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What’s happening on March 26th then?

  1. eugeneandresson 'I used a hammer, a chisel, and my fingers' Mar 22, 2022

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    Swatchmaster
     
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  2. abrod520 Mar 22, 2022

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    Yep, you can see "Speedmaster MoonSwatch" on the dial in one of those flashes, with the seconds and minutes subdials visible. Interestingly, the hours subdial is obscured - suggesting it could either be the 12 hour of the 3861, or (more likely) the 10 hour of the quartz movement.

    Those "planet" discs on the images of the casebacks - notice there's a tab for removal? They look like batteries...

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  3. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    Some more captures of note

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  4. texasmade Mar 22, 2022

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    So it's not a Smartwatch... That other thread that got locked was way off.
     
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  5. mbp Mar 22, 2022

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    I hope it's not corny.
     
  6. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    I don’t think Swatch has ever had a smartwatch, so that idea was bleh from the go
     
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  7. Matty1 Mar 22, 2022

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    Is it the 24th now then? Moved by 2 days?
     
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  8. CPRwatch Mar 22, 2022

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    And the next question is ............. How much is it going to cost . Hope its reasonable & not silly money .
     
  9. Matty1 Mar 22, 2022

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    If it’s got a real omega moonwatch in there it’s going to be at least £7k….
     
  10. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    So, I’m one clear photo of the caseback there’s some additional copy noticeable:

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    there’s seemingly:

    “Swat[ch]
    “Swiss [Made]
    “Water-R[esistant]
    “Design P[atent Pending] [?]
    “Four 4 [?]

    Any ideas what the “Four 4…” could be describing?
     
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  11. CPRwatch Mar 22, 2022

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    I only want one not the full set ;)
     
  12. Matty1 Mar 22, 2022

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    Likewise but you know it will be so exclusive nobody will get their hands on it
     
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  13. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    with some adjustments, can just make out that it says (drumroll):

    “Four 4 Jewels”

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    Which is a rather odd number of jewels indeed… Used in swatch’s quartz chronographs
     
  14. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    You’re right, and think it’s settled

    Omega has lent to Swatch only it’s case and dial design, and branding (“Omega,” “Speedmaster,” and “Moon(S)watch”) for a set of watches that are otherwise composed of Swatch’s bioceramic and its 4 jewel quartz chronograph movement, with the little planets on back being the battery covers. Here’s one of Swatch’s current ($175) quartz Chronos:

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  15. Jockywilson1 Mar 22, 2022

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    So quartz powered moonwatches in lots of colours. I’d imagined priced closer to swatch range than omega, don’t think you can get away with £5000+ using a swatch quartz movement.
     
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  16. 140dave Mar 22, 2022

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    As Standy said earlier; priced correctly this could be a great “gateway drug” to bring the next generation to Speedmasters and Omega. How many here would gift these to kids, nieces and nephews? I know I would if priced right. And readily available,,, fingers crossed.
     
  17. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    some insider rumors stating ~$2,200 U.S. for their set of 11


    If they’re sold in singles, but the marketing of the big boxes etc might suggest these are sets only

    I suppose they could do a Tokyo 2020 speedy type approach, and have a limited number of special boxed full sets, then otherwise sell singles.
     
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  18. CPRwatch Mar 22, 2022

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    They must have a % of unobtanium included in the watch case then .
     
  19. aphexafx Mar 22, 2022

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    Yup, I'm digging this. I want one. I think. :thumbsup:
     
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  20. cvalue13 Mar 22, 2022

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    Seems possible the 24th is only a reveal (per timeandtide’s video), while sales go live still on 26th (per omega and swatch marketing)?

    Otherwise agree the T&T video and Ig posts stating the 24th is odd
     
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