Originally Posted by mimo
Anyway, back to watches, thank you for a most helpful segue: I'm not sure what the fuss is about the DSOM. Especially when this can be found for less than half that price:
See, Nuke, it's not that the complication itself is relevant to the chrono or not. Neither is it less relevant than the simple day counter that accompanies it (like on your MUT!). Maybe it's a deliberately ironic pun on the whole Speedmaster moonwatch schtick - in which case it's an inbuilt witty watch geek joke complication, which is kind of cool.
But actually it doesn't matter. It's perfectly balanced, not at all busy, and inherently pretty - especially in this exact guise above (not the more recent inflated one with the black moonphase..oh no). This is the bestest. And I want one.
Let me just say this, I certainly would not kick the Speedmaster Moonphase out of bed
. If given the choice, I would take Upton over Yonce, but I would gladly
keep both of those ladies company. Interesting what you say about the DSOM. What about it did you find underwhelming? Was it the heft of it? I find that sometimes ceramic watches have a strange weight to them, that makes them feel kind of cheap. Or is it the actual look of the ceramic itself?
I do kind of like the Moonphase on the Moonwatch schtick, that kind of appeals to me in a strange, strange way. That does appeal to me. And I agree with your statement about it being well balanced. I just feel (see below) that the Moonphase is an afterthought on what is otherwise a beautifully purposive timepiece. In the same vein, I love having a day counter on a watch. It is actually a very, very important complication for me (I use the date about 10 million times per day). But I sure as heck wouldn't have a day counter on the Speedmaster or the Daytona. It would ruin the purity of what I envision as a classic.
In a vacuum, I really do like the Speedmaster Moonphase. I just like the original more
Originally Posted by DLJr
Had the Speedy moonphase on my wrist about 10 minutes ago. I went in liking it, came out basically thinking they messed with perfection. I also tried on Rogers DeVille which was lovely. I was in need of doing a Speedy Pro Original versus sapphire sandwich direct comparison. I was surprised the original won me over.
The original is intoxicating. Let me know if and when you pick one up, the Omega FAD has some disgustingly low prices.
Originally Posted by DLJr
Nuke, you save for the RO or Nauti, no getting sidetracked!
Originally Posted by Dino944
+1,000,000 No getting side tracked Nuke...keep saving!!!!
Fine, fine. I will hold off for now... However, if JLC has a Geophysic reissue, I am throwing caution to the wind.
Originally Posted by no frills
Although distractions and diversions are so tempting and fun...
And the BLNR is so purdy. I will wait for Basel at the very least.