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I have a better idea.  Buy me a now-ever-so-slightly-superseded Daytona just like yours.  Then I will advertise yours for $80,000 for the next year on at least three websites, inflating the brand perceptions and desirability of what is on your wrist.  You can easily get me a nice clean one with papers for about $10k (and with your connections, less), while making seven times that in residual value on yours, thanks to my manipulation of the used market.

 

Or you could cut out the middle man and just advertise yours for a silly price.  But then how do people like me make a living?

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Or you could cut out the middle man and just advertise yours for a silly price.  But then how do people like me make a living?

Volume!
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Here is a better look at the 38mm vintage Omega, now that I have a new strap on it and have pointed my camera in its general direction.

 

 

 

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Wow! That's a classic beauty.
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That Omega looks sharp. Nice work there.
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Looks great, Roger - even though it's older than mine (early sixties?) by the look of those lovely lugs, the size is much more "modern".  38mm is perfect for a dress watch of any era, I'd say (on my wrist anyway).  So clean and shiny too, and the strap looks perfect.  Well done!  Do you have some more info to share please?

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Here is a better look at the 38mm vintage Omega, now that I have a new strap on it and have pointed my camera in its general direction.

 

 

 

 

 

I am now beginning to appreciate simple pieces like the Omega......I guess the Robert Browning phrase "less is more" applies to faultless piece above...

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Thanks guys.  Ilovelobbs - my taste in watches is pretty diverse, but when it comes to a dress watch, this Omega approximates my ideal.  I do wish more companies (contemporary Omega included) would stop treating the dial like a billboard and keep things simple and clean).  I have never been able to understand, for example, why the depth rating - in feet and meters no less - ever needs to be displayed on the dial.  Surely the caseback would suffice for recording such information, assuming the owner had an impossibly short memory and wanted to check. biggrin.gif

 

Mimo - I don't have much more info to share.  The watch was purchased by a good friend of mine from Joseph Gisbert http://shop.joseph-watches.com/joseph/en/FMPro?-db=gaj.fp5&-format=index.html&-view

 

But that purchase was made 10 years ago and the little blurb with detailed info has been misplaced.  Going by recollection, he believes the watch to be from the early sixties with the 30T2 (or some variation thereof) hand wind movement.

 

Another long time watch friend is a watch maker and authorized Omega service rep.  I was going to send him the watch just to have him open it up and check on the condition (and he can date the movement accurately from the serial number) but a) it is running flawlessly and I have a 'don't mess with success' policy when it comes to servicing watches and b) I couldn't bear to be parted from it just yet.

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I'm not usually a fan of counter-stitching, but it's well done here. Nice buy - looks great. Wear in good health!
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roger - superb looking watch. thanks for the pics!!


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I think we might overestimate how much the world compares prices online.  Russians in particular don't use the net much for commerce; they somehow don't trust it.  The cost and irregularity of delivery can also be an issue, I'm told.  But also, ask yourself how many leading watch sites are available in Mandarin, Russian, Arabic?  Some people just don't do what we would do, and certainly dont do it in English.  And some people like auctions, and can just bid until they win!

if money was no object, i would do most of my shopping in person in B&M stores. i find the experience far more enjoyable, and, being able to try things on and not deal with shipping makes things a lot easier.
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Roger...that is FANTASTIC
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Here is a better look at the 38mm vintage Omega, now that I have a new strap on it and have pointed my camera in its general direction.

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

Looks great!  Thanks for the wrist shot.  Looking at its size, hour markers, and lugs it looks like it could have been the inspiration for some of VC's Patrimony watches.

Enjoy it and congrats!

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if money was no object, i would do most of my shopping in person in B&M stores. i find the experience far more enjoyable, and, being able to try things on and not deal with shipping makes things a lot easier.

+1

While I certainly understand people buying through the net and the savings or time it often provides on any good (clothing, cars, watches, etc).  I find that if you are dealing with the right people, there is an intangible quality that goes beyond practical aspects of shopping in person (such as fit, ability to compare goods, and information you can learn from very knowledgeable sale people), which makes it more enjoyable to purchase from a B&M store than over the internet. 

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+1
While I certainly understand people buying through the net and the savings or time it often provides on any good (clothing, cars, watches, etc).  I find that if you are dealing with the right people, there is an intangible quality that goes beyond practical aspects of shopping in person (such as fit, ability to compare goods, and information you can learn from very knowledgeable sale people), which makes it more enjoyable to purchase from a B&M store than over the internet. 

Depends on the item. A luxury watch (or any luxury item, I suppose) this is true. But I would not underestimate the value of crowdsourced information ala Amazon reviews for other, more commodity-type items.
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The temptation these days is to go into your oak-panelled, leather-scented, conveniently located luxury goods retailer, try everything on, exhaust the salesman's knowledge and preferably score a free coffee.  Then go home and see where you can find what you wanted, cheapest.  There is something to be said for loyalty of course, and developing a relationship with your favourite shop.  But sometimes, the bottom line is the bottom line.

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+1
While I certainly understand people buying through the net and the savings or time it often provides on any good (clothing, cars, watches, etc).  I find that if you are dealing with the right people, there is an intangible quality that goes beyond practical aspects of shopping in person (such as fit, ability to compare goods, and information you can learn from very knowledgeable sale people), which makes it more enjoyable to purchase from a B&M store than over the internet. 

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regarding the bold: it. just. feels. good. its a great feeling going into a store that you like, talking to a SA or owner that appreciates the goods the way you do, schmoozing, looking at other stuff, being treated well.... the whole thing. even when i dont buy i always walk out feeling in a better mood. brings a smile to my face each time.
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Depends on the item. A luxury watch (or any luxury item, I suppose) this is true. But I would not underestimate the value of crowdsourced information ala Amazon reviews for other, more commodity-type items.

100% agree for purchases that are minor and you know exactly what you are getting. books, CDs, minor electronics....
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