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  1. number41 Mar 9, 2017

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    Great write up. I'm a fan of the no-date sub and am an owner of the modern no-date Sub C, but have been on the hunt for a vintage speedy for some time. I see both as iconic and for my collection I see them useful in different settings so hope that I find myself wearing both equally. But I do love my sub. I think Trev had a good point - lets hear how you feel after the honeymoon! I hope you find room for both. I love the ghost bezel!
     
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  2. Babar Mar 13, 2017

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    Great watches 2 must have !
     
  3. Sculler22 Mar 15, 2017

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    Interesting how one's taste evolves over time. I love my old Sub, but an equally nice Speedy would be perfectly complementary.
     
  4. Tk421 Mar 18, 2017

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    I don't know how you can compare the 2 other than they are both top of their class at what they do.

    Of course that's subjective opinion only.

    I can understand a debate on whether a Daytona is better than a Speedy

    Or a SM300 is better than a Sub

    But fwiw. I own a modern SS Daytona. It's lovely. But it pales in comparison to my FOIS which is a far cheaper watch to boot.

    The vintage chronograph debate is an entire other question. I have 5 vintage speedies. I wouldn't dip my toe in the Daytona vintage world. It is crazy $ and I would be so scared of getting a lemon.

    Vintage Rolex attracts scammers.

    I'm not sure how I ended up on this point in my comment. Probably because im watching Peppa Pig at the cinema with my 2 children and it's hurting my brain!
     
  5. Edwinowl Apr 16, 2017

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    Great write up from op.
    These are my two Grail watches and unfortunately I have neither when prices are peaking or are they ?
    I must admit I am leaning towards a 14060 or 5513 as prefer no date.
    The pre moon I think Are out of reach for me now.
     
  6. cvera Apr 21, 2017

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    It's a nice luxury to own both. I generally prefer Omega to Rolex. However I would probably choose a submariner over a speedmaster, just a model preference.

    I'd buy and keep both though if funds weren't a problem.
     
  7. ras47 Apr 30, 2017

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    In my eyes, my Speedmaster is a more refined looking watch compared to my Rolex GMT2. The Rolex has a "brutish elegance" that I do love, but the refined simplicity of the Speedy has supplanted my GMT2 as my favorite design.

    The Submariner, perhaps the most iconic Rolex ever, is similar to the GMT2 in overall size and shape as both are 40mm oyster cases. My Speedy is a 44.25mm model and it definitely wears like a larger watch, something that appeals to me.
     
  8. lhawli Aug 27, 2017

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    The Sub and the Speedy are both #1 and #2 on the top 10 living legends of watches. There is no this vs that. There is this & that. And if you can have this or that, then it's a question of this first or that second!

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  9. lhawli Aug 28, 2017

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    A stunning piece and gets most comments believe it or not. It was the FIRST mechanical watch I ever owned and I'm quite fortunate to have it in the 2500 "D" version. For me, this PO at 42mm is absolutely the most balanced of any of the Modern POs out there. It's also neck to neck in accuracy (+1 spd) with my DJ41 with the new 3235 caliber.
     
  10. gvids Sep 27, 2017

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    Great review! They are very different watches, for me it would be hard to let either go :)

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  11. Lexm Oct 2, 2017

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    Both nice and iconic watches. Both evergreen and both should belong in every multibrand collectors watchcollection.
     
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  12. Janne2000 Feb 9, 2019

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    I also had that pair for a while. Both gone now..
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  13. FlyingSnoopy Feb 11, 2019

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    You cannot go wrong with eithtwo legends.
    If you can own both that would be th3 best!
    Cheers
     
  14. knafel1983 Mar 13, 2019

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    My two favorite classics. I love them equally.
     
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  15. mmrols May 27, 2019

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    I love my speedy but I'm tempted to pull the trigger on a sub. Both are so iconic.
     
  16. mmrols May 28, 2019

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    Awesome classy photo. Thanks.
     
  17. Fabrice M Aug 1, 2019

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    Great review. I acquired my first Omega, a Speedmaster broad arrow 50th anniversary, this past year
    I have been an avid watch collector for years, mostly Rolex, and I have to agree that the Speedmaster is incredibly comfortable. A great watch.
     
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  18. whitewolf777 May 12, 2020

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    Thank you for the review. I am going to search for a speedy vs Daytona review now
     
  19. generious May 16, 2020

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    Both classics love mine :)
     
  20. SouthernScot May 16, 2020

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    Not quite the same models but in 1967 my parents wanted to buy me a watch for my 21st birthday which was 1st January 1968. The price limit at the time was £65 and I eventually came down to a choice between an Omega Speedmaster or a Rolex Submariner. I decided on the Speedy and havenever regretted it. I didn’t know what it meant at the time but the watch was a 105.003.65 which became known as the Ed White.
    I’ve always hankered after a 1967 Sub to complete the two watches I wanted for my 21st but at current prices that will remain a pipe dream.
     
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