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  1. airansun Seasons will pass you by Oct 20, 2018

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    Damn! I need one of these.

    Yours is gorgeous! Dibs!
     
  2. airansun Seasons will pass you by Oct 20, 2018

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    In 1982, cruising the Aegean Sea on our honeymoon, a guy from Australia we were hanging out with, asked to see my -74 Speedmaster at the dinner table. It got passed around, with everyone marveling at how big and heavy it was. More than one guy at the table said they’d never wear something that big on their wrists, and they thought I was being crazy to do so.

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    I guess it’s a little like what happened to boom boxes back in the day. Suddenly, bigger was better. :thumbsdown:

    Now, these Speedmasters seem a little on the small side for a tool chronograph.

    Confession: At the time, I too thought the Speedmaster was a little too big and heavy. That’s why I adopted the Explorer 1 when I found it in a second-hand watch shop in 1987 (coincidentally the best watch investment I ever made — it was only around $475 or so).
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    I don’t feel that way at all now about Speedmasters. In fact, the titanium 45th Anniversary Apollo 11 feels too light when I wear it.
     
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  3. TexOmega Oct 20, 2018

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  4. jmazpiazu Oct 20, 2018

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    ANALOGUE and pippy like this.
  5. ag986 Oct 20, 2018

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    Posted this on eBay, hoping to send it to another home...

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  6. paulw Oct 20, 2018

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    Was in two minds whether or not to keep this one, but in the decided yes, so put on a NATO strap & really liking it now - sorry about the fuzzy phone snap!
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    Paul
     
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  7. CdnWatchDoc Oct 20, 2018

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    Ultraman in the bright morning sun:
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  8. alam Oct 20, 2018

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    FOIS on duty! tracking grill time :)
     
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  9. jaguar11 Oct 20, 2018

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    Just about to put this on yet again for what is left of the day...
     
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  10. chronoboy64 Oct 20, 2018

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    Today Flighty
    HAGWE

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  11. gostang9 Oct 20, 2018

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    Some orange for this autumn day!

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  12. Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Oct 20, 2018

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    Chores and errands watch

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  13. Mmike1357 Oct 20, 2018

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    Running errands...Fall calls for more plaid! 59BBF853-3DEF-45E7-86D6-C8E02FD4305E.jpeg
     
  14. maanu Oct 20, 2018

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    Quantum of Solace today
     
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  15. Stufflers Mom Oct 20, 2018

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    Lunch with the ST2 at the Paris hotel. 20181020_114904.jpg
     
  17. stevec14 Oct 20, 2018

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    16710 back on jubilee with the Pepsi bezel for some autumnal sunshine

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  18. allwoundup Oct 20, 2018

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    1929 Elgin, nickel case, 31.2mm diameter, 35.5mm lug-to-lug, 9.4mm thick case back to top of crystal. The case is made in three pieces, but the tolerances are so tight it looks like it is machined out of a single block of metal. Keeps great time.
     
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  19. airansun Seasons will pass you by Oct 20, 2018

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  20. Canuck Oct 20, 2018

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    Do I detect rusted hands? Possibility the the yellowed crystal could be the cause, and perhaps should be replaced, and the hands cleaned up.