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    Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    I was passing by the local Omega boutique yesterday and wandered in just to have a look around.
    Just as I was heading out after a lap around the store, I spotted something at the back of the Speedmaster display.

    A brand new Alaska Project!!!!
    I was stopped dead in my tracks. Surely there can't be many / any of these still left unsold in the AD network??
    Lot's of questions, checking of the box, cards, accessories etc and there was no way I was going to pass it up.

    So after having it double checked I picked it up this afternoon.

    As we know, "Pics or it didn't happen".......
    (Serial number disguised by me)

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    (I'll be swapping it onto the bracelet for wearing from tomorrow)

    And now a quick shot with it sitting in place with the rest of the collection:
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    Sorry for so many pics, but I was excited to share my pleasant surprise.
    Cheers and have a great weekend everyone.

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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    Apology accepted. Great pics and great pick up. Probably my favorite LE Speedmaster. Congrats!
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    Great watch! Well done! Congrats!
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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye69 View Post
    I was passing by the local Omega boutique yesterday and wandered in just to have a look around.
    Just as I was heading out after a lap around the store, I spotted something at the back of the Speedmaster display.

    A brand new Alaska Project!!!!
    I was stopped dead in my tracks. Surely there can't be many / any of these still left unsold in the AD network??
    Lot's of questions, checking of the box, cards, accessories etc and there was no way I was going to pass it up.

    So after having it double checked I picked it up this afternoon.

    As we know, "Pics or it didn't happen".......
    (Serial number disguised by me)



    (I'll be swapping it onto the bracelet for wearing from tomorrow)

    And now a quick shot with it sitting in place with the rest of the collection:


    Sorry for so many pics, but I was excited to share my pleasant surprise.
    Cheers and have a great weekend everyone.

    Edit to add key for watch box shot.....
    This is super cool! What exactly is the Alaska Project by the way? Some NASA/Military thing the watch is commemorating?
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    Glashütte Original Panograph • Breguet Marine Rolex Daytona 116520 Rolex Submariner 5513 NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit Omega Speedmaster '57 Broad Arrow re-edition Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Lemania Chronograph (c. 1940s) Breitling Navitimer • Azimuth Mr. Roboto • Sinn 356 Fleiger II • Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chrono Baume & Mercier Capeland Chrono • Casio G-Shock DW5600


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    Congrats. That's a really great find. No wonder you couldn't pass it up.
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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    Awwwwwwesome collection!! Pop that Omega on the bracelet quick smart! :P
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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    nice work, i love the red seconds hand for the chrono. I'd love to mod my speedy pro with a red or red tipped second hand at some point in the future.
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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    If anyone is looking for one, there is one in the Omega boutique at South Coast Plaza in Orange Country, California.
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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by tempocalypse View Post
    This is super cool! What exactly is the Alaska Project by the way? Some NASA/Military thing the watch is commemorating?
    Its a tribute to a project undertaken in 1970 by Omega to improve on the speedy pro and make a watch that was even more capable in the worst conditions.
    The outer red case protects the watch from -140 to +260 degrees celsius. The white face is there as the black face absorbs heat and the hands on the chrono are shaped like that for legibility when vision is difficult.
    After the project was completed NASA said 'no thanks we're good' and the project was shut down.
    The original prototype watch sold recently for $27,000 at auction.
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    OMEGA Speedmaster Professional 3750.50
    OMEGA
    Seamaster Aqua Terra 2518.8
    NOMOS Orion Datum 38mm
    FREDERIQUE CONSTANT
    Classic Index Automatic
    SEIKO Spirit SARB033
    SWATCH
    Sistem 51 Black
    & a stupid number of straps



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    Re: Look what I found .....(Pic heavy)

    Quote Originally Posted by tohara View Post
    Its a tribute to a project undertaken in 1970 by Omega to improve on the speedy pro and make a watch that was even more capable in the worst conditions.
    The outer red case protects the watch from -100 to +100 degrees celsius. The white face is there as the black face absorbs heat and the hands on the chrono are shaped like that for legibility when vision is difficult.
    After the project was completed NASA said 'no thanks we're good' and the project was shut down.
    The original prototype watch sold recently for $27,000 at auction.
    Ah, thanks. Good to know the watch will survive even after the owner has frozen to an icicle/burnt to a crisp :P

    Joking aside this is definitely one of the most interesting Omegas I've seen.
    Glashütte Original Panograph • Breguet Marine Rolex Daytona 116520 Rolex Submariner 5513 NOMOS Zürich Weltzeit Omega Speedmaster '57 Broad Arrow re-edition Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue Lemania Chronograph (c. 1940s) Breitling Navitimer • Azimuth Mr. Roboto • Sinn 356 Fleiger II • Tag Heuer Aquaracer Chrono Baume & Mercier Capeland Chrono • Casio G-Shock DW5600


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