will the hesalite speedie be discontinued?

 By: Lankysudanese : August 1st, 2020-12:55
I’ve heard rumors that omega will discontinue the current hesalite speedmaster professional, and put the 3861 movement in to-be-offered sapphire sandwich model, albeit at a higher price point. 

Anybody else hear such rumblings?

And another minor question: is this hesalite model the only one that NASA flight qualified?

I hope not ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : August 1st, 2020-12:59
It’s a great watch for future collectors to own. 

I was not aware of. I will check with my AD. [nt]

 By: @lberti : August 1st, 2020-13:21
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As much as I like Speedmaster, Omega needs to make up their mind- There cant be 100 different Moonwatches - 321, 3##1, 3861. Now that they got back..

 By: redcorals : August 1st, 2020-13:29
..their lost pony best narrow down and stop fooling around with collectors. They trivialize their own merits -This one opened the hatch, this one saw the dog, this one saw the bigfoot, this one saw F1 from space and this one is for ppl who like orange.

To answer your Q Hesalite I believe. Sapphire if shattered wud be hazardous in space.

In total agreement with you. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 1st, 2020-13:43
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Ditto! [nt]

 By: TheMadDruid : August 1st, 2020-14:53
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Since I have both your attn is it plausible to consider/order 321 for P20? [nt]

 By: redcorals : August 2nd, 2020-19:30
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And now, you want one more? ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : August 3rd, 2020-00:25
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Is it One more or is it The One is the Q!?! [nt]

 By: redcorals : August 3rd, 2020-04:49
After 50yrs we actually get to see the real Moonwatch.

There’s no way

 By: robsallnow : August 1st, 2020-15:34
that they’d discontinue the Hesalite model 

I agree,

 By: Gwai : August 1st, 2020-15:52
they'd sever the bloodline to their most treasured heritage if they did. Might "upgrade" the sapphire version, though.

Speedy Hesalite

 By: Pelican1960 : August 1st, 2020-19:52
I have no new inside information, but I’m hoping that Omega will leave the hesalite model alone with the 1861 movement in place and upgrade the sapphire version to caliber 3861 and call it a day. That would let entry level collectors have access to the Speedy and keep NASA happy for space flight operations.
The last Omega CEO promised that the basic Speedy model would not be changed. Only time will tell, I guess.

Been hearing that as well

 By: pongster : August 1st, 2020-22:42
Who knows. 

If they do that, what a shame. 

I have always described the moonwatch as the most affordable luxury sports watch one can buy from a store. 

That’s how i got mine.