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    I'm mostly posting on other parts of this forum. But I think this one deserves a place on this shelf! An Omega X-33. Currently (well, since 2006) no longer for sale for mortals like us, only for the space cowboys. And even today, astronauts in the ISS are wearing these Omegas. Rumour has it that Omega sponsors the ISS project. The rejuvinated interest in space travels overhere in Holland (there's a Dutch astronaut upthere) made me decide to start a search for a X33. I found a Generation 1 version. Freshly serviced, complete with the Bienne papers.

    Along the way, I picked up a brand new Gasgasbones strap with the Nasa label. So, my day is perfect!

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    Nice Omega X-33.I have a older Omega Speedmaster have not owned a Omega X-33 yet.

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    I do like that watch a lot.... wish I could wear it but found myself just not interested enough to read the manual although it is very cool.... here's mine...




    and here's Nemo's from the galleries...




    His is a squadron watch.... very cool!


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    Hey Menno, I don't know whether you've seen this but it has some interesting information regarding the X-33; he's changing his fairly dramatically, but aside from that the info may be interesting and it's good to see it 'deconstructed'

    X-33 Tutorial

    Andy

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    Oh nice info. That man has balls of steel! I will take apart every classic car, including an AM Superleggerra... But a watch like this Mmmm, better not! Too fragile for my taste.

    I've shown it before, but this is a nice follow up to you post andy: astronaut Don Pettit repairing his GEN1 X-33

    Menno

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkwTVxdE23A

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    Very interesting. I do like my X-33 and it is an amazing tool watch, but I must admit, if I don't use it often, I completely forget how all the features work! I end up pushing buttons and just messing things up.
    NEMO

    "Speed Is Life"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEMO View Post
    Very interesting. I do like my X-33 and it is an amazing tool watch, but I must admit, if I don't use it often, I completely forget how all the features work! I end up pushing buttons and just messing things up.
    I'm so glad you wrote this! These words from a highly trainer fighter pilot, are ointment for my tangled soul. Point is, I have a 10y/o son at home and he's very quick in understanding how this works. And he explained it to me last Sunday... accompanied with the words "Is this watch REALLY what you want, dad? I thought you're more into old junk: classic cars, old watches..."

    I feel old.

    Menno

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    That was a good link Menno - good to see a watch just floating in mid-air like that - weird!

    You're not old - Kids always pick up where we leave off - they don't know how a cats whisker radio or gramophone works but can jailbreak an iphone in seconds - console yourself that their kids will be running rings around them in 30 years - by which time we'll have forgotten what anything is anyway!

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