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  1. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 7, 2017

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    While I think there are plenty of things TAG Heuer could have been done better with this new Autavia, I still like it a lot. Granted, if I also had an original, I probably would be frustrated for some of the same points you argued.

    That Omega Trilogy is a great choice. Be sure to post some pics when you get them!
     
  2. Gambba

    Gambba Oct 8, 2017

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    You better hurry, they're limited after all.

    I really like the trilogy and like you find them a better reedition watch than the Autavia. What the Autavia brings to the table is a good package and that movement is rather special for the price. I like many would have happily done without a date and domed crystal if it had slimmed it down.

    I've been seriously thinking about the Seamaster or the Railmaster from the trilogy, but was already pretty decided on a Sub, instead of going for a vintage style reedition watch.
     
  3. calibre11user

    calibre11user Oct 8, 2017

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    I'm assuming that your photo shows an Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 3570, given the cantilevered bezel and domed glass. That's a manual winding watch, so a modern automatic chronograph is going to be thicker.

    The 2017 Autavia's case is 15.6 mm thick. By comparison, the Omega Speedmaster 57, another modern retro-inspired watch, is 16.2 mm thick.
     
  4. OttoWilliam

    OttoWilliam Oct 8, 2017

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    After i tried Breitling Hurricane 50mm last week suddenly Autavia reedition wasn't that monstrous anymore. But man, those breilite material is surely light. The lightest i've ever tried.
     
  5. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 9, 2017

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    The Seamaster and Railmaster are readily available, some even at a discount to the MSRP, so I'm not too worried. Gonna go for the Railmaster first, hopefully this year, and then take my chances with the secondary market for the Seamaster next year. Want to see the Speedmaster in person since I'm undecided on it

    It's a Speedy Tuesday, but it does have the same dimensions as other solid caseback / plexiglass crystal Speedmasters.

    You do have a good point, though did you see my post with my 1163T? Not only is that automatic, it's the first automatic chronograph movement, and as such is a little bit cumbersome in its dimensions. It's a modular design too, so it's bound to be thicker than modern integrated automatic chronos. And it wears much more like the Speedmaster than the new Autavia. This is a problem.
     
  6. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 12, 2017

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    BTW, confirming what I mentioned on another thread- I hear that the markings on the 30 minute sub-dial will be updated as a running change to mark out every minute rather than 2.5 minutes. Expect this to change in time for the JH85.
     
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  7. Gambba

    Gambba Oct 14, 2017

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    That would make the one sold at Philips that bit more special I guess.....for better or worse :eek:
     
  8. Gambba

    Gambba Oct 14, 2017

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    The Seamaster as far as I can tell is limited to 557 pieces. https://www.omegawatches.com/watches/specialities/the-1957-trilogy/23410392001002/

    The railmaster is lovely and if I didn't have an Aquaterra myself (or alternatively a Tudor Ranger or Rolex Datejust) would easily be the one I'd go for.
     
  9. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Oct 14, 2017

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    I'd still say there's a good chance that the proto. watch you saw at Phillips will be replaced with a production model before it goes on sale
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 16, 2017

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    Each watch is limited to 3,557 pieces individually, and then there's 500 or so editions of a special box set of all 3.
     
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  11. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 16, 2017

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    I think the 3557 includes the Trilogy box sets (of which there are 557). So 3000 of each watch individually, and a further 557 of each watch in the box set.
     
  12. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 17, 2017

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  13. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 17, 2017

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  14. Mr_Orange

    Mr_Orange Oct 17, 2017

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    Based on your quotes I was going to agree with @imagwai but then when I looked at the article, the paragraph heading says:

    Two Series – 557 Pieces and 3557 Pieces

    To me, this implies a total of 557+3557=4114...... confused much!!
     
  15. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 18, 2017

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    It's possible that Fratello got it wrong in their headline? Need to find another source now...
     
  16. imagwai

    imagwai Oct 18, 2017

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    Seems there isn't much official word on this so perhaps Omega are being deliberately coy as there are in fact a higher number. Found this comment on the Omega forum which seems to make sense...

    "I like your interpretation of 3557 total, rather than 3557+557. But I think the series numbers engraved on the casebacks say “XXXX/3557” and the sets are marked 1-557. We’ve seen individuals purchasers with 100, 57, etc. and those should be reserved numbers for the sets if it was a single run of 3557. That’s my take, anyway!"
     
  17. Lugduno

    Lugduno Oct 19, 2017

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    I really fallen in love with this piece and consider to buy it as my first "expensive" watch ever, before the classical Speedmaster or Omega Aqua Terra. Do the pro's here have any comments or should I just follow my gut feeling and get it?

    It's a big piece and especially considering the height of the watch. This is a bit unfortunate, but it feels better around my wrist than how I had previously imagined it.
     
  18. Hubert

    Hubert Oct 19, 2017

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    People who are on the fence, should find one and try it on. The dimensions and height are not for everyone, especially vintage Autavia owners. That said, I personally love mine. :)
     
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  19. elbeik

    elbeik Oct 19, 2017

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    I think it all comes up to what you are used to; if you prefer vintage watches - then the new Autavia is not for you.
    If you like the vintage styling coupled to modern sizes, then yes, I believe it is perfect.
     
  20. Lugduno

    Lugduno Oct 19, 2017

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    The dimensions are a bit messy, just as you write, but I kind of like them and they sit on my wrist quite "normal". Although I usually like watches around 36mm, I've never really worn many and enjoy the larger sizes for more normal wear.

    I haven't worn a lot of vintages, but the vintage styled modern sports watches are magic!
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