I really like it esp. the gold but can’t afford it.
Ok. Then will this speedy pro nickname be the ABSoTM (astronaut’s butt side of the moon)???
Once again, offset so he isn’t hung
I'm calling it the Speedmaster Second Man on the Moon (SMOTM)
Al, I am sure you are correct. I think my local Omega dealer has their challenges when it comes to using the Omega extranet.
I spoke to an Omega rep (an AD?) from Atlanta at the PGA Championship in Bethpage NY today. (Omega had a heavily staffed massive booth/store) I told him I had put down a deposit on the Apollo 11 50th a few weeks ago. He told me not to expect delivery until November, maybe even 2020. Unless you jumped on it early "definitely not July".
I really like the watch but need to see it in person. Not sure how I feel about tying up $10k for six months or more.
Watch head aesthetics aside, I get the impression that most folks like the look of the bracelet and are even hoping to put that full 020STZ011626 bracelet on an older Speedmaster model.
Before everyone gets worked up over it I would like to make a few observations that might change people’s minds:-
There are no side tabs like on conventional end links; the end links sit fully inside/between the lugs. They appear to rest on some sort of ledge to ensure accurate positioning and to prevent the end link just sliding through the lugs. These features might make the end links incompatible with a conventional Speedy Pro. I guess we will have to wait until someone tries it for real.
I have seen this system on my C65 Trident GMT
The second major point, and I think this is an absolute howler for a modern 9 grand watch, is the lack of real micro-adjustment on the clasp. Why on earth did they skip this? My Railmaster LE has it, the new SM300 has it, the PloProf has it, you can find threads here on OF on retrofitting it to an existing Speedy bracelet. Even a 1960s folded metal clasp has lots of adjustment capability.
The clasp also looks clunky and agricultural which suggests Omegas designers don’t bother to check (or care) what the wider market is offering....for far less money. That’s a pity. My C65 GMT bracelet has 8mm quick adjustment capability and is very nicely integrated with the bracelet itself; something along these lines would have been helpful.
What a great and informative post. Thanks for sharing these observations. If true, it is a real shame that Omega haven't spent a bit more time on making sure the bracelet is up to scratch as compared to other brands/models.
This frontal image would've made the watch related to MTV in a taunting way.
I think you’ll like it even more in person
As far as I understand, the braclet at the 50. anniversary edition is far thinner, as the orgin was. Probably this prevented from making a more comfortable micro adjustment...
DSOTAM « Dark Side of the Astronaut Moon » would be more relevant ? ( in French the moon is the butt)
Did Omega include a loupe in the package? If so, what did they expect someone to use it for since you can't see the movement? Maybe to get close ups of Aldrin's butt.
Noticed this in a review
“ I don’t think there’s any question that this watch is so far superior to its ancestors as far as traits like durability or accuracy that it’s almost incomparable.”
I do wonder what this statement is based on, since the watch isn't even released yet...
I put a full deposit down and when I saw the pictures yesterday I was a little underwhelmed. That said, with more and more coverage of the watch it has grown on me. This is largely because I’ve had the ability to see alternative pictures. I still haven’t made a decision yet but am leaning towards just taking delivery. Point is, just give it some time.
Maybe he was told by someone from the marketing team? We all know they are trustworthy
It sounds like you want to love it but you don't really. Its funny how we can look at things differently when they already have a deposit down. I suppose you have to think would you be as eager today to deposit 10k as you were before it was revealed. I would say if there's any doubt then keep looking. All the best
I agree. Thanks!
I stumbled a bit when I read this. How is the new movement "far better"???? Because METAS? Is that really far better then the 321, 861, 1861, etc.? How/ Why? Shoot, if you wear more than one watch regularly, chances are Moonwatch will run down at least once a week, and you will be resetting it. Having an error of only 2 seconds vs 5-10 seconds a day is pretty much irrelevant with typical/ normal use in my experience.
Note: I have two co-ax Omegas as well as a a handful that are not. I do not reach for a co-ax because it is a co-ax -- I reach for one because that is the watch I want to wear that day. And I will likely be cursing the co-axs at service time, as they will be a bit more expensive to get worked on.
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