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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    Quote Originally Posted by mjrchabot View Post
    This whole notion of it being made by one person is such a marketing gimmick though, come on. Don’t fall for that as the reason it demands a higher price tag...
    There is no reason this has to be made by one watchmaker.


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    You're probably right. But still.... it may be made by a handful at Omega and not many more.

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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    Quote Originally Posted by mjrchabot View Post
    This whole notion of it being made by one person is such a marketing gimmick though, come on. Don’t fall for that as the reason it demands a higher price tag...
    There is no reason this has to be made by one watchmaker.


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    You're probably right. But still.... it may be made by a handful at Omega and not many more.

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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

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    Pretty much because the 321 was the actual movement worn on the moon. That’s pretty much all of it... oh, and it has a column wheel. Still doesn’t justify the fact it’s priced 3x more than the regular Speedy.


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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    reading the comments, most of them express shock at the price, seriously if you can't afford it, there are other choices
    if you buy a moonwatch with an 1863 it's not bad, but people complain on that too
    so here we have an unusual watch, it hearkens back, but more important is the effort involved, according to Omega the movement is hand assembled the old fashioned way
    if you want a Rolex that's your business, if you want a Heuer that's your business, if you want an Omega that's their business
    if you walked into a luxury car dealership and went on about the price, you would seem a bit out of place, oh yeah this is a blog no shame here
    I bought an Audi many years ago, a few friends mocked me, now they are driving them after driving mine, but not all, to that I say to each their own
    wristwatches in this day ad age are nothing but jewelry, your phone has a clock and almost everyone carries one
    I bet they sell all they make, not sure how many of the platinum mode they made and how that sale went
    enough of my thoughts,,,, for now lol
    wow I rambled on without much direction LOL
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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    Quote Originally Posted by 2premo View Post
    reading the comments, most of them express shock at the price, seriously if you can't afford it, there are other choices
    if you buy a moonwatch with an 1863 it's not bad, but people complain on that too
    so here we have an unusual watch, it hearkens back, but more important is the effort involved, according to Omega the movement is hand assembled the old fashioned way
    if you want a Rolex that's your business, if you want a Heuer that's your business, if you want an Omega that's their business
    if you walked into a luxury car dealership and went on about the price, you would seem a bit out of place, oh yeah this is a blog no shame here
    I bought an Audi many years ago, a few friends mocked me, now they are driving them after driving mine, but not all, to that I say to each their own
    wristwatches in this day ad age are nothing but jewelry, your phone has a clock and almost everyone carries one
    I bet they sell all they make, not sure how many of the platinum mode they made and how that sale went
    enough of my thoughts,,,, for now lol
    wow I rambled on without much direction LOL
    So you’re saying the extra cost for the 321 Speedy is worth it because it’s built “the old fashioned way”? Meanwhile, Omega could leverage the “new fashioned way” of doing things and likely keep the cost lower.

    This is nothing more than a marketing ploy by Omega.


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    I believe they are also making a 42mm version with the 321 movement.

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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    Quote Originally Posted by mjrchabot View Post
    This whole notion of it being made by one person is such a marketing gimmick though, come on. Don’t fall for that as the reason it demands a higher price tag...
    There is no reason this has to be made by one watchmaker.


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    Of course it's a marketing gimmick and of course it doesn't HAVE to be made by one watchmaker, but that doesn't change the fact that it is. And yes, that's absolutely the reason it will command a higher price tag; they're limiting supply to a level likely below that of demand. Economics 101.

    It's literally the exact same scenario with Rolex steel sport watches. There's no reason they HAVE to limit the supply of them, but they choose to keep it well below demand which in turn increases the market price for the watches.
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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    Actually I would like to see a Speedmaster Pro with a 3861 movement as well.
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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    It's a beautiful watch, and has some of the elements -- stepped dial, ceramic, maybe the 321 -- that I'd like to see on my Speedy Pro.

    But I don't want any of those elements enough to pay the extra 11-12k for them, especially that cal 321, given the plethora of Speedy LEs that I prefer. But I'm not a 321/ Ed White fetishist, and therefore nowhere near Omega's target market for this piece. if I had unlimited funds for watches I could definitely make space for this in my vault, and I look forward to reading about this new release from those who've tried and/or owned one, but it lacks wow factor for me.

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    Re: 2020 Speedmaster 321 "Ed White" 311.30.40.30.01.001

    no what I'm saying is the watch is worth having, the cost is affected by the hand assembly
    if you do the numbers to make a movement robotically, it's actually pretty significant
    the 321 is too small of a production to actually set up a facility for that
    there are tens of thousands of the other movements built, that definitely justifies it




    Quote Originally Posted by mjrchabot View Post
    So you’re saying the extra cost for the 321 Speedy is worth it because it’s built “the old fashioned way”? Meanwhile, Omega could leverage the “new fashioned way” of doing things and likely keep the cost lower.

    This is nothing more than a marketing ploy by Omega.


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