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Bad Day On The Dark Side Of The Moon

  1. Diverdown Nov 27, 2014

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    Found this DSOTM online. Allegedly dropped on its lug. $9k worth of damage, not covered by warranty. Thought it was worth sharing. My deepest sympathies go out to the owner
     
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  2. cristos71 Nov 27, 2014

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    Ouch!
     
  3. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 27, 2014

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    New mid-case and it'll be good to go! IIRC a case isn't that expensive, at least relative to the cost of the watch.

    Archer posted the cost a while back but I haven't found the thread because... I had too much turkey. :D
     
  4. speedbird Nov 27, 2014

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    While dropping a watch is never good obviously, I'd wondered how these would hold up to a shock. Sad to see this.
     
  5. Ray916MN Nov 27, 2014

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    Makes me wonder whether a modern Speedie would pass modern NASA certification testing....
     
  6. speedbird Nov 27, 2014

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    A modern moon would, the DSOM is something else entirely
     
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  7. cristos71 Nov 27, 2014

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    Now I'm not superstitious but check out which date the DSOM is set to....
     
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  8. Baco Noir Nov 27, 2014

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    It's the main reason I think they should be sold on deployant clasps, even if that has to be made from metal.
     
  9. alam Nov 27, 2014

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    really?
     
  10. maxtor71 Nov 28, 2014

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    Oh man that's awful. I feel like I need to go hug my DSOTM right now.

    Unless we know exactly what happened, I don't think we can say the lack of clasp is to blame - I like that Omega used ceramic everywhere, including the buckle and pin.

    Max
     
  11. dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Nov 28, 2014

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    Al quoted $7k for a new case. Roughly 70% of the cost of a new watch.
     
  12. bill5959 Nov 28, 2014

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    Bad Karma. New watch.
     
  13. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Nov 28, 2014

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    Ouch.
    + 1. DSOTM need clasp.
     
  14. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 28, 2014

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    Yikes! Had that one wrong... again - too much turkey. :rolleyes:
     
  15. blackwatch wants tickets to the HyperBole. Nov 28, 2014

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    Probably covered by his homeowners insurance.
     
  16. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Nov 28, 2014

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    Hmmmm......how about Superglue :p
     
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  17. DocHolliday Nov 28, 2014

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    It's like totaling a Toyata Corolla! Ouch!
     
  18. JohnSteed Nov 28, 2014

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    Oh man :confused:

    Can you elaborate on how this happened?

    Here's what we got from a Hodinkee review. Short excerpt -

    The most common criticism of ceramic pertains to its brittleness. While
    ceramic sits at the high end of hardness on the Mohs scale, it has one
    downfall: brittleness. Most forms of ceramic are prone to shattering when
    dropped onto a hard surface. Though this is fair, quite honestly, it’s
    unlikely that the Dark Side of the Moon would be subjected to such stress
    on a frequent enough basis for this downfall to have a huge impact on my
    opinion of this timepiece.

    Credit to the guys. See here -

    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/a-week-on-the-wrist-the-omega-speedmaster-dark-side-of-the-moon
     
  19. Baco Noir Nov 28, 2014

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    I wasn't blaming the clasp, but instead I've always felt the the most likely time to have one fall is when trying to fasten a tang buckle. If it had a deployant clasp, that fear is eliminated.
     
  20. Northernman Lemaniac Nov 28, 2014

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    Insurance anyone?