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Hey everyone, how do you like Omega's new Speedmaster Professional
Moonwatch Master Chronometer?

There look to be several models from stainless, to Sedna, and Canopus
white gold it looks like. With details like 42mm cases, 50M WR, sapphire,
or Hesalite crystals, nice dials with classic hands, markers, sub-dials,
and tachymeter bezel, Caliber 3861, and classy bracelets, and straps
too.

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Everything You Need To Know About The New Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

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Very cool sir ! 🙂😎

The more you find out about this marvel, the more you like it right?! 😉(y)
Thanks so much for finding this, and adding it into the mix here True !!!
 

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For some reason, this particular model just never rang my bell. I would get a Breitling Naviatimer before ever considering this Chronograph. As far as the "Moon Watch" outer space hype I would buy a Russian "Sturmanski" watch like Uri Gargarin wore, the first watch in outer space!

Breitling-Navitimer-01-46mm-Baselworld-2015-Watch by Charles Ford, on Flickr

Sturmanski watch.. $650

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Amazon.com: Sturmanskie Gagarin Russian Commemorative Men's Watch Light Brown Gold 2609/3759470: Watches
 

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I like it... But leave it alone already. Seems like they roll out a new moon watch every year.
With every "new" one they make. They're cheapening the one that came before it.
Probably disgrunteling the customers who bought last years model. And the year before that. And the year before that etc etc...
 

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Hey everyone, how do you like Omega's new Speedmaster Professional
Moonwatch Master Chronometer?

There look to be several models from stainless, to Sedna, and Canopus
white gold it looks like. With details like 42mm cases, 50M WR, sapphire,
or Hesalite crystals, nice dials with classic hands, markers, sub-dials,
and tachymeter, sporty diver's bezel, Caliber 3861, and classy bracelets,
and straps too.

Some pictures...
How is this in any shape or form a "Diver's Bezel"??
 

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I can't blame Omega, or all the rest (Seiko, Hamilton, Bulova, Tissot, Tag/Heuer... tell me when to stop) for constantly turning to the past. Cashing in on prior triumphs - I'd do it too if I were selling watches/anything. I'm not above that. Fashion is cyclical after all and watches are largely fashion items for many.

Having said that, for me this one's met with a big yawn. When Omega unveil a new "moonwatch" with increasing regularity, watches that take a microscope and/or BS press release to show us why they made it (which kind of defeats the purpose?)... it takes away IMO from their prior "moonwatches" they keep making unremarkable changes to. Fortunately the true originals will withstand this watering-down of the line.

Alright, I admit... it's been a long day my fellow 'freeks - thanks Tom.

EDIT: sorry forza - I ran with your idea forgetting to quote you
 

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As usual, the thanks goes to you guys ! 😉😀

Actually just love the conversations that get started by a watch
like this really. 🙂 Seeing, or rather hearing what everyone thinks
is just so much fun, and there’s no wrong answer right?! If you
like the watches that’s great, and if you don’t that great too. 😄

So Chaz would prefer a Breitling, or Sturmsnkie over this one. 😉
And then you Forza, and Eric maybe just want to see something
new, rather than just slightly changed up. (y)(y) With Steve
then getting a kick out of the design, as well as history of the
latest incarnation. 🙂

I honestly see where you all of you guys are coming from !
Was actually thinking that maybe more could have been done
with this new version. But then was torn because they might
be messing with history too much. It’s a fine line right?! ..Hey,
maybe they could add an entirely new collection that we have
never seen before which did a lot of the things you guys, and
myself might like to see ! 😉 In any case, thank YOU guys !!!
 

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Updates with an Iconic bullet link bracelet that's synonymous with the Accutron Astronaut?

I think I've seen that same bracelet before???
 

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I can't blame Omega, or all the rest (Seiko, Hamilton, Bulova, Tissot, Tag/Heuer... tell me when to stop) for constantly turning to the past. Cashing in on prior triumphs - I'd do it too if I were selling watches/anything. I'm not above that. Fashion is cyclical after all and watches are largely fashion items for many.

Having said that, for me this one's met with a big yawn. When Omega unveil a new "moonwatch" with increasing regularity, watches that take a microscope and/or BS press release to show us why they made it (which kind of defeats the purpose?)... it takes away IMO from their prior "moonwatches" they keep making unremarkable changes to. Fortunately the true originals will withstand this watering-down of the line.

Alright, I admit... it's been a long day my fellow 'freeks - thanks Tom.

EDIT: sorry forza - I ran with your idea forgetting to quote you
I would hate to be the Speedmaster brand managers at Omega (well, not really). They have to come up with new designs and ideas for the Omega Speedmaster on a constant basis, in order to placate many of today's customers wanting something new/different all the time. Like those who always lease cars / TVs / iPhones in order to have the "latest thing" all of the time.

At the same time, they also have to worry about the traditionalists who, for some odd reason, want what was made back in the late 50s / early 60s.

Frankly, I like the diversity in the Speedmaster line, it means they are using their creativity, which translates into there being a Speedmaster design to appeal to just about everyone, rather than some watch companies that take a "1 size fits all" approach. Granted, I am not a fan of two-tone gold stainless versions, but someone out there is. I also like that you can get a reduced version (currently their Speedmaster '57) if your wrists are small and the large 42mm looks too big.
 
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