READER COMMENT: Day 2 of Basel 2018, from your point of view. Omega love and strap confusion READER COMMENT: Day 2 of Basel 2018, from your point of view. Omega love and strap confusion

READER COMMENT: Day 2 of Basel 2018, from your point of view. Omega love and strap confusion

Andrew McUtchen

With Day 2 of Baselworld over, and the Time+Tide team all retiring to their quarters for as much sleep as can possibly be had with chronic collective jetlag,  it’s time to charge a nightcap glass and scan the comment section for your thoughts and observations over the past 24 hrs. The first subject of note carries over from day one, and the Battle of the Pepsi GMTs, which still rages.

We think Matthew may just be onto something with his not at all unhinged conspiracy theory, perhaps the grand plan for Rolex SA is coming together after all?

Sanjay, meanwhile, ushered another contender into the coliseum for the Battle of the Pepsis…

 

Meanwhile, after dropping our Longines Range Review video one switched-on viewer picked our official pre-roll voiceover artist, Mr Craig Willis. We’re all positively starstruck that The Voice of Australia (and tennis, and AFL) lent us his golden tonsils to introduce all of our videos at Basel this year.

We also took a peek in the back room at Omega and got a glimpse of their 2018 novelties as well the new upgraded Seamaster 300. Barely up on social, and it’s already a crowd pleaser.

Even the ‘Great Date Window Debate’ seemed to be settled.

But no. Wishful thinking.

Also released was the limited edition, heritage inspired, Seamaster 1958 to nothing but blue skies and candy canes…

But, it seems life is never simple; somehow, lost in translation across the Indian Ocean, was an accidental ‘calf’ and ‘veal’ strap terminology mix up, with one reader having a bit of fun.

Why yes, vansiclen74, it does come in other colours. A fleshy pink.

And that’s about it for Day 2, as you told it. Stay tuned for more crowdsourced content over the coming days.

By the way, @n_architect, you can stay. You’re welcome, and we will.