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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
No I really doubt it. I'm pretty sure I could source another one for way less than $750
Where would you be finding these? I would love to pay $2xx for one of those...
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I'm not sure what the problem is. Here are 4 pics of Omega watches from ebay that I bid on (none of which I won), and each of which I think looks better than what you posted: The prices at which these Omegas were won range from $200 - $350. I really don't think authenticity is a problem. Then again, I know very little about watches, and am pretty stingy when it comes to spending. Hence, the fact that I lost all auctions. But, man, I really wanted 1 and 4 especially, and number 3.
I don't really like any of those designs to be frank. I really think that the date detracts from the elegance of the watch, imo. I found one, actually. http://cgi.ebay.com/Omega-Automatic-...item4837f878c6 Unfortunately, I don't have the funds for it right now, and the auction is ending in <2 days. :I Also, can anyone give me info on the cal 55x movements? I've heard they're great, but in my cursory research I haven't found many details on it. Why is it so great?
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
After seeing some nice watch pics in other threads, I thought this forum deserved its very own watch p0rn thread.

So here is a home to post your pictures of your watches (I think it's more interesting if we stick to our own watches rather than reposting stock photos or other people's scans)

here we go..







some Lemania love...
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Nice to see another Cosmonaute.
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After long, long last, I have finally looked at every page of the watch P0rn thread and now I can post a pic of one of my watches.

My Grandfather's Wittnauer which was at that time part of another watch company whose name I can't remember. JLC perhaps? Anyway, this thing had fallen apart and rotted away and I had Central Watch Band put it back together. It needs a band and different hands on the chronos (notice how they don't match) but it's a nice thing to have and I'm looking forward to wearing it at some point.



If anyone were able to throw out any of their thoughts as to the age of the watch or any other info, that would be cool.
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^I'll take a wildly amateur guess and say around the 1940's
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Thread Starter 
1940-50's

Did you open the case? Does it look like this Valjoux 72 movement?

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Not JLC, Longines. Note this 1947 Longines/Wittenauer Ad:

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Regarding the movement question: no, but I will. What is the significance of that movement?
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Thread Starter 
I don't think any of the hands are original actually - chrono subdials or hour/minute
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No, but I will. What is the significance of that movement?
Movement and movement number should be able to confirm age of the watch.
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along with the '40's IWC I posted earlier here's another favorite in my rotation:

'57 SS w/ black face Omega Seamaster


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Another Seamaster. Ref. ST 165.0020 with the cal. 552 movement if I'm not mistaken. Got it through eBay two weeks ago I think. The second hand fell off a few hours in on the maiden voyage but that was fixed rather easily. Keeps time as good as one can expect from a 40 year old time piece so I couldn't be happier.
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My new arrival--

A Tissot was my first "real" watch years ago-- when they released this one, I fell in love with the retro (1946) style. I threw in a bid on ebay this week, and snagged it for less than 50% the normal going price, or less than 30% the retail.

18k rose gold.



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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post
Nice to see another Cosmonaute.

Is it sacrilege for me to say that I think this watch is ugly? It looks too busy for my taste.
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Is it sacrilege for me to say that I think this watch is ugly? It looks too busy for my taste.
Wouldn't say ugly, but I agree on too busy, and I suspect this is an iconic piece from Breitling
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