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New Hodinkee Writeup on the X-33

  1. duc

    duc Oct 8, 2019

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  2. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Oct 8, 2019

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    All these articles / posts of late. I’m starting to want one of these.
     
  3. Wivac

    Wivac Terribly special Oct 8, 2019

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    I've had one on my list all year and if it wasn't for buying a new chunk of building....
     
  4. duc

    duc Oct 8, 2019

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    Although I'm not wearing it today, here is a snap, and my commitment to be wearing it tomorrow:

    X33.jpg
     
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  5. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Oct 8, 2019

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    While I appreciate the sophisticated capabilities of the X-33, they’d be wasted on me.

    And anyway, I am not sure this new fangled battery/digital technology will catch on.

    Batteries in a watch for goodness sake! :eek:
     
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  6. duc

    duc Oct 8, 2019

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    I almost shot good beer out of my nose while reading this.
     
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  7. Yak1

    Yak1 Oct 8, 2019

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    I had committed to no batteries/charging for my timepieces—however, given my recent interest in the F300’s and the X-33, I’m probably gonna have to walk that back.
     
  8. SpeedyPhill

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

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    Any ideas how the numbers of classic Speedmaster chronographs turn out against the production numbers of X-33 ?
     
  9. padders

    padders Oct 9, 2019

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    Be aware that you would be lucky to get more than 2-3 years out of a cell on either if you actually use it. It is the short battery life that puts me off the X-33 since it isn't really designed to be user serviceable, what with 9 tiny fiddly screws to lose then there can be issues getting the new cell to work after changing. It may be better on the recent Gen3 X-33, I love the 1665 and 1666 movement Omega models (and still have a Seamaster multifunction 150m) but the battery life is a big drawback IMO. The f300s are even more battery hungry, they can eat a cell 18 months but are far easier to change than with the X-33.
     
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  10. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Oct 9, 2019

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    Well now, I think you can look at the ratio of the number of watch Winding
    Sessions in a given week and the associated reset the date /day/ correct time fumble vs. Oh it’s flashing I guess it’s time to go to the Ad ...shoot the shit with sales girl - drink my latte ...and change the battery every 2 yrs.
    Ok. Now- I’d
    admit if you are the type of guy who can’t keep his fingers of the back light button
    That ratio of battery life changes. But I admit I kind of like just slipping my X 33 on
    Going out the door for the weekend and not having to worry about winding the watch sometime in my pending hangover at the ski slopes or the beach. I have at least 4 mechanical watches that I do enjoy a lot. But the reset thing can be a pain
    Depending on the watch. My Explorer 2 is a pain to reset. The Z 33 and X 33 have
    Sleep modes that do save battery life when not worn after a few days. So it really depends what you wear how often and for what.
     
  11. Tubber

    Tubber Oct 10, 2019

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    I have a Gen 2 X-33 and don't mind the battery change intervals. At least it has an EOL indicator. A battery change and re-seal is £60 from a well respected watchmaker in the UK which I don't find excessive. They make good travel watches and being Titanium they are very light.
     
  12. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Oct 10, 2019

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    You really have to love the comfort and the light weight of the titanium. And really handy features
     
  13. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Oct 10, 2019

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  14. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Oct 10, 2019

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    Yep..You got right where I live. Hahaha...
     
  15. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Oct 11, 2019

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    The gen 2 is my favorite. All the upgrades to the gen 1 and great size and weight. The current ones are a bit large for me (small guy :( ...) they all look cool though
     
  16. Tubber

    Tubber Oct 11, 2019

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    Are the current ones much larger than the old Gen 2?
     
  17. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Oct 11, 2019

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    3FA8C01D-3584-4F79-9F6A-82971239E56A.jpeg The SkyWalker x-33 wears almost identically in size on my wrist. The new Gen 3
    Has of course a much different face and digital display. Very similar in capabilities
    But I find the illumination back light feature is I think muck brighter on the Gen 2.
    The Z-33 on the other hand is a much different horse.
    It’s much larger in case height, but because it’s titanium it’s not that heavy. Plus the red digital is smokin sick. As My son would say. I ‘m lucky to have all the X 33
    In my collection. I mix things up with Z on occasion. It’s my artiste watch...
    When I want to solicit a reaction! A556C92A-7278-48AD-A77F-951BB3058D40.jpeg C841C077-1AD0-40EF-8076-35537D4517FB.jpeg 26BF4BC3-10A3-4946-9BF6-E62AEE717285.jpeg
     
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  18. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Oct 11, 2019

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    New ones are 45mm
     
  19. Tubber

    Tubber Oct 11, 2019

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    Would you be kind enough to show a comparison photo of the Z-33 next to a Gen 2?
     
  20. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Nov 19, 2019

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    Sure. When I get a chance I’ll post that photo. The Z is a beast.