On topic re: Omega.
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Your welcome. If you are interested in a 16550, be careful and stick to the ones with the white gold hour markers. Yes, when you google 16550 you get a few that have black hands and hour markers, at least 2 that I saw were either fakes or "Franken-watches." While not impossible that Rolex could have made a 16550 with black hands and hour markers at the end of the batch, I've yet to see one (that wasn't modified or fake). All the 16550s that I've seen that were real, be it in books, in person, or on websites had white gold hands and hour markers. Cheers!
Congrats and enjoy! Looks like you made it nearly a full year keeping your no new watches for yourself New Year's resolution (which isn't as much fun, at least not for the rest of us).
Hahaha thanks @Dino944
... I guess I made an exception for this whimsical little thing. And delivery was only delayed by three to four months!
A great catch, Frills. You and Dino are cracking me up.