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Chronostop Part 1 - Geneve Chronostop & Special Japanese Variants

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 10, 2022

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    The Omega Chronostop family began in 1966 with a model under the Geneve line powered by Calibre 865, carrying the reference ST 145.009. From this initial watched spawned a remarkably large and varied family of mono-pusher chronographs with different dials, cases and purposes. [..]

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  2. Difeer Nov 10, 2022

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    I had the chance to handle one in the metal just recently. It wears surprisingly well. I would love to have one in the future.
     
  3. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 10, 2022

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    I think my favorite part of the chronostop line is that there is really one for any taste or size preference, I’d initially thought there were 2-3 models but it turns out there’s like 12 different types and then a bunch of dials for many of them. It’ll take a couple of weeks to cover all 4 parts but there are some surprising oddballs in there too.
     
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  4. YYTIN Nov 10, 2022

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    Thanks @dsio for those articles : I had no idea of this Japanese version & I like those a lot.
    Looks really like a modern design to my eyes (except for the 'size').

    And here is the one I got from @flqt-9000 earlier this year :
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    Edit : I should update this pic as I do have by now the right omega 1120 bracelet, that is really fitting the watch perfectly.
    Looking forward to read the articles to come !
     
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  5. Difeer Nov 10, 2022

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    Looking forward to it!!

    What a gorgeous blue dial........
     
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  6. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Nov 10, 2022

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    Very cool, look for add to reading all 4 parts
     
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  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 10, 2022

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    That blue dial example is terrific, indeed that exact watch is featured a couple of times from @flqt-9000 ’s photos as it is such an excellent example of the breed so I think you did very well to pick that up especially in one of the most vibrant dial colors too!
     
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  8. flqt-9000 Nov 10, 2022

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    Thank you for documenting these “forgotten” references. I look forward for the part two!
     
  9. Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Nov 10, 2022

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    I’m quite a fan, might have to consider adding a blue dialled Japanese variant as well
     
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  10. jjen Nov 11, 2022

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    Very nice article, I didn't know about the Japanese variants
     
  11. SWmania Nov 12, 2022

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    Eagerly waiting for the next installment of this series! very excited, cant wait.
    always, amazing thanks to dsio for writing these in depth articles on niche yet awesome omega references
     
  12. Pianotuna Nov 12, 2022

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    I’m a fan, particularly with the blue dial. 8D44FADA-6D1E-4988-B1DA-671298EA6343.jpeg
     
  13. OneTwo Nov 15, 2022

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    Seconding the thanks given for the articles! I very much enjoy the in depth look at the feature references! I'm definitely a fan of the driver version :)
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    Appreciate the inclusion of the bracelets offered for these references. I usually don't have the mesh bracelet on mine as I more often wear it with the 1118 bracelet with the 123 end links. Similar to the one shown in this German Catalog from 1969
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  14. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 15, 2022

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    I think the original was the 1098 bracelet shown in that catalog picture which is almost identical to the 1118 but has folded style stamped endlinks and is a bit earlier production, whereas the 1118 with 123 endlinks I believe came later on as a more durable and higher quality replacement for the 1098 with nicer solid endlinks but I’ll have to confirm that.
     
  15. MtV Jan 23, 2023

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    Meant to post this one here a while ago - definitely a fun little thing and for a fraction of the cost of the larger Seamaster Chronostops. Once again thanks @dsio for all those articles that often cover refs that not everybody might have on the radar!
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  16. zebrespace Jan 23, 2023

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    This is mine, Lemania branded

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  17. zebrespace Jan 23, 2023

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    And this is my blue dial but in not in very good conditions

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