Momentum Sea Quartz 30
In 1980, Magnum P.I. hit the airwaves and for the first 3 seasons, Tom Selleck as Magnum wore a Chronosport Sea Quartz 30. Some fans will remember him wearing a Rolex Pepsi GMT, which is true as that is what he wore for 5 seasons and thus is much more memorable to fans of the show. But true fans remember the original and though Chronosport is no longer around, technically its predecessor is. They have released a reproduction of that original piece, the Momentum Sea Quartz 30. And this has been quite the release, and the response has been crazy. Momentum put out the first preorder in January, for $198, the original price of the 1980 Chronosport, and that batch sold out very quickly. They released a second preorder for May delivery and those are sold out, and the website states you can sign up to be notified when the third preorder will go live. Here we are at the end of February and this watch is not currently in stock, and may not be until the third or fourth quarter of the year, based on how things are going. Why is it so popular? Is it price? The design? Nostalgia? We will discuss it all here today.
- 42mm Stainless Steel Case
- 47mm Lug to Lug
- 11.3mm Thick
- 20mm Lug Width
- 93 Grams in Weight
- Screw Down Crown
- 300m Water Resistant
- Sapphire Crystal and Bezel Insert
- Ronda 507 Quartz Movement
- Tropic Rubber Strap
- Made in China, Assembled in Vancouver
This is a nice watch and perhaps the watch to get in 2023 (such as those Timex Q watches and the MoonSwatch were the watch to get at one point). I got mine for the pre-order price but spent a bit more for the engraving on the back (an early birthday gift to myself)
I am concerned about the spring bars and if flexing the wrist would pop them off. I wonder if I should switch to conventional spring bars? In any event, Momentum just came out with the pre-order for a bracelet for this watch so I pre-ordered it.