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    Tonight is a full Moon, so letís see those Moon Phase watches.......

    Without doubt one of my favourite complications on a watch, I know there are many out there that wouldn’t agree but for me every collection needs at least one. The moon has always played a major role in man’s movements and daily existence, from the ebb and flow of tides to religious ceremonies, crop harvests, maritime navigation etc which is why it has always been historically important to keep track of its orbit....

    My current favourite is this Omega Speedmaster METAS 9904 movement variant that deploys a photorealistic image of the Moon on a metal disc that is so incredibly detailed it shows the Moons craters and valleys as well as the footprint of Buzz Aldrin, (obviously not to scale of course). When you combine that with a METAS movement, Liquid Metal Bezel, 100m water resistance and a watch that is anti magnetic to 15,000 gauss it actually surprises me that this model isn’t popular, personally I think a Moon phase is the perfect accompaniment to ‘the Moon Watch’.

    Which ever make/model I think the Moonphase is a nice addition to the dial so would be good to see some more....

    Great picture from the Watchtime review;






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    Snap. I love mine, absolutely my favourite ever watch.

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    Been a long time since I owned a moonphase, but also one of my favourite complications. Here is a really crappy photo of the one I owned


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    Only one moonphase in my box

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    One of my favourites


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    Quote Originally Posted by shalako View Post
    Without doubt one of my favourite complications on a watch, I know there are many out there that wouldnít agree but for me every collection needs at least one. The moon has always played a major role in manís movements and daily existence, from the ebb and flow of tides to religious ceremonies, crop harvests, maritime navigation etc which is why it has always been historically important to keep track of its orbit....

    My current favourite is this Omega Speedmaster METAS 9904 movement variant that deploys a photorealistic image of the Moon on a metal disc that is so incredibly detailed it shows the Moons craters and valleys as well as the footprint of Buzz Aldrin, (obviously not to scale of course). When you combine that with a METAS movement, Liquid Metal Bezel, 100m water resistance and a watch that is anti magnetic to 15,000 gauss it actually surprises me that this model isnít popular, personally I think a Moon phase is the perfect accompaniment to Ďthe Moon Watchí.

    Which ever make/model I think the Moonphase is a nice addition to the dial so would be good to see some more....



    Stunning watch!

    And yet another gap in my collection :(

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    Tonight is a full Moon, so letís see those Moon Phase watches.......

    Good shout Steve, especially tonight.
    Hereís mine, old photo but loving it



    And my vintagey moonphase calendar chrono




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    Good idea Steve - Adding a picture of my 5146J Annual Calendar from today:



    Happy full moon - it's the first Super Moon of the Year (Full moon that occurs near or coincides with Perigee) This moon is known as the Worm Moon as it is the last full moon before the spring equinox which marks the start of spring. It is named so because the ground begins to warm (in the N Hemisphere) and soften and earthworms begin to appear on the surface of the soil.

    Cheers all.

    Martyn

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    Nearly bought this...wish I had :-)

    2017-01-17 12.33.54 by ataripower, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    Been a long time since I owned a moonphase, but also one of my favourite complications. Here is a really crappy photo of the one I owned

    I believe thatís the most beautiful Moonphase model Iíve ever seen, surprised you let that go Marcel.

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    My Omega 1985 moonwatch moonphase don't think ever seen anyone wear one

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    Here is mine!

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    I decided to go quartz for a moonphase, as I figured it'd be too much of a faff to reset it on a mechanical watch.



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    Quote Originally Posted by shalako View Post
    I believe thatís the most beautiful Moonphase model Iíve ever seen, surprised you let that go Marcel.
    Stop trying to make me feel bad Steve 😂
    As you know, everything has a shelf life, but I would certainly consider another GO with a moonphase. One of the panomatic range perhaps

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    Not much chance of seeing the moon last night with all the clouds about. Here's my moonphase, I went to a load of effort to snag this and I still love it (although it has to be said I hardly wear it these days).



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    No longer with me but....

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    I love those speedies!! Damn it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Holsterman View Post
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    Wow, the creme de la creme of Moonphase watches, magnificent!

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    I'll play!
    Sothis Ikarus- Moonphase is a bespoke dubois-depraz module worked by Wolfgang Steinkrueger of Sothis

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    Why did you have to do that? I have been avoiding this place for ages, saw this post and now I have my eye on a regular Oktopus in Portugal!
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    OPI love that Omega I didnít realise I needed one until now.

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    Much like last night it should be a spectacular ĎPink Full Mooní tonight so if anyone else has a Moonphase it would be good to see them.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shalako View Post
    Wow, the creme de la creme of Moonphase watches, magnificent!
    Thank you kindly.

    I had a look at the moon last night, amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    That's the one. Absolutely love it.

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    Yep, full moon forecast!

    Second hand is moving every 4 seconds though, so I guess it's time for a new battery.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Good idea Steve - Adding a picture of my 5146J Annual Calendar from today:



    Happy full moon - it's the first Super Moon of the Year (Full moon that occurs near or coincides with Perigee) This moon is known as the Worm Moon as it is the last full moon before the spring equinox which marks the start of spring. It is named so because the ground begins to warm (in the N Hemisphere) and soften and earthworms begin to appear on the surface of the soil.

    Cheers all.

    Martyn
    Stunning watch

    If only !!!

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    Nice to have an excuse to get the 5135P out!




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    Some more beautiful examples, perhaps I need to add another to the collection.....
    Just been outside, the Moon really does look spectacular tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Good idea Steve - Adding a picture of my 5146J Annual Calendar from today:



    Happy full moon - it's the first Super Moon of the Year (Full moon that occurs near or coincides with Perigee) This moon is known as the Worm Moon as it is the last full moon before the spring equinox which marks the start of spring. It is named so because the ground begins to warm (in the N Hemisphere) and soften and earthworms begin to appear on the surface of the soil.

    Cheers all.

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    That is just beautiful. Also I never knew I needed a Speedster Moonphase until now.

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    Zenith Chronomaster Moonphase

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caruso View Post
    Zenith Chronomaster Moonphase
    I wish you hadnít posted that....I had a LNIB example which I sold about 18 months ago which I still regret, one of Zenithís finest creations, beautiful.

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    I love a nice moonphase. Iíve had some beauties but this is my only one at the moment. I know - could be worse






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    This one was a looker...



    So was this one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    I love a nice moonphase. Iíve had some beauties but this is my only one at the moment. I know - could be worse





    Thanks Tony, as nice as the other two are I still much prefer this one, I can understand why you didnít let it go....

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    I could not resist popping mine on to join the fun and appreciation of this complication.




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    Quote Originally Posted by CatalystGuy View Post
    I could not resist popping mine on to join the fun and appreciation of this complication.




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    Is that the larger version with the guilloche dial? If you ever decide to sell it please let me know......

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    Itís 39mm with the the guilloche dial indeed. Iím pleased u share the appreciation but itís a keeper Iím afraid and took me ages to find this one with full set and mint.


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    I donít blame you, as I mentioned earlier in this thread these are amongst Zenithís finest creations and the guilloche dial is incredibly rare these days.

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