Currently wearing mine on a Hirsch Performance strap.
Thanks man! I'm not hard on my watches but definitely don't baby them either. The Speedy is more than capable of being a daily watch. Happy my watch is still in excellent condition but a ding here/there wouldn't bother me in the slightest.Nice! 3 years in? Looks pretty new. Good on you for keeping it in mint condition.
This happens on occasion, but the pushers are pretty secure if installed properly. Here's what a pusher change looks like...the screws you mention can be seen on the inside of the case:How are the pushers? I have read a few posts about the pusher caps coming loose as the little screw that attaches them to the pusher backs out and comes loose in the case and the cap and spring pop off.
Sorry I don't have statistics that would indicate this. What I can say is that for every one instance you see on forums there are many thousands that don't come loose. My advice is to stop worrying and enjoy your watch...Hello Archer
Thanks much for your fine explanation on this. So how common is the loose pusher screw? I have read on the Omega forum that there are instances of this happening with 6 month old watches and also on less then 3 year old watches
Just the luck of the draw I suppose?
I promise I mean this sincerely but I just don’t understand the point of babying a watch you intend to wear regularly. It just seems ridiculous.So in my quest to learn about the Speedmaster Pro before and after I bought it while waiting for it to arrive. i read a lot of posts about folks that ether are afraid to buy a Speedy pro or to wear one they own a lot due to the fear that it could get damaged. others will not wear them because of the 50m water resistance.
Why is this? the Speedy Pro is a durable watch that got subjected to a large amount of G-Force on rocket launches. It also was at the moon. i would think that the watch would survive most folks daily wearing it on earth. Scratches happen to any any watch.
I get a big kick out of the water resistance "issue" 50m is actually good enough for most folks daily use. I used a 30m Casio watch for years and it had no dire issues with water(I still have it). 50m is good enough for my needs. The most water this watch will see is by the following:
1. Getting caught in the rain (happened to me last Friday)
2. Washing my hands
3. washing dishes
5. washing the watch off to get rid of sweat or other grime
That is the extent of my water experiences while wearing it. I don't shower with a watch or swim with a watch on (even my divers)
I suspect most folks are like me when it comes to water with a watch. So I feel the Speedy Pro is a good daily watch
I agree with you. I brought up the question because while reading pages of Speedmaster related info and posts on this forum and the Omega.net forum right before I bought the watch and while waiting for it to arrive, I kept coming across posts about folks that that ether were hesitating to buy the watch or had bought the watch and made it a safe queen because they were afraid of damage or the water resistance was under 100mI promise I mean this sincerely but I just don’t understand the point of babying a watch you intend to wear regularly. It just seems ridiculous.
A Speedmaster Pro is an expensive watch - to pay all that money to worry about it seems like anything but money well spent. So to me, I would very respectfully suggest that you make your peace with knocking, banging and dinging it, because if it accompanied you through your life, those things are going to happen.
I agree with your rationale - the watch got beat up by its more illustrious users and survived just fine. For what you have planned, I wouldn’t hesitate to wear the watch.
My daily wearer for the lat twenty years has been a diver from either Omega or Rolex and gasp I dived with them!! They stood up fine to the diving.
These things are well made, in most cases the barrier is in the mind of the wearer.
I hope you buy it - they’re great watches and I’m sure it will give you some happiness.
Thanks for your reply. I was just wondering if it was a common occurrence. I am not too worried. My Omega warranty runs out in 2023 (originally bought by former owner at Omega AD 11/18) so if the pusher cap falls out then I hand it off to the local AD with the stamped card and tell them to get it fixedSorry I don't have statistics that would indicate this. What I can say is that for every one instance you see on forums there are many thousands that don't come loose. My advice is to stop worrying and enjoy your watch...
WOW, what a cool story! Resurrection indeed. Still have the original case?I purchased my 1969 Speedmaster Professional 861 cal brand new 50 years ago. I wore it through High School, the Army Military Police Corp., college and for many years after that. Believe me when I say this is one tough watch. After so many years of great service, this year I sent it to Omega Switzerland to have the movement placed in a brand new case with all the trimmings. It was really scratched up from all the use. She looks brand new and I still wear it with great pride.
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