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  1. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Aug 26, 2017

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    In this excellent review of the new Globemaster @Longbow shows some pictures and discusses the bracelet and its butterfly clasp.
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    This got me thinking (always a bit dangerous :p). Leaving aside strap/deployant examples, are there any other current or past Omega lines or models that had this sort of bracelet clasp as standard?

    Off the top of my head, the Polaris line and new(ish) Aquaterras are the only other ones that I can think of. @Archer was good enough some time ago to dig out the part numbers and cost (at the time) for the Polaris clasps in this thread. On a personal level, as owner of the watch below, I don’t find the clasp at all fiddly and kind of like its look compared to a standard clasp cover as it completely integrates the clasp into the bracelet. Maybe one downside might be the lack of adjustment/microadjustment, but that’s what half links are for ;).

    My Titane clasp.jpg

    *edit* Forgot to add a picture of the rather rather nice gold "Omega" inlaid into the clasp. Now remedied :D

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    Any other examples? At least one enquiring mind would like to know.
     
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  2. Longbow

    Longbow Aug 26, 2017

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    Thanks for the nice words ref the GM review.

    The new non-LE Railmaster has a butterfly clasp if I remember correctly....which is a bit odd as the introduction of extrension clasps seems to be a step in the right direction and especially useful on a watch that is likely to be an everyday all season candidate.
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    I got used to the operation of the butterfly on my GM pretty quickly so it doesn't bother me anymore, quite the contrary, it's rather good.

    The lack of extension is a nuisance though as my wrist seems to swell and shrink quite a lot these days.

    There is a wonderful solution, but it comes at a murderously expensive price....
    The Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-thin. The bracelet is a butterfly type with concealed extension system and a quick change latch so that even I can swap between bracelet and straps without inducing the need to kill anyone associated with the invention of spring bars and associated tools.
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    I really wish Omega had a product that could match that VC, it rolled so many features that I like in my Omegas into one watch. I shall go off and sulk now :(.
     
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  3. yinzerniner

    yinzerniner Aug 27, 2017

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    All of the '57 collection Speedmaster models have the butterfly claps. Note, the '57 is different than the 1957 LE's.
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    That being said with the smaller half links I've never had an issue with sizing on the AT bracelets, and much prefer their thinness vs the modern overstuffed Omega clasps.
     
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  4. Mozziebite

    Mozziebite Aug 31, 2017

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    The AT quartz has / had it. Loved the watch, hated the clasp. It had to go...

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  5. gwzymytk

    gwzymytk Aug 31, 2017

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    The DeVille range also has (had?) a butterfly-clasped version

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  6. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Aug 31, 2017

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    I suppose it's down to personal preference. I rather like the way my example is designed.

    Open, with clasp raised showing release button on top and locking lugs on clasp
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    Shut

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    Clasp closed

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    Every time I wear it I'm impressed by the quality and tight tolerances. The comfort is also top notch (being made of titanium might have something to do with it :rolleyes:)
     
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