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PostSubject: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 31, 2010 6:58 am

How could I resist this one found locally in Japan? Came with box and cards. Had crystal scratches on the AR top coating but found out generic silverware polish removed them after 15 minutes rubbing!
I am keeping the ti bracelet on this one for a changeup haha!

Just bought the Fisher Space Pen from ebay Iowa shop!

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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 31, 2010 9:01 pm

Is the crystal sapphire
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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 31, 2010 9:06 pm

Nice watch...enjoy!!

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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeSun Oct 31, 2010 10:03 pm

Northwestguy wrote:
Is the crystal sapphire

Yes, John, apparently...a quote from a tester..
The functional specs were attractive - big digital readouts; multiple functions and ones that would be particularly attractive to a pilot (one who actually drives planes!); a super loud alarm (I have slept with an alarm watch of one type or another for 30 years); glare-proofed sapphire crystal (actually very, very useful in the cockpit); Kevlar
Originaly both sides were AR coated on the first Gen1 models, but I had read that Omega listened to testers and omitted the AR on the outside. But, some Gen2 models (like my second one) did come with AR coating on the outside.
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Cool! I was wondering about the polish you used and what type of crystal it was. Glad it was sapphire!
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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeMon Nov 01, 2010 12:11 am

This one is DEFINITELY hard to resist Thian ! Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 803574 Very Happy ..Can
see why you picked this one up sir. First of all, it's an Omega,
but it's not your average Omega. This one shows off a different
kind of personality imho. Just looking at the digital read out shows
that this Omega is genuinely..Out of this World ! Smile It does not
look like other ani-digi watches that I can think of. You have
nearly the entire center part of the dial, which is digital, and
man oh man is it COOL ! It's interesting also how the digital
day and date is actually going vertical on each side like that.
Most times when we see digital read outs they are parallel to
eachother. However, this Omega seems to take things up into
the stratosphere with the way it looks. It's VERY different, and
it works very very well with the whole sci-fi space exploration
feel of the watch. Also don't think Omega could have made
those hands any cooler. The hour hand is HUGE, and keeps
that unique extra terrestrial theme going too. The minute hand
even looks great with how it comes to that sharpened point. Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 803574
Add to that, the plane at the tip of the second hand, and you
have yet another other worldly feature ! Could just stare at
that part of the watch for a long long time to be honest. Still,
there are many other things to enjoy about this one. That nice
and wide chapter ring is a GREAT feature for a few reasons. It
IS thick, which makes for a neat effect with the digital readout.
However, the BIG markers and how they seem to extend right
into the side walls of the ring are EXCELLENT as well. Also like
how the other hash marks on the sides look, and they help the
dial seem very deep as a result. ..Even those dots at 12 o'clock
look amazing ! ..Must also add that the bezel is PHENOMENAL as
well Thian !!! Those markers, the number look, neat lume pip,
along with NICE outer edge is TOO GOOD. It stands out from
the crowd imho. As does the case-shape, and especially pushers,
which seem to almost make for a space ship, or UFO shape !
..Pretty INCREDIBLE ! Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 46145 ..This watch has so much to offer,
and isn't afraid to be different. Even the Titanium finish, along
with TERRIFIC looking bracelet take things to a whole different
level ! ..This is SOME KIND of watch Thian !!! ..What A pen there
also ! Very Happy ..Congratulations on finding this one ! It will look great
in your collection ! ..Enjoy !!!

Really NICE watch and photo !

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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeMon Nov 01, 2010 1:21 am

Sweet Omega. Definetly an Ana-Digi that I can get into!
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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeMon Nov 01, 2010 1:34 am

great watch Thian!
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PostSubject: John, it is a old generic Japanese metal polish I found in   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeMon Nov 01, 2010 1:38 am

the local mall store called PIKAL, used for silverware. I had read guys used Polywatch, toothpaste etc., Cape Cod cloth etc......
So, being an Omega, I thought I'd have to send it in to Omega, Osaka. So I began polishing the tarnish ti case and bracelet....and did the crystal too (done to other crystals in my watch collection without harm)...
And after a few minutes while watching a TV movie, the tiny scratches disappeared !
I had thought the top surface on the Gen2 models did not have the AR coating, as I had read. But some Omega posters thought that the Gen2s did have the AR coating, which apparently is easy to rid of by polish.

Tom: thanks for the appreciation of the dial etc......indeed every detail was researched out and tested by astronauts and aviators! The circular digital readouts are legible even when the wrist is angled. One pilot liked this feature, allowing him not to have to remove his hand from the plane yoke!
Not widely read or known is the fact that one can wear polaroid sunglasses and still read the dial! ...a very cool feature!!

The SS pushers were finally thus designed for glove use, instead of the normal round, smaller pusher style! Same for the Gen2 newer style crown. Since all multifunctions are activated by pushing the crown in to scroll, then pulling the crown out to change hours , for instance, Omega changed the crown design for better, easier gripping.

The bezel design was the most often negative comment from consumer posters, but as a diver watch buyer, the bidirectional bezel style suited me fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeMon Nov 01, 2010 9:35 am

That is such a cool watch.

I STILL need a COOL ana-digital (even though my wife hates them)!

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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeMon Nov 01, 2010 3:04 pm

No problem Thian ! Smile ..Thank YOU for all of the additional information along with
insight into this Omega ! ..That is AMAZING how you can actually read the dial with
those sunglasses on like you mentioned also !!! ..Really IS a cool feature ! Cool Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 803574

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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 11, 2010 12:14 am

Honestly, I never really was that interested in the X-33 until I saw one in the flesh. Just a really cool watch with probably the loudest alarm I think I've ever heard. Incredibly light, too. I only wish it was water resistant to at least 100 meters. Congrats. I'd love to pick one of those up, some day.
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ramirez1970 wrote:
Honestly, I never really was that interested in the X-33 until I saw one in the flesh. Just a really cool watch with probably the loudest alarm I think I've ever heard. Incredibly light, too. I only wish it was water resistant to at least 100 meters. Congrats. I'd love to pick one of those up, some day.

Yes , the X-33 is sorta an oddball Omega model...their only really tool watch as such....made for NASA astronauts and aviators....some hate the design and others love it haha!
The 30m rating has been been criticized...yes...but for me that is not a problem since I don't dive nor get my watches wet haha! I just love the provenance, and design dial, very readable hands and 41mm size for my 6.5 inch wrist haha!
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PostSubject: Re: Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version!   Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! Icon_minitimeSat Dec 11, 2010 2:46 am

OMG. I sooooo want one reallt badly. JEALOUS!
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PoliMalaka wrote:
OMG. I sooooo want one reallt badly. JEALOUS!

Hate to show you this but...ehehehehe.....I LOVE THEM!...

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That IS a bad freakin' watch!

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Thian THANK YOU for showing those two sir !!!!! cheers ..Can never see
enough of a COOL watch. This is double the fun right here ! Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 46145 Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 46145
Must be hard trying to pick a favorite out of the two of THESE Omegas !

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Thanks, Tom....it is a real luxury for me to have the choice which to wear haha! I rotate the bracelet and the leather (switched out the nylon strap).....
Been reading how NASA is testing older space model unmanned craft!
commercial space flights in the future!???? If so, I'll be ready hahaha!

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You are VERY welcome Thian ! Smile Definitely a luxury having that one sir !!!
This watch, along with your PHOTO HERE are REALLY out of this world by
the way, just to let you know ! Second Omega X-33 gen2 consumer version! 46145 ..Outstanding watch, and picture !!!!

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I didn't realize that you've got TWO of those bad boys! Let me know if you get tired of one Laughing
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ramirez1970 wrote:
I didn't realize that you've got TWO of those bad boys! Let me know if you get tired of one Laughing

hehehe...yup....and....the wife just told me that her ESP thinks I will find and buy another one!!!!!! hahahahaha!
Will keep you in mind! Razz
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