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post #256 of 39269
I like the Breitling but they always look a shade "busy" to me in terms of the hash marks. I like the caramel candies.
post #257 of 39269
Breitlings have never been subtle. This one is about 25 years old. As for the latest models; well it's hard to find a subtle one.
post #258 of 39269
I have never understood how to read them or what all those tachometer numbers mean.
post #259 of 39269
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
I have never understood how to read them or what all those tachometer numbers mean.

Oh, that's easy. They're used for things like navigation (in directions/degrees), determining fuel efficiency, determining speed over a quarter-mile, determining the distance of artillary, determining when the next full solar eclipse will be, and divining the date of your ultimate doooooooooom!










post #260 of 39269
um that looks a shade busy...
post #261 of 39269
Mustapha; what air force was that Breitling made for? It seems to have Arabic writing and some air force wings on the dial (I first mistook it for the Breitling logo). Edit: It is the Breitling logo.
post #262 of 39269
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
vintage Omega Seamaster DeVille
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
Likewise.
Likewise II:
post #263 of 39269
Hi Lucky Strike.

This Breitling was made for Iran's army air service (helicopter pilots, I suppose, not jet pilots) around the time of the Shah. That is Persian writing on the dial. There are stories of journalists, diplomats and miltary types buying these from impoverished officers. My story isn't as romantic; I bought this from an Iranian gent in Los Angeles.
post #264 of 39269
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post
Oh, that's easy. They're used for things like navigation (in directions/degrees), determining fuel efficiency, determining speed over a quarter-mile, determining the distance of artillary, determining when the next full solar eclipse will be, and divining the date of your ultimate doooooooooom!

None of those dials can do the artillery thing, but I'll buy the rest.



Then again, if the Iranians are using something that imprecise, I say bring on the invasion
post #265 of 39269
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None of those dials can do the artillery thing, but I'll buy the rest.

All kidding aside, there is (or was) a dial that did that. It was introduced during WWI, I think (might have been earlier). It used the differences between the speeds of sound and light (seeing the artillary fire vs. seeing the impact) to determine how far away the guns were. Of course, there isn't one here.
post #266 of 39269
Only for the man confident in his sexuality....


post #267 of 39269
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Only for the man confident in his sexuality....



Didn't Buddy Holly have a diamond Omega?
post #268 of 39269
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Originally Posted by Omegablogger View Post
Only for the man confident in his sexuality....



That looks terrible...
post #269 of 39269
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
That looks terrible...


Like I said, "confident in his sexuality"
post #270 of 39269
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Didn't Buddy Holly have a diamond Omega?

Yes!


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