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

  1. alexxs Mar 24, 2022

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    It's funny that every example I've seen here from other brands is exactly what Rolex does with Tudor and definitely not what Omega is doing with Swatch. Food for thought :) Slightly lower price point, some design queues from the bigger brother, but not an actual replica with all the branding of the bigger brother.

    Why doesn't Mercedes put C63s and Mercedes badging on the Smarts?

    PS: I'll be very curious to see the influencers outside of the watch world that will actually care about this and, furthermore, what sort of response they'll get from their followers.
     
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  2. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 24, 2022

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    I showed these to my wife yesterday and she excitedly came up with her favorites. She doesn't wear watches and she wants several of these.
     
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  3. vbrad26 Mar 24, 2022

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    Does this count?
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    This is the first watch I have ever talked about that my wife immediately said, "those are fun, you should get one".
    Hah!
     
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  4. JwRosenthal Mar 24, 2022

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    So who said this is a marketing disaster?? You all want to know who the target demographic is? It’s not kids.
    It’s us. We are going to buy these for spouses, kids, nephews, friends….
     
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  5. Ree Mar 24, 2022

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    Yeah that one ended real well. Aston still no where near Ferrari / Porsche brand values and...
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  6. vbrad26 Mar 24, 2022

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    Has AM really ever been successful though? lol
     
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  7. Ree Mar 24, 2022

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    Never if they kept on creating Cygnet-scaled mishaps. Any kids have AM posters on the bedroom walls? I didn't.
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  8. 8100_RPM Mar 24, 2022

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    Should I go to the Swatch store in San Francisco early Saturday morning or should I sleep in? I think these will be great beater/travel watches.

    P.S. The last time I went to that Swatch store the sales associate asked me if my Planet Ocean was a Citizen and then proceeded to tell me that he had a 2531.80 and his Dad had just picked up a Sea Dweller. ::facepalm1::
     
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  9. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Mar 24, 2022

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    This is what I was considering yesterday (SF). It would be neat to meet up with other OF members. However, seeing other people talk about how lines are already forming and these will eventually be available online… I’m gonna sleep in and wait.
     
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  10. 8100_RPM Mar 24, 2022

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    Yeah, I have no problem waiting until the initial hype dies down before I purchase one. I would also like to see them in the flesh before I partake in a Mission to Uranus.
     
  11. TLIGuy Mar 24, 2022

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    Yeah, you should think long and hard before going in on one.
     
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  12. JwRosenthal Mar 24, 2022

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    And there it is! Someone finally said it.
    Thank you
     
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  13. JwRosenthal Mar 24, 2022

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    I think Uranus could take a pounding, not to worry.

    I can’t help myself!!!
     
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  14. JayBe Mar 24, 2022

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    I like the look and certainly do not believe that this will affect value of Omegas negatively in any way, quite the opposite. This should broaden the customer base and increase demand for the "real thing".
    That being said, with rising prices of watches, I feel that increasing demand is not the best thing to happen to enthusiastic collectors, as opposed to financially driven ones.
     
  15. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Mar 24, 2022

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    This is great news. I can paintently wait. I think these will be a hit. And also a great gift for my sons, who at some point will inherit my real Speedmaster watches, but until then, the moonSwatch is a good option in the interim.
     
  16. Jayrock26v2 Mar 24, 2022

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    can anyone confirm if we should be trying to get one grey market or if for sure they will be online for everyone to buy? somehow seems too good to be true
     
  17. Jayrock26v2 Mar 24, 2022

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    here it is, hope its true! ill be opting for these over the real thing :D
     
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  18. guppydriver Mar 24, 2022

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    I’m excited for all the “sweet swatch” comments I’m sure to get from all the youngsters whilst wearing my 3861.
     
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  19. perks713 Mar 24, 2022

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    I'm gonna need that Mission to Neptune. I just want to know if they're unbearably loud like normal Swatches.
     
  20. meglos Mar 24, 2022

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    I am oddly excited by these and don't see any harm to the Omega brand. In fact it might be a gateway drug the Swatch Speedmaster kids could grow up and want the real thing some day. As for myself, I might get one as a beater. Any idea how solid the case feels? Not familiar with the material.