True praise for the Speedmaster …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 24th, 2021-22:35
Independent watchmaker, Roger Smith OBE took delivery of his new Speedmaster a couple of days ago. 
Good choice Roger !

Photo Credit: Roger Smith OBE


 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 24th, 2021-22:59

Must be the Co-axial calling...

 By: Clueless_Collector : November 24th, 2021-23:16

If ever there were a compelling argument . . .

 By: Dr No : November 24th, 2021-23:36
. . . for any proposition, this would be it!  Roger acquires a modern Speedy . . . kinda like Enzo getting a Civic.

I've been weighing a vintage Speedy vs the current crop for a while now*.  This slants the equation in favor of a new one. 


*  (in addition to the Ed White order placed earlier this year)

I know little of cars so please humor me...

 By: BigFatPauli : November 25th, 2021-00:34
I can certainly appreciate the relationship between the co-ax Speed and Smith, but what does Enzo have in common with a Civic?

Wolfgang Puck is one of the most, if not . . .

 By: Dr No : November 25th, 2021-11:46
. . . the most, famous chefs around.  Where did he dine?

At the Rainbow Bar and Grill, when the kitchen was run by Miguel Murillo.

There can be no higher praise than the choice an expert acknowledged in his own field makes.

If Ferrari drove a Honda, that would speak volumes, no?


Thank you.

 By: BigFatPauli : November 25th, 2021-12:25
So there is no actual connection (like there is with Smith, the co-axel escapement, and it being in the new Speedy), just that if there was it would be high praise.
My confusion came from thinking that there was a connection between Ferrari and the Civic as I was totally unaware of one. It turns out, there is not a connection after all.

Let me help you, dear Dr

 By: Boris : November 25th, 2021-08:40
The new Speedmaster, especially the hesalite one, is very much a vintage watch you can wear every day without being too concerned.

Not sure which way the decision between a -74 and a 3861 will go . . .

 By: Dr No : November 25th, 2021-11:21
. . . but it's a see-saw battle!  The outcome may come down price.  A good -74 with stepped dial . . .

[photo credit: unknown]

. . . is going for about the same as a '21 hesalite.


I’m just waiting for the news …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 25th, 2021-09:02
…Buzz Aldrin gets his Roger Smith Series 4 ! ;-))

Headline: Enzo buys . . .

 By: Dr No : November 25th, 2021-10:54
. . . a Bugatti.


Good analogy!

 By: patrick_y : November 26th, 2021-19:33
I got one with a Hesalite crystal. I blame you, Holdemchamp1225, and a few others who were the bad influence!

I’m still a member of team 1861.

 By: LS : November 25th, 2021-02:57
I can’t fall in love with the coax speedy…  for me it’s too different from the one used to go to the moon.

You could say that about …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 25th, 2021-09:07
Anything other than the 321.

I don't think this impugns Mr. Smith's good name, but...

 By: blau : November 25th, 2021-03:18
might there be, I dunno, *sentimental reasons* why he'd prefer the coaxial Speedy to the 1861?

I love all the speedmaster iterations and the new one has my interest...but...

 By: dkaleal : November 25th, 2021-12:53
having just purchased a 1861 a couple of years ago couldn't justify the new version so i went with the new nylon strap on the 1861 and absolutely love it!!

It’s a very cool piece in many of the iterations over the years!

 By: vallura : November 25th, 2021-17:19

Moonwatch discontinued??

 By: Svalleynick : November 26th, 2021-05:13
Did anyone hear or know why omega is discontinuing the Moonwatch, or is this fake news?

Also has anyone had the Chrono button fall out? I have a 3861 and the chrono button just popped out. It has been in service for three months. It gets light daily use, no water. I have chronometers from WWII which still work flawlessly.

I have no inside information on this...

 By: blau : November 26th, 2021-13:44
But I would wager my left eye that Omega is not discontinuing the Moonwatch.

This rumour is pure nonsense.

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 26th, 2021-14:43

Interesting. I don't know the back story but could imagine some of the reasons for his choice. Regardless, high praise indeed for the new Speedy 😉👍

 By: holdemchamp1225 : November 27th, 2021-19:52