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  1. mac_omega Jun 8, 2022

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    Dear Omega friends,

    I am going to do some advertising for my book on Omega 30 mm Chronometers.
    There are still some copies left for your consideration.

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    Contents:

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    A single page is not enough to give a detailed list of the contents - therefore I provide you with some more information.

    The book presents:

    31 different "civil" chronometer references and all the different dial variants that have been found (around 150!)
    7 military chronometer ref.
    6 cross-references
    5 prototypes
    observatory chronometers
    several movement prototypes from the Omega Museum shown to the public for the first time

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    accessories: straps, buckles, boxes, warranty documents, certificates, advertisment, hang tags,...
    The book will deal with every aspect of the topic and will be comparably comprehensive about 30 mm chronometers as moonwatch only is for the speedmaster.

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    Please send me either a PM (private message) or an email directly to: [email protected] to keep this thread slim...

    To give you an idea:
    I have done research for many years and I was lucky to work closely with the team of the Omega Museum in order to confirm the watches I present.
    Writing, photography and layouting took me nearly 4 years.

    I have financed the production of the book myself (self-publishing) and I do selling and distribution myself.

    Some comments from serious watch collectors about the book:

    Mike Nolledo (@MSNWatch on OF) wrote about the book:
    Quote: "I have known @mac_omega for 10 years now and I hardly ever say this but he is the foremost authority on 30mm Omegas and I have no doubt that this book is the definitive reference and last word."

    Balázs Ferenczi from fratellowatches.com:
    "I must say, it is worth every cent. 30 mm Chronometer is a must for every vintage Omega collector’s home library."

    Ralf Löhrl, an avid watch collector from Switzerland:
    "I have more than 70 watch-books in my library but this book is the best of all."

    The price of this heavy book (560 pages, more than 1000 images, about 3,5 kg weight) is € 220 (or equivalent in US$). I know this is not cheap but hey, you can´t even buy a Speedy crown for this amount...
    And if the book helps you to avoid a bad buy you will save more than this.

    Shipping is from Austria/Europe. Costs depend on destination, to EU countries 15.-€

    To other countries: please ask - shipping must be calculated on day by day basis because shipping options can change rapidly due to covid transport restrictions (airport problems due to low number of staff, problems with low number of cargo flights to some countries...).
    I always try to offer the cheapest option to help you save on extra costs.

    Please contact me through PM (private message) to keep this thread slim.

    kind regards

    Erich
     
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  2. mac_omega Jun 27, 2022

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    Monday up ^
     
  3. Franco Jul 3, 2022

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    I would like to endorse the Chronometer book from our friend mac_Omega - it is packed full of pictures and new findings. The type of knowledge that cannot be found anywhere else. Well done Erich!
     
  4. mac_omega Jul 16, 2022

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    Dear @Franco,
    thank you for your kind words and recommendation - much appreciated!
     
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  5. mac_omega Aug 2, 2022

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    a detailed review is now online in the section "Stories"
     
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  6. mac_omega Aug 27, 2022

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    weekend bump
     
  7. pdxleaf ... Sep 19, 2022

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    Book arrived today to Western USA. It sat in Customs over two weeks. Don't despair if your book is delayed, as it will eventually make it.

    Thanks again Erich for this work of passion and great effort. Really looking forward to digging in.
    Now if anyone knows where I can find a 30 cal, I'm all ears :)
     
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  8. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Sep 22, 2022

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    One more Fact for Omega Collectors in general: This Book is unparalleled for Collectors of all 30 mm Movements. But something else: If you study the incredible detailed Pictures in this Book, you get a pretty good feeling about genuine Omega Dials versus repainted ones. You get more confident in spotting Original Omega Dial Fonts versus Repainted Dials; no matter how good they are done. This Study is the next best thing in handling 100's of watches to get your confidence. Therefore it is a Must for Omega Aficionados . One Repainted Dial purchase avoided is more than the Price of this Book. And don't forget to personalize your copy with Erich signing it.....
     
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  9. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Sep 22, 2022

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    This book is an absolute work of art painstakingly created through Erich's dedication to the 30mm Chronometers.
     
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  10. mac_omega Oct 25, 2022

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    time to up...
     
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  11. shishy www.hpmor.com Nov 20, 2022

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    I just want to say I picked up a copy of this book from a local collector, one of the 2019 limited editions, and it's a phenomenal read / resource. The only downside is all the new chronometres I want to add to the collection...
     
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  12. mac_omega Dec 18, 2022

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    Buy a nice X-mas gift for you yourself.
     
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  13. mac_omega Jan 14, 2023

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    hey folks its still available :cool:
     
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  14. mac_omega Mar 4, 2023

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    weekend up :thumbsup:
     
  15. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Mar 13, 2023

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    And....
     
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  16. mac_omega Jun 11, 2023

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    who does not have one yet? :whistling:
     
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  17. mac_omega Jul 30, 2023

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    ::popcorn:: :whistling: :whistling:
     
  18. kpaxsg Aug 9, 2023

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    Really loaded with tons of information, I would have given up easily
     
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  19. mac_omega Dec 5, 2023

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    Hi gals and guys,

    X-mas is approaching fast... make yourself or somebody happy with my book :thumbsup:
     
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  20. watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Dec 5, 2023

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    And :::: Because it is Christmas, Erich might autograph his brilliant Book with your text of choice....
     
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