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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:28 am

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:53 am

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:22 am

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 am

Keeping with the chronograph theme… Something a bit different for me today – an Omega Z-33 Spacemaster. An unusual pickup for me on Wednesday – started the day with absolutely no idea or intention of owning one, but ended the day with it on the wrist… A bit of an impulse trade, the dealer valued what was on my wrist far more than I did and since it needed a battery change and the OEM rubber was damaged I managed to get a pretty damn good deal on it. The box is larger than a shoe box so I can see why they are a Boutique only model. No way the rabble should be allowed to touch such a monster, let alone take one on.

I’ve been looking for something a bit quirky for a while – a dash of retro with a red digital display, ideally a multi function chronograph perhaps couple with an analog display. I seriously thought about a Gerlach, Astron or even one of the high end G-Shocks (very passing fancy!). HAQ would be a bonus. Maybe even a X-33. But nothing really ticked all my wants and brought everything together into one package. I even started to think about looking at the current forum fav, a Bulova chronograph. All the above lurk on the forum and so with this place being an enabler, I kept on looking…

The Spacemaster ticks all the above and more.
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So with new battery fitted, the replacement strap sized, here it is. The case is a direct copy from the 1960s Omega Flightmaster series of watches, the red digital display has more features that I will ever use – a perpetual calendar until 2199 and flight log function that is somewhat irrelevant for me (I could I guess use it to log dives but the 30m WR makes that a little pointless!). As per the online reviews, the feature set is pretty well thought out and for a multifeatured watch designed to only go above water level its right up there with any I’ve ever seen. The 5666 quartz movement is thermo-compensated so should be pretty accurate (over its 2 years life) although it does have a power saving feature that may extend that out a bit. The Ti case and buckle make it far lighter and easy to wear than it looks – as does the case dimensions which at 43mm wide means it does not feel all that large on the wrist. It is TALL. Definitely a weekend and Friday casual sports watch. No way it could hide under a suit or shirt cuff. I dread getting the cost of a replacement OEM rubber or the optional Ti bracelet, so may just keep it on the current aftermarket strap. The 22mm Bonetto Cinturini straps taper to 20mm at the buckle so I can use the original very well constructed Omega buckle on with it. Lume is not bad - fine for a back lit cockpit I assume. Love that hands.
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Overall it’s a great watch and since it aligns with my Flightmaster collection I’m pretty happy with the sucker. Maybe a DSSD is not all that tall after all!
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:03 pm

Earlier today.
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:50 pm

My Seiko 'kiwipip' MM300

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And here it is last summer down at Swashbucklers with tigermantis - this is the day kiwipip gifted it :)

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Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:33 pm

Absolutely love the z-33. Very unique which is partly what attracted me to my x-33. Love to see your Z-33 in the flesh someday.
kiwi.bloke wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:31 am
Keeping with the chronograph theme… Something a bit different for me today – an Omega Z-33 Spacemaster. An unusual pickup for me on Wednesday – started the day with absolutely no idea or intention of owning one, but ended the day with it on the wrist… A bit of an impulse trade, the dealer valued what was on my wrist far more than I did and since it needed a battery change and the OEM rubber was damaged I managed to get a pretty damn good deal on it. The box is larger than a shoe box so I can see why they are a Boutique only model. No way the rabble should be allowed to touch such a monster, let alone take one on.

I’ve been looking for something a bit quirky for a while – a dash of retro with a red digital display, ideally a multi function chronograph perhaps couple with an analog display. I seriously thought about a Gerlach, Astron or even one of the high end G-Shocks (very passing fancy!). HAQ would be a bonus. Maybe even a X-33. But nothing really ticked all my wants and brought everything together into one package. I even started to think about looking at the current forum fav, a Bulova chronograph. All the above lurk on the forum and so with this place being an enabler, I kept on looking…

The Spacemaster ticks all the above and more.
22 September.JPGIMG_4634.JPG
So with new battery fitted, the replacement strap sized, here it is. The case is a direct copy from the 1960s Omega Flightmaster series of watches, the red digital display has more features that I will ever use – a perpetual calendar until 2199 and flight log function that is somewhat irrelevant for me (I could I guess use it to log dives but the 30m WR makes that a little pointless!). As per the online reviews, the feature set is pretty well thought out and for a multifeatured watch designed to only go above water level its right up there with any I’ve ever seen. The 5666 quartz movement is thermo-compensated so should be pretty accurate (over its 2 years life) although it does have a power saving feature that may extend that out a bit. The Ti case and buckle make it far lighter and easy to wear than it looks – as does the case dimensions which at 43mm wide means it does not feel all that large on the wrist. It is TALL. Definitely a weekend and Friday casual sports watch. No way it could hide under a suit or shirt cuff. I dread getting the cost of a replacement OEM rubber or the optional Ti bracelet, so may just keep it on the current aftermarket strap. The 22mm Bonetto Cinturini straps taper to 20mm at the buckle so I can use the original very well constructed Omega buckle on with it. Lume is not bad - fine for a back lit cockpit I assume. Love that hands.
IMG_4622.JPG
Overall it’s a great watch and since it aligns with my Flightmaster collection I’m pretty happy with the sucker. Maybe a DSSD is not all that tall after all!
'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' - but lets face it some people have better eyesight than others!
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Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:43 pm

kiwi.bloke wrote:Keeping with the chronograph theme… Something a bit different for me today – an Omega Z-33 Spacemaster. An unusual pickup for me on Wednesday – started the day with absolutely no idea or intention of owning one, but ended the day with it on the wrist… A bit of an impulse trade, the dealer valued what was on my wrist far more than I did and since it needed a battery change and the OEM rubber was damaged I managed to get a pretty damn good deal on it. The box is larger than a shoe box so I can see why they are a Boutique only model. No way the rabble should be allowed to touch such a monster, let alone take one on.

I’ve been looking for something a bit quirky for a while – a dash of retro with a red digital display, ideally a multi function chronograph perhaps couple with an analog display. I seriously thought about a Gerlach, Astron or even one of the high end G-Shocks (very passing fancy!). HAQ would be a bonus. Maybe even a X-33. But nothing really ticked all my wants and brought everything together into one package. I even started to think about looking at the current forum fav, a Bulova chronograph. All the above lurk on the forum and so with this place being an enabler, I kept on looking…

The Spacemaster ticks all the above and more.
22 September.JPG
IMG_4634.JPG
So with new battery fitted, the replacement strap sized, here it is. The case is a direct copy from the 1960s Omega Flightmaster series of watches, the red digital display has more features that I will ever use – a perpetual calendar until 2199 and flight log function that is somewhat irrelevant for me (I could I guess use it to log dives but the 30m WR makes that a little pointless!). As per the online reviews, the feature set is pretty well thought out and for a multifeatured watch designed to only go above water level its right up there with any I’ve ever seen. The 5666 quartz movement is thermo-compensated so should be pretty accurate (over its 2 years life) although it does have a power saving feature that may extend that out a bit. The Ti case and buckle make it far lighter and easy to wear than it looks – as does the case dimensions which at 43mm wide means it does not feel all that large on the wrist. It is TALL. Definitely a weekend and Friday casual sports watch. No way it could hide under a suit or shirt cuff. I dread getting the cost of a replacement OEM rubber or the optional Ti bracelet, so may just keep it on the current aftermarket strap. The 22mm Bonetto Cinturini straps taper to 20mm at the buckle so I can use the original very well constructed Omega buckle on with it. Lume is not bad - fine for a back lit cockpit I assume. Love that hands.
IMG_4622.JPG
Overall it’s a great watch and since it aligns with my Flightmaster collection I’m pretty happy with the sucker. Maybe a DSSD is not all that tall after all!
Nice pick up kiwi! Love it.

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the gold bracelet thing was my dads necklace he gave me before he died...but i dont like things round ma neck
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rolex wrote:My Seiko 'kiwipip' MM300

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And here it is last summer down at Swashbucklers with tigermantis - this is the day kiwipip gifted it :)

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the gold bracelet thing was my dads necklace he gave me before he died...but i dont like things round ma neck
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the gold bracelet thing was my dads necklace he gave me before he died...but i dont like things round ma neck
Appleman93
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Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:19 pm

kiwi.bloke wrote:Keeping with the chronograph theme… Something a bit different for me today – an Omega Z-33 Spacemaster. An unusual pickup for me on Wednesday – started the day with absolutely no idea or intention of owning one, but ended the day with it on the wrist… A bit of an impulse trade, the dealer valued what was on my wrist far more than I did and since it needed a battery change and the OEM rubber was damaged I managed to get a pretty damn good deal on it. The box is larger than a shoe box so I can see why they are a Boutique only model. No way the rabble should be allowed to touch such a monster, let alone take one on.

I’ve been looking for something a bit quirky for a while – a dash of retro with a red digital display, ideally a multi function chronograph perhaps couple with an analog display. I seriously thought about a Gerlach, Astron or even one of the high end G-Shocks (very passing fancy!). HAQ would be a bonus. Maybe even a X-33. But nothing really ticked all my wants and brought everything together into one package. I even started to think about looking at the current forum fav, a Bulova chronograph. All the above lurk on the forum and so with this place being an enabler, I kept on looking…

The Spacemaster ticks all the above and more.
22 September.JPG
IMG_4634.JPG
So with new battery fitted, the replacement strap sized, here it is. The case is a direct copy from the 1960s Omega Flightmaster series of watches, the red digital display has more features that I will ever use – a perpetual calendar until 2199 and flight log function that is somewhat irrelevant for me (I could I guess use it to log dives but the 30m WR makes that a little pointless!). As per the online reviews, the feature set is pretty well thought out and for a multifeatured watch designed to only go above water level its right up there with any I’ve ever seen. The 5666 quartz movement is thermo-compensated so should be pretty accurate (over its 2 years life) although it does have a power saving feature that may extend that out a bit. The Ti case and buckle make it far lighter and easy to wear than it looks – as does the case dimensions which at 43mm wide means it does not feel all that large on the wrist. It is TALL. Definitely a weekend and Friday casual sports watch. No way it could hide under a suit or shirt cuff. I dread getting the cost of a replacement OEM rubber or the optional Ti bracelet, so may just keep it on the current aftermarket strap. The 22mm Bonetto Cinturini straps taper to 20mm at the buckle so I can use the original very well constructed Omega buckle on with it. Lume is not bad - fine for a back lit cockpit I assume. Love that hands.
IMG_4622.JPG
Overall it’s a great watch and since it aligns with my Flightmaster collection I’m pretty happy with the sucker. Maybe a DSSD is not all that tall after all!
Loving the spacemaster

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