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Speedy Pro Moonphase ("Broad Arrow") 3575.20

  1. dlack

    dlack Jun 27, 2019

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    Recently acquired this 42mm Speedy Pro Moonphase, sometimes inaccurately referred to as the Broad Arrow...a model I've long fancied. Came as a full kit, box, papers, the works. Being the 'Pro' series, it is not the automatic version but instead the Cal. 1866 classic manual-winder -- essentially an 1861 modified to accommodate both date and moonphase functions absent in the legendary Moon Watch. Same form factor as the Speedy Moon. A nice touch is the solid 18K white gold tachy bezel, and also the stunning blued surfaces of the broad arrow hands/indices and the eggshell dial. They reflect different sources of light by casting colourful varients of blue and beige. Sold by Omega in the early to mid-2000's only, so these don't come up for resale as often as other Speedy models. Solid mechanical piece with great, if not understated, wrist presence, equally at home with a business suit or jeans.
     
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  2. padders

    padders Jun 27, 2019

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  3. dlack

    dlack Jun 27, 2019

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    Thanks very much for the technical clarification. Whatever we call it, however, I think we can agree it's indeed a beauty.
     
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  4. dabbispade

    dabbispade Jun 27, 2019

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    Watch I’ve been interested in for a long time, congratulations with it but s9me photos would not be to shabby ;)
     
  5. MTROIS

    MTROIS Jun 27, 2019

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    Nice catch!!!! Always loved the moon phase pro!!!
     
  6. dlack

    dlack Jun 27, 2019

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    Ask and ye shall receive! (Photos attached)
     
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  7. dabbispade

    dabbispade Jun 27, 2019

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    Really cool and I agree with it wears I am guessing well with both suit or jeans :D
     
  8. AdamS

    AdamS Jun 28, 2019

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    Looks like yours is in great condition, congrats:thumbsup:

    In my opinion this is one of the most underappreciated models. The dial, hands and indices are amazing. Here is mine:

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  9. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Jun 28, 2019

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    have always liked this model
     
  10. dlack

    dlack Jun 28, 2019

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    Agree with Adamsm. This IS an 'underappreciated' model, when you consider: (1) Speedmaster Moon's classic cal. 1861-based engine; (2) Stunning eggshell full-function dial; (3) Broad arrow hands and bezel reminiscent of the very first Speedmaster Pre-Moon circa 1957 (see picture below); (4) Color scheme that pops; and (5) Original 'Pro' form-factor of 42mm which I, for one, consider the ideal size, though others might argue.

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  11. padders

    padders Jun 28, 2019

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    The original form factor was actually 38.5mm, it went to 42mm when they developed the Pro, the dial stayed the same size throughout. It's not the only time they have used this design scheme. Here is a similar interpretation, here using the 3313 movement though I agree yours is nicer:

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  12. dlack

    dlack Jun 28, 2019

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    Absolutely stunning model. Sporty elegance only Omega has managed to create. I'm partial to bracelets, however that strap exudes class. Beauty!
     
  13. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Jun 28, 2019

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    There's a lot going on but I do like it.
     
  14. padders

    padders Jun 28, 2019

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    I like it. It came with both options, I have one, originally on the bracelet but prefer it on a navy blue Omega croc. It is superficially similar to the white dial SpeedyMoon but in fact the dial has several different finishes of silver so up close is rather different and not in fact white. Its also near impossible to photograph well!:

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  15. Timmmmm

    Timmmmm Jul 17, 2019

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    I'll play. I kinda like this speedy.
     
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  16. Lostpuppy116

    Lostpuppy116 Mar 1, 2020

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    I love this model. As stated above, the pop of the dial helped sell me on it. Now to set the date for leap year..
     
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  17. bgrisso

    bgrisso Mar 19, 2020

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    looks great. Is the case thickness the same as a standard 1861 speedy pro ?
     
  18. 44x16

    44x16 Apr 3, 2020 1:47pm

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    I always loved these...
     
  19. Lostpuppy116

    Lostpuppy116 Apr 3, 2020 7:03pm

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    The 3575.20 (1863) is 14.3 mm and the standard speedmaster professional (1861) is 13 mm. I cannot tell the difference in reality, but some might be able to tell.
     
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