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  1. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 16, 2013

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    I was looking at eBay Seamaster listings and came across a
    1950's Seamaster fat lug, probably a 2576 case. The watch had
    what was described as a "Naiad" clover crown on it. Is this a legitimate
    configuration for this watch? If so, how rare are these? Would just the
    crown itself be different? Or is the stem and/or other internals different?

    NIAD Crown.JPG
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2013

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    My Ref 2849 Seamaster Piepan in 14K has a naiad crown and my 18K Constellation De Luxe has a Naiad clover crown too
     
  3. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Feb 16, 2013

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    Unusual but no added value in these models. Tiny plus in price in early speedmasters, railmasters, and sm300s because it was the original crown in some of these models. Stem and the rest of the internals no different.
     
  4. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 16, 2013

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    Not really that rare, just a waterproofing system that failed miserably so it got discontinued within a couple years.
     
  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2013

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    The betamax crown
     
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  6. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 16, 2013

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    :p That's a funny and accurate analogy. Add that to the list of phrases coined here, right behind "ninjas of disappointment" and "swans of authenticity".
     
  7. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Feb 16, 2013

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    Sort of like the "Super Oyster" Rolex crowns of 1951 and 1952.
    Same time frame too.
    Still cool though.
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 16, 2013

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    Not accurate at all. The Betamax format was superior to VHS in picture quality, at least when first introduced. It failed because Sony was greedy and made it very expensive to license the technology to other VCR manufacturers, among other marketing missteps.

    JVC (inventor of VHS) simply gave away the manufacturing rights and charged a royalty on every tape sold.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videotape_format_war
    gatorcpa
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2013

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    Pfft well that's my joke ruined :cautious:
     
  10. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 16, 2013

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    Yea, really. :( Gotta spoil it with a little thing like the truth, didn't you gator?
     
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 17, 2013

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    Yeah, he probably turns up little things in audits too. :unsure:
     
  12. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 17, 2013

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    I don't do audits. Can't imagine anything more boring. Leave that to the real accountants.

    My job is to save you from your own mistakes and to make sure Uncle Sam understands that.
    gatorcpa
     
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  13. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 17, 2013

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    Sounds good to me, need all the help we can get these days. :thumbsup: