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  1. mac_omega

    mac_omega Mar 1, 2019

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    Dear members,

    I am proud to let you know that there will be a new book available soon (end of April):

    30 mm Chronometer (only) - the "only" will be left out of course for obvious reasons...

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    This book is to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the famous calibre 30 and will show the evolution of this movement to the 30 mm chronometers and all the various references I came across during the decades of research.

    Here is the content:

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

    The book will present:

    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

    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.

    I am going to offer a signed and numbered limited edition to members of OF which will be different from the common version.
    This will require pre-order to see how many are interested to help me better plan the number of L.E.

    Please send me either a PM (private message) or an email directly to: edition.lexer@gmx.net 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 will have to finance the production of the book myself (self-publishing) and I will do selling and distribution myself.
    So every pre-order will help me...

    The price of this heavy book (560 pages, more than 1000 images, about 3,5 kg weight) will be € 220 (or $ 250 at the current conversion rate). 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.

    kind regards

    Erich
     
    Edited Apr 20, 2019
  2. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 1, 2019

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    This will be a killer book! I'll take pages 433-447 please. :D
     
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  3. M'Bob

    M'Bob Mar 1, 2019

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    Congrats. Fabulous. Can't wait to see it.
     
  4. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Mar 1, 2019

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    That sounds great! Will it be send from Europe?
     
  5. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 1, 2019

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    When/Where can we place our orders.
    Bekommen Schmetterlingssammler einen Rabatt? :D
     
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  6. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Mar 1, 2019

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    Sounds great!!::love:: Shipping is from where?
     
  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 1, 2019

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    We're stickying this and want to support this project by the way, Erich has been known as one of the most obsessive 30mm collectors for a very long time so getting a detailed book about this very large and diverse topic is something many of us are very much looking forward to.
     
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  8. valkyrie_rider

    valkyrie_rider Mar 1, 2019

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    Damn... if I buy the book I will have no choice but get a caliber 30 watch...
    :-D

    The price includes shipping to USA?
     
    Edited Mar 1, 2019
  9. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Mar 1, 2019

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    I'm in, of course, wouldn't miss this!
     
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  10. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 1, 2019

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    About time!

    (It's a pun, get it).

    Can't wait to see it.

    PM sent.
     
    Edited Mar 1, 2019
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  11. CJpickup57

    CJpickup57 Mar 1, 2019

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    Count me in! Sending PM.
     
  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 1, 2019

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    You are required to get a permit before being allowed to buy a 30mm RG. Next meeting of the licensing board is in January , 2020 in München

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  13. mac_omega

    mac_omega Mar 1, 2019

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    Some more info:

    I am based in Austria /EU (no kangaroos here... ;))

    For those in the EU: 10% VAT is included in the price. In some countries (for example Italy) VAT on books is lower than in Austria. So I will work out an option to ship without VAT to certain European countries. Will be dealt with on an individual basis.

    I will try to keep shipping costs as low as possible - might also be an option to ship from a neighbour country if this is cheaper and it seems appropriate but this will need some patience from you as I cannot drive to ship a single book...
    I will also discuss bulk shipping with major couries and see if I can get down shipping costs a bit.

    For those who are informed about import taxes in their home countries and "allowed value limits" without being charged import taxes please send me information directly to edition.lexer@gmx.net- I will do my best to cut your costs...

    payments:
    within Euro-zone I suggest (and prefer) a bank transfer using IBAN
    outside Euro-zone: paypal for friends/family is accepted to help you save on costs, payment in € please

    When you send pre-orders to my email address or via PM please include your full name and address to help me save on time.

    thank you OF for the place to announce this book and for placing it as a sticky

    Erich
     
    Edited Mar 2, 2019
  14. BlackTalon

    BlackTalon Mar 1, 2019

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  15. mac_omega

    mac_omega Mar 2, 2019

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    edited:
    sorry - the email address in my second post was wrong...

    now it is correct: edition.lexer@gmx.net
     
  16. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill Mar 2, 2019

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    Curious to see what will be published on Observatory chronometers :coffee:
     
  17. TimtimeIntl

    TimtimeIntl Mar 4, 2019

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    Just sold a 30mm caliber 265 to a friend and was telling him a little about the lineage of the 30mm movements, chronometres et al. Great book!
     
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  18. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan Mar 5, 2019

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    Exciting, Im keen
     
  19. kov

    kov Mar 5, 2019

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    Great news !

    PM sent :thumbsup:
     
  20. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Mar 5, 2019

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    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.
     
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