donald wilson Wrote:I doubt whether any Omega movement can be superior to an IWC one.
DénesAquatimer 3548, Ingenieur 3227-02, Ingenieur 3239-04, Mk XVII LPP
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DénesA Wrote in reply to:donald wilson Wrote:I doubt whether any Omega movement can be superior to an IWC one.Donald,I don't want to hijack this thread and turn it into a theological debate, but there is a lot of empirical evidence around the 'net suggesting what my personal experience was and is with five different Omegas all equipped with the 8500 movement: their accuracy, regardless of anything, is nothing short of excellent. Having said that, none of my past or present IWCs (30110 or 80110 movements, six different watches) ran outside a 0 to +2s/day tolerance. And if I would only be allowed to keep one watch, it would undoubtedly be my beloved Aquatimer 3548. And if the Vintage Collection Aquatimer would have been just 2mm smaller in diameter, it would have snatched the crown from the 3548 in no time. Even so, it took almost a year to part with it: it was too large for my wrist, but exquisite nonetheless.
andy stevens Wrote:Ouch....parting with the VC-AT must have been extremely painful. No one should have to endure that kind of suffering.Andy
DénesA Wrote in reply to:andy stevens Wrote:Ouch....parting with the VC-AT must have been extremely painful. No one should have to endure that kind of suffering.AndyAndy,I've since made peace with the fact that anything above 42mm just feels awkward on my wrist (7.2 inches, so not that scrawny), whether it really is or not. But it was an in-and-out deal with no loss or gain in financial terms, just a lesson learned. So that's why I'm really looking forward to the new Aquatimer collection, maybe it has something for me - but it would have to have an inner bezel.
andy stevens Wrote:BTW, aren't you due for an arrival in the next few days ? Hope all is on track.Andy
DénesA Wrote in reply to:andy stevens Wrote:BTW, aren't you due for an arrival in the next few days ? Hope all is on track.AndyI also hope so. Early last week the dealer told me that they haven't yet received the LPPs, but that their contact at IWC said they are at the top of the list. I'm guessing slow production, and/or unexpectedly high demand. Whatever. Good things are worth waiting for.