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I have only a small set of watches that would be interesting to photograph for this thread (though I think I have posted photos of other people's versions of many of my watches, so I am not sure what is the point):
1. Some early Constellations (the linen dial bumper wind is my daily wear, but I also have some neat pie pans)
2. An Autavia
3. A fantastic full-on 70s Breitling Transocean
4. Revue Thommen Airspeed - not fancy or significant, but the perfect pilot's watch in terms of design.
5. Speedmaster 125 (first automatic chronometer grade chronograph). Look it up. Huge watch; entire time assembly can be removed intact from case. It's like a steel ingot. Made for Omega's 125th anniversary. Mine is mint and was rebuilt by Omega about 12 years ago.
6. Some early cal. 321 Speedmasters

None of these are very blingy or haute horology but they each have particular qualities I like.
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Id like to see all of them icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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+1 re: Cylon's comment above. 

 

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I have only a small set of watches that would be interesting to photograph for this thread (though I think I have posted photos of other people's versions of many of my watches, so I am not sure what is the point):
1. Some early Constellations (the linen dial bumper wind is my daily wear, but I also have some neat pie pans)
2. An Autavia
3. A fantastic full-on 70s Breitling Transocean
4. Revue Thommen Airspeed - not fancy or significant, but the perfect pilot's watch in terms of design.
5. Speedmaster 125 (first automatic chronometer grade chronograph). Look it up. Huge watch; entire time assembly can be removed intact from case. It's like a steel ingot. Made for Omega's 125th anniversary. Mine is mint and was rebuilt by Omega about 12 years ago.
6. Some early cal. 321 Speedmasters

None of these are very blingy or haute horology but they each have particular qualities I like.

 

I'd love to see the Speedmasters from (5) and (6) but especially the Speedmaster 125. :)

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

+1 re: Cylon's comment above. 


I'd love to see the Speedmasters from (5) and (6) but especially the Speedmaster 125. smile.gif

The 125 is awesome, but it is a brick. Here are some stock photos.

I don't really know what is the point of that feature.
http://webzoom.freewebs.com/omegauk/speedy125pt1web.jpg
My daughter saw me wearing it once and said it looks like something James Bond would wear to windsurf puzzled.gif
This is a good article with lots of photos: http://xtrememeantime.forumotion.com/t7255-1973-omega-anniversary-speedmaster-125-chronometer
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


The 125 is awesome, but it is a brick. Here are some stock photos.

I don't really know what is the point of that feature.
http://webzoom.freewebs.com/omegauk/speedy125pt1web.jpg
My daughter saw me wearing it once and said it looks like something James Bond would wear to windsurf puzzled.gif
This is a good article with lots of photos: http://xtrememeantime.forumotion.com/t7255-1973-omega-anniversary-speedmaster-125-chronometer

Very cool feature!  What are the dimensions?  I'd love to see a wrist shot, if you get a chance.

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Very cool feature!  What are the dimensions?  I'd love to see a wrist shot, if you get a chance.
Will do. Given your contributions to this thread, I owe you that and for that purpose a blackberry will do fine.

From some random source , re dimensions:
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the width of the watch is 42mm and the length is a whopping 51mm. The 42mm is an average diameter these days but the weight of 182.9 grams isn’t.

The Speedy 125 has a modular construction, where you can remove the inner part of the watch from the case. It is a bit unclear to me why you should do this, except for having a smaller ‘stopwatch’ than you can hold in your hand while timing something.

Here is what it looks like on someone else's wrist:
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Great pic. That watch is pretty cool
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Originally Posted by NonServiam View Post

Sweet Daytona! The grail of my college years when working at a watch dealer, and what I shelled out my hard earned cash for when I finally could afford it. Ah, the good old days of hype and waiting lists icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Siffert today satisfied.gif (old pic, though)

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Hey Stitch, I'm not sure I've ever seen part of a number cut off in a way that I would consider artistic.  However, to answer your question, the reason for the cut out on the 5059, was that the movement had been used in the 5050, which used a more conventional case with sloping lugs and a different dial.  The 5050 had minute markers and its hour makers are in line with them, while the 5059 has a thicker and detailed minute track that pushed the hour markers inward and forced the arc of the date downward a bit.  Both are nice watches, overall I prefer the 5059's appearance (case and dial) except for the leap year cutting out part of the date...but I'd gladly take either. 

good info, thank you. and yes, ill take either one as well. i really dont mind the cut though, i think it adds a touch of character. i could be mistaken, but i am pretty sure that i have seen watches where there are portions of numbers missing, and its done solely for artistic purposes, but i could be wrong.

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Originally Posted by dopey View Post

I tried to photograph mine this morning for this thread, using a blackberry, but the pictures were unusable frown.gif

frown.gif indeed.
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Originally Posted by Cylon View Post

Id like to see all of them icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

yup!
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I'm always looking for a reason to celebrate....mine says hi....

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Is that a potato on the top half of the pic?
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i guess apple.
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Originally Posted by dopey View Post


Will do. Given your contributions to this thread, I owe you that and for that purpose a blackberry will do fine.

From some random source , re dimensions:
Here is what it looks like on someone else's wrist:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Wow...that is one MASSIVE watch!  Very cool.  Definitely a really interesting watch to have in your collection!  Thanks for supplying us with some of its specs and a photos. I saw a small black and white photo of one years ago, but without some form of wrist shot, I really could not tell its dimensions or how it fits on the wrist.  Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

I'm always looking for a reason to celebrate....mine says hi....

 

Booyah!  Awesome "congrats" pic here, man.  Thanks - and hello from mine to yours too!

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As requested. The Speedmaster 125. I forgot how heavy this thing is. I am sorry I can't get a clearer picture of the dial. It is really quite nice. AT least you can get a sense of the scale and the overal look.




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