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BREAKING NEWS - 50th Anniversary Apollo 11 in Steel Revealed

  1. Duckie

    Duckie Jun 19, 2019

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    Interesting your kids are interested all these years later.
    I'm interested.
    Then again, our generation was given time off school to watch it live on TV. I thought it was a little boring at the time and the images on TV weren't that good anyway. But I did mostly get the significance of it all.
    Once they started driving around in a Moon buggy then the light really went on in my head.
    Anything with wheels is good.
     
  2. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Jun 19, 2019

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    The long winter evenings must just fly by.
     
  3. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Jun 19, 2019

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    I kinda of collect newer Speedmasters (3 LEs so far and a modern run-off-the-mill pro), and I have no problems electing to skip the 50th. I found it an easy decision to say 'no thanks' when the OB contacted me to see if i wanted to order one. I think instead I may pick up a '68 or '69 to go with my '67. I really like the character of the older Speedmasters. And chances are they will go up in value over the mid-term.
     
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  4. Evitzee

    Evitzee Jun 19, 2019

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    Eh, no, so far those that are not fans of the piece continue to complain and carp about its deficiencies as they see it, mostly centered around the use of gold, the dial, no 321 movement, edition size and the price.
     
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  5. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Jun 20, 2019

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    Yes, there has been plenty of criticism. The debate has been good fun on threads like this, with views from both sides expressed clearly and argued well. I don't agree that 'others who are not in love will mostly say nothing'.
     
  6. kkt

    kkt Jun 20, 2019

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    The Speedy is most importantly a tool watch. So things like gold, and subdials that are less than legible, and not being qualified for space flight just don't belong. I kinda like the back, but altogether it's my chance to save $9K or so.
     
  7. stevec14

    stevec14 Jun 20, 2019

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    Yep - in many ways it’s shows what a polarising piece it is and quite different from other speedies. The price I can stomach as it is just about ok based on improvements, the looks I am on the fence about, but I like the use of gold and a bit of flash. It hasn’t done Rolex any harm and is the way expensive watches appear to be going.

    The sub used to be a pure tool watch and now it’s a piece of flashy jewellery albeit fit for its intended purpose still, the gmt more so. I see this as similar and it’s no bad thing in my eyes - just omega trying to keep up with preferences these days. I’ll wait and see if I like it when mine comes in and decide.
     
  8. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Jun 20, 2019

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    Talking to my local UK OB around 4 weeks ago and their info was that around 10% of both watches would be allocated to the UK but that was still subject to official confirmation. The store also confirmed that they weren’t taking deposits until they knew their final allocation but would contact customers based on the order the ‘waiting list’ e-mails were received.

    I am attending a function at the store on Tuesday so maybe the watches will be on show.
     
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  9. petay993

    petay993 Jun 20, 2019

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    They will be, these OB functions are to showcase the watches and for the OB to sell out it's allocation if places remain.
     
  10. Martin_J_N

    Martin_J_N Jun 20, 2019

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    Just wondering if taking ‘she who must be obeyed’ is a good idea then :(
     
  11. petay993

    petay993 Jun 20, 2019

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    Here is what to expect. They just left the watch with us.

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  12. Pepe Lucas

    Pepe Lucas Jun 20, 2019

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    So none of you wearing an Omega in an Omega event?
     
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  13. A J

    A J Jun 20, 2019

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    If it's anything like our, then yes. Ply her with the free champagne until she'll agree to anything. Along with the booze was plenty of food. I didn't take my wife but when I showed her the pictures, she wished she'd gone. Omega_20190618_192213_1600.jpg Omega_20190618_200824_1200.jpg Omega_20190618_201245_1200.jpg Omega_20190618_201320_1200.jpg
     
  14. petay993

    petay993 Jun 20, 2019

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    No, it wasn't compulsory;)
     
  15. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Jun 20, 2019

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    I can't believe the you could rock up at an Omega launch event and not think it appropriate to wear an Omega watch! Thanks for sharing the pictures though.
     
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  16. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Jun 20, 2019

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    Wow, 10% of the allocation here in the UK. That's more than I thought. Good news for UK buyers!
     
  17. petay993

    petay993 Jun 20, 2019

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    Unfortunately, rightly or wrongly, I only own Omega Limited editions which I choose to keep unworn.

    The other guys were not wearers of the brand but did place deposits for the 50th on the night.

    I am sure Omega were more than happy to start converting these guys!
     
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  18. jpjsavage

    jpjsavage Jun 20, 2019

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    Fair enough!
     
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  19. gostang9

    gostang9 Jun 20, 2019

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    Wow... Omega not doing a great job of following the Rolex play book. How can you create an illusion of scarcity if somehow everyone still gets one? ;)

    Oh well, looks like the marketing is working anyhow. :thumbsup:

    I work in automotive, and globally there are strong indications that our decade of strong growth is coming to and end (if not already passed).

    "... make hay while the sun shines... "
     
  20. stevec14

    stevec14 Jun 20, 2019

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