Thursday, May 26, 2011

Game on!

It was another day at work, nothing eventful really, until I got a call from my brother-in-law. He managed to get four passes for the IPL semi-final match between Mumbai Indian (MI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Though I am not too much into cricket, I really like watching these 20 overs a side matches and since neither Bio or I have seen an IPL match live in a stadium, we agreed instantly. Also there seats were one the best ones in the stadium and it was pretty close to where the players were sitting, so that was even better. So it was my brother-in-law, my dad, Bio and myself. Both, my brother-in-law and my dad are huge cricket fans, so I guess they were much more excited about it than us.

Since this is a watch related blog rather than a sports website, I'll keep it short and simple. We arrived at the stadium about 45 minutes early and after going through a number of security checks ( I think there were 5 of them), made out way to our seats. The players of both teams were still doing their warm-up exercises at this point and It was fun to spot your favourite players in person.

Thought I'd snap a quick wrist shot at the entrance

Players doing their warm-up exercises

Soon enough the cheerleaders were out entertaining the crowd and we happened to have seats right behind them :)

The stadium was almost full and the atmosphere was electrifying as this is a country of cricket lovers. Also, since the match was being played in Mumbai, there was a LOT of cheering for the home team. A guy in front of us tried to get the attention of any player on the field that was closest to us, but couldn't. There was also a Mexican wave from time to time which got a lil too much in the end and most of the people didn't bother about it by that time. I think we even got to be on TV when the ball was smashed in the area right where we were seated. You have to really watch out for hits like these. A kid sitting close to us narrowly avoided being hit by the ball that came our way. He was lucky that it only grazed his left arm.

My fav batsmen - Sachin Tendulkar on strike :)

Time for another quick wrist shot!

All in all, the experience was better than what I had expected. It turned out to be a great match which went on till the very last over and we (MI) won by 4 wickets :)


Sundeep said...

Hi CF tho a lil off topic can u please tell me how to check for the accuracy of my speedy pro. Think mine is running lil fast. And if it is the will it be covered under warranty? TIA

crazyfingers said...

Hey Sundeep, you can go to
Once on it, set your Speedy to match the time on the site and check it again after 24 hours. You should be able to make out if its running fast or slow.
How fast is it going? Unless you have the one with the co-axial movement, its normal for it to be functioning at -1/+11 seconds a day.
The official standard for a chronometer watch is -4/+6 seconds a day. If your Speedy is an officially certified chronometer and still under the warranty period, Omega should fix it for you free of charge. Warranty may sometimes depend on the dealer you bought it from.

Sundeep said...

Hey CF, Mine is a Speedy 3570.50 so not a chronometer. Does that mean my watch will not be covered under warranty? And one more question. The serial no on my watch is 7774****. Can you tell in which year my watch had been manufactured. I bot the watch in 2010 from a reputed AD in Washington DC.


Bio said...

Hey Sundeep. It's best to call up the dealer for the warranty. It shouldn't make a diff if your watch is a chronometer. If it's running too fast or slow you should be able to get it fixed under the warranty. You mentioned that you purchased your watch in 2010, so your watch should definitely be under warranty.
As for the year of manufacture, I looked it up on It dates your watch to 2005
I hope this info helps. Lemme know if you have any more questions and I'll try my best to answer them.