Future of the 1861/63 Movement
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    Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    Been thinking about what Omega will do (if anything) with the 1861/63. Is it on the way out? With the introduction of the 3861 last year and the resurrection of the 321 I was wondering if Omega will continue to make this classic movement or retire it. It's still available on the cheap.

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    Re: Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    I personally think they will keep it going for the time being, it is a good reliable movement, but only Omega really know.
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    Re: Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    I think it will be discontinued. New movement - new prices.

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    Re: Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    Possibly in time to come but for now the 1861 lives on. An article I read in Hondinkee seems to say that too.

    ''with the 1861, for now, continuing to power the standard-issue (and flight-certified) Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph, reference 311.30.42.30.01.005. ''

    Link to article here. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/th...321-platinum-2
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    Re: Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    I would be disappointed if they were to retire the 1861/63 as it would inevitably mean a price increase of 4 figures taking it out of the reach of many, yes it would mean an improved and more accurate movement but the 1861/63 has endured for decades as a workhorse movement, keep the 1861/63 and keep the speedie as an affordable (when talking luxury watches) grail for many.

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    Re: Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    Possibly in time to come but for now the 1861 lives on. An article I read in Hondinkee seems to say that too.

    ''with the 1861, for now, continuing to power the standard-issue (and flight-certified) Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph, reference 311.30.42.30.01.005. ''

    Link to article here. https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/th...321-platinum-2
    I can’t see them killing off a movement that is reliable, ubiquitous, and also nice to look at for quite a while. Now, I could see the co-axial variant slowly being moved in over the next 5 years and eventually them discontinuing the older variant of the movement all together.


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    Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    Quote Originally Posted by breitlingso08 View Post
    I can’t see them killing off a movement that is reliable, ubiquitous, and also nice to look at for quite a while. Now, I could see the co-axial variant slowly being moved in over the next 5 years and eventually them discontinuing the older variant of the movement all together.
    Agree with what you said. Personally I hope that the movement will live on but I am realistic. They have updated the movement a few times since the original Moonwatch and this is no different. I know Omega all will want to update the movement and with it, a price increase.

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    Re: Future of the 1861/63 Movement

    They will keep it, entry model for Speedmasters

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