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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 2835post #42511 of 483124/1/15 at 12:43ampost #42512 of 483124/1/15 at 1:07ampost #42513 of 483124/1/15 at 1:27amNot 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/post #42514 of 483124/1/15 at 2:15ampost #42515 of 483124/1/15 at 2:22am
Or maybe this is more appropriate...
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.
Edited by Dachshund - 4/1/15 at 2:36ampost #42516 of 483124/1/15 at 4:58ampost #42517 of 483124/1/15 at 5:06ampost #42518 of 483124/1/15 at 5:29amQuote:Originally Posted by aleksandr
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.
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.post #42519 of 483124/1/15 at 5:32ampost #42520 of 483124/1/15 at 5:50ampost #42521 of 483124/1/15 at 5:57amQuote:
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.post #42522 of 483124/1/15 at 5:58amQuote:
Yup. Love her. You gotta "get" her appeal, how she celebrates the extreme.
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.post #42523 of 483124/1/15 at 6:17amQuote:
+1 brother.Quote:Originally Posted by RogerP
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.post #42524 of 483124/1/15 at 6:24amQuote:Originally Posted by no frills
+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.post #42525 of 483124/1/15 at 6:26am
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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