Affordable Moon Watch

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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by Bigjimzlll » March 25th 2022, 8:55pm

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Picture this--a fellow is heading towards the checkout stand at the supermarket. His name is, I dunno--Galvin! Yes, that's it, he's Galvin. He's an architect, wears very thin eyeglasses with the frames made in Germany, drives a Polestar, has a wife who regularly does aerobics and blows him often. Galvin is also wearing an Omega Speedy moon watch on his wrist. Galvin is proud of his watch, since he bought it (full price! None of that gray market Jomashop shit for Galvin!) with the fee he was paid for his first big design for Section 8 housing for the poor and indigent. Galvin believes that even the least of us (read, broke white trash) deserve a home in a handsomely designed building.

And, as Galvin is checking out at the market, with plenty of kale and tofu, the guy bagging his groceries, named Jimmy, who has mild learning disabilities and lives, with his parents, at the very same Section 8 building that netted Galvin his Speedy, shows Galvin his gnu wartche.

"Look, Mr. Galvin! I got a Speedy too! And, it's better than yours, because I don't have to wind it, and it's accurate to 15 seconds a month!" Then Jimmy laughs so hard that his unibrow wrinkles and he partially wets himself.

So, when Galvin gets home, he throws his Man on the Moon watch in his sock drawer, calls his jeweler, and gets on the wait list for a Daytona.

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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by SynMike » March 25th 2022, 11:58pm

A friend sent me a picture from Sydney, maybe the first store open to sell these?
It shows a line and says that there are 1500-2000 people in line 2 hours before the store opens.
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by jason_recliner » March 26th 2022, 12:08am

SynMike wrote:
March 25th 2022, 11:58pm
A friend sent me a picture from Sydney, maybe the first store open to sell these?
It shows a line and says that there are 1500-2000 people in line 2 hours before the store opens.
Yeah fuck that. People got nothing better to do on a Saturday than stand in a line outside a shop?
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by JAS1125 » March 26th 2022, 12:37pm

That video just convinces me that I'm never gonna buy this.

I have a Fossil decker model which is their interpretation of the speedy that suits me just fine... And it's made out of stainless steel
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by SynMike » March 26th 2022, 2:46pm

Ridiculous.

A guy here in Vancouver showed up at the Swatch store at 4:30am (store opened at 10am) and was #234 in line. This store had only 108 pieces.

By noon, there were 3 pieces on local Facebook marketplace at $1300, $1650, and $1950.

Swatch has announce on their Instagram that this is not a limited edition and more will be available in the future.
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by 3Flushes » March 26th 2022, 3:18pm

The strap would have to go back in the box - other than that it looks like they did a nice job with these - seems to be compelling enough for the price of admission just to check out the BioCeramic case. I look forward to seeing how durable it is after the frenzy dies down.
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by svaglic » March 26th 2022, 5:42pm

After seeing them creating the chaos and feeding the scalpers, I’ve lost interest. They had small numbers available in the “select” stores, they created a frenzy just to see if they could. F em, maybe I’ll pick one up when they are half price.
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by bedlam » March 26th 2022, 11:21pm

Its amazing that even as a Swatch they couldn't make the Speedie look interesting.
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by 3Flushes » March 27th 2022, 3:14am

According to Hayek Jr., SWATCH has licensed BioCeramic to a Swiss brand for an upcoming release, and said they are exploring moving the BioCeramic material up-line within SWATCH brands. Reportedly, SWATCH recently explored the material's use with the FiftyFathoms but abandoned the project. Certina, Tissot, or Hamilton, perhaps?
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Re: Affordable Moon Watch

Post by koimaster » March 27th 2022, 11:14pm

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Crystal upon unboxing had scratches all over it. And the dye on the planet seems to leak into your skin. Honestly the watch feels super super super cheap. It is super cheap but not worth $260USD. A GA-2100 is way more worth it. But if you’re into the brand go for it. Overall not impressed.
Backstory of the colour leak: Went to a party, and temperatures were hot so moisture got to it.
Straps also feel like garbage. Would rather have rubber. The watch itself is so light…
You’re really just paying for branding. Do I expect a high end quality watch from this purchase? No. I expected the quality of a $260 quartz watch. This is not it.
Is this a luxury watch? No. It never will be but in this case they got you with branding and sold you a swatch disguised as an Omega for double the price of a regular swatch.
It’s a cool collab and but overall it’s underwhelming and not worth what the hype says it’s worth.
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- People complaining about the blue dye being one the side and the watch being turned sideways. The planet print is the darkest spot on my arm above my vein. The dye will fall from the print and mix with moisture which covers the case back. I turned the watch sideways for the photo and wouldn’t spend the time to colour in my arm for a photo of a crappy watch. I’m just posting my own experience with it.
- People complaining about the engraving. Facebook photo uploads degrade the quality of photos. The lighting and the angle at which the photo was taken also makes it so you can’t see the side engravings. But below I also posted a photo of the back engraving in the comments. The engraving is super shallow.
Here’s a Reddit post from another buyer who had a similar experience:
https://www.reddit.com/.../moonswatch_has_this.../...


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