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Just picked up this 1976 Omega Seamaster. 😁
Love those old Omega Day Date Constellations. Right now, I am picking up old hand wound Rolexes, but I'm also looking for a "TV" case Omega Day Date Constellation from the 70s, preferably gold filled, which seems so very 70s.
 

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I really love it. It’s actually the 5026. It’s only 33mm but I think the size is no problem.
Thanks for the correction; I’m terrible with ref. numbers. Not sure how you guys have them all memorized!

I like the Breguet numerals and sidestep seconds. If it were around 35-36mm, I’d be searching for one myself.

It seems like we have similar tastes, since I also have a CPCP MP!
 

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Thanks for the correction; I’m terrible with ref. numbers. Not sure how you guys have them all memorized!

I like the Breguet numerals and sidestep seconds. If it were around 35-36mm, I’d be searching for one myself.

It seems like we have similar tastes, since I also have a CPCP MP!
Give us a wrist shot of that beauty! What else do you have that competes for wrist time with that?
 

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Researching Cartier references is so difficult... ie XXXXd vs XXXXe - shows same metal and apparently the same dimensions - so what's the difference?
 

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Researching Cartier references is so difficult... ie XXXXd vs XXXXe - shows same metal and apparently the same dimensions - so what's the difference?
What piece are you trying to research?
 

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2518 as an extension of learning about interesting tortue references.
 

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2518 as an extension of learning about interesting tortue references.
Same case, same dimensions, same movement. It may signify a production period, much like with the old Rolex serial number prefix. Not positive. If I come up with something else, I will let you know.
 

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Give us a wrist shot of that beauty! What else do you have that competes for wrist time with that?
I posted a pic a few years back after I first got it. I’m traveling now, so I’ll post a pic when I’m back.

Actually, I don’t wear it so much and it spends most of its time in the safe deposit box, LOL.
 

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2518 as an extension of learning about interesting tortue references.
I contacted a friend who is an avid Cartier collector. He was also unaware of what the 2518D vs 2518E represent. He suggested that you do your research using the official reference numbers, which are W1531851 for the gold CPCP Tortue and W1532851 for the Platinum. I tried to do a little research regarding 4 digit number on the case back, and one website https://www.wpdiamonds.com/watch-model-number/ suggested the 4 digit number is shortened version of the official reference number, but that is not accurate from what I've seen. Anyway, wishing you luck with your research!
 

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I just picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster Chronograph, a Ref 105-005, gold plated, with a slivered dial, and featuring the legendary 321 movement, from the orignal owner, Looks to be in pretty great condition. I'll post some pictures when I actually get it.

I've been looking for a gold plated 105 or a 145.018 for a bit, and am glad that I could get one in good condition for a decent price. I was thinking also of a 145.016, which is solid 18K gold with a gilt 861 movement, but I think that I wanted something with a round rather than more of a pillow shaped case for this.
 

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is ur friend george cramer? :smarmy:
Yes, he is. However, I also have 2 other friends who are big into Cartier watches.

I just picked up a vintage Omega Seamaster Chronograph, a Ref 105-005, gold plated, with a slivered dial, and featuring the legendary 321 movement, from the orignal owner, Looks to be in pretty great condition. I'll post some pictures when I actually get it.

I've been looking for a gold plated 105 or a 145.018 for a bit, and am glad that I could get one in good condition for a decent price. I was thinking also of a 145.016, which is solid 18K gold with a gilt 861 movement, but I think that I wanted something with a round rather than more of a pillow shaped case for this.
Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pix soon! :cheers:
 

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Yes, he is. However, I also have 2 other friends who are big into Cartier watches.



Congrats! Looking forward to seeing pix soon! :cheers:
Thanks. I've gotten a couple more since I started posting here, but nothing of great note. This is actually the gold plated (or gold filled, it's hard to say as the owner didn't seem to know that much about his watch) 105.005, a Seamaster chrono. I ran into a 145.018 which had a lovely dial, but was seriously overpolished and overpriced.

Since then, I've been semi-obsessed with getting a Seamaster Chronograph with the 321 or 861 movement, in a smaller size. A gold, gold filled, or gold plated, somewhat dressy Seamaster or DeVille, seems like a charming oddity. Incidentally, in researching this particular watch, I ran across an interesting tidbit:
 

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