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  1. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    I picked this up late last year in nonrunning condition and its just come back from the shop. Steve sorted out a mangled hairspring and replaced the crystal in addition to a movement overhaul, and she is running beautifully

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    Dial has its blemishes, but overall in pretty decent shape

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    It does some nice things in the light

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    Here it is next to a standard 35mm to give you a sense of the size

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    Quite imposing on the wrist

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    30T2 inside
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  2. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    Congrats again! Is that Eterna new? There was a very similar one on the bay. I was tempted to place a bid but I'm waiting for a Chronometer.
     
  3. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    Thanks. Yes, the Eterna is new::shy:: How wrong could I go for 130 clams?
     
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  4. agee

    agee Jan 27, 2013

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    very nice looking-I really like that!
    Classic vintage watches, the best
     
  5. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    Very Nice Lou, love the copper hour markers, similar to my 1940 30T2 NOS model.
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  6. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    Nice one Lou. Love those jumbo manual wind omegas. Here is one - similar case style but a 35mm version.

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  7. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jan 27, 2013

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    Thumbs up!
     
  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    thank you all, and back at you. A consortium of you advised me on this one.

    I love these. Did that top one sell in the middle of last year? I remember watching that auction and seeing it end prematurely.
     
  9. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    :D
     
  10. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jan 27, 2013

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    steve, that NOS 1940`s dial is not up to omega`s dial printing standard. the subsecond dial shows that as well. there is a dial reprinter in south america, who used to make these copper dials. i have to find his name. chile or uruguay......so, to me that is not an original dial. but it is a mighty beautiful watch ! kind regards. achim
     
  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 27, 2013

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    Achim, that watch came out of a wall in Eastern Europe. It had been sealed in a can for decades.
     
  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    Sure, as opposed to these same dials on 2 identical watches. I am well aware of the watches you speak of Achim, and I can assure you this watch did not come from South America.
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  13. adam78

    adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 27, 2013

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    I love that jumbo, Lou. Although mine is a standard 35mm size, the dial is very similar to yours, albeit with silver hands and numerals (and, frankly, because of my thin wrists, a 35mm with such a thin bezel looks quite large enough on me!)...

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  14. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jan 28, 2013

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    Ahhh! Another thing to go on the wish list! The larger size is great.
     
  15. tomvox1

    tomvox1 Jan 28, 2013

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    Nice score, Lou! I'm glad to see the majority of the members on this fine board adhere to the "better a dial with some character than a redial" philosophy of collecting. They can't all be NOS but they can still be well loved!
    Enjoy & best,
    Tom
     
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  16. apollo XI

    apollo XI Jan 31, 2013

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    ::love:: ::love:: ::love:: ::love:: ::love::.... are enough. :) :)


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  17. atcdav

    atcdav Jan 10, 2014

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    I have this watch (I think) It has the 30T2. I am looking for a dial to have refinished. I want to preserve original as is. Anyone have suggestions on a dial or quality restorer?
     
  18. mac_omega

    mac_omega Jan 10, 2014

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    The first NOS example is a totally legit watch - I have got the same one from the same source - was in a tin can full of oil inside a wall and this can was discovered when they restored the flat...
    An unbelievable find - there were also 33.3 chronographs and other stuff - unfortunately they were sold well before I discovered that source... so had to take what was left :whistling:

    regards
    erich
     
  19. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jan 10, 2014

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    Ditto what Erich said. Was equally fortunate to salvage a few NOS pieces from the same source - totally legit and a once in a lifetime find. Actually tracked down where the 33.3 chronographs ended up but the dealer decided to keep one and had already sold the other. Imagine - NOS 33.3 chronographs!
     
  20. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 10, 2014

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    What ever our "take" I know that we are all appreciative and grateful for what we were about to get. As well toward's those that helped in the process.;)