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watchstudent wrote:I like this... I like it a lot

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Where's the link for this one? Is it on sale yet?
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Simon57 wrote:Where's the link for this one? Is it on sale yet?
There you go!

http://www.nomos-glashuette.com/the-watches/minimatik/
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Aifo wrote:I'd not get that Omega without being an airline/military pilot, a veteran spy or a doctorate in Physics. For once I don't feel qualified to wear a watch....
Interesting coming from someone with a stellar collection of pilot watches :lol:

I would absolutely wear that - does the second hand tick like quartz - or is there an automatic base under the quartz display/movement - don't know anything about this watch.
Ticks like quartz. Nothing automatic, which I can easily live with. (The price not so much - CDN $6250 list). The case and strap is a very dull grey titanium - quite attractive compared to others and a really pleasant change from the straps I saw on a few of the Longines there which were scratch-magnets. No shiny bits. It is eminently readable, at least as much as a Pelagos despite thinner hands and marks. (Or at least in the brightly lit AD where every square inch was flooded with halogen light this was the case.) It weighs next to nothing. Compared to a regular Speedie on a bracelet, it is a feather.

Monochrome had a write up on it ... https://monochrome-watches.com/omega-sp ... iew-price/

Excerpt: Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33 (reference: 318.90.45.79.01.001)

On the 11th of December 2014, Omega presented to the public the new Omega Speedmaster X-33 Skywalker. The X-33 evolved from the Speedmaster Professional X-33 and has been innovatively upgraded and developed to meet the needs not only of astronauts but of anyone who can appreciate its impressive variety of functions. This timepiece is crafted from grade 2 titanium incorporating of course design elements from the classic Speedmaster Professional and the previous generations of X-33’s. Grade 2 was selected not only for its light weight and other properties but also for its dim grey color which minimizes unwanted light reflections. The case measures 45mm is diameter, 14.89mm in height and has a 20mm lug size (bracelet tapers to 18mm at the clasp). This Speedmaster Professional has a ceramic bezel which features a chromium nitride scale. There is a luminescent white super-Luminova with cyan emission on the 60-minute marker indicator. The bracelet is made of brushed grade 2 titanium with grade 5 titanium links on a brushed fold-over clasp. The cover and opening pushers are made of grade 5 titanium; the inner folding clasp is in grade 2.

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Oh, and since you like blue watches and crystals with a green edge, there is a blue and green version of the same w/a green second hand and green digital display, on nato - the Skywalker X-33 Chronograph 45 mm Solar Impulse Limited Edition (318.92.45.79.03.001) - same price as the black version.

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I'm not a real nato fan but could certainly live with this dial and case were it offered on the titanium bracelet.
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Dude on WUS selling a "RARE Omega Speedmaster "Meteorite Dial" Apollo/Soyuz w/Astronaut Signatures B+P " for $7,350

Really cool dial supposedly made from a meteorite.
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-rar ... 41186.html

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rgb wrote:Dude on WUS selling a "RARE Omega Speedmaster "Meteorite Dial" Apollo/Soyuz w/Astronaut Signatures B+P " for $7,350

Really cool dial supposedly made from a meteorite.
http://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-rar ... 41186.html

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Frederique Constat Peking to Paris that Amazon keeps sending me emails about. It's only $1250.

I have concerns however, I would have thought the run of 1888 would have sold out by now? Also the rotor in the Amazon pictures is plain whereas the official pictures show the Peking to Paris logo.

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James, I really like the watch its lovely. However, this is the newer version with the plain rotor, the older one was better - Aifo has it. Also it an be found close to $1k on Jomashop during sale periods. $1.2k is still a great price for the watch but Amazon's California tax will add another 10% for me.
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Thanks for the info Om, I had a feeling you'd know something about it.

So is it 1888 total or 1888 of the old and 1888 of the new?
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james80 wrote:Thanks for the info Om, I had a feeling you'd know something about it.

So is it 1888 total or 1888 of the old and 1888 of the new?
I don't know the answer to that...
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A AD keeps trying to sell this to me but not for me I wish I never gave them my E-mail A/D

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Tuna is only the beginning of the rabbit hole, no maybe its the Shogun. Nope, its the Seiko 5.

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JAG wrote:A AD keeps trying to sell this to me but not for me I wish I never gave them my E-mail A/D

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Saw one yesterday at an Omega boutique. I quite like it, but it's about £600 more than the standard model, which seems optimistic pricing - "but sir it is a limited edition, our allowance is 10 and we have already sold 6". Interesting how the Bond connection seems to make such a difference, as I think the same boutique took a couple of months to sell their first version of the standard model. But at least the bracelet is all brushed with no PCLs.

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