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  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Can you imagine if Rolex were to remake the Valjoux 72 movement, announce it would be restricted to 2000 units per year with one watchmaker overseeing each watch produced, then fit the ‘new’ movements into a modern yet faithful interpretation of the Paul Newman Daytona?

    There’s no way the first one that appears on Watchfinder is going to be un…

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  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    The more I think about it, the more I can’t get on board with that price…damn. There is so much competition at £11k. I’m not sure it would be the watch i’d buy if I ever had that to spend on a watch.

    I wish Omega all the luck competing with Rolex, though.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Annnnd it here, the new Omega Speedmaster 321!

    https://www.omegawatches.com/en-gb/watches/speedmaster/moonwatch/calibre-321/product

    Expensive for a steel Omega, but damn it’s pretty.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Good knowledge, thanks Fudd.

    Agreed on your last point – it’s an incredibly cool watch.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    If they changed the movement it would no longer be the only watch certified for EVA and NASA would be forced to evaluate a bunch of new watches. I bet they’d choose something different after 50-odd years of progress and it would be marketing suicide from Omega’s perspective.

    If you want a different movement there are plenty of other Spe…

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  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Unfortunately the economics of watches in that price range means that the service cost often renders the watch beyond economical repair. It’s worth doing if the watch is sentimental, of course.

    The movement swap will also include water proof testing, swapping the seals, etc. All takes time.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I’d say its very hard to pick out any quality differences bryon the movements where rolex are ver, very good, but omega are probably a bit better

    The new Omega co-axial is an incredible movement – too early to say about longevity, but currently the performance, finishing and technical prowess is well up there with Rolex, and above in some c…[Read more]

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Blimey – I just checked again. An Omega Speedmaster Professional with the hesalite dome now retails at MSRP of £4000 (!!!) That’s a full £1k more than I paid for mine 2.5 years-ish ago.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    But omega are pushing their prices up constantly.

    I’ve noticed this too. First the AD told me it was due to Brexit/supply fears and the £GBP losing value – that was 2.5 years ago and the prices have risen still.

    I think it’s more so they’re seen as a direct competitor to Rolex – it’s a marketing play.

    It’s kind of working, too – the…[Read more]

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Fudd has much deeper knowledge than me! Interesting to read, thanks for taking the time to diagnose that.

    I like some aspects of that new Omega – the domed crystal, the all brushed case, the typeface and hour markers are all great.

    But the faux-sun bleached patina is a bit strong for me. Sometimes I don’t mind faux-patina but it does feel overdone here.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Great story, thanks for sharing

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    or can a ‘belt’ of magnetism permanently affect them?

    It sure can – your symptoms perfectly describe a magnetised watch – random erratic losses of time.

    You can buy a demagnetiser on ebay for a couple of quid, or take it into any jewellers and they should have a wotsit that does it.

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Personal connection to your watch is super important – both my luxury watches I had a major life goal/milestone/etc behind the reason to purchase. It’s nice to celebrate things via something luxury that you’ll get to wear and enjoy every day.

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  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Ah the old “an heirloom” marital justification method…

    Yeah – I mean, it depends why you’re into watches, right? If you’re into the idea of owning one (or N+1…) watches that grow old with you, develop their own patina and ultimately become something you pass down through your family – then you’ll want to buy a watch that can withstand a lifet…[Read more]

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I wouldn’t worry too much about servicing – I’m not sure what their recommended service intervals are but Rolex just upped theirs to 10 years. But many only service when the watch starts to show signs of running erratically, which could be many more than the recommended 10.

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  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    So, other than £2700 what are the differences that would substantiate the Tudor over the Phoisbos? Just the name and legacy?

    Unsure if you’re aware but Tudor is the sister-brand to Rolex. This means you get lots of awesome Rolex-tech and engineering inside their inhouse movements, as well as a punching-above-their-weight level of finish.…[Read more]

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    Really?? Are they commanding that sort of premium?

    Welcome to Rolex in 2019. The demand for steel sports watches is through the roof right now

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    As above –

    There have been many tiny (and sometime large) design iterations of the Speedmaster over the years. Anything from movement types, to rear engraving, to slight iterations of the bezel, to what materials the printing was done with..

    On sapphire vs hesalite – it’s not as simple as sapphire being always more expensive. Hesalite was the…[Read more]

  • plyphon replied to the topic Watches N+1… in the forum Chat Forum 3 months ago

    Omega + Rolex

    Been wearing the Speedy a bit more again. More than happy with my daily rotation

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