I've Gone To The Dark Side ( My Retirement Watch )

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I've Gone To The Dark Side ( My Retirement Watch )

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I've been after buying one of these for quite a while now, so, I decided to treat myself to celebrate my retirement after 44 years service at Rolls Royce.

My local Omega AD ( Ernest Jones ) managed to get me a brand new and unopened Apollo 8 DSOTM from their head office, according to the assistant it was the last one that EJ would ever get in ( they've got a few on display in shop windows though ) It was also only the 2nd one that had every been sold at the branch I use.

When I asked about discount I was told that Omega said that they aren't allowed to give any on any of the Apollo variants and Omega monitored the sales to make sure non was given. I said if that was the case then I'd have to have a rethink and maybe look at other Omegas that weren't Apollo variants, after I said that I was given 15% discount.

Here's the photos, Apollo 8 DSOTM....

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Post by Amor Vincit Omnia »

Now that, my friend, is just a bit tasty! Welcome to the Retirement Club, and my very best wishes for your health and happiness in the future. :thumbup: :grandpa:
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That is a very special watch indeed and thats an understatement!
Congratulations, wear in great health and enjoy!
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That is simply awesome.
Enjoy a long retirement with it.
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Beautiful!

May it serve you well for many years.


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That looks fantastic. IIRC it’s a 44mm, which is a challenge for some of us....

Nicely done on the discount. Sounds very much like the AD got found out trying to lie to you.... :-"
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Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:39 pm
When I asked about discount I was told that Omega said that they aren't allowed to give any on any of the Apollo variants and Omega monitored the sales to make sure non was given. I said if that was the case then I'd have to have a rethink and maybe look at other Omegas that weren't Apollo variants, after I said that I was given 15% discount.
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Memorable watch for a memorable occasion.

Congratulations.

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Congratulations on your retirement! Great looking Speedmaster, it definitely has wrist presence. Two questions, though. Is the dial finish a representation of the lunar surface? And, Omega 1869? What are the differences between it and the 1861 movements?

Congratulations, again, I'm two years away from my self-imposed date. Working for the people, at Amazon, and still enjoying most of what I do.

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A really striking watch. Speedmasters are really growing on me of late, congratulations on the purchase and your retirement.

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Stunning. Congratulations on all fronts.
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Many a Watch God are draining their gourds filled w/ their finest ales in salute to your fine a** pickup!!..
Ebels are a lot like women that lack a lowcut dress that zips up the side..neither gets the love that they deserve..
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Christ on a bike that’s a bit tasty. Although a bit big for me I love it. What a great choice

Congratulations and enjoy it
Cheers now
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Great looking and very special watch to mark your retirement, congratulations.

Also well done for cutting through the salesman BS and getting a great discount :thumbup:
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A beautiful watch Chris, well worthy of the title of retirement present, something beautiful to help you look back at the last 44 yrs at Rolls Royce and make you smile....enjoy....
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Nicely done sir! Welcome to the Third Age, now be sure to draw your full entitelment!
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