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    Omega Olympic Games collection 2018

    These appear to be a new release for SIHH, on Fratello but not on the Omega site yet: https://www.fratellowatches.com/omeg...es-collection/

    Relatively tasteful for a sports themed collection. Stopwatch inspired and a large but not entirely insane 39.5mm. I'm subtracting points for the crown.


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    Am a big Omega fan, but those are a bit ....Swatch watch like, sorry but not good.

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    I like the look of these.The olympic branding is subtle.Thanks for showing.

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    I'm surprised the IOC have allowed the use of the Olympic rings on the dial; they are very tight on that ...

    Omega is the official time keeper I guess so that is what they get.

    Any other examples of watches with the Olympic Rings on the dial?

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    I donít get these, or the previous round of Olympic specialís they did, Joe Public isnít going to be a hardcore-enough Olympics fan to want one (especially at Omega price point) so all theyíre good for is giving away to the athletes, which if they then decide to sell on might make them worth a premium somehow, otherwise am I missing the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    I'm surprised the IOC have allowed the use of the Olympic rings on the dial; they are very tight on that ...

    Omega is the official time keeper I guess so that is what they get.

    Any other examples of watches with the Olympic Rings on the dial?
    Nothing new


    The IOC are filthy scumbags, why wouldn't they prostitute themselves to Omega for money after doing it for everyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainspanner View Post
    Am I missing the point?
    Yes. Rich people from all over the world travel to the Olympics and buy these things as souvenirs. There's also the marketing aspect. Omega makes tons of co-branded watches that I wouldn't wear if given to me. Clearly, they don't do it for no reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    I'm surprised the IOC have allowed the use of the Olympic rings on the dial; they are very tight on that ...

    Omega is the official time keeper I guess so that is what they get.

    Any other examples of watches with the Olympic Rings on the dial?
    Err Omega have been making Olympic themed watches with rings slapped everywhere since at leasts the mid 1950s, perhaps earlier. Not exactly a new thing. There have been literally dozens, hundreds even of Olympic limited Editions over the years, some OK and some awful. Try a google image search on 'Omega Olympics' for a few

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=om...w=1280&bih=739

    I rather like these new ones, they have something of the Dynamic about them which to me is a good thing. If they aren't silly money I may be tempted, but of course they will be,
    Last edited by Padders; 12th January 2018 at 19:55.

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    I quite like some of the Olympic watches.

    I'm not sure about these. I'll need to see one in person, as a number of brands renders look nothing like the real thing.

    No doubt very expensive for what looks v similar to a modern Dynamic type look though.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Disappointing - they look rather bland to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    Err Omega have been making Olympic themed watches with rings slapped everywhere since at leasts the mid 1950s, perhaps earlier. Not exactly a new thing. There have been literally dozens, hundreds even of Olympic limited Editions over the years, some OK and some awful. Try a google image search on 'Omega Olympics' for a few

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=om...w=1280&bih=739

    I rather like these new ones, they have something of the Dynamic about them which to me is a good thing. If they aren't silly money I may be tempted, but of course they will be,
    I hadnít really noticed them, however is you look at the above link on images few of them have the rings on the dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    I hadn’t really noticed them, however is you look at the above link on images few of them have the rings on the dial.
    That is true, but look closely at the second hands, they often use a god awful 5 rings counterweight. Here is Omega's own Olympic site section with the current offerings which aren't as terrible as some from days gone by:

    https://www.omegawatches.com/watches...ction/catalog/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    That is true, but look closely at the second hands, they often use a god awful 5 rings counterweight. Here is Omega's own Olympic site section with the current offerings which aren't as terrible as some from days gone by:

    https://www.omegawatches.com/watches...ction/catalog/
    I had noticed that, none of the watches on the above link have the rings on the front. ... they are quite tight on where the rings appear.

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    I actually really like them. To me 70s inspired and look cool.

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    Whilst were on the subject, this is one of the most disgusting looking watches I have ever seen, it has nothing going for it, what were they thinking!!!?

    https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-o...2253332002001/

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    Yes very interesting in a refreshing way

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    I absolutely love em....!

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    Iím confused about 2 things here?
    1. This isnít an Olympic year (unless these are for the Winter Olympics).
    2. Isnít the speedmaster range more appropriate for a sports themed watch?

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    Omega Olympic Games collection 2018

    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    Iím confused about 2 things here?
    1. This isnít an Olympic year (unless these are for the Winter Olympics).
    2. Isnít the speedmaster range more appropriate for a sports themed watch?
    1 - Yes, I think itís the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea
    2 - While Iím sure the world really needed another Speedmaster special edition, perhaps itís a good thing they tried something else for a change!

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    You can read more about the Seamaster Olympic Games Collection in a Hodinkee article: link. Omega are producing 2032 watches in each of the Olympic colours. They are powered with their c8800 with date:



    Then there are 100 Seamaster Olympic Games Limited Edition Sets; 5 watches (no date, auto c8806), again in the Olympic colours, powered by a c8806 with references from 522.32.40.20.04.001 (blue) to 522.32.40.20.04.005 (green).

    Finally there are three LE (of 188) gold chronographs (manual wind c3203):

    Pink gold on leather strap
    Yellow gold on leather strap
    White gold on leather strap

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    They all look like they have dates to me?

    Ah, now I see the non-date versions!

    https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-o...2232402004001/
    Last edited by Omegamanic; 29th January 2018 at 16:50.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    They all look like they have dates to me?

    Ah, now I see the non-date versions!

    https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-o...2232402004001/
    They look quite nice at 39Ĺ mm, having a white dial with just a touch of colour and no date. But being a LE set of five watches will put any of them out of my reach...



    No lume is going to be an issue for some of us...


    Edit €27500 for the set of five...including the box and bell (apparently).
    Last edited by PickleB; 29th January 2018 at 20:37.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    They all look like they have dates to me?

    Ah, now I see the non-date versions!

    https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-o...2232402004001/
    I was quite interested when I read the blurb that says, 'There is also a blue pulse reader on each dial that enables 20-second timing intervals of the wearerís pulse.' That sounds like some interesting technology! I was wondering how it might work and where the blue pulse display might be, until it turned out to mean the small gap in the blue circle on the dial at 0, 20, and 40! I guess Apple don't have too much to worry about there...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jockinho View Post
    Yes, that is nice. It's one of their "Pyeongchang 2018" Collection, part of a continuing series of Olympic Games watches. It has its own thread on here: link.


    Omega seem to have got in early with the watches in the OP. There's the Seamaster Olympic Games Limited Edition Collection (link):

    The models are available in the five colours of the famous Rings of the Olympic Games. Only 2,032 versions of each model have been created, representing the year 2032, which will be OMEGA’s 100th year as Official Timekeeper.


    ...and the Olympic Games Limited Edition Set (same link...just down the page):

    Continuing the celebration of OMEGA’s Olympic Games role, a special Limited Edition set has been created which includes five models created in the colours of the Olympic Rings. All watches come in a special presentation box alongside a miniature last-lap bell, which has been crafted in the same Swiss foundry as the real Olympic bells.



    courtesy of www.omegawatches.com

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    60m water resistance apparently. That is a bit mean...

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    I like the handset on these a lot.

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    I had this a few years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Chestnut View Post
    I like the handset on these a lot.
    Which of the two main types do you like? The one in the OP:



    ...or this one (that I prefer):


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    Sadly not for me but the one above is the best of the lot IMHO


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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    ...or this one (that I prefer):

    The second. By far. I actually like a lot about these. The case is nice as is the crown. The dial is goofy and I don't like the Olympic tie-in, but this has the bones of a good watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Chestnut View Post
    The second. By far. I actually like a lot about these. The case is nice as is the crown. The dial is goofy and I don't like the Olympic tie-in, but this has the bones of a good watch.
    It does look immensely better without the date window actually!

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    Hello Omega, WHERE DOES THIS NONSENSE STOP PLEASE!?

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