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    Re: Let's see your X-33's thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by stockae92 View Post

    And bonus, my Spacemaster Z-33 :)
    Nice. I've never seen the Z-33, only read articles.
    Are they rare or just not popular?

    Do you like the Gen 1 or 2 better?
    Hard for me to decide. I like the matte look of the Gen 2 but like the red plane logo on the Gen 1.
    But Chris Hadfield wears Gen 2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blues45 View Post
    Nice. I've never seen the Z-33, only read articles.
    Are they rare or just not popular?

    Do you like the Gen 1 or 2 better?
    Hard for me to decide. I like the matte look of the Gen 2 but like the red plane logo on the Gen 1.
    But Chris Hadfield wears Gen 2...

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    Z-33 being rare and not popular? Both I think. haha.

    Most "watch guys" you ask would hate it just because of how it looks and because its quartz. But you really have to start using it to love it. The control has great "feedback" and feels solid when you press the button and turn the crown. The light up red LED for the 2 LCD screens are awesome and works great. btw, they have ambient light sensor and will auto adjust LED brightness. You can move / park the hands out of they way from the LCD when a single button. Alarm is LOUD. For "Earth" use, I think this is a better watch than the X-33 <flame suite on>. :)

    Between the X-33 Gen 1 and Gen 2, I like the look of the polished bezel and buttons of Gen 1 (especially on bracelet), and the bi-directional bezel action and the crown of Gen 2. I thought about modding my Gen 1 with Gen 2 crown. But I ended up didn't do it because I want to keep it as a "Gen 1" rather than "franken". Both my X-33 has the later SQ movement so the difference between different movement is a wash to me.

    I even have the X-33 Gen 3 Skywalker before. I want to like it but couldn't, and ended up selling it for the Z-33. To me, the deal breaker on the Skywalker is that in certain lighting, I can't tell which bezel indice is 12 o'clock, there is no US date format (MMDDYYYY) and I can't turn it off just the LCD manually (The LCD would turn itself off after 5-6 days of no button pressed). These are the same reason why I can't bring myself into buying the X-33 Regatta nor the Solar Impulse. I kinda still want the X-33 Regatta just because its a different take on a X-33.

    Anyway, as you can tell, I am a big fan of the X/Z-33 :)
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    Re: Let's see your X-33's thread!

    Here are the straps I mentioned above:

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    Awesome thread. Gen2 is on my wish list for sure. Would it be heresy to sell my old hesalite speedy for one...?

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    Re: Let's see your X-33's thread!

    Yes
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    Re: Let's see your X-33's thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by s2sera2 View Post
    Awesome thread. Gen2 is on my wish list for sure. Would it be heresy to sell my old hesalite speedy for one...?
    I did this, but with the money, I funded a Gen 1 and a Tudor Pelagos

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    Re: Let's see your X-33's thread!

    I was initially aghast at X-33s, then I grew to love them.

    Started with a Gen 1, on bracelet and the very nice ridged Coramide strap (that was a gift from my wife - it recently fell apart on me after a long time but not much wrist time. I was disappointed and brought it to Swatch/Omega's attention - they very kindly offered to do nothing whatsoever about it except offer me a new one at full price.)

    Ended up selling the Gen 1 because I wanted the "latest" version (leaving aside the Z-33s and Skywalkers and such), and picked up a Gen 2, twice I think. Still have my last one. Wear it on the bracelet, and now that my aforementioned Coramide is no more (I may try to glue it back together out of spite and in hopes that actually might work), I often wear it on a single-pass/RAF NATO. I'd like to get another Gen 1 someday to have both models - I appreciate their small differences. Would like to just keep one on its bracelet and the other on a strap.

    On another note, I met Commander Chris Hadfield at his book signing a few years ago, and we chatted about his X-33 (that he was still wearing at the time) and the number of kilometers it had travelled... Impressive and very nice guy.

    Anyway, here are a few pics/combos of mine over the years:

















    And finally the Commander handing back my signed copy with his X-33 on-wrist!



    Cheers!

    Anthony

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    Re: Let's see your X-33's thread!

    Old pic of my two:

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    How much do you think Chris Hadfield would sell his x33 for? I think that would be an ultimate grail.

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    I need to get one of these one day also. I just keep coming back to it. Ultimate quartz.

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