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Lets see the most visually challenged Omega Models

  1. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Oct 12, 2017

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    After @Shailor felt the Mother of Pearl XL Railmaster was his least favorite Omega in this thread. I think a gauntlet has been thrown down. Lets find the most visually challenged model they have produced.

    Lets see how many straight from the factory swing and a miss watches that Omega has produced. Watches that if you saw on ebay you would swear they are fakes, the unloved for various reason models that still languish unsold over a decade later...

    These all apparently speak to someone so play nice.



    For your consideration I leave you the Omega NZL-32, a watch whose dial layout is so uniquely unharmonious, its amazing it exists. Released in 2006 it is still possible to easily source NIB watches.





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    Lets see them folks I know there are worse out there, lets avoid trashed and "patina" watches.
     
    Edited Jul 4, 2019
  2. Longbow

    Longbow Oct 12, 2017

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    After that congealed blood Railmaster I find the Omega NZL-32 almost acceptable. So I think you need some proper candidates. Here's a couple more for Room 101.
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    Apparently there are still a few available for a bargain €43,100.
     
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  3. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 12, 2017

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    Quite apropos, today's new contestant:
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    All-timers for me are these two though:

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    (Really any model of either of those lines, but those two are the most exemplary of their respective lines IMO)
     
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  4. Vitezi

    Vitezi Oct 12, 2017

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    Ahh, the eighties. Big hair, MTV, and these Yin/Yang models:
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    (thanks)

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    (thanks)
     
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  5. micampe

    micampe Oct 12, 2017

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    Will I be escorted out if I say I like this one?
     
  6. mr_yossarian

    mr_yossarian Oct 12, 2017

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    Cool thread, I just properly puked on my 105.012 :)
     
  7. Just Livin

    Just Livin Oct 12, 2017

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    I never quite got the Apollo dial
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  8. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Oct 12, 2017

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  9. abrod520

    abrod520 Oct 12, 2017

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    I was gonna add that one later and forgot. Ugly + forgettable = a winning combination! They're still available brand new at many Boutiques.
     
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  10. watchmavan

    watchmavan Oct 12, 2017

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    Why deride a watch that someone else loves? Trolling.
     
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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Oct 12, 2017

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    No not trolling, we respect all view points, and very often some members love watches that others have issues with and we are all friends.

    There definitely some Omega models that are unloved by the majority of Omega collectors, or have interesting stylistic choices. The NZL-32 and Apollo are examples that have been sitting on shelves unsold for years. One is not particularly attractive to most people and unreadable, the other is more then a bit off balanced and was later done with a much better layout.

    While some deride the calendar Globemaster, I have seen them in person and they actually look much better... the font choice was bold to say it kindly...still not going to buy one...

    Obviously each of these speak to someone, and that is cool!
     
  12. michael22

    michael22 Oct 12, 2017

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    You could easily ask " Why love a watch others hate?"
    It ends up with the same conversation: some like it & some don't.
    It's about the conversation, not love & hate.

    I think trolling would be any attempt to stop the conversation.
     
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  13. Shailor

    Shailor Oct 12, 2017

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    Great thread! I have to admit there is some serious competition out there!
     
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  14. Taddyangle

    Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Oct 12, 2017

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    I will admit when I first saw the this one, I thought one of the guys here was messing with photo shop and playing a trick on fellow OF members.

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  15. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Oct 12, 2017

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    All about ones taste :whistling:

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    Picture curiosity of https://www.fratellowatches.com/speedy-tuesday-omega-speedmaster-pro-tintin/

    Can't stand it, looks like the Ratatouille Speedmaster to me. The red and white look like a tablecloth or a poker chip. Dunno just me


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    Can't work it out same as multicoloured NATOs

    ( can I write NATO or does that guy on eBay own the word NATO now or still ? ! How would you pay this guy for everytime you wrote NATO ? )
     
  16. Egatdagi

    Egatdagi Oct 13, 2017

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  17. nzshadow

    nzshadow Oct 13, 2017

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    This thing. Just awful.
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    Also, I had to laugh that this thread opened with the NZL-32. As a New Zealander I was quite excited to learn of the existence of a kiwi-themed Omega, that is until I saw the bloody thing.
     
  18. dialstatic

    dialstatic Oct 13, 2017

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    IMG_5075.JPG Hmm, I actually like the titanium/gold Polaris. Given that there are so many of them on the market, it must've been relatively popular back in the day.

    Personally, I dislike the gold Commander. I mean there's nothing wrong with the case obviously but the color scheme and the cheesy 007 logo on the seconds hand are just ::puke::
     
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  19. dennisthemenace

    dennisthemenace Hey, he asked for it! Oct 13, 2017

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    images.jpg We have a winner.
     
  20. AveConscientia

    AveConscientia Oct 13, 2017

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    One of the greats in 80s Omega