- Jun 7, 2010
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Nice, the dial gives off a Vostok vibe, but looks like it's of obviously higher quality.60th Anniversary Squale 30 Atmos today. I know a lot of folks don’t like “faux patina” but it doesn’t really bother me and I think the dial really pops with the white outline on the hour markers here. I’ll also add that the sailcloth strap is super comfortable and now I want a bunch more of them for other watches.
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Yes it is. My only complaint is the not so great imitation alligator strap. I will replace it ASAP but it has double spring bars so you can't use standard straps. I'll get my man Hoang Dat to make me a custom one.Very nice - is that the Peking to Paris model? Seems like an amazing deal.
Very nice - unfortunately, my skinny wrists can't handle a 43mm watchYes it is. My only complaint is the not so great imitation alligator strap. I will replace it ASAP but it has double spring bars so you can't use standard straps. I'll get my man Hoang Dat to make me a custom one.
That would have made a great strap also. I have purchased 2 straps from him, both excellent. Time for a few more,,,,
Please PM me your wife’s contact details. I intend to grass you up so that she’ll either leave you, in which case you’ll have to sell that watch to me to pay your divorce lawyer fees, or maybe she’ll let you off as long as you sell it, in which case you’ll still have to sell that watch to me!Thanks. I saw a pre-owned one on the facebook watch site (which I have since stopped following, way too dangerous) posted at $1950. I was really smitten, did a little google research and found a brand new one (last one) on Amazon for $1195. The last thing I needed was another watch but..oh well. Just don't tell my wife..........
Another Atlantan!!!!I know the pic isn't very good, and that the watch doesn't even look that nice, but it's more the story here--also, looking for watchmaker suggestions in the Atlanta area, if y'all have any.
Found this Omega (Geneve, Cal 613, ~1969) and a Louvic automatic ladies watch in a junk shop a couple years ago. This watch was crusted with dirt when I found it. I cleaned it off with an old toothbrush, and was able to pull the crown and set the time. It ticked for about five seconds and stopped. I wasn't surprised. I took both watches to Bowers watch and clock repair here in Atlanta--a place with a great reputation. The Louvic was serviced, and I gave it as a gift to my wife--runs great. The Omega the watchmaker told me was toast. The movement was corroded, and there wasn't much of a point in trying to find repair parts (I'd have to find a donor watch, and at that point, I might as well just buy another, working, watch).
None of this really bothered me. I paid almost nothing for both watches, and I love vintage watches, and the thrill of finding something in like an antique shop or at a yard sale or something, etc. And I've already a pretty decent--for me--collection of working vintage watches. But, the other day I was thinking about this watch, and I thought I'd just set the time and see if I could wind it and, I dunno, just see what happened. Well it started running. And it's been running now for a couple days, and keeping perfect time (I did not set the date, and haven't done so, thinking I'd jinx the whole thing). Anyway, for the time being (pun intended), I'm just keeping it wound and running.
Anyway, my thought is that I could probably use a second opinion when it comes to a watchmaker giving this movement a service, which I'm sure it needs, despite the fact that it is (so far) keeping great time. I have no sentimental attachment to the watch, so it's not worth it, to me, to send it to Omega for a restoration (according to their website, it's $1,500; $1,500 that I'd gladly spend on something else).
So, if anyone has a recommendation for an excellent watchmaker who can service old Omegas, I'd appreciate your suggestions. Barring that, if this sucker will run when I decide to wear it, I'll just keep on keeping on.