Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

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  • 996 Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Automatic Chronograph Watch Ref: 3510.61.00 with Rare Red Dial

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    Question Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    Hi Guys, I was considering to get a get a 2nd Omega but this time around it would be e OMEGA SPEEDMASTER MICHAEL SCHUMACHER series. Is there any thing which u guys consider a unique pc in the MICHAEL SCHUMACHER series ?

    I always like to hear some views before I hit the nail and hopefully someone here can give their feedbacks and suggestions if any.

    Currently there's two which is on my mind and I hope to see some results from the Poll put up within this thread.

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    1) 1996 Omega Speedmaster Schumacher Automatic Chronograph Watch Ref: 3510.61.00 with Rare Red Dial

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    2) 1997 Omega Speedmaster MK40 AM/PM Triple Calendar 3520.53.00


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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    First post:

    I'd say go with the 3510.61.00 (Red Dial). 1996 was historically significant for Schumacher as it was his first year with Ferrari.

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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    Definitely this one, all those hands and dials are great fun It's a great little watch ( On Royal Engineers strap for those who don't know it. )


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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    i honestly don't particulary like either. i think the 'classic' speedie is a better option. but if you must go for a schumacher, how about the yellow dial. i think the red dial looks a little, shall we say, rustic.

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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    depends on what you are searching in a watch

    red one only tells time
    blue one(which i also have) tell you time, date, month and day

    furthermore, this is the only triple calendar with these colors and they made it look like the flightmaster(blue, arrowlike hand on date)
    wanna know the date, just search for the yellow arrow.
    with other types they are not so readable because al the hands look the same.
    you can also take the 3520.53.00 which is the metal band type. you can always replace the watchband later like i did

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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    I like the 1997, but I have the 2001 version.


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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    I'm not certain but is the day/date really an official "Schumacher Collection" watch? Schumacher was used in Omega's ad campaign for the day/date but were they sold as official Schuey watches by Omega? I figure the special versions that came out later which had his name and all the championship stuff written and engraved on it were the 'official' Schuey watches.

    Not sure if I'm correct on this though since I pay no mind to anything Schumacher after '95, '96 Was a huge fan in '94 but I slowly grew to dislike him some how, the years at Ferrari just cemented that feeling Man, I did love watching him in the rain though, incredible-)

    Anyway, I personally love the Mk40 Day/Date version with it's cockpit gauge inspired dial I don't think I'm flamboyant enough to sport the red one Best of luck with your decision

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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    the blue mk40 was an official shumacher watch(otherwise why make advertisements with it)
    at that time he was racing for Benneton so his star was rising
    after he got immensely populair with Ferrari omega decided to actually make watches with a racing attitute.

    so i think the blue mk40 was developed with the flightmaster look in mind(or maybee the blue benneton)
    all speedmasters after this were probably designed with some feedback from shumi regarding the things he liked/did not like and some items related to racing.
    after all i do not think shumi could read anything more than the time while racing




    Quote Originally Posted by Tuff Gong View Post
    I'm not certain but is the day/date really an official "Schumacher Collection" watch? Schumacher was used in Omega's ad campaign for the day/date but were they sold as official Schuey watches by Omega? I figure the special versions that came out later which had his name and all the championship stuff written and engraved on it were the 'official' Schuey watches.

    Not sure if I'm correct on this though since I pay no mind to anything Schumacher after '95, '96 Was a huge fan in '94 but I slowly grew to dislike him some how, the years at Ferrari just cemented that feeling Man, I did love watching him in the rain though, incredible-)

    Anyway, I personally love the Mk40 Day/Date version with it's cockpit gauge inspired dial I don't think I'm flamboyant enough to sport the red one Best of luck with your decision

    -Chris

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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    IMO, I feel that it is not entirely correct to label the mk40 as an official Schumi watch since as another member pointed out, Omega actually used him to advertise for other models as well. Also, I was not aware that the packaging for the MK40 was any different from Omega's mainstream packaging used at that time though I may be wrong about this since I do not own a mk40 personally.

    In contrast, the red and yellow dial versions are definitely Schumacher watches even though there are no indications on the watches (compared to the later Schumi models that had engravings on the case or caseback stating so). The reason I say this is due to the special packaging they come in (tyre-case with Schumacher's signature) as well as a certificate with his picture on it.

    Anyway, these are purely my own opinion and it would be interesting to hear other members' views on it.



    Quote Originally Posted by GravityZ View Post
    the blue mk40 was an official shumacher watch(otherwise why make advertisements with it)
    at that time he was racing for Benneton so his star was rising
    after he got immensely populair with Ferrari omega decided to actually make watches with a racing attitute.

    so i think the blue mk40 was developed with the flightmaster look in mind(or maybee the blue benneton)
    all speedmasters after this were probably designed with some feedback from shumi regarding the things he liked/did not like and some items related to racing.
    after all i do not think shumi could read anything more than the time while racing

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    Re: Which series to get ? Omega speedmaster Michael Schumacher 1996 or 1997

    i think there's a blue one too.

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