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Omega Stories: Giant Ultra-Thin Geneve Tanks With Funky 70’s Dials - 111.0116 & 111.0117

  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 18, 2023

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    My favorite watches to cover are the little-known pieces of 1970's eccentricity that have such significant presence and charisma to be not only relevant but very cool 50 years later. Given how many different models and designs were tried in that era it's a very deep well of options, but the twin Geneve 111.0116 & 111.0117 tanks are just plain special. These watches are big, vibrant, colorful and fun in a glam-rock kind of way that sets them apart even among their peers. [..]

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  2. rob#1 Apr 18, 2023

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    Loving the 70s Omega vibe - Great reference article, keep up the good work :thumbsup:.
     
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  3. Trev The Architect Staff Member Apr 18, 2023

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    Great article on some interesting 70's oddities, but I'm not really a fan of some design elements in these. I feel like the Breguet numeral placement is weird and too close to the edges, tending to create messy optical distortions from even slight angles. The other dials do this too, but the effect isn't as distracting.

    The basic painted dials look cheap too.
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