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post #17026 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Someone was asking about antimagnetic watches before.

Looks like they just came out with an Omilgauss

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Which is apparently super duper antimagnetic.
http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/omega-introduces-worlds-first-anti-magnetic-movement

Is this for real? Even w/o the lightning second hand you clearly see where this is (would be) coming from. Sorry Omega, your goal seems to be to rival Rolex, but with these blunt moves (Vesper's speech anyone?) you rather help your rival than anything else...

post #17027 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Someone was asking about antimagnetic watches before.

Looks like they just came out with an Omilgauss

Seamaster_Aqua_Terra_300dpi.jpg?format=750w

Which is apparently super duper antimagnetic.
http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/omega-introduces-worlds-first-anti-magnetic-movement

 

 

This has to be one of the ugliest watches I have seen.  Good luck, Omega.

post #17028 of 39149
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Originally Posted by papa kot View Post


This has to be one of the ugliest watches I have seen.  Good luck, Omega.

Then you haven't seen many watches
post #17029 of 39149
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Originally Posted by papa kot View Post


This has to be one of the ugliest watches I have seen.  Good luck, Omega.

I think if both hands were arrows and the second a solid yellow it would look pretty good. Perhaps a little to close to the AT but still, not ugly. Does the internal bezel rotate? I hope so.
post #17030 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Cant kill da Rooster View Post

I think if both hands were arrows and the second a solid yellow it would look pretty good. Perhaps a little to close to the AT but still, not ugly. Does the internal bezel rotate? I hope so.

Negative on the rotating bezel.
post #17031 of 39149

Two of my watches: a Tudor that I bought when I was ten years old (I mowed some serious lawns, no kidding) and my great grandfathers gold Elgin from the 1910's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edited by FredericChopin - 1/18/13 at 5:06pm
post #17032 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Zeppelin View Post

Is this for real? Even w/o the lightning second hand you clearly see where this is (would be) coming from. Sorry Omega, your goal seems to be to rival Rolex, but with these blunt moves (Vesper's speech anyone?) you rather help your rival than anything else...

They certainly seem to be following some of Rolex's moves.  Rolex comes out with the Sub LV with green bezel, they came out with the Planet Ocean with orange bezel.  The famous "Paul Newman" Daytonas have become highly sought after and valuable, so Omega releases Speedmasters with dials similar to that of the old PN Daytonas (even a red dial schumacher edition that looks like the ultra rare red PN dial Daytonas).  Rolex releases a revised antimagnetic Milguass with orange lightning bolt hand a few years ago, now Omega releases a new antimagnetic AT with dotted yellow second hand and with a bracelet that looks like it was taken right off of a Milgauss. 

 

Omega makes some very good watches.  I think they should make watches that show their own DNA and heritage rather than mimicking Rolex on occasion.

post #17033 of 39149
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Originally Posted by FredericChopin View Post

Two of my watches: a Tudor that I bought when I was ten years old (I mowed some serious lawns, no kidding) and my great grandfathers gold Elgin from the 1910's.




Now that we're back from commercial, this is gorgeous.
post #17034 of 39149
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Omega makes some very good watches. I think they should make watches that show their own DNA and heritage rather than mimicking Rolex on occasion.

Exactement.

"Do you", Omega, and just let Rolex be Rolex.

The watch game is big enough for both of ya.
post #17035 of 39149
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Originally Posted by papa kot View Post

 

 

This has to be one of the ugliest watches I have seen.  Good luck, Omega.

You need to get out more, then, lol.

post #17036 of 39149
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post


Now that we're back from commercial, this is gorgeous.

 

Thanks. It has a lot of sentimental value. My great grandad was a tailor, and my grandpa is passing down all of his nice stuff to me. I now own his collection of cufflinks, that watch, his white gold bulova (with two diamonds!) from the 20's, and his hunting rifle. I'm a lucky guy.

post #17037 of 39149
I thought the Bond-Vesper dialogue on the train was one of the best parts of the movie.
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Originally Posted by Zeppelin View Post

Is this for real? Even w/o the lightning second hand you clearly see where this is (would be) coming from. Sorry Omega, your goal seems to be to rival Rolex, but with these blunt moves (Vesper's speech anyone?) you rather help your rival than anything else...
post #17038 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post


Happy murdering. tongue.gif

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post #17039 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Its a real thing, but rather limited.  You made an honest mistake and it probably won't happen again.  Also thats a mild effect on your watch.  My wife works in a hospital and her automatic Cartier Tank Francaise became magnitized twice. When her watch became magnetized it was off by hours.  We realized it was because her department was directly across from the MRI department.  We did start looking at antimagnetic watches, but once her department moved to a different part of the building she stopped having problems with her watch becoming magnetized. 

 

The real need for an antimagnetic watch is probably limited to a few work enviroments.  I think most people buying antimagnetic watches do it as a novelety.  Much in the way that someone has pointed out that people buy diving watches watches with helium escape valves...most owners never do prolonged deep see diving where they are living in an environment with a mixture of helium and oxygen, hence the helium escape valve is unnecessary.  I imagine most current Milgauss owners work at a desk with a computer and a very limited exposure to magnetism...hell Rolex could barely give the originals away when they were around in the 1960s and 1970s and eventually just made them a special order item.  Rolex revived the name and function when they saw how expensive vintage Milgausses had become. 

Thanks for that history lesson, much appreciated smile.gif

post #17040 of 39149
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I had a pretty good Nautilus stiffy going until you all brought me down with the magnetism talk. biggrin.gif

Calm down Mr. T , You know these guys will show them again, in the meantime, read&enjoybiggrin.gif  

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