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1957 Cal. 9300 Speedmaster In Basel

  1. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 23, 2013

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    I'm guessing its probably the same type of bracelet as the new Anti-Mag Aqua Terra which also looked very Oyster-ish in the renderings but in the real pictures of the actual watch, the links are much shorter and wider than an oyster, with a full Oyster bracelet being 13 links vs 19 on the Aqua Terra from memory. They're also a lot more square than the Oyster links:

    Omega Has A Secret - Caliber 8508 Aquaterra, 1.5 Teslas. Photos From Press Conference
     
  2. Mathlar

    Mathlar Apr 23, 2013

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    Well I am sold. I can sense some marital strife on the horizon ;-)

    Finally this has the iconic Speedmaster styling combined with the new movement in a decent sized case. I've been drooling over the PO range for the last two years as well as the existing 9300 Speedy but would never consider strapping such a brick onto my wrist.

    So the next question would be do I go for one of these or the new Vader speedy, or an antimagnetic AT to get both the new movement, anti-magnetic features and some reasonable water resistance?
     
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  3. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 23, 2013

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    The preview video just came out :D

     
  4. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 23, 2013

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  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 23, 2013

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    The other thing I just noticed is that unlike the previous Broadarrow re-issue, the bezel on this one appears to be feinter, and of a less bold font, more closely mimicking the original 2915 bezel than the last model.
     
  6. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 23, 2013

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    With the revelation that the dark side piece will be in a ceramic case (with the corresponding premium price I am sure) then this 2915 homage piece becomes more achievable.
     
  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 23, 2013

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    It does, and that's probably the point. I'm not a bracelet fan at all but still have that one on my AT after 6 weeks. Not bad at all, and if it had micro-adjustments instead of half links it would be perfect.
     
  8. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 23, 2013

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    Some more higher resolution pics, google has actually indexed them now and they're still up on the official omegawatches.com

    These are VERY high resolution pics so click on them to see the larger version:

    BASELWORLD2013_Speedmaster_57_black_dial_white_background.jpg BASELWORLD2013_Speedmaster_57_white_dial_white_background.jpg
     
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  9. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 24, 2013

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    Yeah I'm with RJ on this one. I will take the leather strap over the bracelet, and I'm a sucker for blue!
     
  10. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 24, 2013

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    Yep - confirmed!! I love the second one! Hubba Hubba!! ::jumpy::
     
  11. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Apr 24, 2013

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    The reason I like this watch - particularly the black dial one on bracelet is because it contains DNA not just from the 2915 but also from the 33.3 chronographs made by omega in the 1930s - large watches with 2 rather than 3 subdials.
     
  12. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 24, 2013

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    Black dial all the way as far as I'm concerned. Looks like manufacturers are realising there is good mileage in staying true to heritage, much like JLC has been doing recently with the reverso Tribute watches.
     
  13. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 24, 2013

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    I think the brands also know that there are vintage collectors with disposable income who they want as modern customers. Worked on me, and at the beginning of this thread Mike said he will probably buy one or two of Omega's new watches.
     
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  14. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Apr 24, 2013

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    If that's the case, the ideal Connie pie-pan arrowhead would come soon?
     
  15. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Apr 24, 2013

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    I think we've seen the best we'll get with the new pie pan in the Manhattan style case because it's so popular in Asia, Omega's biggest growing market.
     
  16. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 25, 2013

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    Aside from the brand ambassadors its the collectors that make an impact on sales and public opinion, think about how many of your friends, co-workers and acquaintances have purchased watches on your recommendation, and how many new members here have started buying Omegas after spending some time reading.
     
  17. Mare Nostrum

    Mare Nostrum Apr 25, 2013

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    I'm definitely getting one with the steel bracelet and black dial....seems like a " Down To Earth " and modern CK2915 !
     
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  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 25, 2013

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    Hi and welcome man!
     
  19. Mare Nostrum

    Mare Nostrum Apr 25, 2013

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    Thanks dsio : )
     
  20. TLIGuy

    TLIGuy Apr 25, 2013

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    I love the look of this new 1957 but is it just me or do the pushers appear not to be the correct size? As beautiful as the finishing of the case and bracelet is my eyes keep going directly to the threads below the pushers. It's like they are not pushed on all the way or to short. I guess it may be just me but it truly looks odd that the threads under the caps are exposed that much. I have looked at countless images from vintage to modern Speedmasters and just don't see other pushers like this. omega57.jpg