Hands On With the Omega Seamaster Professional 18.104.22.168.03.001, this in my opinion is one of the best value Omega watches out there for plenty reasons. This Omega is great all rounder for the buck with Ceramic bezel and blue glossy dial with date aperture at 3 o clock and 41mm case which is perfect. The bracelet is much more robust than older versions and feels very high quality, the Seamaster is a true divers piece with 100 years of heritage just like Rolex has but the main difference is over half the price less to purchase, if you are a good internet shopper and haggler you can get a great discount on thes Omega’s. They do this in black as well which is even nicer but both great watches.
The Seamaster has a co axial movement which time keeping is fer-nominal on these movements. I have posted about previous versions like the Bond Watch and the co-axial version that came before this one which was a favorite. The Omega is so refined now and for £2920 for such a great every day piece which is so versatile dress, casual, smart, work, cannot see how they could make this one better than it already is.
Omega do 100s of great watches and limited editions pieces like no other company too many limited editions! But this one great overall timepiece that all watch enthusiasts should try one.
Phillips Auction in Hong Kong 30 May 2017 should have some really nice vintage pieces for sale it seems the world has gone vintage mad! The auction has some great pieces from Heuer, Omega, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Longines, Breitling, Zenith, Panerai, Bregeut, Patek Philippe and many more. These vintage watch auctions pull some top money for the right pieces as they are getting harder and harder to find in top condition box and papers and folk wanted to snap the top pieces what ever the cost.
I was never into vintage watches was always in to modern pieces till about 5 years ago, but then I realized how nice it is with aged patina and matt dial etc…..and just simple the simple fact the watch had be worn and loved rather than stored in box. But unfortunately you need pockets these days to buy them vintage pieces from top the names and I mean deep deep pockets. The Paul Newman Daytona 6363 was may be around £300 in the 1970,s some these days fetching over a million dollars. Any thing Paul Newman or Steve Mcqueen wore are timeless classics only going one direction in price and people know this. This Rolex Daytona 6263 did a staggering over $3 million!!
Take a look at some of the lots at auction some stunning pieces.
The Hodinkee Best of 2016 Review video lots of great watches through the previous year. I do love there video’s as watches make me tick from some of the best brands we all love Patek Philippe, vintage Heuer, Omega, Iwc, Tudor and many more. British Horology which is very good in its own right.
As the title says “Speedy Tuesday” this one of the many Limited Editions Omega made which is probably in the 1000s, The Moonwatch has always been a favorite of mine does not get much better in conversation as “The first watch worn on the Moon.” This particular model the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo II 35th Anniversary was made around 2004 and limited to 3500 pieces and is the standard moonwatch 42mm with the hesalite crystal and Calibre 1861 movement which is slight update of the 861 movement that they put in the original moonwatch.
The apollo II is a cracking looking piece which I think will be a future collector’s “got to have piece”, as the watch has some very nice touches that most speedy fans will like:
firstly the Panda Dial silver dial black subdials always goes down well in any watch.
2nd. The applied Metal Omega Logo as the first pre moon watches that date pre 1969 hence “pre moon” had the applied logo then after the dials all made with the painted logo in white. The caseback not to shabby either all together a very nice piece that is modern with a few twists from the old Moonwatch.
3rd Th red writing on the landing 20 July 1969 all in all works well.
The apollo Limited edition were made every 5 years from the first moon landing on 20 July 1969 to commemorate the landing and I think this definitely one to have in the apollo II editions. To be fair all moonwatch are great pieces in general well respected watches that loved by millions if you like winding them up every 48 hours. If you get the chance to purchase one do not hesitate in purchasing there getting harder to find.
As the title says Watch shopping in Chicago a visit to the new Marshall pierce a video by Hodinkee. Unfortunately Years ago I was in Chicago for a good while but was not into watches back then. I would be certainly be watch shopping if I ever go back to Chicago a great city to see the windy city.
Sell my Cartier watch