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What is your grail Omega and why?

  1. ninman Nov 6, 2023

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    My grail is a watch that does not, and will never, exist. My grail is Omega remaking the 105012, to the exact specifications, using the exact same materials, the lot, charging a reasonable price for it, and making easily available, I.e. just walk into any Omega boutique worldwide and buy one.

    I wish I'd been around in 1965 to buy one from new, so I'll just have to hope I can get a vintage one day, and keep dreaming about brand new ones being made by omega again.
     
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  2. hen Nov 7, 2023

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    Oh you mean a Speedmaster!
     
  3. ninman Nov 7, 2023

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    No, I mean a brand new, as in just out the factory, Speedmaster reference 105012, for the same cost, if not lower than the current 3861 Speedmaster.
     
  4. hen Nov 7, 2023

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    Doesnt seem very different from a Speedmaster, does it have dots in special places around the 90 or something?
     
  5. ninman Nov 7, 2023

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    Other than the movement, the dial and the caseback, it's exactly the same.
     
  6. Space22 Nov 7, 2023

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    Give this man a timemachine.
     
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  7. ATXWatch Nov 7, 2023

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    SM300 Spectre LE. Only 7007 made, on the rare side but needed to complete my collection of watches worn by 007 in the movies.
     
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  8. cwillis0001 Nov 8, 2023

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  9. Pastorbottle Nov 8, 2023

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    Probably a better option, it would be a bugger to find a hat that would go with those horns!
     
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  10. Redondo444 Nov 9, 2023

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    The tdmp got sold even for that price
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  11. Fallout Boy Nov 9, 2023

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    speedmaster art-deco by a.i. :D

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  12. Omegafan1959 Nov 9, 2023

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    Hi my OMEGA Graio wiratwatch is the OMEGA Seemaster Planet Ocean Master Chronomerter 45,5mm with the caliber 9900 and I have this wirstwatch bjt of clirse yoirs is beaitiful too & I love thw watch the Problem.is it's a Speedy/Speedmaster & appart Speeadmaster * Comstallationwirstwatches from Omefa & Ladymatic I lobe Omega Mkdels appart rje siver Models. Njt this Watch make am exeption damn yoi have a good taste1:thumbsup:
     
  13. hen Nov 9, 2023

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    Yes that is a great watch a real work horse, its too big for me with a diameter of 45,5.
     
  14. Ogion Nov 9, 2023

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    It’s definitely a close call, but I believe I have my preferred watch by Omega which is the original steel Aqua Terra world timer in the lovely blue which I think is different from what others on the forums will say. It certainly divides opinions. 2 years on the wrist with many situations on land and sea thrown at it and I still catch myself admiring it on a daily basis. My favourite world timer at any price point.

    I own 2 books on the speedmaster and might have to pull the trigger one day, but when it came time to buy my first luxury watch, I researched many brands and wrote lists of what I wanted from a watch. I wanted wearability for my 7 inch wrists, durability, reliable movement, good/ excellent water resistance and a GMT function or better along with a watch that could be dressed up or down. The Worldtimer ticked all the boxes for me.

    • I am now eyeing up JLC as my next potential which is a brand that excites me as much as Omega.

    • The other watch I own by Omega which is apparently a grail for some vintage collectors is my grandfathers CK2077 that he wore on the job working as a military aeronautical engineer throughout WW2 which is being sympathetically serviced by Simon Freese.
     
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  15. SoyuzPilot Nov 9, 2023

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    My grail is the 25th anniversary Apollo Soyuz - this would complete the set for me, but I've never actually seen one!
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  16. ErichPryde Nov 12, 2023

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    I think Grail watches change every time you obtain a new watch or as your tastes change, but right now my Grail is a Snoopy 50th. I'm not the kind of person that collects a lot of watches, I would much rather have a small handful that really speak to me. The heritage on the Snoopy is nice, but it really comes down to the blue and silver-White colorway. I think the sort of blue panda look is truly fantastic, and I don't think there is another Omega quite like it in that way.

    There are a lot of other omegas that I like and would be happy wearing, but that's the current Grail. When I was at the Bellevue Boutique this last week I had myself added to the waiting list- but don't have any expectation of seeing one soon.
     
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  17. zinterz Nov 12, 2023

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    As a person who is yet to own an Omega, and wouldn't likely have the spare cash to spend on any more than one, I think I'd just go for the standard and versatile 3861 Sapphire Sandwich. I love it. It has everything I need or want.

    Now, if I had more disposable income... let's talk Speedy Apollo 8, Speedy Snoopy 50th and birth year Speedy (1990).
     
  18. hansmaulwurf Senior Snoopy Owner Nov 12, 2023

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    Hm,

    that is a difficult question...! I divide that in two groups:

    1) from the Speedys that I own: Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Moonshinegold

    2) from the Speedys that I dont own: Original BA145.022

    That is a beautiful watch with the best combination of Gold and Burgund
    that I have ever seen - and a solid golden tool watch with that history is absolutely
    unique and something for real Spacelovers

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    BR
    Hans
     
  19. macrodust Nov 12, 2023

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    The Gemini 4 ticks a lot of the same boxes. Reversed panda, yes, but no silly cartoon on the dial.

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  20. ErichPryde Nov 12, 2023

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    I've looked at this one off and on, someone has one for sale in the sale section. But--- there's something about the white sub-blue, that I like better than the blue sub-white. I have considered modding something like a FOIS with a Mitsukoshi dial- as it ticks some similar boxes with the white dominant dial.

    As far as the cartoon character goes, Snoopy doesn't bother me. He's there because Omega received a Silver Snoopy award, and that's the heritage. Why NASA chose snoopy for their award I can't really say and am even less fit to judge. It's a very, very, niche Omega-NASA kind of quirk, and honestly- that makes it more... meaningful to me in a weird way. Normally I wouldn't appreciate the cartoon character though, so I get where you might be coming from.
     
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