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First Omega In Space (2012 Speedmaster) FOIS, Roll Call

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2012

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    From Omega:


    So, three registers, black dial, nothing new there and that's just what we want in a Speedmaster. The movement is the traditional Calibre 1861 manual wind, so far so good. The crystal is sapphire, but we can probably live with that. Where it gets interesting is the hands and case. Unlike many LE Speedmasters, this is not just a new colour-scheme, this is a radically different watch.
    Firstly we have no crownguards, harking back to the CK2998 (the CK2915 Broadarrow has already been re-released in many forms, so if you want a remade original, those are floating around still). The smaller case at 39.7mm is a result of the crown guard's thickness being taken off. Another nice touch is the straight as opposed to twisted lugs, a very nice touch indeed. Finally there are the hands. Time hands (hours minutes and seconds) are a steel dagger style, while the chronograph hands are kept to a white stick style.
    A little different but I like it on the whole, what do you guys think?
    SP1.jpg sp2.jpg sp3.jpg
     
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  2. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2012

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    The new reference by the way is:
    311.32.40.30.01.001
     
  3. ulackfocus Mar 10, 2012

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    The hands are called "alpha" style. I like the watch except for 2 things: it looks thick, and the use of different hands on the registers.
     
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  4. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2012

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    Ahk whats the difference between alpha and dagger?
     
  5. ulackfocus Mar 10, 2012

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    Seems that dagger and alpha are two different terms for what look like the same thing.
     
  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 10, 2012

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    It'd have been nice if it were hesalite too, the CK2998 hands and straight lugs will angle this more towards the collectors, who tend to prefer plastic. I really do like the idea of it on the whole though.
     
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  7. a1watch Mar 10, 2012

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    i want one
     
  8. Steve Mar 10, 2012

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    Interesting that they have added a Seamaster back case, which could be slightly confusing ? I agree with Ashley a hesalite crystal would have been nice, maybe they could have had so many of the collection with hesalite and so many with
    sapphire ?. Maybe Broad Arrow hands would have been nice buts thats just my opinion.
    Still a very.. very nice watch. :thumbsup:
     
  9. Wetworks Mar 14, 2012

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    Purists will cringe, but I like the two register, date version better.
     
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  10. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 14, 2012

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    Cal 9300 has been really growing on me too
     
  11. The GMT Master Chris @ ΩF Mar 14, 2012

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    It's a very handsome watch, no doubt about it!
     
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  12. rxpete Mar 14, 2012

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    It's much nicer in person than I expected.

    This version looks pretty good also.
     
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  13. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member May 4, 2012

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  14. Garde-Temps May 4, 2012

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    Interesting review and nice watch, thx.
     
  15. alam May 19, 2012

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  16. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 1, 2012

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  17. SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 2, 2012

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    It's really nice. But I'd still rather have an original ;)
     
  18. Whirling Sep 11, 2012

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    I am incredibly tempted by this watch...In fact, I have even asked the local Omega Boutique to hold the first one they get for me to come and see...though I did not commit to buying it. For a modern piece that will never be the actual "real thing," a sapphire crystal suits my clumsy self very well. However, I am curious: what does replacement of a Hesalite crystal cost?

    Regards,
    Jon
     
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  19. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 11, 2012

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    $60 but you can almost always repolish it back to new
     
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  20. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 11, 2012

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    I like this watch, love the retro look.
     
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