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    Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    Here is a review I wrote. I think it is fair.

    https://www.8past10.com/articles/pos...2edf0e448b8878

    It compares the Speedy Pro with the Bulova with tons of pictures. Note. I have 2 of the Bulovas as they are great deals.

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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    Good comparsion, just a few minor points:

    - The 6 o'clock second hand sub-dial doesn't tick like a regular quartz, it moves in 1/2 second increments. That is a bit unusual and worth pointing out.

    - It's more precise to say this movement is good for plus/minus several seconds a year, not just loses time. Mine is good (so far) for +2-5 seconds/year with my wear pattern (and a twice annual DST change) for my purposes it's nearly dead nuts on all the time with a shade of running fast. I've had my Bulova since July, it really impresses me how accurate it is, it surpasses my two HAQ Certinas, which are thermocompensated and claim to be 10 sec/yr.

    - At street prices, the Omega is 10-15x as much as the Bulova, not 6-8x as much, making the price for what Bulova offers even more impressive. That's true whether you compare list to list or street to street (I assume an AD in both cases).

    Otherwise a fair comparison and criticism of the case size was dead nuts on, including the strap size gripe (you nailed another of my complaints about the Bulova, strap size should have been wider, like 24mm). I always found it odd they kept the strap size identical to the original but not the case size.

    And where did you find those really slick Apollo craft models? They look fantastic.
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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by tmathes View Post
    Good comparsion, just a few minor points:

    And where did you find those really slick Apollo craft models? They look fantastic.
    I got the toy a long time ago. Thanks for the feedback. There were a couple of angles I had it originally written to compare based on MSRP then I switched to street price. But it was already too late. Once I publish, it is hard to go back and edit. Usually, I loose all the images I've uploaded.

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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    good review! I too have the Omega moonwatch, bought a few years ago thinking it should be in eveyone's collection. But, no date feature bugged me enough that the watch sits in its box. On a whim I bought a used Bulova for $425 shipped to me in Japan from USA. The size complaint did not dissuade me since I love my huge Marathon JSAR !
    The Bulova with its straps version and date window and new quartz techonlogy fit my small 6.5 wrist just fine! I have tried it on several strap options and a leather one seems to be the perfect choice. This photo shows it on a coastguard orange zulu. Price point and watch quality are hard to beat here!
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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    good review! I too have the Omega moonwatch, bought a few years ago thinking it should be in eveyone's collection. But, no date feature bugged me enough that the watch sits in its box. On a whim I bought a used Bulova for $425 shipped to me in Japan from USA. The size complaint did not dissuade me since I love my huge Marathon JSAR !
    The Bulova with its straps version and date window and new quartz techonlogy fit my small 6.5 wrist just fine! I have tried it on several strap options and a leather one seems to be the perfect choice. This photo shows it on a coastguard orange zulu. Price point and watch quality are hard to beat here!
    by rail by blingmeister, on Flickr
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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    good review! I too have the Omega moonwatch, bought a few years ago thinking it should be in eveyone's collection. But, no date feature bugged me enough that the watch sits in its box. On a whim I bought a used Bulova for $425 shipped to me in Japan from USA. The size complaint did not dissuade me since I love my huge Marathon JSAR !
    The Bulova with its straps version and date window and new quartz techonlogy fit my small 6.5 wrist just fine! I have tried it on several strap options and a leather one seems to be the perfect choice. This photo shows it on a coastguard orange zulu. Price point and watch quality are hard to beat here!
    by rail by blingmeister, on Flickr
    balcony plants by blingmeister, on Flickr
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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    I dig that brown racing strap. I have mine on a similar dark blue/black.

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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    Pretty good write-up. I own both (bracelet versions) and always enjoy the story behind the watch and own both for two different reasons. Like you said, they are two different beasts. For the price, Bulova did a great job with the tribute watch. It seems very popular on this forum.

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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    Nice write up...I have the '69 pre-moon Omega and the Bulova moon watch.



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    Re: Battle of the Moon Watch: Bulova vs Omega

    Thanks for the write-up! I bought my Bulova after I got my Omega. I had to have both.

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