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    Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    So I received my 'Grail' watch today; some history of why it is my 'grail'.

    When I was a young man, my favorite Grandpa was an Executive at a now defunct airline. I would have been a Pilot if my eyes didn't go short-sighted at a young age. He passed on, but I was given his 1963 (my birth year!) Omega Seamaster Deville.

    This watch, and its meaning and relationship to my Grandpa, got me interested in this hobby.

    I've bought some decent watches in the intervening years (TagH Link Cal S, Hamilton Rt66, others), but when I saw the announcement from Omega at Baselworld 2010 of a Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial, I knew I had to acquire it in his honor - an Omega that I can wear in memoriam.

    I have also always been a space/technology fan and I well remember the Apollo-Soyux test mission - I was 12 and bought the Revell Model. I work in IT now.

    So, the Omega/Grandpa connection, the space/tech connection, and the iconic beauty of this watch led me to stretch that much further to buy this limited edition.

    I have an incredible wife who 'allows' me my indulgence. She even understood why it had to be the meteorite dial and not even 'just' a 'normal' (if still an iconic beauty) Speedmaster Pro.

    Here it is on my wrist and with my Seamaster Deville that started it all:
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    Last edited by Kansha; June 27th, 2010 at 16:50.
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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    Quote Originally Posted by Kansha View Post
    My grail watch - explanation on the Public forum if interested.
    Were you ALSO at the NYC boutique today? Scroll down a bit on the forum, I handled one as well today! It was numbered 0000/1975.

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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    Great watch! 4counters is supposed to get his soon. Will be awaiting his pics and more too!

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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    No, I am in Alberta, Canada. Mine is numbered in the 600's. We have 3 Omega authorized Jewelers in town (only) and the one I have dealt with where I bought mine is only getting 1 for this city (another 1 for another city).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansha View Post
    No, I am in Alberta, Canada. Mine is numbered in the 600's. We have 3 Omega authorized Jewelers in town (only) and the one I have dealt with where I bought mine is only getting 1 for this city (another 1 for another city).
    I was in the flagship boutique in NYC, and was speaking to the manager, I was really astounded to be holding the exact watch (THE EXACT WATCH!) that's in the photos on the Omega site etc.

    There were a few other prototypes (as he called them) there as well, about 5 of the new Railmasters, and a Speedmaster rattrapante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mockingbird View Post
    I was in the flagship boutique in NYC, and was speaking to the manager, I was really astounded to be holding the exact watch (THE EXACT WATCH!) that's in the photos on the Omega site etc.

    There were a few other prototypes (as he called them) there as well, about 5 of the new Railmasters, and a Speedmaster rattrapante.
    Unfortunately, no Omega boutique here.

    But the store I was in did treat me well <grin>.

    I had been speaking with them for a while about an Omega to tie-in with my Grandpa, but the meteorite Speedy made me pull the trigger.

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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    Very cool Speediorite! Congrats, and wear it in good health.


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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    Very very cool watch thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    Quote Originally Posted by Mockingbird View Post
    Were you ALSO at the NYC boutique today? Scroll down a bit on the forum, I handled one as well today! It was numbered 0000/1975.
    Hmmm... so they go from 0000 to 1974

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    Re: Omega Speedmaster Pro with meteorite dial

    Quote Originally Posted by Kansha View Post
    My grail watch - explanation on the Public forum if interested.
    That is the most impressive LE Speedmaster Professional for the last several years from Omega. (Some of their other "LE" editions are a bit of a joke...).

    Congratulations on owning a very special Speedy!
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