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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:52 am
by nathanclarinet
What a beauty! Enjoy the watch and your retirement!

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:00 am
by atnits
That is such a good watch. :clap:

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
by nbg
Congratulations. A great looking watch. :thumbup: :clap:

Enjoy your retirement.

Although a normal Moonwatch is stated as 42mm it is only 40mm across the bezel. Wondering what the Apollo 8 comes in at and also the lug to lug?

Neil

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:38 pm
by albionphoto
Congratulations on your retirement and on the Speedie. Enjoy both. I'm sure you will.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:13 pm
by malvern_man
nbg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Congratulations. A great looking watch. :thumbup: :clap:

Enjoy your retirement.

Although a normal Moonwatch is stated as 42mm it is only 40mm across the bezel. Wondering what the Apollo 8 comes in at and also the lug to lug?

Neil
Hi Neil,

The stats say.... 44.25mm wide, 12mm thickness and a lug to lug length of 49mm

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:43 pm
by blowfish89
Congratulations; I love it.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:49 pm
by Thegreyman
malvern_man wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:13 pm
nbg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Congratulations. A great looking watch. :thumbup: :clap:

Enjoy your retirement.

Although a normal Moonwatch is stated as 42mm it is only 40mm across the bezel. Wondering what the Apollo 8 comes in at and also the lug to lug?

Neil
Hi Neil,

The stats say.... 44.25mm wide, 12mm thickness and a lug to lug length of 49mm
The thickness and L2L are fairly modest relative to the diameter so I would expect it wears well for the size.

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:59 pm
by nbg
malvern_man wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:13 pm
nbg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Congratulations. A great looking watch. :thumbup: :clap:

Enjoy your retirement.

Although a normal Moonwatch is stated as 42mm it is only 40mm across the bezel. Wondering what the Apollo 8 comes in at and also the lug to lug?

Neil
Hi Neil,

The stats say.... 44.25mm wide, 12mm thickness and a lug to lug length of 49mm
Thanks. 49mm L2L sounds good. :thumbup:

What I was driving at is that when Omega state a Moonwatch at 42mm it includes the bump on the right hand side of the case. 44.25 on yours is measured in the same way (I think).

Hence my reference to a Moonwatch effectively being only 40mm (When measured excluding the bump).

I.e. what is the case size of the A8, measured from 6-12, which is the true representation of the size and how it would wear.

Cheers.

Neil

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

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:24 pm
by JAFO
It's funny. I haven't tried on a speedmaster racing at 44.25, but I saw a picture with a tape measure measuring the bezel as less than that size. I read somewhere that omega include the crown in the size, but it's hard to find out for sure. I was concerned that 44.25 would wear too big, but maybe it doesn't. I have tried on a speedmaster professional nominally 42mm, but it didn't occur to me to actually measure it, or compare it to anything. It didn't strike me as oversized, but I do prefer bigger than 40mm anyway.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:15 am
by Caller
What a fantastic retirement pressie to yourself coupled with fantastic pics to show us your watch. Congratulations!

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

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:44 pm
by malvern_man
nbg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:59 pm
malvern_man wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:13 pm
nbg wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:11 pm
Congratulations. A great looking watch. :thumbup: :clap:

Enjoy your retirement.

Although a normal Moonwatch is stated as 42mm it is only 40mm across the bezel. Wondering what the Apollo 8 comes in at and also the lug to lug?

Neil

The stats say.... 44.25mm wide, 12mm thickness and a lug to lug length of 49mm
Thanks. 49mm L2L sounds good. :thumbup:

What I was driving at is that when Omega state a Moonwatch at 42mm it includes the bump on the right hand side of the case. 44.25 on yours is measured in the same way (I think).

Hence my reference to a Moonwatch effectively being only 40mm (When measured excluding the bump).

I.e. what is the case size of the A8, measured from 6-12, which is the true representation of the size and how it would wear.

Cheers.

Neil
Hi Neil,

These are measurements that I've made the watch to be,

Edge of bezel to end of crown = 44.25mm
Edge of case (bump) to end of crown = 46.00mm
From 6 to 12 = 42.00mm

Regards, Chris.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:47 pm
by nbg
^^^ thanks Chris. :thumbup:

Neil

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

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:20 pm
by MiniMpi
Congratulations Chris on your retirement from such an amazing company.
I hope you get time now to really enjoy life.

That Dark Side of the Moon version of the Moonwatch is just Epic !!
Huge Congratulations on getting it.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:17 am
by gaf1958
Congratulations on your retirement, I sincerely hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us on here seem to (and as much I definitely do).

I made a comment in the NCWOTD thread that this is the best looking ceramic watch that Omega make, and while that’s undoubtedly true, it probably sells it short in some way. It’s also the nicest skeleton dial watch I’ve seen and one of the nicest Speedys going. Great choice!