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Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:11 pm

After weeks of back and forth with Omega I finally put in an order for a new X-33. I was going to get one on the second hand market but realized that the screws on the back were made from steel, so after long conversations with Omega HQ they agreed to replace them with Titanium screws for me so that I don’t get a rash due to a nickel allergy.

Really surprised and happy they agreed to do that!

I went to the only AD in Dublin to have a look. They were nice enough to order one in for me so I could try it on. Loved it as much as I hoped!

They were rather confused when I pulled out the emails from Omega but promised they would make it happen. After a little push they offered a small discount and I paid the deposit.

I have no idea how long it will take to get the watch in, neither did the AD and Omega wouldn’t commit but said they would get it as fast as they can. They also mentioned that they will send a special letter with the watch that I need to hand in with my watch for any servicing - to make sure the screws don’t get replaced with steel versions...

I hope it will be ready for November for a special event that I have on!


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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:19 pm

And forgot to ask my question. Does anyone one here have one? Or had one in the past?


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Post by H0rati0 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:25 pm

Wow, that certainly sounds like going the extra mile for the customer. Hope that all works out with no wrinkles.
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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:44 pm

McDaWisel wrote:And forgot to ask my question. Does anyone one here have one? Or had one in the past?


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I believe @helicopterpat has one.

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by albionphoto » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:48 pm

Looking forward to seeing pictures of the X-33. I nearly bought one this year but went for a Seamaster chrono instead. Great response from Omega regarding the titanium screws. Even with the letter I suspect mistakes may happen. Make sure you keep a copy of it.
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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by SIB » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:29 pm

I've had the "standard" one and the solar impulse LE. Cracking watches and I regret selling the standard version as it really is a do everything / one watch contender. I'm not sure if it's limited to the solar impulse version but the one I had plus another I seen had imperfections on the ceramic bezel, like they had been marked but it seemed to be from manufacturing. When you get yours, have a close look under sharp light and make sure the bezel is coloured uniformly

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:35 pm

SIB wrote:I've had the "standard" one and the solar impulse LE. Cracking watches and I regret selling the standard version as it really is a do everything / one watch contender. I'm not sure if it's limited to the solar impulse version but the one I had plus another I seen had imperfections on the ceramic bezel, like they had been marked but it seemed to be from manufacturing. When you get yours, have a close look under sharp light and make sure the bezel is coloured uniformly
Yes indeed, seems to be a do everything kind of watch (other than anything related to water, but I have a Trident for that!)

I went with the standard version, I prefer the colors over those of the limited edition. Also the LE wasn’t available on the bracelet.

I will have a good look at the bezel when it comes in. Thank you for the heads-up.


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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by helicopter pat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:13 am

I purchased mine from the Old Bond Street Boutique in April, they did not realize that they had one in stock and not one member of staff had played with it. Its cracking watch which has functions that I am sure I will never use but it has real presence on the wrist. Make sure the correct user manual is supplied as I had the manual on my tablet so did not notice the mechanical movement manual had been included with the watch, the X33 one is unique to the watch and it was buried in the cupboard. I was also told that battery replacements are free during the 5 year warranty period and I got the first service included in the price which was worth more than the discount offered.

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:55 pm

That’s great thank you! I’ll make sure I check the manual. How often do you need to replace the battery?

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by albionphoto » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:16 pm

Battery life per Omega's website is 24 months. It could be more, or it could be less depending upon how much you use the alarm (I suppose).
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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 am

Thank you, I saw the 24 months indication on the website, but I was wondering if any owners can confirm is that’s accurate. But you’re right of course, it really is a silly question and will depend on use...

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by tikkathree » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:43 pm

McDaWisel wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:19 pm
And forgot to ask my question. Does anyone one here have one? Or had one in the past?


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Not the Skywalker but the earlier bog standard X-33. What can I say? It's a very different watch and you'll either love it or not. I hope you love it.
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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by tikkathree » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:28 pm

And now I can confirm accuracy as "relentless".

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:42 pm

Well thank you. I would expect it to be extremely accurate indeed.

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Re: Omega X-33 Skywalker

Post by McDaWisel » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:30 pm

Well that was quick. With custom Ti screws and all!

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