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Swatch — omega “Mission to Mars” [VIDEO] HANDS-ON

  1. Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Mar 24, 2022

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    People identify with their purchases, and sometimes a little too much, as is evident in these threads.

    I saw a post on another forum where someone said they would think less of anyone who bought one of these. ::facepalm1::

    It's just a watch, people...
     
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  2. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 24, 2022

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    It’s not a limited edition watch, Swatch is not a micro-brand, and this isn’t a Philippe Dufour level watch, if there is demand they can turn the taps on until it’s met and the scalpers get left holding the bag which would be quite enjoyable to see.
     
  3. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 24, 2022

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    Just to add, in their first 5 years of production Swatch made 50 million units. They currently make 2 million Sistem51 mechanical Swatches per year and they have automation down to an art form. If they sell out Swatch are not going to have difficulty ramping up production as they are exceptionally efficient at it.
     
  4. Omega D Mar 24, 2022

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    I thought they were limited edition, ok fair enough, agree on scalpers.
     
  5. brianbpb Mar 24, 2022

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    I think it's a fantastic idea. My daily driver is my SMP, but if I go travel, or just want a decent looking watch w/ Omega branding, I'll be picking up a Moon version of this. Throw a Nato strap on, and it will look like another speedmaster yet if it get stolen, or I destroy it I'm out 260 bucks. Great for travel, and with that Quartz movement, it will keep time better than many automatics until the battery dies. :) Blasphemy I know, but this introduces folks to the brand and way better than a store like Rolex where you can't even buy something.
     
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  6. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 24, 2022

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    Yea I had initial worries too if it were limited but @Robert-Jan verified that it is definitely not, Swatch will churn them out to meet demand
     
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  7. JwRosenthal Mar 24, 2022

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    The Uranus will be the best seller because…well, yeah- I’m 12 years old,
     
  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 24, 2022

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    We all are mate, we all are
     
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  9. Walrus Mar 24, 2022

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    Oh I am interested in it’s composition. I honestly did think it was some type of plastic with a different name on it. So ceramic and castor oil kind of cool. When you look at all the damage plastic has done the the ocean etc. and realize it’s only been around since the 50’s (roughly I don’t know the exact date if anyone feels the need to be precise please go ahead) so I’m not going off on a environmental schpiel here but here but I like this even more. I have a feeling I won’t be getting one unless they become available online (by that I mean direct not the flippers of course) but has this material been used for bezels or something in the past? Guess I’ll google it since I know have a bunch of unexpected free time.
     
  10. Rodentman Mar 24, 2022

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    They neither interest nor upset me.
     
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  11. Alex Cheers Mar 24, 2022

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  12. Omega D Mar 24, 2022

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    I suppose people previously buying fake Onega’s can buy a moon swatch
     
  13. JwRosenthal Mar 24, 2022

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    Oh-my-god….::psy::::psy::::psy::::rimshot::
     
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  14. michael e Still learning. Mar 24, 2022

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    Are these watches a sealed unit and not serviceable?
     
  15. Robert-Jan #SpeedyTuesday Mar 24, 2022

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    Yep. Not limited. And later on, also available online. If Mr Hayek tells me that during the meeting, I assume he knows :)
     
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  16. vbrad26 Mar 24, 2022

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    NO, you wouldn't lol.
     
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  17. Robert-Jan #SpeedyTuesday Mar 24, 2022

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    I think that's the concept of Swatch...
     
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  18. TwinPeaks Mar 24, 2022

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    I hope they bring this model to the online store, I'd love to have some color change up at work!
     
  19. Rman Mar 24, 2022

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    These will sell like wildfire and they will certainly get into the hands of those who can’t afford the real deal.

    The Mission to Saturn is the most interesting looking piece IMO and makes me wish they had gotten more campy with the dials, then I would’ve been a customer. Maybe a “deep space” dial or the inside of a shuttle, or a UFO.

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  20. SkunkPrince Mar 24, 2022

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    I've had Swatch watches serviced and regulated in the past. I can't say definitively that the watch back can't be removed, but I would be surprised if it could not.
     
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