Omega x Swatch Collaboration

Omega x Swatch Collaboration

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Barchettaman

5,277 posts

109 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Or even the Swatch Night Flight, seems objectively a much better watch than that plastic toy nonsense everyone is frothing over. Cheaper too.


liner33

9,566 posts

179 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Horrible bracelet though , like those really cheap Casios

DickyC

42,133 posts

175 months

Wednesday 11th May
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At least the Moonswatch doesn't have the ludicrous arrow head hands so may Omegas have.



I'm pointing at just after ten.

I know.

Jamescrs

2,875 posts

42 months

Wednesday 11th May
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DickyC said:
At least the Moonswatch doesn't have the ludicrous arrow head hands so may Omegas have.



I'm pointing at just after ten.

I know.
Personal preference. I think those hands look really smart, and the lume in them.isuch better than the standard seamaster 300. I have both

DickyC

42,133 posts

175 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Jamescrs said:
DickyC said:
At least the Moonswatch doesn't have the ludicrous arrow head hands so may Omegas have.



I'm pointing at just after ten.

I know.
Personal preference. I think those hands look really smart, and the lume in them is much better than the standard seamaster 300. I have both
True. Personal preference is key. I should have said in my opinion.

The Big G

964 posts

145 months

Thursday 12th May
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I’ve been popping in and out of the Edinburgh store when I can and I got the closest I have to being able to get one. They had one in stock to sell. Unfortunately it was a Sun, not sure I could pull off the bright yellow in the dour Scottish climate! So passed on it and I’ll be hopeful for better luck the next time I’m in. They are out there. Just not in any real numbers. I wonder how long it’ll be until they are discontinued.

randlemarcus

13,201 posts

208 months

Thursday 12th May
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The Big G said:
I’ve been popping in and out of the Edinburgh store when I can and I got the closest I have to being able to get one. They had one in stock to sell. Unfortunately it was a Sun, not sure I could pull off the bright yellow in the dour Scottish climate! So passed on it and I’ll be hopeful for better luck the next time I’m in. They are out there. Just not in any real numbers. I wonder how long it’ll be until they are discontinued.
Are they still going for overs? On the assumption that these aren't things they track closely, buying a Sun, flogging it and using the money for the one you want at a more realistic price seems sensible.

The Big G

964 posts

145 months

Thursday 12th May
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You’re right, I probably should have bought it there and then. But that’s part of what’s causing some of the supply issues. People buying watches they don’t want just because they are available! I couldn’t be bothered with the hassle to be honest. I also didn’t want to be stuck with a watch I didn’t like that I had to move on at a loss. Or just keep at the back of the shelf and forget about.

The_Doc

4,432 posts

197 months

Thursday 12th May
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Like all bubbles, sit back and wait for the frenzy to finish, the prices will then fall as the true demand is established and the supply may be then in your favour.
The Veblen Effect sometimes pushes this further and further away (Rolls Royce, Rolex, Macallan, Dyson etc)
but I think we will not see this with Moonswatch.

Veblen and Giffen Goods, very interesting reading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good


including this gem about Moonswatch prices, which I only quote for laughs...


Richtea1970

483 posts

37 months

Friday 13th May
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The Big G said:
You’re right, I probably should have bought it there and then. But that’s part of what’s causing some of the supply issues. People buying watches they don’t want just because they are available! I couldn’t be bothered with the hassle to be honest. I also didn’t want to be stuck with a watch I didn’t like that I had to move on at a loss. Or just keep at the back of the shelf and forget about.
I’m not so sure, I don’t think there’s as much demand for the coloured ones. As I said on a previous page, someone local has been trying to sell a red and white one on FB for quite a few weeks. Started at £700, last I saw it had been reduced to £350.

tangerine_sedge

3,189 posts

195 months

Friday 13th May
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The Big G said:
I’ve been popping in and out of the Edinburgh store when I can and I got the closest I have to being able to get one. They had one in stock to sell. Unfortunately it was a Sun, not sure I could pull off the bright yellow in the dour Scottish climate! So passed on it and I’ll be hopeful for better luck the next time I’m in. They are out there. Just not in any real numbers. I wonder how long it’ll be until they are discontinued.
It's the yellow one I'm after! I was in London earlier this week and couldn't even be bothered to go to the shop on the off chance, I'll buy from their website or if I'm walking passed the shop, but I'm not making a special journey.

darth_pies

673 posts

194 months

Friday 13th May
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The_Doc said:
Like all bubbles, sit back and wait for the frenzy to finish, the prices will then fall as the true demand is established and the supply may be then in your favour.
The Veblen Effect sometimes pushes this further and further away (Rolls Royce, Rolex, Macallan, Dyson etc)
but I think we will not see this with Moonswatch.

Veblen and Giffen Goods, very interesting reading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good


including this gem about Moonswatch prices, which I only quote for laughs...

Don't think a Moonswatch is either a Veblen or Giffen good, but certainly a good illustration of the hot-hand fallacy. Or maybe that should be stained-hand fallacy....

jimmy156

3,531 posts

164 months

Saturday 14th May
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RacerMike said:
NDA said:
944 Man said:
Possibly reasonable advice, from a certain perspective, but taken literally: clearly incorrect.

I have 2x 150m professional divers.
Yep. I wouldn't take a 3bar watch in the pool - and most watchmakers' warranties would suggest I shouldn't. But what do I know?
That's entirely based on hearsay on the internet though. It's stated that all Swatch watches are water resistant to 3bar or more under testing in accordance with ISO22810 which specifically tests the watch under pressure for water resistance. They even have advice on washing your watch after use in the sea on the Swatch website, so it's certainly their expectation that you'd use it in the water.
I’ve never understood this attitude. I have a seiko 5, which is apparently 3 bar / 30m. Surely it means it’s resistant to submersion down to 30m. Not “careful if you get it wet washing your hands…”

I’ve swum in the pool, paddle boarded in the ocean and it’s gets submerged daily giving my lad a bath. It still works! Had it 8 or 9 years!

alps028

52 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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I spent 4 hours queuing yesterday without luck. Walked by the Swatch shop today, front door locked, security guard admitting only people from the 40+ person line and moonswatches being packed up inside. Stood quickly in line. The guy in front was showing his favourite and mine - Saturn - to his girlfriend and we ground slowly to the front. The guy in front says "I want 2 Saturns". The sales assistant says to me only one left. A Saturn! Got it! Am so happy! The Daytona and Submariner will go in the drawer for a while as I enjoy my new watch.

RacerMike

3,417 posts

188 months

Saturday 14th May
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alps028 said:
I spent 4 hours queuing yesterday without luck. Walked by the Swatch shop today, front door locked, security guard admitting only people from the 40+ person line and moonswatches being packed up inside. Stood quickly in line. The guy in front was showing his favourite and mine - Saturn - to his girlfriend and we ground slowly to the front. The guy in front says "I want 2 Saturns". The sales assistant says to me only one left. A Saturn! Got it! Am so happy! The Daytona and Submariner will go in the drawer for a while as I enjoy my new watch.
Ace! Really pleased for you. I’ve really enjoyed wearing mine and it’s going to be a solid companion whilst I’m in the US next month. Enjoy!

sandman77

1,983 posts

115 months

Saturday 14th May
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alps028 said:
I spent 4 hours queuing yesterday without luck. Walked by the Swatch shop today, front door locked, security guard admitting only people from the 40+ person line and moonswatches being packed up inside. Stood quickly in line. The guy in front was showing his favourite and mine - Saturn - to his girlfriend and we ground slowly to the front. The guy in front says "I want 2 Saturns". The sales assistant says to me only one left. A Saturn! Got it! Am so happy! The Daytona and Submariner will go in the drawer for a while as I enjoy my new watch.
Was the guy in front given 2 saturns? I thought it was 1 per customer.

Jamescrs

2,875 posts

42 months

Saturday 14th May
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Richtea1970 said:
I’m not so sure, I don’t think there’s as much demand for the coloured ones. As I said on a previous page, someone local has been trying to sell a red and white one on FB for quite a few weeks. Started at £700, last I saw it had been reduced to £350.
Thats the one I'd buy if anything but im not paying overs for one.

alps028

52 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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sandman77 said:
Was the guy in front given 2 saturns? I thought it was 1 per customer.
No. He got one and his girlfriend got one. Although we were chatting and she had no clue why she was there. Nevertheless for them probably one to keep and one to flip. Fair enough. Prices are dropping quickly on the second hand market here. Sun models at CHF 380 (250 list), Saturn around 450 and Moon/Mercury at 650.

alps028

52 posts

147 months

Saturday 14th May
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RacerMike said:
Ace! Really pleased for you. I’ve really enjoyed wearing mine and it’s going to be a solid companion whilst I’m in the US next month. Enjoy!
Thanks! Am chuffed. Which model did you get? I think mine will be a holiday watch. It will take some punishment so hope the crystal holds up.

RacerMike

3,417 posts

188 months

Saturday 14th May
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alps028 said:
RacerMike said:
Ace! Really pleased for you. I’ve really enjoyed wearing mine and it’s going to be a solid companion whilst I’m in the US next month. Enjoy!
Thanks! Am chuffed. Which model did you get? I think mine will be a holiday watch. It will take some punishment so hope the crystal holds up.
I also have a Saturn. Got it on a brown nato strap which really suits it.