Apollo 8 Speedmaster vs Drive de Cartier

Nov 16, 2019,13:17 PM

I may be pulling the trigger on one of these two very different watches: the Omega 8 "Dark Side of the Moon" Speedmaster or the Drive de Cartier. One is a sports watch, the other is a dress watch. I am overwhelmed by the finish and movement of the Omega. I had never seen it in person until recently, but pictures don't do it justice. The only thing the "bothers" me is that the Speedmaster, for all the beauty finishes, is not an in-house movement. The Drive de Cartierhas a totally different, elegant look but is an in-house Cartier movement. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

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For me clearly the appollo 8!

 By: @lberti : November 16th, 2019-14:04
Big fan of the watch.

Omega 👌 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 16th, 2019-15:51

Unless you're into Speedie,and there're lots who are,

 By: halkcb : November 16th, 2019-20:05
and require a chrono function,the Drive is a much more versatile and attractive daily companion.

There are so many Speedies around

 By: Geo : November 17th, 2019-07:55
And of course they are fantastic watches, that I also wear sometimes. But the Drive de Cartier is more unique and more versatile.. It is not a sports watch and it’s not a dress watch, in fact you can wear it at any occasion; love mine! GEO ...  

Not sure how to compare these; it’s the Cartier Drive all the way for me.

 By: everso : November 17th, 2019-16:31
Am not a fan of “sports” watches. The Drive is nice; although a tad large for my tastes. But nice in manual wind for sure.

They are two very different watches

 By: singingbee : November 27th, 2019-04:03
I have the Apollo 8 now and used to own the Cartier Drive. I feel the Cartier wears very big on the wrist for a 41mm watch and I don’t like the date window. Somehow detracts from the overall symmetry. I will suggest you look at the Cartier Drive Extra-Fla...