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  1. nzshadow

    nzshadow Jun 22, 2019

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    I'm in Yamba, NSW. I know what you mean about G-shocks... I could have tiled my roof with all the G-shocks I have uncovered.

    Cheers for the heads-up, that might be the go, I have had work done by TheWatchCulture in Melbourne before & I lived in Amsterdam from 2000-2011 so was even considering getting it serviced there as I'm back visiting soon. But a Perth based Omega expert might be the ticket.
     
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  2. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jun 22, 2019

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    No decent watchmakers in Amsterdam any more ;)
     
  3. tamura

    tamura Jun 22, 2019

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    This is what I have tried, but never got an answer.::confused2::
     
  4. nzshadow

    nzshadow Jun 22, 2019

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    020... dat dacht ik.
     
  5. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Jun 22, 2019

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    Great find mate! You struck gold finally. I love those barn find watches and stories, reminds me of my own when I found my -69 on the local classifieds.

    You will be in for a surprise I think, your watch should clean up very nicely!
    This was mine in as found condition and after a clean/service and new crystal:

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    Wear it in the best of health! And good luck on your future hunts!

    Cheers,

    Max
     
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  6. JohnnyDollar

    JohnnyDollar Jun 22, 2019

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    Great find.
    In fact, it's frickin' awesome.
     
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  7. DaveK

    DaveK Jun 22, 2019

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    Dibs on the Casio
     
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  8. Lotus_Eater8815

    Lotus_Eater8815 Jun 22, 2019

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    Wow congrats on that amazing find. The thrill of the hunt is the best part up until u strike gold. All that rummaging, browsing, digging and then you see part of a familiar case - it’s always the case - one that you should recognize because you’ve seen it countless times on other people’s wrist, forums, blogs, online videos. That’s when your heart skips a beat. Still, you’re a bit skeptical. You’ve been in there too many times before to allow yourself to hope. But hope springs eternal in this game. You get at it and bring it out into the open. And you see the perfect dial and suddenly its...
     
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  9. rob#1

    rob#1 Jun 22, 2019

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    Yamba, eh? I’m heading to northern NSW next week and might have to poke around some more of the village shops. Maybe there’s a rich seam of barn find Omegas in the area :rolleyes:
     
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  10. GMTspeedmaster

    GMTspeedmaster Jun 22, 2019

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    Congrats
     
  11. ICONO

    ICONO Jun 22, 2019

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    Many Congratualtions !

    Very well foraged …terrific example
     
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  12. AdamS

    AdamS Jun 22, 2019

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    Great find! Very Nice -71, congrats.
     
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  13. BatDad

    BatDad Jun 22, 2019

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    I wouldn’t call it showing off either - this is exactly the type of experience that shows these types of finds are out there!

    Fantastic find - and double bonus for the birth year!!
     
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  14. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jun 22, 2019

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    Moon case back and do I see a metal brake on a 32m? I wonder if that coincides with the crown change. Metal brake late -71’s are not exactly common. Although it could be from a service. I’ve got a feeling this is earlier then 73. I think there is a lot of out of order on the 71’s.

    Silver tension ring is wrong but I like how they look personally. As noted easy fix with correct crystal.
     
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  15. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Jun 22, 2019

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    Nope. Wesseling in Alkmaar would be your best bet. But nowadays only service to Omega specs .
     
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  16. gpssti4

    gpssti4 Jun 22, 2019

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    Congratulations, I hope you’re also buying a lottery ticket today.
     
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  17. wwhntr

    wwhntr Jun 22, 2019

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    Ah!!!!! The hard work of the hunt, the thrill of the kill, and the joy in wearing great find!

    Can’t believe this post has gone two pages, but DIBS;)

    Seriously, enjoy your great find after so much hard work digging nzshadow::psy::
     
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  18. ANALOGUE

    ANALOGUE Jun 22, 2019

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    Wow what an amazing find! Congrats!
     
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  19. Millenary Watches

    Millenary Watches Jun 22, 2019

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    O M G that's a great find! Congrats!!!!!!
     
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  20. Tri-national-man

    Tri-national-man Jun 22, 2019

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    Great find! Are you going to share with us what you paid for it?