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Any suggestions for watch shops to visit in Berlin? Also, does Glashutte Original pricing tend to be much cheaper within Germany (vs. US?)
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What ref is that seamaster IGotld? Not usually my kind of thing but that looks excellent. 

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Not usually a fan of Speedmasters but the new Snoopy one seems to speak to me in a way I do not understand. Something about the combination of white dial, whimsical cartoon character and historical trivia seems to just click in my head. Very strange, but bottom line is I do want one. Even more so than them Dark / Grey / White Side of the Moon editions, which are admittedly pretty but does not quite push my buttons in the same way.



http://www.fratellowatches.com/speedy-tuesday-omega-speedmaster-professional-silver-snoopy-award-311-32-42-30-04-003/
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^ Sorry, but...

 

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Or maybe this is more appropriate...

 

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Now the relevance here is that, although this is a pic I grabbed from the web, I actually have this very same watch in a drawer somewhere at my parents' place. It's mechanical, Swiss movement, I wore it as a kid for a few years, but it stopped working. Maybe nothing that a competent watchmaker couldn't fix. I wonder if it's worth anything now. I'll dig it out next time I visit.

 

Edit: as I look at it again I recall that the two spaceraft were either end of a double-ended second hand that ticked around, and it used to frustrate me that they would never be able to catch each other up.

 

Edit 2: I also had a digital Michael Jackson watch that would play 'Beat It' very loudly when you pressed a button. I can't recall why I had it because I wasn't particularly interested in Michael Jackson. Once you had pressed the button, you couldn't stop the tune until it had finished. Of course, once the other kids worked that out I was a viable target during every assembly, church outing, etc. That one didn't last too long.


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^ Sorry, but...

 


If you are going to show a Mickey Mouse watch, might as well be the Rolex version:

 

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Jesus, words fail me. And they haven't even got his arms as the hands.

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Not usually a fan of Speedmasters but the new Snoopy one seems to speak to me in a way I do not understand. Something about the combination of white dial, whimsical cartoon character and historical trivia seems to just click in my head. Very strange, but bottom line is I do want one. Even more so than them Dark / Grey / White Side of the Moon editions, which are admittedly pretty but does not quite push my buttons in the same way.



http://www.fratellowatches.com/speedy-tuesday-omega-speedmaster-professional-silver-snoopy-award-311-32-42-30-04-003/

I brought this one up several pages back and noted that I quite liked it. All the TWAT disapproval in the world hasn't diminished any of my initial reaction to this watch. Heh heh.
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Sometimes you just have to walk your own road.  The DSSD turned out to be a favourite, didn't it?

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+1.

Finding a watch you love is about finding and wearing a watch that impresses you every time you look at it - rather than just impressing TWAT members.

of course there are plenty of instances where you can do both !
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I brought this one up several pages back and noted that I quite liked it. All the TWAT disapproval in the world hasn't diminished any of my initial reaction to this watch. Heh heh.

 



I got LOTS of love for the Snoopy and would happily endure any amount of TWAT-scoffing that would accompany the purchase of this watch.
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Sometimes you just have to walk your own road.  The DSSD turned out to be a favourite, didn't it?


Yup. Love her. You gotta "get" her appeal, how she celebrates the extreme.

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Loving what the DeepSea represents, for me, doesn't necessitate an apologetic explanation to folks who hate the DSSD, or who don't "get" the appeal. Similarly, rants against the DSSD come off as laughable to die-hard fans. Find the DSSD "too big" or "overengineered"? You might as well tell a competitive bodybuilder that he or she is "too big and ripped." Or ask Godzilla to his face why he needs to be so large and terrifying, when a mere T-Rex would be sufficiently scary. Hahah!

Love her sister too.

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+1.

Finding a watch you love is about finding and wearing a watch that impresses you every time you look at it - rather than just impressing TWAT members.

of course there are plenty of instances where you can do both !

 

+1 brother.

 

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I brought this one up several pages back and noted that I quite liked it. All the TWAT disapproval in the world hasn't diminished any of my initial reaction to this watch. Heh heh.

I got LOTS of love for the Snoopy and would happily endure any amount of TWAT-scoffing that would accompany the purchase of this watch.

 

+1 - love the Snoopy Speedy!  So epic and whimsical at the same time.

 

 

Omega also tells me that every single Snoopy Speedy is spoken for.  All 1,970 pieces sold out already, at least via the Omega route.  There will probably be some resellers making reservations, with others falling out, but this doesn't come across to me as a watch that will be sitting in the windows of boutiques and ADs.

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+1 brother.


+1 - love the Snoopy Speedy!  So epic and whimsical at the same time.

Omega also tells me that every single Snoopy Speedy is spoken for.  All 1,970 pieces sold out already, at least via the Omega route.  There will probably be some resellers making reservations, with others falling out, but this doesn't come across to me as a watch that will be sitting in the windows of boutiques and ADs.

Uh oh, late to the party. Plus it's sure to be a boutique only model which means a measly 3% discount.

Not sure if they're limited or not but last time I did my rounds I saw plenty of Dark and Grey side of the moons (which I was told was boutique only as well) on display, so there is some hope yet.
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FWIW I love/want a DSSD. Not a grail for me, but just one I'd love to have on my roster simply because of its over-engineering and the fact that they have spent a lot of time and investment pushing it to do what it can do. Same reason I drive a 4x4 that never sees the dirt; am eyeing a car that can do 200mph; etc. Just because it doesn't, or never will, doesn't mean that it shouldn't be able to. That's part of the fun.

 

So count me in on the DSSD love-in.

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