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Nice collections guys ajb007/martini

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Omega just released an aqua terra seamaster in something called “ultra light”.  Sure looks like the same matte material as NTTD watch is made out of to me.

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Slightly below $50.000

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Yeah I keep hoping that's a misprint lol.

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Does anyone expert in watches know what the heck makes this watch so expensive? I do not get it...

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I'm guessing it's the ceramised titanium hand wind movement that is probably very expensive to produce, and whatever the gamma titanium is? Specifically designed for golfers, as a regular production model the price seems outlandishly expensive to me.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Glad to see Omega is appealing to us middle-income folks

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Appealing to wealthy golfers with more money than sense, to me this is essentially a novelty watch! I'm just not sure I agree that playing golf with an automatic watch damages it? This is one reason why I'm really put off and disheartened with Omega these days, hate the direction they are taking and why I won't be buying anything new from them again while they are in this mindset! And why my omega collection has gone from 12 to 6 with some Panerai replacing them. There are plenty of premium lightweight hand wind watches out there for a tenth of the price, and as its a regular production watch I can't see it holding its value, I'm just waiting for the invite to a boutique where they will offer massive discounts to shift some of these!

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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MrDalton wrote:

Omega just released an aqua terra seamaster in something called “ultra light”.  Sure looks like the same matte material as NTTD watch is made out of to me.

Higgins wrote:

Slightly below $50.000

The watch is talked about here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npM49tAfYv4

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Chriscoop wrote:

I'm just not sure I agree that playing golf with an automatic watch damages it?

I’ve played over 50 rounds of golf wearing my Tudor and it keeps perfect time. Maybe it just takes  Omega a lot more time and money to design a movement that can match the quality of a fairly standard ETA.  ajb007/lol What a joke.

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I was given a peek at the caseback engraving for an upcoming Omega Bond release, and I'll say this: if it's just some collectible tie-in, it's the only such release that's ever made me consider buying. Subtle and not garishly or obviously branded, so much so that  I could actually see this being in the film. And if the engraving is pertinent to NTTD, it's going to drop jaws with how it incorporates Bond lore.  ajb007/amazed

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Chriscoop wrote:

regular production watch

Are there non-regular production watches in the Omega lineup? what does that mean?

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

I was given a peek at the caseback engraving for an upcoming Omega Bond release, and I'll say this: if it's just some collectible tie-in, it's the only such release that's ever made me consider buying. Subtle and not garishly or obviously branded, so much so that  I could actually see this being in the film. And if the engraving is pertinent to NTTD, it's going to drop jaws with how it incorporates Bond lore.  ajb007/amazed

So no display caseback? Knowing today's Omega it'll still be 3-4 millimeters thicker than it need be.

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Any guesses on what the NTTD watch will cost when it hits the stores? I'm assuming, following the success of the SP watches, we'll be looking at around £7K?

Difficult to justify one over a new Submariner at £6K.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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Yeah though getting a Rolex at moment is a pain in the arse

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

I was given a peek at the caseback engraving for an upcoming Omega Bond release, and I'll say this: if it's just some collectible tie-in, it's the only such release that's ever made me consider buying. Subtle and not garishly or obviously branded, so much so that  I could actually see this being in the film. And if the engraving is pertinent to NTTD, it's going to drop jaws with how it incorporates Bond lore.  ajb007/amazed

Is it up there with Bond's '007' engraved lighter from Moonraker? ajb007/smile

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Miles Messervy wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

I'm just not sure I agree that playing golf with an automatic watch damages it?

I’ve played over 50 rounds of golf wearing my Tudor and it keeps perfect time. Maybe it just takes  Omega a lot more time and money to design a movement that can match the quality of a fairly standard ETA.  ajb007/lol What a joke.


Although weirdly I just went on holiday with a mate who took his new Tudor diving watch, and every time we went in the sea he lost one of the white hour markers from the bezel! He was about six down by the end of the holiday! A diving watch you can't take in the sea does seem a bit rich to me..
And yes, it's a real one: still under warranty thankfully.

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Westward_Drift wrote:
HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

I was given a peek at the caseback engraving for an upcoming Omega Bond release, and I'll say this: if it's just some collectible tie-in, it's the only such release that's ever made me consider buying. Subtle and not garishly or obviously branded, so much so that  I could actually see this being in the film. And if the engraving is pertinent to NTTD, it's going to drop jaws with how it incorporates Bond lore.  ajb007/amazed

So no display caseback? Knowing today's Omega it'll still be 3-4 millimeters thicker than it need be.

I believe it's an exhibition (crystal) caseback and the engraving is etched into the crystal. What I saw was an illustration of the case, almost like a patent illustration. It's got the scalloped bezel and the newer shaped Helium escape valve we've seen on Craig's wrist in pics.

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

I was given a peek at the caseback engraving for an upcoming Omega Bond release, and I'll say this: if it's just some collectible tie-in, it's the only such release that's ever made me consider buying. Subtle and not garishly or obviously branded, so much so that  I could actually see this being in the film. And if the engraving is pertinent to NTTD, it's going to drop jaws with how it incorporates Bond lore.  ajb007/amazed

Don’t say that! It’s going to make me want it more!

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HalfMonk HalfHitman wrote:

I was given a peek at the caseback engraving for an upcoming Omega Bond release, and I'll say this: if it's just some collectible tie-in, it's the only such release that's ever made me consider buying. Subtle and not garishly or obviously branded, so much so that  I could actually see this being in the film. And if the engraving is pertinent to NTTD, it's going to drop jaws with how it incorporates Bond lore.  ajb007/amazed

Ooooo very keen to see what they've got for us this time—you've made it sound great...especially after Omega's last effort that was a little disappointing, the Commander's watch.

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Well I guess it’s only natural to have price creep (or to squeeze every last cent), but anything over 5K would smart given the price point of all that have come before LE or SA.

Having learnt a hard lesson I will wait until all SA ones are known. Having been burnt myself on SF and watched too many get burnt on SP (ending up with the wrong SM300 etc), patience is your friend when it comes to Bonds watches (no matter how frustrating). Believe no one and see it with your own eyes first as they say.

Cheers  ajb007/bond

P.S you do make it sound interesting though!

My name is Bond, Basildon Bond - I have letters after my name!

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emtiem wrote:
Miles Messervy wrote:
Chriscoop wrote:

I'm just not sure I agree that playing golf with an automatic watch damages it?

I’ve played over 50 rounds of golf wearing my Tudor and it keeps perfect time. Maybe it just takes  Omega a lot more time and money to design a movement that can match the quality of a fairly standard ETA.  ajb007/lol What a joke.


Although weirdly I just went on holiday with a mate who took his new Tudor diving watch, and every time we went in the sea he lost one of the white hour markers from the bezel! He was about six down by the end of the holiday! A diving watch you can't take in the sea does seem a bit rich to me..
And yes, it's a real one: still under warranty thankfully.

Positively shocking. What model was this? I thought the hour markers on the bezel were painted/etched (for want of a better word). I always thought the Tudor dive watches as excellent alternatives and well priced (relatively speaking) to the Submariners and Seamasters.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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The Red Kind wrote:
emtiem wrote:
Miles Messervy wrote:

I’ve played over 50 rounds of golf wearing my Tudor and it keeps perfect time. Maybe it just takes  Omega a lot more time and money to design a movement that can match the quality of a fairly standard ETA.  ajb007/lol What a joke.


Although weirdly I just went on holiday with a mate who took his new Tudor diving watch, and every time we went in the sea he lost one of the white hour markers from the bezel! He was about six down by the end of the holiday! A diving watch you can't take in the sea does seem a bit rich to me..
And yes, it's a real one: still under warranty thankfully.

Positively shocking. What model was this? I thought the hour markers on the bezel were painted/etched (for want of a better word). I always thought the Tudor dive watches as excellent alternatives and well priced (relatively speaking) to the Submariners and Seamasters.

It's a Pelagos: I don't know much more than that I'm afraid! Yeah the markers are little blocks which sit in there: you can actually feel that some of them aren't flush to the bezel which I was surprised at- although I guess those ones had more glue because they stayed in! ajb007/smile

Here's a pic:
https://instagram.com/p/B1Go9WiAYxv/

Turns out the warranty has just run out, but Tudor are fixing it for free I think (I hope!).

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emtiem wrote:
The Red Kind wrote:
emtiem wrote:

Although weirdly I just went on holiday with a mate who took his new Tudor diving watch, and every time we went in the sea he lost one of the white hour markers from the bezel! He was about six down by the end of the holiday! A diving watch you can't take in the sea does seem a bit rich to me..
And yes, it's a real one: still under warranty thankfully.

Positively shocking. What model was this? I thought the hour markers on the bezel were painted/etched (for want of a better word). I always thought the Tudor dive watches as excellent alternatives and well priced (relatively speaking) to the Submariners and Seamasters.


It's a Pelagos: I don't know much more than that I'm afraid! Yeah the markers are little blocks which sit in there: you can actually feel that some of them aren't flush to the bezel which I was surprised at- although I guess those ones had more glue because they stayed in! ajb007/smile

Here's a pic:
https://instagram.com/p/B1Go9WiAYxv/

Turns out the warranty has just run out, but Tudor are fixing it for free I think (I hope!).

Crikey! That's not good. I didn't think they were separate pieces and always thought they just were etched (as per Submariner(?) and Seamaster bezels. Perhaps an example of over-engineering on the part of Tudor on this particular model?

Glad Tudor are (hopefully!) sorting it FOC, anyway.

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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The Red Kind wrote:
emtiem wrote:
The Red Kind wrote:

Positively shocking. What model was this? I thought the hour markers on the bezel were painted/etched (for want of a better word). I always thought the Tudor dive watches as excellent alternatives and well priced (relatively speaking) to the Submariners and Seamasters.


It's a Pelagos: I don't know much more than that I'm afraid! Yeah the markers are little blocks which sit in there: you can actually feel that some of them aren't flush to the bezel which I was surprised at- although I guess those ones had more glue because they stayed in! ajb007/smile

Here's a pic:
https://instagram.com/p/B1Go9WiAYxv/

Turns out the warranty has just run out, but Tudor are fixing it for free I think (I hope!).

Crikey! That's not good. I didn't think they were separate pieces and always thought they just were etched (as per Submariner(?) and Seamaster bezels. Perhaps an example of over-engineering on the part of Tudor on this particular model?

Glad Tudor are (hopefully!) sorting it FOC, anyway.

Very odd and unfortunate. These anomalies happen, though, including on higher end pieces. My friend bought a new Pepsi GMT (he buys a lot of watches, so the AD sold him one from his vault) and the thing had a defective crown lock. The crown literally fell out of the watch right into the AD’s gloved hand!