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Old 23 February 2021, 06:04 AM   #1
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My new Canopus Speedmaster

Once again the OB blew me away with their top notch commitment to service. They have made me an Omega customer for life now.

When the white gold speedy was announced it struck me as the "one" to have but I was concerned about legibility after seeing all the press pix.

I'm one of those guys who actually enjoys reading the time on his watches so to me legibility is always a top requirement.

When the boutique received theirs's the sent vids, pix, called me and swore to the legibility. So I pulled the trigger and in person it's not an issue at all. In some light it's better than others but I've had zero issues at all.

OK...so many ask, why pay so much more for the white gold over the sedna. I have several rose gold pieces and they get little wrist time because I find that rose gold is for others and white gold is just for me. It's not flashy yet feels special on the wrist.

I have no problem with flashy...don't get me wrong...however the watches that are more stealth are the ones I tend to gravitate to on a daily basis.

So how is the watch in the metal?

I think it's terrific and honestly think that Omega has put themselves in a realistic conversation vs Rolex.

Yes I know, many prefer Omega already etc etc...however the great masses would tend to choose a Rolex over an Omega. And to be perfectly honest, until recently I would have never considered an Omega over a Rolex.

I own a blue dial WG Daytona and clearly this is pitched against it. So I'll do a little comparo on that too.

But for now, the Speedy...it has a real classy sophistication about it. It exudes upscale sportiness.

The color is very interesting. I guess the mix of WG and palladium vs rhodium coating provides a more "silver-ish" warm hue.

The bracelet while much improved over the prior still is the weakest part of the watch IMHO. It's interesting that they chose a brushed finish on the bracelet while the watch case is polished...but it works and make the watch all the more "stealth" in appearance.

The bracelet feels very light and overall the watch feels much lighter on the wrist vs the Daytona. Don't get me wrong, you feel it on the wrist and it feels special...just not as heavy as my other gold watches.

I like it...it's someplace between a usual gold watch and SS in weight.

I can go on and on but no one loves LONG reviews so I'm happy to respond to specific questions.

So to Rolex vs the Speedy in gold:

Both are excellent choices and I think both have some advantages over the other.

I love manual wind and the ability to see the movement so clearly Omega wins this one.

The bracelet wins hands down on the Rolex.

They are both gorgeous and feel special.

To me the true victory here for Omega is that they have taken a huge leap forward while Rolex tends to sit on their hands a bit.

I like the black bezel on the Speedy as it provides a nice contrast. I can read the time better on the speedy which is huge and I can read the subdials as well which I cannot on the Daytona.

I think it's a homerun and elevates the Speedy and brand overall and kudos to Omega!!

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Old 23 February 2021, 06:08 AM   #2
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Old 23 February 2021, 06:16 AM   #3
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Again huge congrats and thank you for taking the time to get us your thoughts on this.
It is special!!
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Old 23 February 2021, 06:37 AM   #4
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I love the white dial. That is a great Daytona too!


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Old 23 February 2021, 08:12 AM   #5
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Thanks for the write up. This wasn't on my radar at all, although I did like the sedna model...if you get the chance, I'd like a lume shot too please!
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Old 23 February 2021, 08:45 AM   #6
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It's dynamite!
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Old 23 February 2021, 09:03 AM   #7
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Old 23 February 2021, 09:55 AM   #8
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Major grats, enjoy that bad boy, looks great
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Old 23 February 2021, 09:59 AM   #9
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Great post, white Speedmaster looks awesome!
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Old 23 February 2021, 12:27 PM   #10
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Fantastic! Congrats.


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Old 23 February 2021, 01:11 PM   #11
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Excellent write up and pictures! It’s a beautiful watch, wear it in good health!
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Old 23 February 2021, 01:39 PM   #12
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beautiful watch, congrats!
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Old 23 February 2021, 01:52 PM   #13
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That’s a beauty! Congrats and enjoy.
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Old 23 February 2021, 04:19 PM   #14
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What a beauty! Congrats and thanks for sharing
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Old 23 February 2021, 10:39 PM   #15
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Gorgeous watch. Congrats!
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Old 24 February 2021, 05:48 AM   #16
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Lovely -- congrats!
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Old 24 February 2021, 06:44 AM   #17
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Beautiful watch and very under the radar. You could wear that on the subway and no one would have any idea of its value.
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Old 24 February 2021, 12:46 PM   #18
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Is the movement in gold as well or steel? Curious to learn.

Looks great on the wrist!
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Old 25 February 2021, 01:00 PM   #19
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Congratulations! The white dial with the black bezel looks great and a PM watch with a bracelet always feels great. (Your platinum Daytona feels amazing on the wrist!) My only wish is that Omega would have gone with a ceramic bezel on the steel sapphire sandwich model and the PM models or at least the latter. White gold and platinum on a bracelet are great for stealth luxury.
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Old 26 February 2021, 09:11 AM   #20
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Wow, that's a stunning watch. I instantly fell for it as I saw the press photos. I settled for the 3186 steel moon watch (more my budget) and I am extremely happy with that, but if I could spend 50K on a watch this is the one I would choose.
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Old 26 February 2021, 11:39 PM   #21
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Is the movement in gold as well or steel? Curious to learn.

Looks great on the wrist!
No, unlike the moonshine speedy, this one has the standard new movement (no extra gold touches)
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Old 27 February 2021, 03:36 AM   #22
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No, unlike the moonshine speedy, this one has the standard new movement (no extra gold touches)
Thanks, good to know! The OB just reached out to offer one.

To OP, good choice!
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Old 27 February 2021, 09:00 AM   #23
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Thanks for sharing your impressions and congrats!!


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Old 27 February 2021, 09:44 AM   #24
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That is a gorgeous watch, and what a one-two punch with the Daytona. Awesome. Congrats
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