X-33 Skywalker incoming

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X-33 Skywalker incoming

Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:50 pm

It's been a long time coming since I stupidly moved the Gen2 X-33 Graham sold me. The bracelet failed at a non-removable link which was deemed 'irreparable' by Omega, and so I sold it being in a bracelet-only sort of mode, plus the cost of replacement was huge and it discouraged me. Dumb. I did end up parting out every piece of the bracelet in various sections and extra links, including the broken non-removable linked sections to someone who just wanted to try repairing it, for the total sum of about $400 on ebay. :lol:

Admittedly, I still like the quirkiness and look of the Gen1/2 over the Skywalker, but the Skywalker certainly has the same sort of looks, and a much better display. It's a tad larger but wears all the same when I tried it on years ago.

While the PO 8900 43.5mm blue was fantastic, the polished hands started to get hard to see at first glance, and I wear corrective lenses. Just wanted a daily wearer with white hands on black again, as I found myself wearing the 3570.50 a lot during the last couple months.

Might have to keep my eyes peeled for a Gen1/2 as a dedicated nato watch -- which it does superbly as those who've owned it here can attest -- but for now it'll be the Skywalker, and I hope it sticks long term. :pray:

Should be here Friday afternoon. Pretty stoked.

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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm

Congrats bud. I’m looking forward to photos.

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Post by deepcdvr » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:29 pm

You got 400 bones for a broken bracelet? Lol good for you

I’ve had a couple of the gen one versions and they are AWESOME. The sky walker is in a whole other league, tho

Congrats!! Looking forward to pics
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Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:41 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:29 pm
You got 400 bones for a broken bracelet? Lol good for you

I’ve had a couple of the gen one versions and they are AWESOME. The sky walker is in a whole other league, tho

Congrats!! Looking forward to pics
It was closer to $425 net but took me almost a year to sell every part. But yeah, I piecemealed that bastid.

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Post by sierra11b » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:49 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:16 pm
Congrats bud. I’m looking forward to photos.
For sure.

I’ll do a side-by-side Mars, Moon, Skylab watch photo because that’s really all the space watch I have to my name currently. :grin:

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Post by Captdave » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:43 pm

Love the Gen 1 I picked up and can’t wait to see pics of the Skywalker. It’s an amazing step in the evolution of the X-33. Congrats


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Re: X-33 Skywalker incoming

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:41 pm

Are you a getting a bracelet with it? There’s a guy selling a bracelet here https://forums.watchuseek.com/f319/fs-o ... 70307.html

(Don’t know the seller)
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Post by sierra11b » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 am

I saw that thank you. Mine is bnib with bracelet. Just gotta wait until tomorrow for it to arrive.

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Re: X-33 Skywalker incoming

Post by sierra11b » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:14 pm

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Arrived today so I'm still getting acquainted...

First thing's first... This is positively the hardest bracelet I've adjusted and you know I've done a few :shifty: ... Think the smallest screws you've dealt with and half that size (.5mm with .33mm threaded portion), and then dealing with stubborn Factory loctite on top of the Ti-to-SS screw gumminess. Bring your A-game, patience, the proper screw driver, ample downward pressure, and purple loctite.

Second thing which I knew coming-in but it's different in practice (but very cool): You set the UTC portion of the watch first for current UTC time and date. At that point you reference a UTC chart for your time zone for TZ1 and TZ2. TZ1 always displays on analog throughout the LCD displays. So if you have TZ2 or UTC on the LCD, TZ1 still shows on the hands.

For example. UTC is set and now I want pacific standard time which is -7UTC Simple scroll bacward to -7 on the TZ1 setting and press set. Voila! Hands move to that setting.

TRUE GMT folks. Haven't tried the other features yet but the countdown, chrono, and multiple alarms speak for themselves. MET and PEI are a different beast altogether...

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