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Old 9 October 2019, 09:49 PM   #1
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Buy speedy now or wait for sub?

I want another black SS watch on a bracelet, and the Speedmaster is calling my name. It's a timeless classic, understated looks and reasonably priced. One could say the same thing about the Submariner (114060) which I have owned before and kinda wish I had not sold. Twice. But I'm a flipper.

That's the first step, right? Acknowledging that you have a problem. But I digress.

So, I can get a Speedy Sapphire Sandwich (that's the one I'm leaning toward) today new at around 40% off MSRP (gray) or I can wait an unknown number of months (I'm already on the list, but so what?) and get the sub, you know, eventually. I don't want to pay MSRP for a used one and I refuse to pay over MSRP for a new one, so I will have to wait.

If it takes long enough for the sub, I can have both and not upset my budget.

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Old 9 October 2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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I'd wait for the sub.

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Old 9 October 2019, 09:53 PM   #3
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everyone should at least own a speedy once.

if not have one in the collection permanently.

but i feel the same way about the sub...

i say go for the speedy. then if sub comes quickly maybe you have to reach a bit but you’ll have two iconic watches.
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:04 PM   #4
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Why not get a tudor bb58 or Seamaster 300?

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Old 9 October 2019, 10:06 PM   #5
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Why not get a tudor bb58 or Seamaster 300?
I already have a Seamaster (in blue) and the wife hates the Tudor.

Yes, yes, I know, it's my watch, but happy wife, happy life.
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:08 PM   #6
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Buy the Speedy and wait/save for the Sub.
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:17 PM   #7
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I have been around a long time and flipped many dozen of Rolex sport watches, I really donít miss any of them. I flipped a Speedy once and bought another shortly after, I still wear it all the time. I would much rather wear a Speedy Pro over any Rolex branded watch these days. The Speedy is just a classic, I love it. I wear mine on the bracelet in the summer and I am about to switch over to straps for the winter, itís such a versatile watch.

Everyone has a sub, even the non watch lovers who have expendable income. I know many guys who know nothing about watches, they wear the brand and have money so they buy a sub. It is the biggest turnoff for wearing the same watch they wear. True watch enthusiasts wear Speedy Pros. Itís your choice but personally, I would forget completely about the sub and get a Speedy Pro and some extra straps and enjoy it for life.
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:25 PM   #8
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The speedy is 10x the watch for half the money. Easy choice, IMO.
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:27 PM   #9
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Buy the speedy and you’ll forget about the sub. Even the security guard at my work wear the black sub.lol
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Old 9 October 2019, 10:28 PM   #10
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I already have a Seamaster (in blue) and the wife hates the Tudor.



Yes, yes, I know, it's my watch, but happy wife, happy life.
The new Seamaster 300 is a great piece to own and also fond of the blue version. Not too sure your wife hates Tudor but it's a great brand in term of quality and value for money.

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Old 9 October 2019, 10:48 PM   #11
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Go for both. Two totally different watches and they won't break the bank.
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I hear Sapphire sandwich tossed around. Which speedy is that exactly?
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Old 10 October 2019, 12:41 AM   #13
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I have been around a long time and flipped many dozen of Rolex sport watches, I really donít miss any of them. I flipped a Speedy once and bought another shortly after, I still wear it all the time. I would much rather wear a Speedy Pro over any Rolex branded watch these days. The Speedy is just a classic, I love it. I wear mine on the bracelet in the summer and I am about to switch over to straps for the winter, itís such a versatile watch.

Everyone has a sub, even the non watch lovers who have expendable income. I know many guys who know nothing about watches, they wear the brand and have money so they buy a sub. It is the biggest turnoff for wearing the same watch they wear. True watch enthusiasts wear Speedy Pros. Itís your choice but personally, I would forget completely about the sub and get a Speedy Pro and some extra straps and enjoy it for life.
I'd be in the "buy both" camp, but karmatp makes a good point. Wear a Speedy and you won't see your watch (or a cheap knock-off or counterfeit) everywhere.
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Old 10 October 2019, 01:03 AM   #14
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Get the Speedy, no doubt. Especially since its calling your name. Then hopefully by the time the Sub arrives, as you said, you will have the budget to own both.
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Old 10 October 2019, 01:16 AM   #15
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Buy the speedy now. Then add sub later or buy out of your speedy's 'lease'. Sounds like the price is low enough anyways, especially at 40% off.
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Old 10 October 2019, 01:20 AM   #16
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Go for both. Two totally different watches and they won't break the bank.
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Agree completely. If you collect you should have both
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Old 10 October 2019, 01:33 AM   #17
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I’m also in the get both camp, speedy now and sub when your call arrives.
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Old 10 October 2019, 02:39 AM   #18
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I hear Sapphire sandwich tossed around. Which speedy is that exactly?
The one with sapphire crystal front and display case back. My old speedymoon is like this too. There are the origin and charms of hesalite but I prefer the sapphire myself.
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Looks like the votes are strongly in favor of the speedy. Surprising, in a Rolex forum, but encouraging! Thanks all.
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Old 10 October 2019, 05:16 AM   #20
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I emailed the vendor (BTW I was wrong, it's a 35% discount, not 40) to buy the watch, and it's gone. They expect to get another one next week, so that gives my Rolex AD an opportunity (ha!) to find me (ha!) a Submariner (ha!) before then. Ha, ha, ha.
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Old 10 October 2019, 08:51 AM   #21
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I can wait an unknown number of months (I'm already on the list, but so what?) and get the sub, you know, eventually.

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I'd wait the unknown number of months.
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Old 10 October 2019, 07:37 PM   #22
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everyone should at least own a speedy once.

if not have one in the collection permanently.

but i feel the same way about the sub...

i say go for the speedy. then if sub comes quickly maybe you have to reach a bit but youíll have two iconic watches.
I agree.
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Old 10 October 2019, 08:40 PM   #23
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I would get the Speed Master now and then get the Submariner.
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Old 10 October 2019, 09:03 PM   #24
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Update: I heard back from my Rolex AD last night, and he said that the actual supply (delivery) of "sport models" has declined and he's not even sure if he's received one sub since I asked for it earlier this year. So in other words, don't hold your breath.
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Old 10 October 2019, 10:39 PM   #25
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I emailed the vendor (BTW I was wrong, it's a 35% discount, not 40) to buy the watch, and it's gone. They expect to get another one next week...
Either they got it early or the other sale fell through, but they emailed me this morning to offer me the watch, and I bought it. Woo hoo!

Hopefully it will arrive next week, if not delayed in customs.
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Old 11 October 2019, 04:06 AM   #26
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You could also buy a Speedmaster now and wait until 05/2020 to see which new models Rolex will announce.

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I already have a Seamaster (in blue) and the wife hates the Tudor.
Ha ha, why, because of the snowflake ?
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Old 11 October 2019, 04:17 AM   #27
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Hey, who you calling a snowflake?

No, seriously, she didn't care for the colors on the face of the models that I was looking at. Kind of a aged/patina off-white.

She's the one that pushed me to get the hulk, as she likes bright, brilliant colors.
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Old 11 October 2019, 05:11 AM   #28
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Ah I see, laybe that mooked too "vintage" for her. Can't beat the pep's of a green watch, for sure !
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Old 11 October 2019, 07:03 AM   #29
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Congrats on the speedy- itís the choice I would have made as well. Bought a new speedy hesalite a few years ago from DavidSW at a great price. Loved it so much that I bought a speedy Tuesday and this past year I sold the ST and kept the original speedy as itís the only speedy one needs IMO. itís a classic for a reason - enjoy !


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Old 11 October 2019, 07:56 AM   #30
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Congrats.

Sorry to sub owners, but the speedy is way cooler.

I so much prefer it, it’s ridiculous. Not even a competition.
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