Received my 321 “Ed White”
While I appreciate the movement, this one left me somewhat cold. It has an oddly modern vibe to it, perhaps because of the sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel, and I don’t like the proportions of how the bracelet and case work together. I know it is a faithful reproduction, but perhaps I need to try it on a strap to see if I can warm up to the look of the watch.
Or it could just be because Omega have diluted their “Moonwatch” brand with too many variants, special editions, etc., that this release didn’t really feel special like I thought it would.
Just my initial thoughts, I may grow to like this over time. The complete opposite to what I experienced with the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary “Moonshine Gold” release, which is one of my favorites in my collection. It too has sapphire and ceramic, but has a much more charming look to it.
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Received my 321 “Ed White”
While I appreciate the movement, this one left me somewhat cold. It has an oddly modern vibe to it, perhaps because of the sapphire crystal and ceramic bezel, and I don’t like the proportions of how the bracelet and case work together. I know it is a fait...
I appreciate your honesty.
Maybe you will grow to love it? I have an option on this watch. But I have a regular Moonwatch and quite like it. From an aesthetic standpoint, I think the regular bracelet looks much nicer. Dial, I like details of the EW. But worth it to change? Not sure...
My experience with watches
is that if they are not love at first sight, the watch will not be loved over time. Even if it is love at first sight, the love might fade away. Not to worry, lots of other great chronos in the market like the latest Omega Snoopy!
At some point the river is going to run dry. Or maybe it won't.
Omega has produced countless versions of these watches for five decades in every conceivable permutation. It has then taken many of these permutations and spun them out more than once with negligible changes touted as distinctive features. The current Sno...
I believe brands are in a difficult spot and I empathize with them, but Omega has a particular virulent form of special editionits, which is in fortunate as it casts a shadow on their truly special pieces. Still, my issue with the steel 321 is personal. I...
Why on earth ...
Would you take delivery of a watch that you basically don’t like ?. I’m sure that many others that wait patiently would have enjoyed it.
+1, have to agree and curious to know as well 🤔
I go by the mantra, buy what you like regardless of hype or what people advise. Did you even try it on prior to purchasing the watch? If so, did you also feel the same way when you tried it on? If you did and were initially hesitant, then why proceed any ...
Why on earth...
Would you assume that I tried it on before I took delivery? I’m a fan of the 321 movement, had the watch delivered to my home and didn’t like it.
Good afternoon ...
That’s not something that I assumed, if you review my post. I hope that eventually you enjoy the watch. Kind regards
I'm hoping so too.
I purchased it for the movement and will try it on a leather strap. I’m hoping I’ll like it as I generally prefer my Speedmasters on a strap, with the exception of the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary release, which I prefer on the bracelet. That’s an interesti...
My experience was the exact opposite with the Apollo 11 and EW. The Apollo 11 has a narrow bracelet as well, but the look worked on that watch for me. This shows that Omega were right about releasing both pieces as they appeal to different collectors.
Great looking Speedy.
I hope you will enjoy wearing it. My favorite is still the 1861 Speedy which I received as a retirement gift last year. It was always my grail watch and it hasn’t disappointed me. My best to you! Mark