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If you were in charge of Omega’s new range....

  1. vicakers

    vicakers Oct 8, 2019

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    I was just reflecting on the Omega range which is huge and obviously notable for the seamaster, railmaster, flightmaster etc. If you were in charge of Omegas product development what new range would you introduce?

    I’m tempted by a Roadmaster but maybe doesn’t have the right ring to it!
     
  2. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Oct 8, 2019

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    Omega has a military/field watch history that their marketing people have not yet crassly exploited sympathetically explored.....

    I think the nearest nod to it in the recent past was the Dynamic III

    Dynamic III.jpg
     
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  3. vicakers

    vicakers Oct 8, 2019

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    Good shout. I was also thinking about the RAF or special forces angle. And what about a ‘Return of the Jedi’ reissue of the 145.023.
     
  4. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Oct 8, 2019

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    Thinning out the range would be a start and making just one Speedmaster LE per year to make it more of an event.
     
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  5. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Oct 8, 2019

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    I second this
     
  6. 3nicewatches

    3nicewatches Oct 8, 2019

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    How about the Trumpmaster range, with great and unmatched designs
     
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  7. cristos71

    cristos71 Oct 8, 2019

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    Can you keep the suggestions realistic please? :D
     
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  8. BradleyJ.

    BradleyJ. Oct 8, 2019

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    For the sake of nonsense talk, they could add a line of pilots watches named Skymaster :whistling: though I believe the name is already spoken for.
     
  9. saulgoodman

    saulgoodman Oct 8, 2019

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    The Fieldmaster could be a line of rugged field watches very much in keeping with the tool watch theme Omega does so well. Start with a 38mm, a 41mm, and a 40mm GMT. They should all have at least 100m water resistance and come stock with leather and a NATO.
     
  10. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Oct 8, 2019

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    The Swatch Group already produces something along these lines, except they call them Hamilton Khakis, not Omega Fieldmasters :D
     
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  11. saulgoodman

    saulgoodman Oct 8, 2019

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    Oh yeah, goodness knows there can’t be more. How dare I?
     
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  12. Severin

    Severin Oct 8, 2019

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    ...Toastmaster?

    (I.e. especially useful in public speaking scenarios?)
     
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  13. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Oct 9, 2019

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    Spaceflight history has been well documented and even there Omega " has dropped a few stitches " as inaccuracies were legio in the (recent) past.
    Military watches were probably less documented and indeed military Omega watches history has been neglected as are some of Omega's most important projects :whistling:
     
  14. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Oct 9, 2019

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  15. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Oct 9, 2019

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    I would change the whole ordering of straps and bracelets to a web shop.

    Log on and order a few spring bars and a NATO, maybe a 18mm strap for a vintage Seamaster.

    I would order more Omega straps this way if it was as easy as ordering from Watchgecko or any other strap site.
     
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  16. S.H.

    S.H. Oct 9, 2019

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    And also, buckles! Some LE buckles are gorgeous.
     
  17. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 9, 2019

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    It would have to be gold plated (not solid), bejeweled with fake stones, and tell you the wrong time constantly. But since you already bought it, you just tell yourself it’s right despite every other clock telling you otherwise.
    Oh, and they will be made in Russia.
     
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  18. Stufflers Mom

    Stufflers Mom Oct 9, 2019

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    Sounds about right, he does have a thing for trashy Eastern European baubles.
     
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  19. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal Oct 9, 2019

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    Seriously though, I think Omega is doing a good job looking into thier archives with the 1948 Seamaster (although the price on that is prohibitive for what it is), and the trilogy line. I think they would be foolish to not reissue the SM300 .024 considering the demand for the vintage pieces and the prices even Watchco’s are commanding, they clearly have access to all case/dial/hands parts needed to reissue the line- just design a modern version of the 552/565. Don’t jazz it up or inflate the size- just do a 1:1 reissue. If they were to put that watch out at $4-5KUS, I think they would fly.
     
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  20. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Oct 9, 2019

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    And call it the Omegaco :whistling:

    Never going to happen at $4-5 more like $8-9k if it was Omega done.....