanDaniel Apr 9, 2020

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    What AD do you use in Toronto ?
    Yep, im in central ontario.
     
  10. speedytoronto Apr 9, 2020

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    When you’re ready to spend 2.5 times what the reduced will cost you DM me and I’ll hook you up with my AD. They’re closed now due to the coronavirus anyways.
     
  11. GordanDaniel Apr 9, 2020

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    $5500 ? ish brand new ?
     
  12. Dan S Apr 9, 2020

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    That is not a Speedy Reduced (ref 3510.50), it is the vastly superior (IMO) Speedmaster Date.
     
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  13. speedytoronto Apr 9, 2020

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    Ish incl tax brand new full warranty
     
  14. speedytoronto Apr 9, 2020

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    Correct. I was looking at a black dial one before I bought my pro. Much better movement in this one than the reduced
     
  15. OMEGuy Apr 9, 2020

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    I feel I need better pictures.
     
  16. GordanDaniel Apr 9, 2020

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    im on it
     
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  17. OMEGuy Apr 9, 2020

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    This watch looks correct to me:

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  18. efauser I ♥ karma!!! Apr 9, 2020

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    It's absolutely real (without seeing the back or movement). Here's mine
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  19. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Apr 9, 2020

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    Stop it.
     
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  20. OMEGuy Apr 10, 2020

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    Thank you for your open words. Paranoia isn't my normal business.