closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Page 3 of 27 FirstFirst 1234513 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 150 of 1309

Thread: Omega x Swatch

  1. #101
    Master Tetlee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Somerset
    Posts
    2,812
    Quote Originally Posted by MattH View Post
    They look great for a cheap eta quartz pick up and go.....

    Seems like brilliant marketing - get people in at the bottom with a "real" homage! - and then pull them up the watch mountain. I am in no rush to head towards London - but soon enough they will be available on the web.. and they are not a limited range.

    Nice to see something different which costs less than a small car.....


    Cheers

    Matt
    I think the whole thing is a stroke of genius, inspire a whole new generation into the story of the Speedmaster/Moonwatch with a completely affordable version, available in colours to suit pretty much everybody, that shares the same dimensions as the Moonwatch so they'll all know how well the watch wears. I can see a big trickle down to increased sales of the regular Moonwatch down the line, and that's without all the added interest from the likes of us watch fanatics that want one or several. It's just brilliant IMO. My wife already wants the pink one and she lost interest in watches ages ago, nice to see her genuinely excited about a new watch again.

    I hope to buy either the Mars or Mercury when they're available online later on, haven't decided between those two yet.

  2. #102
    Quote Originally Posted by 50kopek View Post
    I'm not sure what's going on here, but this can't be real:

    https://www.ebay.nl/itm/115309213076...YAAOSw8c5iPC2d
    Selling it a bit too cheaply! Look at this one


  3. #103
    Master daveyw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    London
    Posts
    1,935
    I hope scalpers donít ruin the pricing on these and that they are easily available from swatch. I think itís a marketing home run for swatch and omega, brilliant. I will not be having a mission to Uranus though

  4. #104
    Having watched the Watchfinders video, the thing that stood out was that the Swatch "S" etched into the crystal (?) is clearly visible but misaligned with the dial.



    This of course got me to look at my own Moonwatch. The Omega on the crystal took a bit of finding, even with a loupe, and sure enough it was almost exactly upside down :-)

    Perhaps the misaligned etched crystal is another thing that makes it a good homage :-)

  5. #105
    Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    2,961
    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    Having watched the Watchfinders video, the thing that stood out was that the Swatch "S" etched into the crystal (?) is clearly visible but misaligned with the dial.



    This of course got me to look at my own Moonwatch. The Omega on the crystal took a bit of finding, even with a loupe, and sure enough it was almost exactly upside down :-)

    Perhaps the misaligned etched crystal is another thing that makes it a good homage :-)
    At the factory, Omega never align the symbol on the dial with an acrylic crystal, what they do is align the split in the tension ring so it is less noticeable. If you see an aligned symbol on a plastic Omega crystal, it was pure chance or more likely the crystal has been replaced by a non-Omega watchmaker as those guys seem to align them. I think Omega do possibly align the logos on the sapphire crystal watches that have them such as the Trilogy Railmaster and Seamaster, though I am not sure and don't have mine to hand to check.

  6. #106
    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    I think Omega do possibly align the logos on the sapphire crystal watches that have them such as the Trilogy Railmaster and Seamaster, though I am not sure and don't have mine to hand to check.
    Checked my 3753-50 under a loupe, and couldn’t see a logo at all
    So one up to the Moonswatch

  7. #107
    Grand Master ryanb741's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    London
    Posts
    14,802
    If anyone is considering paying these inflated prices I'd like to put it on record that I have a bridge in London I can sell you.

  8. #108
    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    Checked my 3753-50 under a loupe, and couldnít see a logo at all
    So one up to the Moonswatch
    The moonwatch is indeed a better Swatch homage!

  9. #109
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Bristol UK
    Posts
    277


    People are already queuing and have been since this morning.

    Not sure which store this is as a friend of mine sent me the image who lives in London. I had convinced him to go there Saturday morning for me but have told him not to bother now.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  10. #110
    Master
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Herts
    Posts
    1,870
    ^^^ The Oxford St branch. I bet most go to scalpers initially.

  11. #111
    Master Papa Hotel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Not Edinburgh
    Posts
    6,796


    They look great IRL, much more ceramic than plastic.

  12. #112
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North
    Posts
    17,492
    Blog Entries
    2
    Oxford St


  13. #113
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    522
    I think I'll definitely get one at that price, but may have to switch up for a Nato if poss.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  14. #114
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Bury, UK
    Posts
    1,857
    can you only buy in person and do they limit them? I'd like a couple of colours but someone will chance going in and buying the stock. Brilliant concept imo

  15. #115
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    522
    Quote Originally Posted by mrushton View Post
    can you only buy in person and do they limit them? I'd like a couple of colours but someone will chance going in and buying the stock. Brilliant concept imo
    Max 2pp


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  16. #116
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North
    Posts
    17,492
    Blog Entries
    2
    Yeah I think they're limiting to 1/2 per customer

  17. #117
    Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,868
    I love these and will be buying them if I can get hold of them.

    Most likely Mars (always loved that Project Alaska theme) and the beige one (is that Jupiter?)

  18. #118
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    End of the world
    Posts
    3,290
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Oxford St

    Whats the odds he is on the eBay app :)

  19. #119
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mansfield
    Posts
    421
    It amazes me that anyone would pay enough over list to make spending 24 hours sitting outside a shop a viable way to earn a living.
    From another forum, apparently the queues dispersed after this was put in the window of the HongKong branch.

    https://thumbsnap.com/f/a3uaZX2V

  20. #120
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lincs
    Posts
    1,099
    Deleted as not relevant.
    Last edited by bobc; 25th March 2022 at 14:04.

  21. #121
    Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    2,961
    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Yeah I think they're limiting to 1/2 per customer
    Which half do you get? Left or right?

  22. #122
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mansfield
    Posts
    421
    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    What time and day was that taken please, I'm wondering why they are waiting outside when the doors are open. Thanks.
    Well, what they want isn't on sale until Saturday morning, and I very much doubt the shop wants them inside until then.

  23. #123
    Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire
    Posts
    5,083
    Quote Originally Posted by bobc View Post
    What time and day was that taken please, I'm wondering why they are waiting outside when the doors are open. Thanks.
    Because the store is open, but you canít buy one until tomorrow?

  24. #124
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Bury, UK
    Posts
    1,857
    that pic from the HK shop is exactly how this watch thing should be unless it is a genuine limited edition. Put that in every dealer window. That cheeky Uranus/tiffany Blue. Fantastic. Yes sir, it is a limited edition. We've limited you buying them all.

  25. #125
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Lincs
    Posts
    1,099
    Quote Originally Posted by Tooks View Post
    Because the store is open, but you canít buy one until tomorrow?
    Deleted my post when realised the error of my way's. Sorry about that.

  26. #126
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    End of the world
    Posts
    3,290
    Blog Entries
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by raceboy View Post
    It amazes me that anyone would pay enough over list to make spending 24 hours sitting outside a shop a viable way to earn a living.
    From another forum, apparently the queues dispersed after this was put in the window of the HongKong branch.

    https://thumbsnap.com/f/a3uaZX2V
    Guess it could net a scalper 10k for a night in the cold if he takes his family down lol

  27. #127
    Grand Master Chris_in_the_UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Norf Yorks
    Posts
    40,284
    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    Yeah I think they're limiting to 1/2 per scalper
    FTFY
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

  28. #128
    Master
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Mountsorrel uk
    Posts
    1,576
    Quote Originally Posted by Cooper85 View Post


    People are already queuing and have been since this morning.

    Not sure which store this is as a friend of mine sent me the image who lives in London. I had convinced him to go there Saturday morning for me but have told him not to bother now.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    proberbly the eBay scumsters

  29. #129
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    804
    The smart move would be to offer a vagrant some cans of White Lightening to lie outside the Swatch store, then swap places with him at 8:59 on Saturday morning.

  30. #130
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    location, location
    Posts
    3,784
    Quote Originally Posted by daveyw View Post
    I will not be having a mission to Uranus though
    Oh I dunno, perfect first date watch I'd have thought?

  31. #131
    Grand Master magirus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Up North hinny
    Posts
    38,392
    Quote Originally Posted by J J Carter View Post
    The smart move would be to offer a vagrant some cans of White Lightening to lie outside the Swatch store, then swap places with him at 8:59 on Saturday morning.

    If anyone would like to pay my return train fare and supply a commensurate amount of White Lightning I'd be happy to hold a place in the queue for him/her. I would, of course, bring my own packed supper and breakfast.

  32. #132
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North
    Posts
    17,492
    Blog Entries
    2
    I really want to know what they're gonna do if they need the toilet.

  33. #133
    Master 50kopek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Hague, Netherlands
    Posts
    1,141
    Quote Originally Posted by paw3001 View Post
    Selling it a bit too cheaply! Look at this one

    When I put in the link it was indeed at 150,000 :-). Seems to have gone back down for some reason, even though 4x msrp is still ridiculous.

  34. #134
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mansfield
    Posts
    421
    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Guess it could net a scalper 10k for a night in the cold if he takes his family down lol
    How big is his family?
    Ignoring the bonkers ebay listings at £10k+ I'd say a realistic flip value on Sunday when the stores are sold out and the online store isn't live yet is about £500 so that's £600 profit per pair if there's 4 of you that's clearing £2400 which isn't bad for a weekends work but not enough for me to get the wife and kids to sleep rough on the streets of London or Edinburgh on a Friday night.
    If you're working solo, if you've been there 24 hours you're working for £25 an hour, which isn't bad but there's easier ways to make a living.....and I hope the online store goes live on Sunday wiping off any premium value straight away and these people are stuck with 2 watched they don't want and have to sell at list price.

  35. #135
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    LONDON
    Posts
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I really want to know what they're gonna do if they need the toilet.
    Go to mcdonalds, kfc, department store....

  36. #136
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North
    Posts
    17,492
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by TROYBOY79 View Post
    Go to mcdonalds, kfc, department store....
    And lose their spot?

  37. #137
    Craftsman JoePattinson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Beijing, China
    Posts
    477
    Quote Originally Posted by J J Carter View Post
    The smart move would be to offer a vagrant some cans of White Lightening to lie outside the Swatch store, then swap places with him at 8:59 on Saturday morning.
    In China it is quite common to pay for someone to queue up on your behalf. In the case of this watch I have seen people offering to queue and buy the watch for RMB 3100 in total.

    I have videos of crazy long queues in Shanghai and now there is a rumour going around that Swatch have been told to cancel the sale due to police concerns about the spread of Covid. I think thatís only a rumour but you never know as there are very strict controls in Shanghai right now.

  38. #138
    Quote Originally Posted by raceboy View Post
    How big is his family?.
    Average family of four, they can take shifts in toilet breaks and trips to KFCÖÖ

    Kids are spoilt these days, sleeping outside a shop to pick up a watchÖ what could possibly be wrong about that?

  39. #139
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Unknown
    Posts
    3,978
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    I really want to know what they're gonna do if they need the toilet.
    That was my immediate thoughts ... anyone who pays over list for one of these must be a complete moron / have more money than sense.

  40. #140
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    804
    Thinking about this, we've already had Moser x Apple


  41. #141
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    LONDON
    Posts
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    That was my immediate thoughts ... anyone who pays over list for one of these must be a complete moron / have more money than sense.
    you tell the person infront or behind you and go to the toilet and come back.

    not that complex.

  42. #142
    Quote Originally Posted by TROYBOY79 View Post
    you tell the person infront or behind you and go to the toilet and come back.

    not that complex.
    Good luck with that when people are this determined; it's not a traditional queue with the usual etiquette!

  43. #143
    Grand Master RustyBin5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Scotland central
    Posts
    12,620

    Not limited and not going to be boutique exclusive and thatís from Omega apparently- not sure why the queues - seems a bit odd

  44. #144
    Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Essex
    Posts
    1,868
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post

    Not limited and not going to be boutique exclusive and thatís from Omega apparently- not sure why the queues - seems a bit odd
    OOOh, going to be online. Definitely getting one then!

  45. #145
    Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Unknown
    Posts
    3,978
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by TROYBOY79 View Post
    you tell the person infront or behind you and go to the toilet and come back.

    not that complex.

    I wasn't expecting eBay scalpers would operate with such ethics ...

  46. #146
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Mansfield
    Posts
    421
    I would imagine quite a folk would fill up a bottle of truckers tizer. ;)

  47. #147
    Grand Master markrlondon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    24,555
    Blog Entries
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    not sure why the queues - seems a bit odd
    Because everyone thought they were going to be super-limited Swatch boutique only!

  48. #148
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    LONDON
    Posts
    193
    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Good luck with that when people are this determined; it's not a traditional queue with the usual etiquette!
    who says its not usual etiquette?

  49. #149
    Grand Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    North
    Posts
    17,492
    Blog Entries
    2
    Quote Originally Posted by TROYBOY79 View Post
    you tell the person infront or behind you and go to the toilet and come back.

    not that complex.
    I love how youre describing this like I couldn't possibly have thought of it.

    Have you ever been to a new release scrum?
    I was at one once that was not watch related and a fight broke out when a guy tried to get back to his spot in the queue after leaving it.

  50. #150
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    804
    As these are cheaply made, I assume you can swap about the parts if you prefer a different colour combination?


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information