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  1. septentrio

    septentrio Oct 20, 2018

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    First pictures of my new find, a completely original and unmolested '55 bumper goldcap Polerouter - the search for a good crown alternative begins! :)

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  2. Rglaz

    Rglaz Oct 20, 2018

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    X33 Gen 2
     
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  3. airansun

    airansun Oct 20, 2018

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    Cannot get this thing off my wrist. All week. Very weak.
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    I’m embarrassed, but not enough to take it off. ::shy::

    (@Castle4444 : Thanks again for this caseback! It really completed the watch!)
     
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  4. Jwit

    Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF Oct 20, 2018

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    Ranger on rubber for Saturday
     
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  5. Adamtrigg10

    Adamtrigg10 Oct 20, 2018

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    Spectre strap on my speedmaster
     
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  6. ras47

    ras47 Oct 20, 2018

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    Speedy Saturday!
     
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  7. McKinley

    McKinley Oct 20, 2018

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    I am wearing this little 32mm Seamaster at least part of the next few days to see how accurate it is before I put it in my friend's jewelry store on consignment. I think it is pretty accurate, but at 32mm, it keeps getting pushed to the back of my rotation. It is a horrible thing, but now that I have a Speedmaster and a few other 38mm chronographs, along with some larger 36mm vintages watches, all my vintage 33mm Hamiltons, 28mm tanks or even the 34mm Rolex all seem too small. If a watch isn't as large as Norman's 35mm Constellation, it just seems too small. And when I first became a member here a year ago, I thought you were all just a bunch of size snobs. See what you have done to me? LOL. Although, every time I look at this watch I think, "I should keep this.". Maybe there is hope for me yet. ;-)

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  8. airansun

    airansun Oct 20, 2018

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    Damn! I need one of these.

    Yours is gorgeous! Dibs!
     
  9. airansun

    airansun 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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  10. TexOmega

    TexOmega Oct 20, 2018

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  11. jmazpiazu

    jmazpiazu Oct 20, 2018

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  12. ag986

    ag986 Oct 20, 2018

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

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  13. paulw

    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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  14. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Oct 20, 2018

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    Ultraman in the bright morning sun:
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  15. alam

    alam Oct 20, 2018

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    FOIS on duty! tracking grill time :)
     
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  16. jaguar11

    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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  17. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Oct 20, 2018

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    Today Flighty
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  18. gostang9

    gostang9 Oct 20, 2018

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    Some orange for this autumn day!

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  19. Garv

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

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    Chores and errands watch

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  20. Mmike1357

    Mmike1357 Oct 20, 2018

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    Running errands...Fall calls for more plaid! 59BBF853-3DEF-45E7-86D6-C8E02FD4305E.jpeg