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Is the Swatch Omega Your Anus worth a shit

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Short answer is not bad. Let’s just start with the Gen plastic case, worst quartz movement ever and topped off with a plastic crystal is pretty much the worst value ever at $260 or worse on eBay. How do I know? I own the Mercury gen that I paid just over $300 for on eBay. The worst part is I absolutely love it. So how do you get nearly the entire solar system without spending $5K? DHgate as usual. $167 total for all 7 after coupon and TopCash rebate.

You be hard pressed to tell the difference in the wild, especially w/o a gen next to it to compare.
 

The good:

- The case has a finish nearly the same as the GEN

- The dial now has the sunken dials as per gen  

- The crystal is actually glass, likely mineral (I don’t have a tester to be sure it isn’t sapphire)

- And the quartz movement appears to be a hi-beat meca knock off with a sweeping reset

 

The tells:

- Case color is slightly off on my Mecury, by a shade or two

- The strap material is clearly different

- The dial indices are slightly darker on the rep

- Case writing on the back is slightly lighter

- Bezel writing also slight darker on the rep

- The movement, while better, isn’t tracking per gen on the sub-dials

- The battery access is just for show

FAMILY SHOT

22-D56-DA1-973-B-4-D98-8-D11-139-B6-E714

GEN ALWAYS ON LEFT

Already removed the strap on the gen and went with a rubber. Gen shows a violet Velcro and a slight sparkle to the material. Omega logo slight bigger and a little sloppy on the rep,

71-FFEE9-E-13-E8-4-F7-F-87-CB-266-FA3-BA

‘Mission’ bright white on gen, battery cover obviously, Mercury purple-ish vs. more grey on gen. You can definitely see the case color difference here.

C7772104-8-BA2-4378-8-E0-A-8-B68-C5-E4-B

Gen here, crown has a slight taper and seats close to the case

EC5747-C7-868-C-4110-A5-B3-FB22-EB623-EF

Rep, no taper, slightly raised from case.

008-BED31-3-AAC-4-FF5-A359-694188-CA21-B

GEN

88-CEA9-C6-9-A91-4-CC4-A355-5-E45-D07-DA

REP

56-B29-A0-E-F1-DA-4-C30-9-E01-A3841-DE2-

 

 

 

 

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cvp3

My apologies for the dirty watches. Pure laziness on my part.

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NCRich

Nice haul.  I'm partial to the light blue one but its not here!

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Redfire1066

@cvp3   . ..   I have a handful of the Gens . . .. I have no Reps to compare them too . ..  so grateful to see those photos with info you posted . .. .  . .  some models such as Neptune are super rare   . ..  according to the sales team this model has only been released initially on launch and landed in shops on 26th March 2022  . . . and not often seen since  . .  . .. . hence there absurd resale value ££££.  I am happy to consider the Reps. 

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NCRich

I can apparently get all 11 shipped for $237.  Not bad.

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Peter4103

I have had the gen moonswatch (Moon) for a little while. Completely hyped watch. It’s so called bio ceramic, but it feels and looks like cheap plastic. De strap is quite low quality too and the movement is just plain cheap. I completely do not understand the hype around these watches. They vaguely look like an Omega Speedmaster and i’ll admit, for the regular retail price of 240-ish euro its a funny item, but even for that amount its quite low quality. When I see them up for sale for amounts that go over 400-500 euro I am just puzzled. For that kind of investment there are so many good quality homage watches out there. 
 

The reps do seem like a much better deal, if you like these type of watches.
 

Anyway, just my two cents.

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FudgyDocker

The yellow one is missing from the lineup?

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NCRich
8 minutes ago, FudgyDocker said:

The yellow one is missing from the lineup?

There are 11, he didn't get them all.

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NCRich
1 hour ago, NCRich said:

I can apparently get all 11 shipped for $237.  Not bad.

Oh, found another $20 coupon.  $217 for all.

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cvp3

I didn’t want the yellow or light blue. Would’ve made for a nice set but never would’ve wore them. The gen Neptune is apparently having issues with the case transferring color to skin/clothes. That sent the models already out there to sky rocket. I will likely be switching all of mine to rubber straps. At under $25, who cares if they get scratched or broken. Don’t forget about the TopCash rebate.

2-B9-FBC36-616-A-4496-93-CD-46436-BBE923
 

413-DBBE3-B9-A5-46-B4-B6-C0-B057-B03057-

D7084-D61-9-F90-4-E12-AB14-167-CFD3-FD33

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tribefan
25 minutes ago, cvp3 said:

I didn’t want the yellow or light blue. Would’ve made for a nice set but never would’ve wore them.

The next spot in your rotation is probably in 2025. By then they'll be $50 on ebay, gen.

One of the only reps that has a legit shot at being higher quality than gen.

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NCRich

Pics from the Gate seller.


3ZSAEF.jpg
3ZSeHt.jpg

3ZS512.jpg

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Intresting

seems the quartz of the rep is better than the gen.  Sweeping hands.  The difference is the subdail at 2?  Its 24 hour and different from the expensive gen?

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deju

I know we were saying boxes are pointless @NCRich but I must say if they repped the display case for all of them. It would be hard to resist a full set 

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NCRich
2 hours ago, deju said:

I know we were saying boxes are pointless @NCRich but I must say if they repped the display case for all of them. It would be hard to resist a full set 

I've spent hours trying to find a rep of the display case.

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FudgyDocker
37 minutes ago, NCRich said:

I've spent hours trying to find a rep of the display case.

Personally, I would have emailed my favourite TD to see if one is available. Much more time-efficient.

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NCRich
42 minutes ago, FudgyDocker said:

Personally, I would have emailed my favourite TD to see if one is available. Much more time-efficient.

You might find out they don't know about everything.  Not even close. 

You think you can get a swatch omega rep from a TD for $20 shipped?  Most charge $40 to ship a watch.

The shipping on this case from a TD would be over $100.

Its a different market, not enough margin on this stuff to make it worthwhile for a TD.

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Intresting
20 hours ago, NCRich said:

I've spent hours trying to find a rep of the display case.

same.....

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