Omega x Swatch Collaboration

Omega x Swatch Collaboration

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RacerMike

3,402 posts

188 months

Thursday 5th May
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Bobajobbob said:
If I can't buy online then I'm out as they say. Shame but that £400 saved I guess.
They’re £207. Or were you planning on buying two?

Bobajobbob

1,095 posts

73 months

Thursday 5th May
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I had my eye on two yes.

MrBig

1,755 posts

106 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Well I'm just back from a few days in NYC. No stock there and no idea if/when any will be coming in.

I think I'm done with these now. Shame, but I'm not wasting any more of my time traipsing round physical stores.

BS62

1,850 posts

143 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Likewise, I thought one of these would be pretty cool but the ridiculous frenzy and inability to supply has tarnished the whole thing. I'd feel like a doofus wearing one now as a result of all that too. It's all just a bit much for a poxy swatch.

Reminds me of the new beetle; people paying well over the odds to have one in LHD and yellow in the very early days. Same cars were worth squat when supply evened out.

Ouroboros

1,214 posts

16 months

Tuesday 10th May
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if you are a multinational powerful director, then surely your time means you just buy one from a reseller?

Edited by Ouroboros on Tuesday 10th May 16:05

2172cc

852 posts

74 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Swatch have lost another customer.....I would definitely have bought one if available when launched but the longer this farce goes on the more I've now gone off the idea. I'll use the money instead to put a deposit down for a Black Bay 58.

Barchettaman

5,272 posts

109 months

Tuesday 10th May
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The multinational powerful directors just buy the Bulova Lunar Pilot.

andySC

1,050 posts

135 months

Tuesday 10th May
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BS62 said:
Likewise, I thought one of these would be pretty cool but the ridiculous frenzy and inability to supply has tarnished the whole thing. I'd feel like a doofus wearing one now as a result of all that too. It's all just a bit much for a poxy swatch.
Sums it up for me too. I liked the idea of a Moon or Mercury but now I’m not even a bit arsed.

gregs656

8,522 posts

158 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Barchettaman said:
The multinational powerful directors just buy the Bulova Lunar Pilot.
Got to give it to you trying to pump the lunar pilot hehe

Barchettaman

5,272 posts

109 months

Tuesday 10th May
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gregs656 said:
Got to give it to you trying to pump the lunar pilot hehe
I sometimes feel like I’m the last sane voice, shouting into a dark empty void.

Spice_Weasel

2,225 posts

230 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Barchettaman said:
gregs656 said:
Got to give it to you trying to pump the lunar pilot hehe
I sometimes feel like I’m the last sane voice, shouting into a dark empty void.
In space no one can hear you scream!

Like others above, I’ve given up on them. I’m not sure swatch’s strategy has panned out well. Initial excitement looked good and accessibility of a great design available at a good price to hook in new and younger buyers. But lack of stock, no online sales and the scalpers’ behaviour is a turn off.

r159

1,822 posts

51 months

Tuesday 10th May
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Saw a Misson to Mars one on a kids wrist this weekend (first time seeing one in real life, the watch that is) don’t know if it was the colour but it put me right off.

It looked like a child’s watch.

RacerMike

3,402 posts

188 months

Tuesday 10th May
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r159 said:
Saw a Misson to Mars one on a kids wrist this weekend (first time seeing one in real life, the watch that is) don’t know if it was the colour but it put me right off.

It looked like a child’s watch.
I’d have thought it was more to do with it being on a child no?

sandman77

1,980 posts

115 months

Wednesday 11th May
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RacerMike said:
I’d have thought it was more to do with it being on a child no?
Or possibly because it is a red and white plastic swatch?

raceboy

12,522 posts

257 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Has anyone seen any supply of the reported fakes? scratchchin
Personally I have no issue buying a cheap plastic copy of a cheap plastic copy if they are easier to get hold of. paperbag

blueg33

29,669 posts

201 months

Wednesday 11th May
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944 Man said:
Possibly reasonable advice, from a certain perspective, but taken literally: clearly incorrect.

I have 2x 150m professional divers.
Is that the same as 1 x 300m watch?

My daily wear quartz watch is 300m, that way I only have to think about it if I am prepping for a deep dive (something I don't do).

liner33

9,564 posts

179 months

Wednesday 11th May
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raceboy said:
Has anyone seen any supply of the reported fakes? scratchchin
Personally I have no issue buying a cheap plastic copy of a cheap plastic copy if they are easier to get hold of. paperbag
Can probably buy a very passable fake of the real thing in stainless for less than £200

bigandclever

12,419 posts

215 months

Wednesday 11th May
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liner33 said:
raceboy said:
Has anyone seen any supply of the reported fakes? scratchchin
Personally I have no issue buying a cheap plastic copy of a cheap plastic copy if they are easier to get hold of. paperbag
Can probably buy a very passable fake of the real thing in stainless for less than £200
Look at r/reptime, Hont has got them, for something daft like $148 shipped. The pictures don't make them look like they're decent quality, but they're not great photos either.

The_Doc

4,420 posts

197 months

Wednesday 11th May
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and the world turns

£96 delivered, which seems pricey, but then they are only avail for £400 on the grey market unless you strike it lucky in store,
so £96 on the black is a thing

liner33

9,564 posts

179 months

Wednesday 11th May
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bigandclever said:
Look at r/reptime, Hont has got them, for something daft like $148 shipped. The pictures don't make them look like they're decent quality, but they're not great photos either.
I'd probably go for one of these rather than some "homage" of the Monnswatch



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