Understandably so; it really is a handsome watch.
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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, JLC etc...) - Page 1741post #26101 of 4831211/5/13 at 7:37ampost #26102 of 4831211/5/13 at 7:51am
Roger: I hear you; mine certainly fulfills that job for now. Yours is lovely; I really like how clean it is.
Frilly: the gangster look is really working for you! Will try to get a pic of my gangster coat...post #26103 of 4831211/5/13 at 8:39amQuote:
ZOMG SAME HERE!!
set aside my rolex for the JLC today (no vis). forgot how much i love it. i think my issue is that i am just so lazy that i tend to stick with what i have from yesterday, as opposed to putting one back in the box and taking out another. its like 15 seconds of my time, but i just rather grab what i left on my dresser the night before and run with it. im so lazy. pathetic.
also, i think i have recovered from sending away my panny. not sold yet, but its been sent off and my heart has recovered from the original shock.post #26104 of 4831211/5/13 at 8:48ampost #26105 of 4831211/5/13 at 9:22amCheers gents. Moo - it's a vintage piece dating back to the early or mid-sixties at best guess. My watchmaker can accurately date it by referencing the Omega archives, but it is running so well at present I don't think it will be heading for service any time soon. Movement is the rock solid Omega 30-T2 hand wind. It is very much an oversized piece for the time @ 39mm, and the very thin bezel makes it look even larger.post #26106 of 4831211/5/13 at 9:39amQuote:Originally Posted by RogerP
Cheers gents. Moo - it's a vintage piece dating back to the early or mid-sixties at best guess. My watchmaker can accurately date it by referencing the Omega archives, but it is running so well at present I don't think it will be heading for service any time soon. Movement is the rock solid Omega 30-T2 hand wind. It is very much an oversized piece for the time @ 39mm, and the very thin bezel makes it look even larger.
Quite a looker.
Sapphire? Or is it an old acrylic crystal? Nice pics either way.post #26107 of 4831211/5/13 at 9:47am
It's a beauty, and the size makes it look so modern. The blued second hand really makes it too. It could easily be a new "retro" edition Aqua-Terra or something, except that now they wouldn't be able to resist writing stuff all over the dial somehow!
It's definitely no more recent than mid-sixties in my inexpert opinion: mine's about 1970, and even from a year or two before that, the case shapes seemed to change a bit. You really picked a plum there.post #26108 of 4831211/5/13 at 11:15amThanks Mimo my man. Aint that the truth about about the irresistible urge for contemporary manufacturers to cram a dial chock full of pointless text? This is another one of those pieces that I had "dibs" on with a fellow collector and friend. He probably had the watch for 15 years before deciding to let it go, but still remembered to offer it to me first.
It's acrylic Keith - sapphire wasn't much in use back then.post #26109 of 4831211/5/13 at 11:22amAcrylic is so nice... back when I was deciding which Omega Speedy model to purchase, I was semi-set on the sapphire model because I enjoyed my other watches with the sapphire crystal. When I tried both the acrylic and the sapphire, the sapphire version was underwhelming when held next to the acrylic, which had a wonderful glow and "softness" that the sapphire lacked. The decision was easy.post #26110 of 4831211/5/13 at 12:07pmFinally took delivery of my OEM deployment clasp with alligator strap. The effect is quite a bit more dramatic than I was expecting--it feels so much more elegant. Thanks to Stitch and DerekS for the guidance on this purchase.post #26111 of 4831211/5/13 at 12:25pmpost #26112 of 4831211/5/13 at 12:34pmpost #26113 of 4831211/5/13 at 12:39pmpost #26114 of 4831211/5/13 at 1:26pmpost #26115 of 4831211/5/13 at 1:49pm
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