Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby Racer-X » June 22nd 2017, 6:29pm

by Jason Pitsch "Similar to the Speedmaster Racing that Omega debuted in 2012, the new Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial is powered by in-house caliber 3300 and offered a price point under five thousand dollars. Distinguished by horizontal oval subdials and a vertical oval date display, the dial takes inspiration from several De Ville timepieces."

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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby bedlam » June 22nd 2017, 9:21pm

Only 5K for a Speedmaster in ghey grey. Sign me up!
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby svaglic » June 23rd 2017, 12:29am

They nailed that, it looks awesome. I could almost see myself saving for it.
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby biglove » June 23rd 2017, 3:53am

The sky blue dial, ON A MOTHERFUCKING BRACELET, is quite lovely. Not $5K worth of lovely; but, on the used market in a few years, well that's another story.

All joking aside, Omega bracelets are the tits. And everyone knows how important that is for those who love bracelets. ;)

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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby MKTheVintageBloke » June 23rd 2017, 8:27am

There's one mistake in the article- the 3300 family of movements is not in-house. The 3300 is essentially a Frederic Piguet 1285 ebauche with a co-axial escapement. Which is not necessarily good news, as these movements have a mixed reputation- there was a range of issues with them, from the visibly uneven motion of the chrono seconds hand, to problems with resetting the chronograph.
And there comes the second part of the mistake- this watch is not powered by the 3300, but the 3330, which is a co-axial escapement-equipped version of the ETA A07 aka Longines L688.
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby TemerityB » June 23rd 2017, 12:51pm

Constant new watch announcements, and I'm seeing 38 and 39mms all over the place.

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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby conjurer » June 23rd 2017, 8:40pm

The subdials look ghey. The rest ain't bad.
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby AJC » June 24th 2017, 12:32pm

conjurer wrote:The subdials look ghey.
But why? What is ghey about them? I like the whole watch.
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby foghorn » June 24th 2017, 12:58pm

Date widow looks eggy.
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby AJC » June 24th 2017, 1:33pm

Oh I see it now. The subdials are eggy too. I still like them. Eggs are a good source of protein and they keep your fur shiny.
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Re: Speedmaster 38 Co-Axial

Postby jaw » June 24th 2017, 1:45pm

AJC wrote:
conjurer wrote:The subdials look ghey.
But why? What is ghey about them? I like the whole watch.


Probably the ellipses to blame (best pronounced w/lisp :roll: ).
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