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And a good article on Hodinkee today: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-new-omega-speedmaster-co-axial-1957-live-pics-pricing-specs

I have to say, this is one hell of a good looking Omega. Only 41.5mm as well with the Cal. 9300 movement. I am glad to see that they can fit the 9300 movement into a much smaller package.
 

 

The purists will probably not like the date function but I must admit I did a double take when I saw the images in this article.  Still, $30,000 for the yellow and rose gold versions means they'll be competing in tough territory, IMHO.

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Yeah, $30,000 for any of the mid-level luxury brands is a bit of a joke in my opinion. But you know, there are those that think Rolex and Omega are the ne plus ultra of the watch world.

i.e., those that think that the only differences between a $10,000 watch, a $30,000 watch, and a $100,000 watch are the metal that is used and the diamonds that can be stuffed into the bezel.
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The purists will probably not like the date function but I must admit I did a double take when I saw the images in this article.  Still, $30,000 for the yellow and rose gold versions means they'll be competing in tough territory, IMHO.

+1 

Spot on Frills.

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WAIT.  You have a mint Voltes V that came mostly in diecast metal?  The one that "volts in" in exactly the same fashion as the cartoon?  That's pretty spectacular.  Certainly worthy of its place in the Man Cave!!!

Yes, mint condition, mostly diecast metal (with box & booklet).  I even put all the small parts in a ziplock bag so they wouldn't (and didn't get lost).

more photos below

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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Can't help but wonder if Frilly is now going to be overcome by the urge to collect a certain narrow and eye-wateringly expensive genre of rare toys. I am 100% certain that the thought has crossed his mind today. lol8[1].gif

 

Have to agree on the Omega pricing.  Apart from anything else, that really does go head to head with Rolex for the pimp/Dino slice of the market. peepwall[1].gif

 

(And I do hate the little date window; would be so much cooler without it: I liked the picture a lot, but as soon as I saw the date I had this feeling of disappointment and disgust, as if woman I was admiring had just shown me her testicles).

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+1 

Spot on Frills.

Yes, mint condition, mostly diecast metal (with box & booklet).  I even put all the small parts in a ziplock bag so they wouldn't (and didn't get lost).

Pics of Godaikin Voltes V (Click to show)

 

 

more photos below

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot dang Dino - that's the original Godaikin Voltes V.  I had that back in the early 1980s when we had family friends from Japan give me one as a gift, but I probably promptly destroyed it as a young lad.  The construction is solid, mostly diecast metal, and the detailing is incredible.  These things tend to trade for anywhere from $1,200 to well above that number, likely a multiple of what your parents paid for it in FAO Schwarz back in the day.  Check out this video review from a collector who's enthralled by it hah hah.

 

I am a bit annoyed that he keeps referring to it as "Voltes V" and not "Voltes FIVE."  WTF!  Hah hah!

 

Video review: Voltes V Godaikin (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

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Can't help but wonder if Frilly is now going to be overcome by the urge to collect a certain narrow and eye-wateringly expensive genre of rare toys. I am 100% certain that the thought has crossed his mind today. lol8[1].gif

 

Have to agree on the Omega pricing.  Apart from anything else, that really does go head to head with Rolex for the pimp/Dino slice of the market. peepwall[1].gif

 

(And I do hate the little date window; would be so much cooler without it: I liked the picture a lot, but as soon as I saw the date I had this feeling of disappointment and disgust, as if woman I was admiring had just shown me her testicles).

crackup[1].gif  The Rolex PIMP/Dino slice of the market... thanks for the laugh.

 

I know lots of people whine about Daytonas and Speedy Pro's not having dates but I say Thank Goodness!!!  Sadly IMHO many great watch designs are ruined with date windows.  

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Hot dang Dino - that's the original Godaikin Voltes V.  I had that back in the early 1980s when we had family friends from Japan give me one as a gift, but I probably promptly destroyed it as a young lad.  The construction is solid, mostly diecast metal, and the detailing is incredible.  These things tend to trade for anywhere from $1,200 to well above that number, likely a multiple of what your parents paid for it in FAO Schwarz back in the day.  Check out this video review from a collector who's enthralled by it hah hah.

 

I am a bit annoyed that he keeps referring to it as "Voltes V" and not "Voltes FIVE."  WTF!  Hah hah!

 

Video review: Voltes V Godaikin (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

Ah...that's too funny.  Yes, my parents paid $120 or $125 for it back in 1983.  By then I was a little old for it and didn't play with it much, so its in great shape.  I had no idea as to values until a friend that collects toy robots and has some Voltes Vs  in lesser condition (and paid a lot more) told me that they had become collectible.  My wife can understand collecting watches, but she thinks toy robots are a bit silly and that it should find a new home. Oh well, I guess we shall see whether he stays or goes.  

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Ah...that's too funny. Yes, my parents paid $120 or $125 for it back in 1983. By then I was a little old for it and didn't play with it much, so its in great shape. I had no idea as to values until a friend that collects toy robots and has some Voltes Vs in lesser condition (and paid a lot more) told me that they had become collectible. My wife can understand collecting watches, but she thinks toy robots are a bit silly and that it should find a new home. Oh well, I guess we shall see whether he stays or goes.

 

Well, if you make that decision that he should go, it may well mark the first time we'll meet - that is, if you offer a fellow SF TWAT brother first dibs.  biggrin.gif

 

And for a deal about a collectible no less! 

 

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Can't help but wonder if Frilly is now going to be overcome by the urge to collect a certain narrow and eye-wateringly expensive genre of rare toys. I am 100% certain that the thought has crossed his mind today. lol8[1].gif

 

Oh, you were just saying..... mwink[1].gif

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Good point about the Nomos Dino.

Also, just wanted to see if anyone could give me a lead--anyone have a suggestion regarding a good place to pick up a new tang buckle? The JLC deployant on the longer straps just fits a little bit funny, and I find tang buckles to be somewhat more comfortable.

And a good article on Hodinkee today: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-new-omega-speedmaster-co-axial-1957-live-pics-pricing-specs

I have to say, this is one hell of a good looking Omega. Only 41.5mm as well with the Cal. 9300 movement. I am glad to see that they can fit the 9300 movement into a much smaller package.


That's a good-looking watch. I like these sword hands better than the old broad arrow hands. With the broad arrow and, the subdials can get obscured by the hour hand.
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Yes, but the Nomos still requires him to determine the time, same as an Explorer 2 or GMT2 would.  Which I thought is not what he wants. 
+1 great watch.
 

Not sure what you mean. It requires you to determine the time zone, not the time - you push the time zone until it corresponds to the one you are in (though admittedly I am not sure how it works with half hour time zones). Heimat is what always keeps the same - your home time.
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the only thing that bugs me off hand with some of those omegas is the date window. i dont why i have such a hard time with date windows, but when they have no lens or no depth or no border, just an open cut in the dial, they just seem horribly flat to me. they cheapen the look of the watch to me, and that makes me sad. outside of that, i quite like some of those models, 30K pricing aside.


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Can't help but wonder if Frilly is now going to be overcome by the urge to collect a certain narrow and eye-wateringly expensive genre of rare toys.


what that again? uhoh.gif
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Good point about the Nomos Dino.

Also, just wanted to see if anyone could give me a lead--anyone have a suggestion regarding a good place to pick up a new tang buckle? The JLC deployant on the longer straps just fits a little bit funny, and I find tang buckles to be somewhat more comfortable.

And a good article on Hodinkee today: http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/hands-on-with-the-new-omega-speedmaster-co-axial-1957-live-pics-pricing-specs

I have to say, this is one hell of a good looking Omega. Only 41.5mm as well with the Cal. 9300 movement. I am glad to see that they can fit the 9300 movement into a much smaller package.

 

Very sweet.

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Well, if you make that decision that he should go, it may well mark the first time we'll meet - that is, if you offer a fellow SF TWAT brother first dibs.  biggrin.gif

 

And for a deal about a collectible no less! 

 

 

Oh, you were just saying..... mwink%5B1%5D.gif

Frills my bro...I'll certainly give you first dibs...it would definitely give us a good reason to meet up and chat watches etc.

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Not sure what you mean. It requires you to determine the time zone, not the time - you push the time zone until it corresponds to the one you are in (though admittedly I am not sure how it works with half hour time zones). Heimat is what always keeps the same - your home time.

He does not want to have something that tells home time or a second time zone in military time.  He seems to want a second "watch face" which is what one finds on a RO Dual Time, JLC Geographic or Hometime, or VC Overseas Dual Time.  Yes, on the Nomos the pusher advances the ring with the cities.  But according to Nuke's diagrammed photo, the home time is told at 3 O'Clock using a smaller ring with military time...hence that aspect of having to calculate from military time is no different than on an Explorer 2.    

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just found out a family member wants to give me a watch as a gift! happy.gif


however, it must be a Rado. plain.gif
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just found out a family member wants to give me a watch as a gift! happy.gif
however, it must be a Rado. plain.gif
They made one that's not too bad lately — the somewhat unfortunately-named "D-Star".





It looks wearable to me, at least as a gift.
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I have to say, this is one hell of a good looking Omega. Only 41.5mm as well with the Cal. 9300 movement. I am glad to see that they can fit the 9300 movement into a much smaller package.

 

Applause for keeping it under 42 mm, although now the subdials are perhaps disproportionately large? For me, the most interesting current Speedy is the Sigma 7 limited edition at just under 40 mm (39.7 mm). Sensible size, cal. 1861 movement, wears great on that strap.

 

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