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What is your grail Omega and why?

  1. Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it Jan 12, 2020

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    Alaska Project prototype. Why? Because it's the most amazing Speedmaster ever made. I'm still hoping @Robert-Jan can make this dream a reality with a Speedy Tuesday.
     
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  2. Dsloan Jan 12, 2020

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    100% agree! I never need a tachymeter, but I use a timing bezel all the time! And I'm a sucker for lume - I love that all the sub-dials are lumed. Honestly, if I had the money, I'd pay some talented person to mod a new speedy to look as close to this as possible. It's be my go-to watch every day!
     
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  3. RARJ Feb 12, 2020

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    45.5mm PO Ceragold 8501 on matching Ceragold bracelet. Doesn't exist and they unequivocally will not make a one off exception (I've asked several times).

    I got the watch a number of years ago and simply adore it. There's always been something totally absurd yet equally appealing to me as a full gold sport watch and after trying the previous generation full gold PO on at the London boutique I REALLY wanted one. Unfortunately I just wasn't that big of a fan of the 2500 series POs bracelets (despite owning one in stainless) in comparison to the 8500 version.

    As such, my "grail" remains just out of reach.

    After owning a couple different gold Omega's (I had the LE Railmaster XXL in red gold as well - sold it for the PO) I must say I can't help but fall in love in with their gold products very easily.

    I'd very much like to add the orange gold Speedmaster moonwatch (9301 series in the 44.25mm case size) and a rose/red gold AT to the line up one day!
     
  4. Travelller Feb 12, 2020

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    I'd love to have one of the 56 NASA-assigned "radial dial" Alaska III Prototypes that the SpeedyTuesday No.1 is based on :cool:

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    And while I'm at it, I'll add a "big triangle" Seamaster 300 ... ::psy::

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  5. killer67 Feb 12, 2020

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    105.002 Alpha
     
  6. speedyproftw Feb 13, 2020

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    Apollo 11 25th Anniversary White Gold (3192.30) which I was able to acquire a few years ago. If there's a white gold Apollo 13 this year, my bank account will be taking a hit!

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  7. Caliber561 Feb 13, 2020

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    The white gold Apollo 11 Speedmaster, or a future re-release :p
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  8. 105012 Feb 13, 2020

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    My grail Omega is the 105.012-65, guess I’m one of the lucky ones to own my grail! It’s a full set with papers etc, but I like to switch out the bracelet every now and then for a different look.

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  9. vitriol Feb 13, 2020

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    Oh Yes. Big triangle, sword hands, date and naiad crown is fire. I will probably never have one, was hoping for building WatchCo like this, but I've learned that big triangle service dials are unobtainable.
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  10. mk2rick Feb 13, 2020

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    same here bro.. same here
     
  11. mk2rick Feb 13, 2020

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    I’m leaning hard to this too bro
     
  12. mjb Feb 13, 2020

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    That Snoopy would have to be it for me, but I can't spend that kind of money on a watch. Well... I could, you know, theoretically, but then I'd likely be afraid to wear it.

    Now, if (when) I win the lottery, all bets are off. I won't be so concerned with resale values then.
     
  13. greyfox422 Feb 13, 2020

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    I'm not in cold temps enough to warrant the purchase, but the Alaska Project Speedy (full accessories) would be my grail. The contrast on the dial, the quirky external case, and the other accessories would be amazing.
     
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  14. noelekal Home For Wayward Watches Feb 13, 2020

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  15. Baz9614 Feb 13, 2020

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    A complete set 2915-1 like the one on my wrist below beside my 145.012. :)

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    And of course I’m happy to say my SM300BT! A rare colour combo and it makes me smile everyday I wear it!

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  16. RARJ Feb 13, 2020

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  17. frazierspa Feb 13, 2020

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    As to my choice for vintage?
     
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  18. frazierspa Feb 13, 2020

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    As to my choice in modern? It hasn’t been offered yet. It’s basically the 321 Platinum Reference but in SS, with white gold indices and onyx dial with black sub-dials IOW no meteor.
     
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  19. airansun In the shuffling madness Feb 13, 2020

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    I’ve thought about this too. It’s out there, having been auctioned by his family a couple of decades ago.
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    If I recall correctly, it went for over $30k over 20 years ago. I’d assume it’s close to $500k in the right auction now, if not more.


    A true grail ought to be an impossible dream. Here’s mine.

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  20. Evose Feb 13, 2020

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    2015 spectre on NATO. Because Bond, James Bond.
     
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