New movement

Discussion in 'Omega Watches' started by marcus f, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. marcus f

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    Omega "Milgauss"

    Saw this on Omega's FB page today.

    Pretty cool but as much as I love Omega, I still see it as a bit of a Milgauss copy.

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    I guess I should have read your thread first before I posted mine LOL.

    Merged the post with yours. :cheers:
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    :cheers: Chip, was gonna get a pic to post, you beat me to that :lol:
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    It all worked out nice mate! :cheers:
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    Sure did, team work I think they all it :cheers:

    Nie looking watch, will have to take a trip to the Omega boutique to see how it looks in the flesh :thumbsup:
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    Amazing watch...
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    WOW! Yesterday Swatch announced the purchase of Harry Winston Jewelers for a billion dollars, and today,.... THIS.
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    Hummmm, I kind of like it too, but think I'd like it even more with just a solid yellow second hand. The alternating black-yellow just screams bumble bee.
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    It's a good looking watch :thumbsup:
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    agreed.
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    I guess this is Omega saying to Rolex, "I'll see you and raise you."

    It's a handsome-looking watch. I wonder, since they did not rely on a Faraday cage-type of solution, but instead went with watch parts made from non-ferous material, if all watches will eventually trend toward using non-ferous material. Then, an "anti-magnetic watch" will no longer be needed.
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    Wow! That is exciting news indeed. It's named the 8508, so maybe the base 8500 movement with non-magnetic components? If it has the same function as the 8500, with the independent moving hour hand, then I am excited.

    I wonder which size case they will put it in to start?

    To me, one of the ultimate mens watches is the 38.5mm AT, especially with the blue dial. I was ready to spring on that one a couple of times, now I am glad that I waited. The black dial is stunning as well, but I do agree about that "bumble bee" effect of the second hand. Still, it bears waiting and seeing in person.

    That would be "IT" for me. An AT with that movement in a 38.5mm case.

    Well, I'm not spending any money until that one comes out next year.

    Thanks for the info and the link.

    Cheers :cheers:
    Carl
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    Looks from the pic as though the bracelet has polished center links. Also, the metal frame around the date window is not there. That is the same as on the midsize quartz model. Speaking of which, the quartz AT is no longer on the Omega website. Maybe discontinued?

    Cheers,
    Carl
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    I'm digging the second hand. :thumbsup:

    They can keep it with those high polished center links though.
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    If I was to ever get one, I'd go straight to my watchmaker and had them brushed. I'd do the same to a Milgauss or GMT IIc.

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    A bit more info

    Not that I would probably ever require a watch with such anti-magnetic properties. However, it is always nice to have the latest technology I think, even if just for bragging rights. I did have in the back of my mind that perhaps Omega, at some point, would include this technology in some more - or all - of their movements. Just Googling this morning, I came across this:

    "Interestingly — according to watch-insider.com — Omega plans to integrate this magnetic technology into to ALL of its calibers over time. Eventually, then, magnetism will no longer be an issue for Omega wristwatches. This would suggest that the innovations are easily scalable and not cost prohibitive."

    Here is a link to this article:
    The New Omega Caliber 8508 Anti-Magnetic Watch Movement | Perpetuelle

    I have no idea how long it would take to integrate this technology into more movements. Since I am in no rush, nor have the funds, to get a new watch right away, may be worth waiting for.

    Cheers
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    A bit more info

    Not that I would probably ever require a watch with such anti-magnetic properties. However, it is always nice to have the latest technology I think, even if just for bragging rights. I did have in the back of my mind that perhaps Omega, at some point, would include this technology in some more - or all - of their movements. Just Googling this morning, I came across this:

    "Interestingly — according to watch-insider.com — Omega plans to integrate this magnetic technology into to ALL of its calibers over time. Eventually, then, magnetism will no longer be an issue for Omega wristwatches. This would suggest that the innovations are easily scalable and not cost prohibitive."

    Here is a link to this article:
    The New Omega Caliber 8508 Anti-Magnetic Watch Movement | Perpetuelle

    I have no idea how long it would take to integrate this technology into more movements. Since I am in no rush, nor have the funds, to get a new watch right away, may be worth waiting for. I do love the 8500, and to me this would be an enhancement to what is already a fantastic movement.

    Cheers :cheers:
    Carl