Worth it? My hands-on review of the Moonswatch

Is this the best thing since sliced cake? Or is it a piece of junk?  I needed to find out myself. Check out the review where I talk about the moonswatch from 4 perspectives. 

Wondering for people who got one, what do you think after a few days of ownership?

For people that wanted one initially, have I changed your mind?

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Thanks for the video and multiple perspectives Max! For me, I believe either you hate it or you love it, you will still want one for the fun of it! Just waiting for it to come online and I will buy my first speedy (and hopefully the real one in the future!)

Hope they fix the dye leaching problem though!

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I got one. It's eleven thousand million pounds if anyone is interested? 

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Interesting video Max - I agree that Swatch were not expecting such a crazy reaction to the launch. nice, fun watch at the list price but for me, not a queue up or pay premium piece. 

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The more I see of the #moonswatch, the more I feel this would have to be worn in a double-wrist configuration. I really like the #bluedial of the Mission to Neptune, but as you point out, it looks (and by the weight, likely feels) like a toy. And I don't mean that negatively, just that it looks like it would be fun to wear. I'm comfortable wearing something like that as a secondary watch, but I don't think I would ever trade in my mechanical timepieces for a MoonSwatch. 

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Thanks for the insight.

When these were first announced I thought they looked like fun watches. But the more I saw real world pictures the more they looked more like a parody than a homage.

If it looks like plastic,feels like plastic, and smells like plastic then it's plastic. Bioceramic? Oh,OK.

And if it really is only 29 grams  then it's only 9 grams over a Casio F91W and 21 grams less than a Casioak. Both are  non-metal watches with more features than the Moonswatch.

The only think Omega about it is a logo and a name on the dial and crown.

I'd understand the hype more if it had been introduced on April 1st.

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yes you've change my mind. not going to buy it because that plastic feel. it is fun watch im sure, but now im not really into it

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Great video but missed a couple quality control issues. With medium to small wrists the velcro strap hangs out to hook on things without the velcro extending out to the end. With cheap glass they could have put a discrete guard around the diameter to protect the substandard material. The color bleed problem giving people smurf wrists. And white straps near your hands? they won't stay that way and fabric stains badly. Fancy nato straps would have been better.

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The real shame is it can’t be serviced and is essentially disposable. Even if the crystal gets cracked, you can’t replace it. 

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Very well done video. Was planning to get one and will still do so. The fun factor is just too much to pass up. 

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biglove

Very well done video. Was planning to get one and will still do so. The fun factor is just too much to pass up. 

Yes it's crazy how attractive it was out of the box and then how quickly I fell out of love for it. Never had such a swing in 24 hours. I think it's one thing if you are using it as a placeholder until you save up for a speedy, but if you are used to higher finished watches, this one will disappoint in the long run 👍

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Max

Yes it's crazy how attractive it was out of the box and then how quickly I fell out of love for it. Never had such a swing in 24 hours. I think it's one thing if you are using it as a placeholder until you save up for a speedy, but if you are used to higher finished watches, this one will disappoint in the long run 👍

I'm looking forward to buying one when they get released online but I cannot picture how it will fit into my life. I have the feeling it will be a novelty worn less and less until my son discovers it hidden in the attic 50 years from now and thinks "what the hell is that?"

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I want the Pluto, Mercury, or Earth version just to have a relatively inexpensive and fun watch. 

Kind of exactly what Swatch is supposed to be all about... 

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Great videos as always!

I plan to buy 4 when they become available online:

  1.  Mission to Jupiter for myself - love the Ultraman vibe
  2.  Mission to Venus for my 8 year-old, because her favorite color is pink
  3.  Mission to Mars for my 6 year-old, because her favorite color is red
  4.  Mission to Uranus for my sister, because she's 37 going on 7, and wants to walk around her workplace all day saying to her co-workers, "This is my Mission to Uranus"
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Great video. The color comparison of some of them to macaroons is dead-on. I think they’re fun. Nothing too serious, but fun. Fun is good.

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HotWatchChick69

Great videos as always!

I plan to buy 4 when they become available online:

  1.  Mission to Jupiter for myself - love the Ultraman vibe
  2.  Mission to Venus for my 8 year-old, because her favorite color is pink
  3.  Mission to Mars for my 6 year-old, because her favorite color is red
  4.  Mission to Uranus for my sister, because she's 37 going on 7, and wants to walk around her workplace all day saying to her co-workers, "This is my Mission to Uranus"

LOL I'm just like your sis.  Half my energy was spent on how to work a butt joke into the title 🤣

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Max

Yes it's crazy how attractive it was out of the box and then how quickly I fell out of love for it. Never had such a swing in 24 hours. I think it's one thing if you are using it as a placeholder until you save up for a speedy, but if you are used to higher finished watches, this one will disappoint in the long run 👍

That's the troublesome part. I cannot tolerate poor finishing and/or QC.
 

Of course my granddaughter and grandson will be ready for watches in the next few years, so if all else fails, it goes in a drawer to hold for one of them.