SPEEDMASTER MOON 310 INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

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SPEEDMASTER MOON 310 INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

Post by boscoe » July 19th 2023, 9:53pm

IT'S finally on my wrist after a 30-plus year wait and, surprisingly, I'm not disappointed.
LIKES: Lightweight, slim, good lume, excellent comfortable tapered fully brushed bracelet. Omega's superior fit and finish. Looks rugged but sophisticated.
DISLIKES: Horrid tiny bracelet screws that make sizing a project from hell. They're about the size of a fruit fly - seriously - and if you drop one it's bye-bye forever. I did. After strapping on my jewelers goggles and pulling out all my advanced tools, it still took about an hour to size the bracelet. Interior pins are PITA to remove, too.
OUTRIGHT SILLY: Comes in a five-pound outer box with instructions & historical pamphlet that reveals a two pound inner box with overly complicated closures holding the watch itself. Seems incredibly pretentious. Meh. Even Rolex ain't this grand.

Very satisfied overall, especially when figuring in no tax and discount off retail. Not sure it's worth the full-bore $7k ADs are asking. But the new Moonwatch is a classic - faux history and all. It's better than I ever imagined, more legible than I expected.
Winner, winner chicken dinner.
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Re: SPEEDMASTER MOON 310 INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

Post by smellody » July 19th 2023, 10:16pm

Congratulations!!! Yes, get good screwdrivers πŸͺ› to size that buttery🧈 bracelet!!!

Note my public service announcement from late last year. viewtopic.php?f=33&t=54811&p=527569&hil ... er#p527569

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Re: SPEEDMASTER MOON 310 INITIAL IMPRESSIONS

Post by boscoe » July 20th 2023, 6:34am

smellody wrote: ↑
July 19th 2023, 10:16pm
Congratulations!!! Yes, get good screwdrivers πŸͺ› to size that buttery🧈 bracelet!!!

Note my public service announcement from late last year. viewtopic.php?f=33&t=54811&p=527569&hil ... er#p527569

Watchlords is here to help.
Being a partially-functioning Watchlord, I have a full set of jewelers screw drivers. But yes, your post is most helpful to avoid frustration. Improper tools produce improper results.

@ Conjurer: Suspect this is to drive us to ADs. But I refuse to fall into the trap!
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