Your help/advice please!

May 22, 2022,12:44 PM

Hello All,

I am new to the Omega forum and to the brand; in fact, I never considered buying an Omega watch until I saw the collab between Swatch and Omega. I always heard about the Speedmaster but never really gave it attention or considered it. But when I saw the collab watch and started reading about the Speedmaster I fell in love with it. 

I am currently considering the 310. and would like to know your opinion on the watch? I personally love it but I am a bit confused on whether I should get it or buy the sapphire crystal reference. The idea of seeing the movement is also cool. Having said so, I still prefer to own a watch that is closer to the original model and that's why I am leaning towards the .001. And by the way, I am not a vintage watch person so that's why I didn't consider an older reference.  

I would also like to mention that I haven't seen the watch in person yet and I don't know if it will fit well or not. I have a relatively small wrist (around 16 cm) so what do you guys think? Trying the watch is not an option for the time being as I am not close to any Omega store or dealer. My plan is to buy it from the duty free on my way back to my county. 

I look forward to getting your feedback/opinion/suggestions on the watch (esp the Hesalite crystal) before I pull the trigger.  

Thank you very much

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Your buying a legend ! …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 22nd, 2022-14:15
Go for it and either version is superb. Make the decision based on your own personal preference and if you would like to see the movement and have the tougher sapphire glass you have the answer. Let us know which you decide on and good luck !

As a big Omega fan and previous owner of the "Sapphire sandwich" version and current owner of the older 1861-001 with Hesalite..

 By: D-TIME1 : May 22nd, 2022-14:17
I recommend the Hesalite version if you wont be afraid of the hesalite scratching. If that will bother you or worry you I would go with the sapphire sandwich. Nut there is something about the hesalite that makes it a different watch... I have owned both a... 

It would be great to try on both

 By: Andy_Mac : May 22nd, 2022-15:05
…then trust your gut instinct. Either way you probably can’t go wrong! 👊 Enjoy

I own the new co-axial version

 By: Higgins : May 22nd, 2022-16:20
and it’s been a massive headache since I bought it. It stops working every nine months (right now the timekeeping works but the chronograph doesn’t) and it took six months to get back from omega the last time it was repaired. I also feel like for the mone... 

The mechanical issues early production cal 3861 movements had with a bushing . . .

 By: Dr No : May 22nd, 2022-19:27
. . . and lubrication protocols were corrected within months of their initial reports. Assuming yours was returned to Omega almost immediately after purchase, it should now have the replacement bushing that doesn't cause premature wear on the center wheel... 


 By: ns23 : May 22nd, 2022-22:53
for clarifying this issue because I got worried after I read the reply by Higgins.

Go for it!

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 22nd, 2022-16:55
I bought the sapphire version 18+ months ago and still enjoy it to this day and will never let it go. Works brilliantly as both an only watch, and as part of a collection. I love the history of it, the style, and the movement. It is (IMO) a reasonably ver...  


 By: ns23 : May 22nd, 2022-22:55
Thank you very much for sharing these pictures! And I do agree this watch looks great on almost every strap. I know for a fact that when I get mine I will change the strap frequently. It feels like you got a new watch. Wear your watch in great health!

You are very welcome ns23!

 By: KCLQMULKU : May 23rd, 2022-14:57
Please post photos when you pick yours up.

Will definitely

 By: ns23 : May 23rd, 2022-21:55
do so but it won’t be before 2-3 months because I am out of my country. However I might pay for the watch in advance because I got an excellent offer and want to secure it.

Thank you

 By: ns23 : May 22nd, 2022-17:15
all for your kind replies and pictures. I think I will go for the Sapphire crystal option for its durability and the see through case back. I know I said I wanted something close to the original watch but I am usually someone who doesn’t like scratches so... 

You have now

 By: xxn : May 23rd, 2022-11:58
officially been poisoned. Let the torture (fun) begin

I vote Sapphire….

 By: myles721 : May 23rd, 2022-12:06
Scratches make me nuts. Totally personal preference but if you are really going to wear it regularly sapphire IMO it’s the way to go😉

You have a point,

 By: ns23 : May 23rd, 2022-21:54
I guess I will go for the sapphire option. I can’t stand scratches in general let alone on the crystal!