Hi from Atlanta. I just discovered this forum on Friday, March 5, and have already learned so much. I purchased my first Omega in May 1996 — an Omega Seamaster 300M Quartz Professional 2541.80.00, stainless steel full size case with, blue face and blue bezel on a stainless steel bracelet (the James Bond GoldenEye watch). In June 1999 I upgraded to the Seamaster 300M Automatic Professional Chronometer 1503.825 (below) and gifted the first one to my brother. I love the Omegas and wore them religiously until 2002 when I splurged and purchased a new Rolex Submariner (when they were actually affordable). Even then I alternated between the Sub and the Seamaster. Still have and wear both. I also own a Breitling Navitimer Heritage (white face navy blue subdials) which I never wear. A couple of years ago I became interested in vintage watches. My first vintage purchase was a 1937 Hamilton Linwood. Last fall, I returned to Omega with my second vintage purchase — a 1960s Seamaster De Ville (14k gold-filled, silver tone dial). No idea what my next Omega will be, although it could be another Seamaster De Ville or maybe a Speedmaster FOIS. Hoping what I learn here will help me determine my next purchase. Glad I found y'all and happy to be here!