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Originally Posted by patrick_b View Post

 

The last one is a 1969 Omega Chronostop that my mother bought for my father in 1969. It's a unique single pusher chronograph designed to be worn under the wrist for drivers (not divers).The first push starts the central seconds hand and the second push stops & resets it. I don't wear it much but it means a lot as I got it overhauled as a surprise by Omega (Switzerland) for my Dad and he died not long after. I had to source an OEM clasp which had been lost decades before. He still had the original mesh bracelet and I found a guy via TZ for the original style clasp.

 

 

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I could use a chronograph so I've been keeping my eye out for a late 90's early 00's IWC 3713 Doppel Chrono. It's comes in at 42mm which I think is manageable. I always loved the "5 link across/beads of rice" bracelet they came with. The new Doppel is just too big for my taste (and more than I want to spend). I sadly sold off an IWC 3706 Flieger Chrono as well as a Sinn 356 Flieger Chrono, both of which I thought too small at the time. I regret not keeping one of those (the IWC stings the most).

 

If you made it this far, thanks for reading.

Great story about your Dad's vintage Omega.  I'm glad to hear your got it serviced and sourced the clasp and bracelet.  Very cool example.  Until your post I don't recall seeing a single pursher chronograph from Omega.  Thats a very interesting watch.

 

I really like the late 90s early 2000s Fliger chrono and 3713 Doppel.  Both are great pieces, and I greatly prefer them to what is currently offered in IWCs Pilot line.  I also like the early style of braclet that was available on these watches.  Its been revised twice and neither is as good looking as the original with the sort of pyramid shaped links.  Hope you find one to add to your collection soon.

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Once my wife stopped working to stay home with our kids, watch collecting took a back seat...however the kids are 9 & 6 now and she just went back to work...

 

If you made it this far, thanks for reading.

 

As someone with a 6 month old, I feel your pain but as I am sure you would agree, its a fair trade.

 

I have a JLC MUT Moon 39 from my wife as a wedding gift

 

and a Omega Speedy Pro 3572 to commemorate the birth of our first child.

 

I'm not really sure where my collection will turn to next. I'm currently lusting after some vintage rolex. Either a 1675 GMT on a jubilee, or a 1680 sub. A JLC Reverso is never far from my thoughts either.

 

Decisions, decisions--but I'll have to wait for a new child, or a promotion or something

FWIW, I enjoyed the read. cheers.gif

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I'd actually like to see this watch reimagined/cleaned up/simplified

 

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...I have no idea what they were thinking. Make RDM one watch, and a world timer another.

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and a Omega Speedy Pro 3572 to commemorate the birth of our first child.

holy shit this is brilliant. wonder if my wife will let me pull that off. wink.gif
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the catch is that I have to give it to him on his 18th/21st birthday/some other milestone.

 

At first I was selfishly hesitant, but once he was born I can't wait to give it to him icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
 

As far as the wife is concerned, shes down for it. Even if a girl comes next, she said well youll have to get something for her husband when she marries. NOW THAT I MAY HAVE A HARD TIME WITH

 

"HERE IS A QUARTZ TIMEX SIR"

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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

the catch is that I have to give it to him on his 18th/21st birthday/some other milestone.

At first I was selfishly hesitant, but once he was born I can't wait to give it to him icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

 
As far as the wife is concerned, shes down for it. Even if a girl comes next, she said well youll have to get something for her husband when she marries. NOW THAT I MAY HAVE A HARD TIME WITH

"HERE IS A QUARTZ TIMEX SIR"

HA!!! i wont find out what were having for a few more months...but im praying its not a girl. if so, i wont need to worry about future husbands...it will be hard for her to meet boys when shes homeschooled and locked in my basement. nod[1].gif
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Some other gloves:
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

Splendid...though a Rolex or Omega might be more appropriate for Bond reading wink.gif
Thanks. I agree, but the sub stayed at home while going to the country for christmas this year smile.gif

(Well, I actually only agree with the Rolex part; no matter how many times Omega pays their way into a Bond movie it'll never make Omega seem Bondian to me - not that I don't appreciate some Omegas. The obvious choice for Bond reading would be a vintage no-date sub, but even more appropriate would this one be, awesome as it is:

Fleming's Explorer (Click to show)
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- that's his actual watch, which he seems to have based the description of Bond's watch upon.)

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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

dammit kap. I cant tell you how much i love that watch. Ive wanted one since i saw vanilla sky. If i can get some funds scratched together, im 90% sure thats gonna be my next purchase. As much as id like to be patient and save for a nautilus, i know thats doubtful to happen. Im just not that patient.
Thanks. The Mark XV is a great watch and I'm glad that I - after a great deal of searching - managed to find what's probably the last one IWC made, NOS'ish (long story). Along with the no-date sub I find it pretty much a perfect watch, but then I have simple tastes in watches biggrin.gif

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D M B & Kap - mmmmmmmmmmmm win!
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It's always good to see some watch love.  I don't buy and trade watches like I used to, but a few months ago I got the bug and picked up a few vintage pieces.  Always a fan of dive watches, I snagged this 1970-ish Fortis Marine Master Supercompressor.  Turns out this one was in really good shape.

 

 

 

At the same time I found an old Tudor Oyster Prince in 34mm. 

 

 

 

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Okay, you've already heard this.....I'm a proud Mark XVI owner....but I definitely give you props on that piece, Kaplan. Pure class.

And Patrick_B you have inspired me to try a Hirsch Liberty on my 2254.50, even though I barfed a little bit reading about your used bracelet experience.

I've always thought that particular Seamaster looks awesome on so many different straps...Zulus are probably my favorite, although it's on Omega rubber at the moment.

I also wore that one on an aftermarket shark-mesh for quite a while, and that was a totally different look, sort of like a smaller PloProf-inspired look, but I thought it was sharp.

Anyway, very versatile sporty watch IMO. Tough as nails in my experience and looks better with the (inevitable) dings and scratches....

All the strap changes keep me from blowing more $$$ on a Planet Ocean, if you know what I mean.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post


HA!!! i wont find out what were having for a few more months...but im praying its not a girl. if so, i wont need to worry about future husbands...it will be hard for her to meet boys when shes homeschooled and locked in my basement. nod[1].gif

 

Whatever the case, congrats are in order fistbump.gif

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Thanks for all the kind words about my Dad's omega. That's one of the things I like about watches. My kids have both claimed the Seamaster 2254.50 as it has a sea monster on the case back.
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

Okay, you've already heard this.....I'm a proud Mark XVI owner....but I definitely give you props on that piece, Kaplan. Pure class.
And Patrick_B you have inspired me to try a Hirsch Liberty on my 2254.50, even though I barfed a little bit reading about your used bracelet experience.
I've always thought that particular Seamaster looks awesome on so many different straps...Zulus are probably my favorite, although it's on Omega rubber at the moment.
I also wore that one on an aftermarket shark-mesh for quite a while, and that was a totally different look, sort of like a smaller PloProf-inspired look, but I thought it was sharp.
Anyway, very versatile sporty watch IMO. Tough as nails in my experience and looks better with the (inevitable) dings and scratches....
All the strap changes keep me from blowing more $$$ on a Planet Ocean, if you know what I mean.

Good luck! It is a very versatile piece and mine's been through a lot. The Zulu is my favorite as well. I wear them mostly in summer and toss them once they start to stink.

RE the Don Ginsler oversized strap, I got jealous of all the fun the Panerai guys have with their nice straps. I wanted to emulate the look and figured a $30 strap would be a good experiment.
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

Some other gloves:

 Man you just love those gloves with zippers.  I don't think I could feel comfortable with zippers so close to any of my good watches.

 

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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

(Well, I actually only agree with the Rolex part; no matter how many times Omega pays their way into a Bond movie it'll never make Omega seem Bondian to me - not that I don't appreciate some Omegas. The obvious choice for Bond reading would be a vintage no-date sub, but even more appropriate would this one be, awesome as it is: Fleming's Explorer (Click to show)

- that's his actual watch, which he seems to have based the description of Bond's watch upon.)

 

Agree completely.  Omega has made some great watches.  However, just as BMWs never really seemed like Bond cars, Omegas never seem like Bond watches to me.  There was a great article (not sure if that is where you got the Flemming Explorer photo) in Watchtime or one of the other watch magazines a few years ago.  In addition, on my last trip to Las Vegas I saw some first edition Bond books at a rare book store and several of them were about the price of a new Non-date SubC.  I had no idea that 1st edition Flemming novels were fetching that kind of money.
 

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Here's a Christmas gift from my gf. Its my first watch of anything worth mentioning.
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Dino, I don't recall where I first saw that pic, but it I think it was somewhere on-line regarding a Bond watches exhibition in the US, that had featured this watch among others from the movies. For posting it here I just googled 'flemings explorer'.

As for the books, I'm aware that 1st printings are very pricey, but luckily I don't really care about those. AFAIK they've never been out of print so there've been countless editions, but I really like the designs of the 'Vintage 007' covers - here are the next 5 in the series:

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