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    Omega x Swatch

    Leaked images of brightly coloured, plastic cased, quartz Speedmasters...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Watches/com...ve_leaked_out/

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    Images of most of them: https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...dictions/page2

    Like it myself, especially at CHF250

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    Am I missing something how come all these scumbags already have these on eBay when they donít even go on sale till Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    Am I missing something how come all these scumbags already have these on eBay when they donít even go on sale till Saturday
    They're betting they can get one when they go to a shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    They're betting they can get one when they go to a shop
    Yep, and theyíll just delay or cancel the order when it sells out and they realise they canít fulfil the order.

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    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.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    Am I missing something how come all these scumbags already have these on eBay when they don’t even go on sale till Saturday
    They work at a Swatch store or distributor, perhaps? These will have been in the supply chain for some weeks.

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    The dark blue and grey ones are quite attractive


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    They look nice but you can only buy them through swatches own shops and I think there are only 3 in the uk and these will be sold out as soon as they open then on eBay for 1.5k the day after

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    Will be very interesting to see how available these become, or whether Swatch holds the back artificially and they end up going on eBay for the price of a real moonwatch.

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    The full set at Ä250 each.

    Which is good when you consider that the strap looks very similar to the new Omega black, white or silver moon watch Velcro strap which is priced at around £160 on its own!



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    If anyone is going to a store and is able to get me one in black, grey or blue I would be eternally grateful and copious amount of your chosen tipple will be winging its way to your house. I think it's an inspired idea and certainly would enable me and others like me who love the Speedmaster but could never afford or justify the expense of buying one, to own one. If I were able to get to any of the stores I most certainly would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    If anyone is going to a store and is able to get me one in black, grey or blue I would be eternally grateful and copious amount of your chosen tipple will be winging its way to your house. I think it's an inspired idea and certainly would enable me and others like me who love the Speedmaster but could never afford or justify the expense of buying one, to own one. If I were able to get to any of the stores I most certainly would.
    Just wait until they're on general release? These are going to be mass produced given the materials and price point. Save your generous booze sheckels!

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    I think these might well be a total game changer.
    They cover colour options from really quite sober to hilariously loud and most places in between.
    Man sized but with femenine colours too, there are options to cover all sexes, orientations and degrees of ostentation.
    They are cheap enough to compete with even the most economic of microbrands, but have Omega and all that Speedie heritage right there in the case design and all over the dial.
    Even the pathetic 30m WR doesn't really put me off too much.
    Wow. Just wow. I never saw that coming, I thought any such collab (as hinted) would be at least double that price, if not more.
    There will be queues out the door at the few UK ADs that can sell these at the start.
    The Mercury (grey) would be my choice.

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    I'm going to have a go at getting one, but I have the sinking feeling it's going to be a wasted trip.

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    Haha, I'd assumed they'd be a limited run. I don't know what made me think that.

    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Just wait until they're on general release? These are going to be mass produced given the materials and price point. Save your generous booze sheckels!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert75 View Post
    I predict massive media hype, people getting carried away and paying over the odds only to suddenly realise itís a lump of plastic.
    Is it any different though to the people getting carried away by the media hype and paying over the odds only to suddenly realise the watch they have paid many thousands over list for is only a lump of steel.

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    I do like the idea of a grab and go Speedy, but seeing as all I have to do with mine is set the time and give it a quick wind, it's not that much more work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    Is it any different though to the people getting carried away by the media hype and paying over the odds only to suddenly realise the watch they have paid many thousands over list for is only a lump of steel.
    Yes, because its a lot easier for most to chuck away £200 and have buyers remorse than luxury watch money of thousands...it will always be a more considered decision. I think the only equivalent would be a multi-millionaire whose spend on a luxury watch is proportional to an average guys spend on a Swatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    If anyone is going to a store and is able to get me one in black, grey or blue I would be eternally grateful and copious amount of your chosen tipple will be winging its way to your house. I think it's an inspired idea and certainly would enable me and others like me who love the Speedmaster but could never afford or justify the expense of buying one, to own one. If I were able to get to any of the stores I most certainly would.
    Ditto for me.

    I think I would like any of them, except the pink!

    I will see if I can make a trip to London on Monday, but may be none left!

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    This is reminding me of the buzz around the release of the Timex Q reissue. List price was about £159 but people were paying hundreds of pounds (sometimes several hundreds of pounds) on ebay for them. Not long after they were readily available at retail and you can still often see them in sales online for around a ton.
    Buy one of these collaborations by all means, they look fun, cool, and don't cost the moon ;). But don't be taken in by the limited availability hype and pay over the odds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    This is reminding me of the buzz around the release of the Timex Q reissue. List price was about £159 but people were paying hundreds of pounds (sometimes several hundreds of pounds) on ebay for them. Not long after they were readily available at retail and you can still often see them in sales online for around a ton.
    Buy one of these collaborations by all means, they look fun, cool, and don't cost the moon ;). But don't be taken in by the limited availability hype and pay over the odds.

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    I might be tempted to the 'Alaska Project' one.

    Otherwise, an interesting idea, but not really for me.

    The idea of rushing up to London to buy one on Saturday hasn't really made me any keener! I wonder if this will be a short-term thing and they'll be more widely available in due course.

    I wonder how well the 'Mission to Uranus' will sell? Maybe a niche market?

    I do expect, though, to see these for vastly inflated prices on eBay next week!

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    Haha! Reminds me of when a friend of mine's ten year old son came home from school and told her that he'd told a girl in his class that there'll be one less planet in orbit tomorrow. When the girl asked why he said "Cos later I'm gonna smash Uranus".

    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    I might be tempted to the 'Alaska Project' one.

    Otherwise, an interesting idea, but not really for me.

    The idea of rushing up to London to buy one on Saturday hasn't really made me any keener! I wonder if this will be a short-term thing and they'll be more widely available in due course.

    I wonder how well the 'Mission to Uranus' will sell? Maybe a niche market?

    I do expect, though, to see these for vastly inflated prices on eBay next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Haha, I'd assumed they'd be a limited run. I don't know what made me think that.
    I think it's exactly what they want everyone to think - I did too, until someone pointed out that it's a Swatch. And plastic. And cheap. Not a chance these will not be sold online after this initial (extremely successful) hype drive.

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    What an insult to Speedmasters worldwide
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    I think it's exactly what they want everyone to think - I did too, until someone pointed out that it's a Swatch. And plastic. And cheap. Not a chance these will not be sold online after this initial (extremely successful) hype drive.
    The fact that all of the watch pages have the ability to 'add to basket' but that option is not selectable yet may also suggest that they'll enable that option in the near future, once they've got people queuing around the block for a 'limited' launch.

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    Can just hear all the weasels now planning a trip to London at weekend
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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    I think it's exactly what they want everyone to think - I did too, until someone pointed out that it's a Swatch. And plastic. And cheap. Not a chance these will not be sold online after this initial (extremely successful) hype drive.
    Even says in the GQ article that i read that these are not limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maseman View Post
    Even says in the GQ article that i read that these are not limited.

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    Good. Because the 'Mercury' is growing on me, as it doesn't actually look plasticky! The rest though...

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    Why don't they sell some through Omega dealers, then loyal Omega customers might stand a chance instead of them being snapped up by the scalpers in town.

    Any bets on how soon one appears on Sales Corner?
    Started out with nothing. Still have most of it left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Why don't they sell some through Omega dealers, then loyal Omega customers might stand a chance instead of them being snapped up by the scalpers in town.

    Any bets on how soon one appears on Sales Corner?
    I'd have thought any that appear on SC are the result of people realising the watch brings only 5 minutes of interest before being put in a drawer. I think any instant scalpers will just use eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Why don't they sell some through Omega dealers, then loyal Omega customers might stand a chance instead of them being snapped up by the scalpers in town.

    Any bets on how soon one appears on Sales Corner?
    Apparently they are selling some through Omega dealers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maseman View Post
    Apparently they are selling some through Omega dealers.

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    Source for this?

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    Trying to work out the corporate reasoning behind this move. Initially I thought this was long term play by the Swatch Group to target the youth market in order to generate an interest for when they can afford the real thing. Now I wonder whether it is more of a short term move to reinvigorate the Swatch brand.

    Anyone know how Swatch was doing prior to this announcement? I know Swatch Group were hit by the pandemic but I don't know whether the Swatch brand needed some kind of revival. I wonder if the Swatch Group is using the Omega brand to reinvigorate Swatch.

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    All this knicker wetting seems vaguely sad.

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    The madness has startedÖ
    Just search moon swatch on eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by forpetesake View Post
    All this knicker wetting seems vaguely sad.
    Oh, come on. It's £200 and you don't have to provide your virgin daughter for ritual sacrifice.

    It's not even comparable to the kind of 'excitement' over JAFR...

    Quote Originally Posted by John Wall View Post
    The madness has started…
    Just search moon swatch on eBay
    Ha ha - I think there's a fair amount of plonker-pulling going on there!

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    If your quick one can be picked up now on eBay at bids over £30,100 Ö..wtf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stegeorgy View Post
    If your quick one can be picked up now on eBay at bids over £30,100 Ö..wtf!
    £60k

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Omega-X-S...edirect=mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Surely no one is that crazy!!!!

    Probably get all 3 Snoopies at that price!!


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    May be only 1.5 snoopy... https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/Omega/...iABEgKUrfD_BwE



    Quote Originally Posted by donsaini View Post
    Surely no one is that crazy!!!!

    Probably get all 3 Snoopies at that price!!


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    Any info on how the London stores looked today?

    The website says stock will be in stores in the coming weeks. Might wait till midweek and give them a call to see how often or when they're expecting top ups. Could be a while before this initial demand is satisfied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donsaini View Post
    Surely no one is that crazy!!!!

    Probably get all 3 Snoopies at that price!!


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    Those are troll bids


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    Saw a quote today from a buyer that his Seiko 5 was a better watch for less money. Every brand will be watching this phenomenon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrushton View Post
    Saw a quote today from a buyer that his Seiko 5 was a better watch for less money. Every brand will be watching this phenomenon.
    No doubt, a new Apple Watch series 3 at £179 is infinitely better but who cares. Brand association has huge value, and The Swatch Group have just found out how valued the Omega and Speedmaster brands are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrushton View Post
    Saw a quote today from a buyer that his Seiko 5 was a better watch for less money. Every brand will be watching this phenomenon.
    No doubt, a new Apple Watch series 3 at £179 is infinitely better but who cares. Brand association has huge value, and The Swatch Group have just found out how valued the Omega and Speedmaster brands are.

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    Hilarious


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    swatch offical saying theyll be available at a later date online but the date is unconfirmed

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    To be fair it is a Tiffany blue....


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