I may not know everything there is to know about watches, but my two years studying Ancient Greek helps with the tricky question of how to pronounce “Omega.”
Here’s what I pass on to my watch loving forum associates.
The ancient Greek alphabet was derived from the Phoenician, with Omega (the long O sound) being [...]
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At last, I now have a replacement Omega Speedmaster.
It’s taken an age. My view is that Omega is the main cause of the delay as they had my first watch from October to Mid-December and repaired a mechanical fault but refused to replace the bezel. Their argument was presumably that either I or the [...]
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After a firm but fair e-mail to my Omega AD, I have had the excellent news that a new Speedmaster Pro “Moonwatch” will be on its way to me in the next few days. I’ve been waiting months for this, but will be delighted when it’s finally on my wrist.