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

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Now THAT is a watch! :shock:

Congratulations! I wish you and your watch a long and happy retirement together! :)
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Very nice, wishing you long enjoyment on your retirement 👍
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Simply Magnificent!! Congratulations on your storied career and stunning Omega Watch! Also love that you negotiated and were afforded a price break.
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What a lovely watch.

Many congratulations on your long service.

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Congratulations on getting a Rolls Royce among watches. Wishing you a long and happy retirement to enjoy it.

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Fantastic choice. Love it.

Enjoy your retirement. After 44 years service definitely time to relax and enjoy the free time.

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Each 1mm of speedmaster to commemorate each year of service.. ok not the most accurate symbolism on my part but you know what I mean. 😁
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Soporsche wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Each 1mm of speedmaster to commemorate each year of service.. ok not the most accurate symbolism on my part but you know what I mean. 😁
I'd never thought of the size that way, thank you for pointing it out :thumbup:
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trsullivan wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:30 pm
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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The finish on the dial is how you would see the moons surface looking at it from earth, the finish on the back is how the Apollo 8 astronauts would have seen the surface of the dark side of the moon.

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Thank you all for your great comments and congratulations.

I retired on July 14th and I'm still finding it strange knowing that I won't be going back to RR, but I'm sure I'll get used to it before to long :thumbup:

Photos really don't do this watch justice, it really is a stunning piece.
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Very nice, congrats :thumbup:

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Soporsche wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:18 pm
Each 1mm of speedmaster to commemorate each year of service.. ok not the most accurate symbolism on my part but you know what I mean. 😁
I think that’s a brilliant way of looking at it!

Congratulations on your retirement and commemorating it with such a magnificent watch.

I’ll raise a glass to you tonight.
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By the way, if I were to celebrate my retirement with the dark side of the moon, it would probably have to be a first press of the Pink Floyd album, as that’s probably all I could afford!
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Congratulations on your retirement, and what a stunning watch 😎
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🤩 that is a beauty. Enjoy you retirement.
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