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The Watch Appreciation Thread - Part two (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre,

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mimo, Feb 12, 2016.

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  1. wristandfeet

    wristandfeet Well-Known Member

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    New to this thread. Have been busy over at the Alden thread to up my shoe game, but forgot about contributing here. This is one of my cherished pieces: a column wheel (cal 321) omega plain dial chrono from 1965

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    in amazing condition too
     
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  3. wristandfeet

    wristandfeet Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! Yes this one is among my favorites =)
     
  4. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    That's a gorgeous example. Congratulations!
     
  5. robw

    robw Senior member

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    Nice. Here is mine. Gold filled case. This one doesn't really get much wrist time and I will probably let it go. [​IMG]
     
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  6. clee1982

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    How do you guys service your watch? Bring to Omega and they still got parts for 321?

    Separate question, I know JLC service is probably going to cost like $1k these days, for JLC owner do you guys send to botique? Or there is someone in NYC you can recommend (my is new so not going to worry about for hopefully 5~7yr).
     
  7. robw

    robw Senior member

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    I have never had my Omega serviced so I can't say for certain, but the Omega 321 is a Lemania movement, 2310, I believe, which was not exclusive to Omega by any means. I would imagine parts would be not that difficult to come by. My guess anyway.

     
  8. Dino944

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    Its possible Omega still has the parts.

    As for your JLC, bring it to JLC and have them service it. Its possible there are independent watchmakers who would be fine with it. However, I've seen far too many watches that were sent in for service to independents (to try to save some money) and they came back looking like sh*t. Also, many companies tightly restrict their parts supplies so that independent watch makers won't have access to actual JLC (or other brand parts). So IMHO, its worth it to have it serviced by the factory authorized service center (beside most will warranty their work for 1-2 years).
     
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    so you mean no service for like 30yr now?
     
  10. clee1982

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    probably a wise idea, though I suppose sending to factory is definitely a longer wait? guess more incentive to buy a second watch :p
     
  11. robw

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    I am not the original owner. It runs and works just fine and was serviced when I bought it some years ago, so I have not had to.
     
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    what is the diameter of the watch? looks like a 36mm to me..........nice piece!
     
  13. robw

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    Yes 36 or so.

    Thanks
     
  14. Dino944

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    Not necessarily a longer wait, but it depends on how backed up they are. To be honest, if you can get an independent to get a watch back to you in a really short time frame, I tend to wonder if they cut some corners (didn't fully disassemble the movement prior to cleaning and just put the movement in cleaning solution as several larger pieces), or if the guy isn't good enough to really have much of a clientele that need his services. Most places I've dealt with tend to say you will have the watch back in 10-12 weeks, however, the last time we sent my wife's automatic Cartier in for service we had it back in less than 6 weeks, and I think the last Rolex I sent in for service was back to me in 8 weeks. I will also mention, I did hear of one independent (who is supposedly really good and very sought after), I believe who specializes in older Rolex & Patek, etc...and he won't touch a watch for less than a service charge of something like $2K.

    Anyway, good luck with whoever you decide to use for service.
     
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  15. wristandfeet

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    Here is the fatter younger brother (grandson?) of the 321 chrono. The CK2998 LE Reissue. My favorite weekend wear.

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    Sweet.

    Nice job of capturing the lume.
     
  17. bigbadbuff

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    ^ on my short list for this year. Omega is so ridiculous with the variants on that model (feels like 10 a year, minimum) but they get them right sometimes, this being one
     
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    Has there been a year in the past 10 that Omega didn't have some limited edition variant of the speedmaster?
     
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    The nike school of marketing, re-release with 'ltd ed' flavor
     
  20. firenze_rob

    firenze_rob Senior member

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    I think there is a moon watch limited edition every year.

    Some good....like the FOIS...some bad....like the Apollo 17 40th anniversary watch

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