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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

It has occured to me more than once when wearing today's watch, that if I had to make this my only dress watch I could manage just fine.

Understandably so; it really is a handsome watch.
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Roger: I hear you; mine certainly fulfills that job for now.  Yours is lovely; I really like how clean it is.

 

Flake: nice!

 

Frilly: the gangster look is really working for you!  Will try to get a pic of my gangster coat...

post #26103 of 34783
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

+1Probably my favorite design from them.  Really an exceptional piece.  

ZOMG SAME HERE!! cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by Kaplan View Post

Understandably so; it really is a handsome watch.

indeed.

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set aside my rolex for the JLC today (no vis). forgot how much i love it. i think my issue is that i am just so lazy that i tend to stick with what i have from yesterday, as opposed to putting one back in the box and taking out another. its like 15 seconds of my time, but i just rather grab what i left on my dresser the night before and run with it. im so lazy. pathetic.

also, i think i have recovered from sending away my panny. not sold yet, but its been sent off and my heart has recovered from the original shock.
post #26104 of 34783
So... what model Omega is that up there? It's really great.
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Cheers gents. Moo - it's a vintage piece dating back to the early or mid-sixties at best guess. My watchmaker can accurately date it by referencing the Omega archives, but it is running so well at present I don't think it will be heading for service any time soon. Movement is the rock solid Omega 30-T2 hand wind. It is very much an oversized piece for the time @ 39mm, and the very thin bezel makes it look even larger.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Cheers gents. Moo - it's a vintage piece dating back to the early or mid-sixties at best guess. My watchmaker can accurately date it by referencing the Omega archives, but it is running so well at present I don't think it will be heading for service any time soon. Movement is the rock solid Omega 30-T2 hand wind. It is very much an oversized piece for the time @ 39mm, and the very thin bezel makes it look even larger.

Quite a looker.

Sapphire? Or is it an old acrylic crystal? Nice pics either way.
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Roger,

 

It's a beauty, and the size makes it look so modern.  The blued second hand really makes it too.  It could easily be a new "retro" edition Aqua-Terra or something, except that now they wouldn't be able to resist writing stuff all over the dial somehow!

 

It's definitely no more recent than mid-sixties in my inexpert opinion: mine's about 1970, and even from a year or two before that, the case shapes seemed to change a bit.  You really picked a plum there.

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Thanks Mimo my man. Aint that the truth about about the irresistible urge for contemporary manufacturers to cram a dial chock full of pointless text? This is another one of those pieces that I had "dibs" on with a fellow collector and friend. He probably had the watch for 15 years before deciding to let it go, but still remembered to offer it to me first.

It's acrylic Keith - sapphire wasn't much in use back then.
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Acrylic is so nice... back when I was deciding which Omega Speedy model to purchase, I was semi-set on the sapphire model because I enjoyed my other watches with the sapphire crystal. When I tried both the acrylic and the sapphire, the sapphire version was underwhelming when held next to the acrylic, which had a wonderful glow and "softness" that the sapphire lacked. The decision was easy. smile.gif
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Finally took delivery of my OEM deployment clasp with alligator strap. The effect is quite a bit more dramatic than I was expecting--it feels so much more elegant. Thanks to Stitch and DerekS for the guidance on this purchase.

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Wow. That looks fantastic. I am also considering a brown tone alligator strap purchase. Who's strap is that?
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TC, that looks awesome. glad it all worked out!
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Wow. That looks fantastic. I am also considering a brown tone alligator strap purchase. Who's strap is that?

Thanks! Shot you a pm.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

TC, that looks awesome. glad it all worked out!

Thanks man!
post #26114 of 34783
That is one fine elegant watch! Roger.
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That would be a fabulous one-dress watch, Roger. Wonderful!
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