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Old 9 February 2019, 12:33 AM   #1
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A nice alternative...

I know this is the wrong place but those who, like me, cant quite reach the heights of a Daytona just yet cant do any worse than making do with this little beauty in the mean time! What you guys think?

Ps I thought my boys Star Wars bed cover was a good setting for this particular model!
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Old 9 February 2019, 12:35 AM   #2
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love it - looks great on the strap. On my wish list....
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Old 9 February 2019, 12:48 AM   #3
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Congrats. My favourite speedy by far. A couple of strap options below. Such a versatile watch, and a much better fit for me than the pro.






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Old 9 February 2019, 12:49 AM   #4
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I own that one myself...Great watch!
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Old 9 February 2019, 12:55 AM   #5
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Good to see a bit of love for another classic that ainít always Rolex!
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Old 9 February 2019, 01:14 AM   #6
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Beautiful, I am another one of the many TRF members who love the Speedmaster. Mine's a 30th Anniversary Apollo XI that I bought back in '99.

Enjoy in good health!
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Old 9 February 2019, 01:17 AM   #7
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Great looking piece for sure.
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Old 9 February 2019, 01:20 AM   #8
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The FOIS is a beautiful watch! I had a speedy pro for a while and ended up selling it to find the sub purchase. If I were to get back into a speedy Iíd be going for the FOIS.


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Old 9 February 2019, 01:24 AM   #9
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Much nicer watch than a flashy Daytona. Ouch!
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Old 9 February 2019, 01:46 AM   #10
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The Speedmastee FOIS is lovely, as is the Professional. Even if I had a Daytona—and I don’t—I’d still “need” a Sleedmaster Pro. It’s one of those iconic chronographs.
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Old 9 February 2019, 01:49 AM   #11
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Its pound for pound the best watch IMO.
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Old 9 February 2019, 03:07 AM   #12
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Its pound for pound the best watch IMO.
I concur
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Old 9 February 2019, 04:42 AM   #13
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I am really enjoying the vintage measurements and it does make me want a vintage Daytona even more now! It is an iconic piece in its own right! And it feels good that I just decided to buy one and just went and bought one within minutes of deciding I wanted it! When was the last time you could do that with a stainless steel Rolex!
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Old 9 February 2019, 05:12 AM   #14
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Love it on leather strap!
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Old 9 February 2019, 06:15 AM   #15
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I know this is the wrong place but those who, like me, cant quite reach the heights of a Daytona just yet cant do any worse than making do with this little beauty in the mean time! What you guys think?

Ps I thought my boys Star Wars bed cover was a good setting for this particular model!
Nice. I have a ss Daytona and let me tell you, my speedy gets far more wrist time and is infinitely more ledigible and functional. Enjoy a great watch.
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Old 9 February 2019, 11:05 AM   #16
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That FOIS is a beauty!! Congratulations. Looks great on the leather strap and on your wrist.
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Old 9 February 2019, 06:41 PM   #17
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I think that that watch looks really nice.

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Old 10 February 2019, 12:12 AM   #18
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I am really enjoying the vintage measurements and it does make me want a vintage Daytona even more now! It is an iconic piece in its own right! And it feels good that I just decided to buy one and just went and bought one within minutes of deciding I wanted it! When was the last time you could do that with a stainless steel Rolex!
Are this watch's dimensions obviously different to the professional versions, does it wear differently?
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Old 10 February 2019, 12:43 AM   #19
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Congrats! I love that version and have contemplated adding it to my collection.
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Old 11 February 2019, 01:09 PM   #20
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Are this watch's dimensions obviously different to the professional versions, does it wear differently?
The FOIS is listed as 40mm and the Professional at 42mm but the difference is really just the crown guards adding a few mm. They share a common bezel. The lugs are also shaped differently with the pro having a 20mm gap and the FOIS 19mm like the racing models and some of the previous date automatic (pre co axial) versions.
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Old 11 February 2019, 01:22 PM   #21
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Are this watch's dimensions obviously different to the professional versions, does it wear differently?
The FOIS is listed as 40mm and the Professional at 42mm but the difference is really just the crown guards adding a few mm. They share a common bezel. The lugsard alsoshaped differently with the pro having a 20mm gap and the FOIS 19mm like the racing models and some of the previous date automatic (pre co axial) versions.
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Old 11 February 2019, 05:47 PM   #22
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Are this watch's dimensions obviously different to the professional versions, does it wear differently?


To me it takes up quite a lot more real estate on the wrist. When I bought my FOIS recently I tried them on back to back. The bracelet on the pro makes it much more chunky, and also I felt the case back of the FOIS sat on my wrist better (no idea if they are different). So I think they wear very differently, but maybe thatís just me.


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Old 11 February 2019, 11:54 PM   #23
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smh. that opening line diminishes this amazing watch.

c'mon.

fwiw, I far prefer this over just about any Daytona.

and it looks amazing on strap.
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Old 12 February 2019, 12:07 AM   #24
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Beautiful watch!

One day with my Speedy Pro, and any thought of wanting a Daytona as gone.
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Old 14 February 2019, 06:50 AM   #25
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Looks good! Congratulations
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Old 15 February 2019, 04:24 AM   #26
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The FOIS is listed as 40mm and the Professional at 42mm but the difference is really just the crown guards adding a few mm. They share a common bezel. The lugs are also shaped differently with the pro having a 20mm gap and the FOIS 19mm like the racing models and some of the previous date automatic (pre co axial) versions.
Thanks for this.

I think I'm going to have to try one of these on.
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Old 16 February 2019, 06:55 PM   #27
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I know this is the wrong place but those who, like me, cant quite reach the heights of a Daytona just yet cant do any worse than making do with this little beauty in the mean time! What you guys think?

Ps I thought my boys Star Wars bed cover was a good setting for this particular model!
I always used to look at Speedmaster but, one day while visiting Miami, I walked into an Omega Store and saw this beauty for the first time. I said to myself ďThis was the Omega to buyĒ but sadly, the leather was too hard for my liking. Now I own a speedy pro and itís a wonderful piece.
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Old 17 February 2019, 09:12 AM   #28
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Great watch! Tough choice between this and the Pro. I ended up with the Pro, but I still look at the FOIS with a certain longing.

Congrats!
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Old 17 February 2019, 09:12 AM   #29
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Old 17 February 2019, 12:11 PM   #30
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Well, I have to be honest: I am not a Daytona fan, although I am a huge Rolex fan. I just find this FOIS to be one of the most outstanding chronographs. I just hope you get tons of pleasure out of this beauty. You simply cannot go wrong!

Congratulations!

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