Evening all, Just wanted to drop a quick introduction thread, my name is Andy and I've recently joined the community after lurking for the past couple of years. First things first, and I'm ashamed to admit it, I'd always (falsely) assumed Omega to be a poor relation to Rolex, please don't blame me, I fell into the typical conditioning, especially having family members extolling their virtues. Having taken a bit more time to read about the history of both along with the innovations pioneered by Omega, I'm pleased to admit I was dead wrong!! Whilst I'm getting everything off my chest, I should also admit I really like the Speedmaster TinTin, which seems to be an unpopular opinion! I suppose I've always been into my watches, probably from more of an aesthetic perspective than much else, but I got my first Omega last year, a standard Hesalite Speedy, which I absolutely love to bits, and already have a boatload of straps for it. I'm hoping in coming years to add to my collection, currently housing a '73 Seiko 6138 Jumbo Chrono and a Casio CA-53W Calculator watch - which I bought purely for nostalgia reasons. On the wish list is a blue dial Globemaster on leather to cover the dressier aspect, a Rolex GMT 16700 which I'm in line to inherit (I should probably admit I'd rather the owner remained around quite a while longer), but the grail will always be a VC Historique American 1921 - very unlikely but I can always dream! Anyway, that's a bit about me, looking forward to being a member of the community and learning a bit, or a lot more! Should anyone be in Hampshire UK, swing by Carter Marsh in Winchester, they have a decent selection of watches, including a couple of Ed Whites, a WatchCo SM300 (I think) and an ST2 Ultraman amongst a smattering of DJ Rolexes, a Nautilus Moonphase and a few other interesting pieces - I'm in no way affiliated with them, I just pass by it on the way to and from work and always have to have a nose in the window.