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Oh yeah I know this place. Like to pop in there now and again. mwink[1].gif
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Also, for those who might be interested, the place I bought the Daytona had just got it in with one black face watch as well. That was yesterday. I have absolutely no connection, other than buying a watch from them.

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I want a winder but I refuse to pay the prices that companies ask for them. If you guys know of a quality winder that isn't the price of a decent watch by itself, I'd love to know. Don't need any of that burled walnut, gold plated crap either


Call Lauren @ Inventory Adjusters 602-278-5966. She usually has 4-6 different winders, with ridiculous MSRP prices, that she sells for a few hundred each. Usually has singles, doubles and maybe a quad. Or I would be happy to check for you. Might be a little better $ that way.

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@mimo

 

what watch is that in your handle?

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It's a simple three hand Omega from around '68-70. Originally would have been on a "rice grain" steel bracelet. My mother bought it for my father in 1970.

Thanks for asking; was wearing it today as I often do - as my regular work/dress watch.
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It's a simple three hand Omega from around '68-70. Originally would have been on a "rice grain" steel bracelet. My mother bought it for my father in 1970.

Thanks for asking; was wearing it today as I often do - as my regular work/dress watch.

 

Thanks.  I really like it and am looking for something similar for my mother to give my father for Christmas actually. 

 

I've been reading through some of the old posts on this thread to get some ideas. 

 

Looking for something very classic such as yours, in the $5-8k range.  I think I've narrowed it down to Zenith and Omega but still open to other options if anyone has a strong recommendation.  My dad is not into anything other than classic dress watches, preferably with leather bands but obviously we can switch that after-market if needed.

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Bond fans (I know there are plenty of you here): did you happen to catch Daniel Craig's watch from the press announcement last week for Spectre?





Vintage Seamaster 300 on leather (image courtesy of ajb poster "Higgins").

He's got the bezel's triangle marker turned to half past the hour smile.gif and it appears to be "like new" condition....I wonder if Craig got his from Watchco lol.
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^ That'll keep the sponsors happy smile.gif
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I have a question, gentlemen, on which I would like your opinion.
One of my favorite watches is a cal. 321 pre-moon Speedmaster. meaning it was the model that was tested and first used in the space program rather than the model that commemorates it, i.e., it uses the cal. 321 not the subsequent 861 movement, and has the seamonster logo on the back, rather than the "first watch used on the moon" commenmorative verbiage that came later. It just gave out on me this weekend and I brought it in to the Omega boutique for service. It will, no doubt, cost a lot to work on and will have to go back to Switzerland. That is expected and not an issue for me as chronograph service is expensive and old ones, more so. I know that I will not want them to buff the case, though I don't care if they replace the crystal. I probably don't care if they replace the hands. My question is, what should I let them do with the dial? This model has an applied Omega logo, which is rare, even among the pre-moon speedies. It is also, IMO, nicer than the printed logo. If they have to remove that, I will say no. But what about repainting the lume? The lume is long dead and flaking in places, though it is still perfectly legible (the lume has flaked off the hour and minute hands, making them kind of skeletal). The rest of the dial printing is very good. On the one hand, I am kind of the view that anything done by the factory "counts" as original, or at least genuine, and, frankly, in keeping with the utilitarian nature of the watch, making it more legible is good. But I also think of this watch as somewhat historic, especially the dial.
So . . . if they want to repaint the dial or the lume, should I let them?

BTW, my experience with Omega service in Switzerland for their vintage watches has been outstanding. It was always better than expected, so I am not so worried about quality.
So . . . after much discussion with Omega, they will not refinish the dial or repair the watch without replacing the dial. Nor will they replace the dial but return the original one to me (since it has tritium on it). So the watch is being sent back to me untouched.
Some of you suggested alternative places to work on it and i will look into those. Thanks.
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So the watch is being sent back to me untouched.
Good move.
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Had her since March this year. She's been on my wrist since.

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Beauty. Bought mine last summer and haven't taken it off since.
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Have it narrowed down to either a Tangomat or Tangomat GMT. Can't decide if the GMT function is worth the extra thickness and cash. I think I would be all GMT if it listed SFO instead of LAX as my time zone code! Will decide tomorrow and order.
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Have it narrowed down to either a Tangomat or Tangomat GMT. Can't decide if the GMT function is worth the extra thickness and cash. I think I would be all GMT if it listed SFO instead of LAX as my time zone code! Will decide tomorrow and order.

I would also prefer SF to LA. But I still like this one.

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I would also prefer SF to LA. But I still like this one.
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