MoonSwatch Ultimate Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before Buying

Are Moonswatch waterproof?

MoonSwatches have a water-resistance rating of 3 bar. This is basically standard splash-proof, but the MoonSwatch does has enough protection to allow showering and swimming. Every MoonSwatch will remain water-resistant provided that the crown, pushers, glass, case and gaskets remain intact. [Crown and pushers must never be manipulated under water] As with any watch, prolonged exposure to salt water is not advised due to its corrosive nature.

MoonSwatches are ´water-resistant´ to an overpressure of 3 bar. These indications correspond to the pressure exercised during the water-resistant test according to the ISO norm 22810. The indicated values are equivalent to the hydrostatic pressure exercised in immersion at 30 m in the water. 

What is a quartz movement?

A quartz watch uses an oscillation of quartz to define the time. All Swatch watches are made of quartz movements, except for our Automatic watches. The quartz has the property of oscillation with a precise frequency when it is stimulated electronically. A crystal oscillator is an electronic circuit that uses the mechanical resonance of a vibrating crystal of piezoelectric material to create an electrical signal with a very precise frequency. This frequency is commonly used to keep track of time (as in quartz wristwatches), to provide a stable clock signal for digital integrated circuits, and to stabilize frequencies for radio transmitters and receivers. The most common type of piezoelectric resonator used is the quartz crystal, so oscillator circuits designed around them were called "crystal oscillators".  In other words: quartz is a stable vibration that gives regular impulses. Through the “circuit integer” impulses are given to the wheels of the hands.

Are Moonswatch worth it?

Even if there are watches availability in more durable materials, the main selling point of the MoonSwatch is that you get an original Omega Speedmaster look, it is a near exact replica of its shape and proportions, for a fraction of the price. 

All of the Swatches are in BIOCERAMIC, a unique mix of two-thirds ceramic and one-third material derived from castor oil. Although colours like pink and pale blue offer strong clues that these are not your standard Speedmaster watches, a hard-core Moonwatch fan would be hard-pushed to find the difference in the overall look

The MoonSwatch is a perfect for yourself or a gift for someone who is a fan of the original Omega Moonwatch and looking to get the quality and brand recognition of Omega without wanting to make a large investment. 

Are Moonswatch still hard to get?

MoonSwatches are extremely difficult to get, they are only available in four London locations, six across the UK. Here are the locations you can buy MoonSwatches Every day there are queues over 100 people at these locations trying to get the latest delivery, only a few are available each day leaving many people disappointed. If you have been unlucky, or don’t fancy an all day wait - check out our collection;

Are Moonswatches limited edition? 

Moonswatch is not a limited edition collection, Swatch are unable to produce enough watches to meet the high level of demand. There have been limited releases of certain watches such as “Mission to Moonshine”, this watch was only produced for 1 day to coincide with the full moon and features second hands made using “”Moonshine Gold”. Mission to Moonphase Snoopy Edition is also more of a challenge to obtain. Due to the complication of a Moonphase movement they take more time to manufacture.

Are Moonswatch available in store?

MoonSwatch are only available in 6 locations in the UK and in very limited stock. If you are trying to buy one of these watches be ready to queue for many, many hours and potentially for huge disappointment as the deliveries each can be different and there is no guarantee you will be able to get one.

If you have been unlucky, or don’t fancy an all day wait - check out our collection;

Can Moonswatch be repaired?

During the two year warranty period and by presenting the valid warranty certificate, you will have the right to have any defect repaired free of charge.

How many watches are in the Moonswatch collection?

The original collection of the Omega x Swatch MoonSwatches, or simply MoonSwatch, is a collection of 11x chronograph wristwatches. However 2023 saw the release of 11x more Moonshine Edition watches, and 2024 saw the release of the White & Black Mission to the MoonPhase Snoopy Edition MoonSwatches


Here are the names of those watches:

Mission to the Sun

Mission to Mercury

Mission to Venus

Mission on Earth

Mission to the Moon 

*Mission to the Moon - Moonshine Edition

Mission to Mars

Mission to Jupiter

Mission to Saturn

Mission to Uranus

Mission to Neptune

Mission to Pluto

Mission to Moonphase Full Moon

Mission to Moonphase New Moon

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