The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “AKA Snoopy”

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Here we have the ultimate new edition launched at basel 2015 by Omega, The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Snoopy” limited Edition to 1970 pieces in total. Everyone seems to want one but they sold in pre orders in minutes when the launched the snoopy.

This particular snoopy is a updated version the original snoopy launched 2003 to commemorate the apollo mission in 1970 which is a standard moonwatch with a snoopy caseback and picture of snoopy at 9 o clock and they made just over 5000 pieces.

The snoopy old and new have become very sort after for collectors the new one doubled in price the day people started to get them delivered current prices range for £8500 to £14000 pounds, the Rrp was £4630 seems crazy I know.  The new version has a Ceramic bezel with Sapphire anti glare glass not hesalite like the old snoopy, the movement is the manual wind 1862 cal that been used for years by Omega. The case size is slightly bigger by 2mm which all the new moon watches have grown in size.

They have kept the tachymetre the same and used super luminova on the dial to glow in the dark and comes on a nylon coated strap with deployment strap, not sure why Omega did not use a bracelet like or give you the option.  But overall a cracking piece by Omega that I am sure will be much loved in the years sadly this one is not mine but a fellow collectors.

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The Omega Planet Ocean XL Ceramic 232.30.46.21.01.001

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The Omega Planet Ocean XL Ceramic 232.30.46.21.01.001

As the title says Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean XL Ceramic Bezel 45.5mm in stainless steel, a great big feeling timepiece much nicer to the predecessor non ceramic version with the bonus of a see through caseback with a few other tweaks.  This houses a cal 8500 co axial movement which looks a stunner through the sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 600m so it is definitely a true divers watch.

The sapphire glass has anti reflection coating which is nice to stop the glare of the sun but a pain when you scratch the coating, the rotating ceramic bezel is very nice finish, as all the watch companies have gone down the ceramic bezel route looks beautiful and hard wearing to boot.

The watch has the date function at 3pm and they do this model in a few different models and great everyday watch not to expensive either and very popular heavy watch on the wrist with the bonus of a good second hand market value. The dial is very nice with the big massive hands with plenty of luminova that glow very bright in the dark. A great piece that everyone should have or try if you are watch fanatic.

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Rolex Submariner 16610 LV

The Rolex Submariner Green 16610LV

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The Rolex Submariner LV 16610LV

As the title says one of my all time favorites in modern times The Rolex Submariner 16610LV, first launch in 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner.  The Submariner success spans over 50 years of a true tool divers watch and I feel this was a game changer for future Rolex sport models.  This piece was not loved at first but started to be appreciated over time, the dial had big hour plots also bigger hour hand compared to the standard Submariner and a gorgeous green bezel which made the watch in my opinion.  So the standard Sub model number is 16610 then they added LV on the end of the model number which stands  Lunette Verte. 

The Submariner is water resistant to 300m and has the Patented triple lock crown which gave Rolex they diver status back in the 1950,s, I have owned a few of this particular model in the past and this production was made in limited numbers compared to other models.  The run dates from 2003 to 2010 a seven year run in total.  Now in 2016 they have become very sort after for collectors and everyone it has become the one to have prices average £5000 plus to buy one considering new RRP was £2650 ouch!

Rolex sports watches from around 2006 had a new feature which came from the Submariner LV  big hour plots big hands become the norm as Rolex must have decided it was the right combination.  I still love them and in the years since launch I probably only seen possibly two when clock watching people’s wrists as I always do.  Overall a must have in any collection and I personally feel will be a future modern collectors piece so get when one if you can.

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Breitling Super Avenger Ref: M13370

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Breitling Super Avenger Black Steel Ref: M13370

This was a piece I had for short while The Breitling Super Avenger M13370 Black steel Titanium very big watch but also very light in weight.  The Super Avenger is a large watch measuring 48.4mm with the crown and comes in plenty of various versions stainless steel is probably the most popular version in my opinion.  The movement is a Breitling 13 based on a eta valjoux 7750 with a power reserve of 48 hours with chronograph and date function, watch is water resistant to 300M with unidirectional bezel.  This model is made of titanium and comes on a Breitling rubber strap and is not  that noticeable on weight on the wrist as much as the stainless steel versions on a steel bracelet.

I do love the black steel watches but they do not fare well with minor scuffs and scraps which are not easily polished out, overall a nice watch in black steel it that is the look you require for the money.

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Cartier Roadster Chronograph Ref: W62019X6

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Cartier Roadster Chronograph Ref: W62019X6

The Cartier roadster chronograph a big prestige lump of stainless steel, Cartier have been around a lot of years and make great prestigious timepieces, always admired the aesthetics of there watches. The roadster has a stunning white dial and comes in many variants this particular one has a  chronograph movement and stop watch function with the Cartier Cyclops at 3 clock and which is uniformed in the glass not like Rolex were the plastic cyclops is stuck on! This is a very dressy watch elegant in every way with an simple interchangeable strap system to change from stainless steel bracelet to a rubber or leather on a deployment clasp to change the look for your mood. The roadster I found has very heavy on the wrist may just my small wrist but to summarize a great watch with elegance for the money with simple easy strap changing.

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 42mm

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 42mm

The Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 42mm Ref: 2201.51.00 a great all round watch for everyday use also a nice divers piece.  This model comes in two sizes 42mm and 45.5mm, this the 42mm co axial Orange bezel with movement Cal 2500 water resistant to 600 metres / 2000ft.  Omega co-axial movements keep fur-nominal time accuracy in my experience which is always a bonus when purchasing a watch as they not all as accurate as you would expect.  The watch has sapphire crystal and is AR coated for minimum light reflection in the sun also a lot of pilots watches are known to have this feature too.

The dial is a matt finish with big batons on each hour marker coated with luminovo except for 12, 9, 6, is in orange to match the bezel, hands are huge and coated with luminovo that glow really well in the dark, date window is at 3 o clock and the helium escape valve is on the left side to release watch pressure when diving. This model comes on the rubber deployment strap with orange stitching, but you can purchase the leather or steel bracelet at point of sale.

They do come with the infamous engraved Omega Sea horse case back and is a nice finishing touch great watch and can purchased pre-owned at a good price all thou this model is discontinued from a round 2012.

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Talking Watches with John Goldberger

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Talking Watches With John Goldberger

As the title says Talking watches with John Goldberger by Hodinkee they have plenty of watch collectors that like to talk about watches which something I can do for England love all watches and there is plenty to choose from all of the top brands.  Some watches to die for in the video.

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