"Man fears time; time fears the Pyramids"
Have the 1450 bracelet not the watch!!!
Amazing piece. Have tried other brands but just love the old Omegas!
As a matter of fact, I do believe this watch is very comfortable to wear on a daily basis, just like a Speedy Pro can be. And despite the additional info on the dial, it's just as legible. But I also know that its extreme rarity is making some owners nervous, which is a pity. Obviously, I'm one of these people who believe that most watches are better off being on a wrist rather than in a vault. Mine is always part of my rotation.
So my advice is that you should definitely try wearing it for an extended period of time before making up your mind whether to sell it or not. You're among the lucky few to have managed to acquire this marvellous chronograph, so if you ever let it go, the chances of sourcing another one later are pretty limited.
Hi, I just acquired the grail but the watch is still with my friend in FL so I need to wait till April to lay my hands on it :( BTW I notice that minute hand has been replace to 1045-style hand. Is it possible to source the original one? I'm not sure if moonwatch hands can do since it looks very similar. Thanks.
Congratulations on getting yourself a Grail!
Sadly, the original hands (specific to the Grail) are near impossible to source, and that's why Omega has taken the unfortunate habit of replacing them by the stubbier ones found on other cal. 1045 chronographs. It's the same problem with the dials, as I see more and more example with the wrong type that Omega has been using as a replacement.
As for using Moonwatch hands, you can forget about it. Hands made for cal. 861/186X will not fit a cal. 1045 watch.
I wished Omega realized that with this watch they have a classic that deserves the to have spare parts made according to the original specs...
Just have the watch in hand and found that the minute hand issue I mentioned earlier is a mis-understanding actually. So all parts are original as far as I know, included the 1450 bracelet. It's stunning!!
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