Understandably so; it really is a handsome watch.
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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.
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.
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.
It's acrylic Keith - sapphire wasn't much in use back then.