In Defense of Omega 3313 Movement: Amazing Accuracy

May 08, 2010,14:05 PM


I recently purchased the Co-axial Enamel Speedmaster.  I also own a Speedy from 1972, my very first watch which is very dear to me.

I was very reluctant to purchase this watch.  I had read all the negative press about this movement.  I read what the late, great Mr. Maddox had to say about the movement.

I purchased the Enamel on March 9, 2010. It has been extremely accurate.  It has only lost approximately 3-4 seconds in the 2 months that I have enjoyed wearing it.  In my humble opinion, that shows amazing accuracy.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to purchase a Lange Datograph.  While the finish and craftsmanship cannot compare between the 2 watches.  The Omega kicks the Datograph's rear end in timekeeping.  The Dato does not even come close.  After getting the Dato regulated that may change, but I rather doubt it.

Of course Purists here can debate whether the Enamel should be called a Speedmaster, etc.,  I am not addressing that issue here.  Just the accuracy.

People have been referring to the initial problems that this movement has had.  I am glad that Omega has resolved them.  And I wonder how many people have given their opinion based upon first hand experience as opposed to referring to out dated reviews of the movement.

Sincerely - Mark

This message has been edited by Dr No on 2010-05-10 20:37:31

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a very interesting and pertinent post. Some observations...

 By: Pistol Pete : May 9th, 2010-07:32
Firstly congratulations on owning such a marvelous watch as the Datograph. I also congratulate you on owning a beautiful enamel 3313 Speedmaster and sharing with us some of it's great qualities. In fact, a tuned caliber 3313 is deadly. Indeed, my wife's 3... 

I Was Not Apologizing For The Enamel

 By: markieesq : May 9th, 2010-09:33
Pete: Thanks for your thoughtful response to my post. My 1972 Speedy is the 861 which is (IMHO) a down-grade from the 321. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion about what make the Speedy a "Professional". That is what makes these forums so... 

thanks Mark,

 By: Pistol Pete : May 9th, 2010-17:59
It was the sentence,'Of course the purists here can debate whether the enamel should be called a Speedmaster, etc' that made me feel that you were needlessly defensive and apologetic about your Speedmaster. I know and you know that you never uttered the w... 

In defense of the deceased...

 By: Ruckdee : May 10th, 2010-04:07
I am quite shocked and saddened to see such an angry opinion against Chuck. "Bloody mindedness over the course of a lifetime?" Come on... He doesn't deserve this. To disagree with Chuck or anyone is one thing. We all have the right to our own opinion and ... 

In defence of the living

 By: Pistol Pete : May 10th, 2010-08:15
I couldn't agree more that banning is justified when disagreements become personal attacks against members. I think you need to be reminded that Maddox is neither a member or a person any more. I find your entire post to be on the level of this blunder. I... 

Pete you have no defence.....

 By: Bill Sohne : May 10th, 2010-20:44
Hi Pete That is what Chuck would have said to you... please see me new post. Bill Sohne

Some told you politely, I will do it bluntly...

 By: mac_omega : May 11th, 2010-12:09
Hi Pete, disregard the content and topic - I do not like your style... Either you try to write and argue in a style where nobody must feel offended - otherwise it would be better to stay away from this forum! There are other fora... maybe they like your r... 

Having read everything you said...

 By: Ruckdee : May 12th, 2010-04:54
... I think it is in the best interest of the forum for me to keep my silence. I have no intention of provoking you and I am sorry if anything I said caused you this much anger. Peace. Ruckdee

Everything can be discussed in a polite way, Pistol Pete.

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2010-04:23
You ask a good question, which comes over the only Speedmaster: " Is a toolwatch still a toolwatch if it receives some sophistications ". You gave your point of view in a well argumented way, BUT, to me, it was useless to say what you said about Chuck Mad... 

Congratulations on the accuracy of your watch.

 By: Ruckdee : May 10th, 2010-03:31
It is almost spot on indeed. And, yes, many people (myself included) tend to refer to the reviews and/or the opinions originated from the time this family of movements was still in its glitchy infancy stage. Ruckdee

Thank You Ruckdee

 By: markieesq : May 11th, 2010-20:00
With all the side issues involved with this thread, my original post somehow got lost. I thank you for your kind words. It's a nice feeling to put on a watch and really enjoy wearing it. And the nice thing is that people can get that enjoyment at price po... 

My pleasure, Mark.

 By: Ruckdee : May 12th, 2010-05:08
I know exactly what you mean. There is a local forum in my language that I frequent. All the members would discuss anything from a Seiko to a Philippe Dufour and beyond. The only problem seems to be that one watch is never enough. Not with all those stimu...