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  1. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jul 29, 2019

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    When I mentioned that the key vintage omegas at the latest Watches of Knightsbridge Auction were not the speedmasters I was referring to these two:

    This RAF '53 TA from Rhodesia which I think went cheap (I was the underbidder preoccupied with something else and still a bit wary of overseas purchases - if the auction was in the US I would have snagged both):

    https://auctions.watchesofknightsbr...-details/aa616e3d-b059-4107-8747-aa7000fd22f2

    And this rare (and apologies to @Bill Sohne but I do believe this is one of those instances where the adjective is used properly) 30mm manual wind chronometre. I think there are very few of this 35mm ref. 14352 around. The watch parts including the dial IMO are all original and the case is 18k rose gold and looks unpolished. I have replaced the strap with a vintage omega strap fished out of the parts box from that same era. Perhaps @mac_omega will come by and make further comments.

    https://auctions.watchesofknightsbr...-details/defa1d95-0d96-4db2-9640-aa7000fd47c8

    Here is a quick and dirty photo of the watch shortly after FedEx delivered it:

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    Edited Jul 30, 2019
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  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Jul 29, 2019

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    Man, that TA is wonderful! One day, one day, I will have one.
     
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  3. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 30, 2019

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    Hi @MSNWatch

    Nice watch Mike ! I miss our coffee meetings.....

    hope all is well

    best
    bill
     
  4. Cuttysark

    Cuttysark Jul 30, 2019

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    It's beautiful :)
    The book of @mac_omega is full of interesting infos, pics and tips for our homework. I'll recommend to everyone.
     
  5. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 30, 2019

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    Nice one! Likely one of the first ones with "Officially Certified" on the dial.
    gatorcpa
     
  6. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jul 31, 2019

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    Glad you like it Bill. Learned a lot during those breakfast meetings!
     
  7. Rman

    Rman Aug 1, 2019

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    Superb. That is all.
     
  8. Civic4982

    Civic4982 Aug 1, 2019

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    That’s a great looking dial on your pickup. Always learning about new models to hunt for.
     
  9. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 1, 2019

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    Looking forward to hunting for some of the less common manual wind chronometre references similar to this one.
     
  10. Dr No

    Dr No Aug 2, 2019

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    No one has claimed dibs?

    :)
     
  11. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Aug 2, 2019

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    Dr. No...I believe you introduced me to this Forum and had me contact Mike. THANK YOU :)
     
  12. Dr No

    Dr No Aug 2, 2019

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    Gosh, that must've been ages ago, Miki! How time flies . . . especially when you're having fun.

    Warm regards,

    Art
     
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