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  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 20, 2022

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    “The DeVille Deauville line of tank watches encompasses three of the largest and most visually striking tank watch designs ever produced by Omega in the 1970s. These were substantial, avant-gard designs in a similar vein to the legendary Movado Polyplan, watches that wrap around your wrist almost like a cuff, and having both size and substance.” [..]

    Visit Omega Deauville - Brilliant Oversize Compressor Tanks to read the full article.
     
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  2. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 20, 2022

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    Since this is about three watches in a family I should also add the other two references:

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  3. cristos71 Sep 20, 2022

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    Very impressive looking watches when in mint condition with those razor sharp lines and sober, understated grey dials...although certainly an acquired taste I can imagine wearing one with a very flat, contrasting grey strap and a pair of wide flares :D
     
  4. LesXL Sep 20, 2022

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    I looooove my Deauville (ref. 007).
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    The blue brushed dial goes from blue on day light to almost black in the evening.
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    The integrated bracelet tapers quite a lot which also softens the overall esthetic of the watch, and it doesn't feel you are wearing something chunky. As stated in the article, the bracelet reference is 1217/127
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    And it also has a "design" caseback with a very cool font
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    All in all, I find the Deauville has a "sophisticated elegance", compared to other more classic dress watches such as the Constellation models (from the 50s) or the cursive Genève model for example.

    A sharp dogleg Constellation (ref 14900) would maybe sit in between.

    But the integrated bracelet, with the sharp case angles and the minimalistic dial give the Deauville a real "je ne sais quoi" :)
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    So if you haven't noticed it yet, I'm a huge fan of this model, and I can only encourage you to join me in owning one!

    Good hunt :)
    PS: if you see a nice white dial one (007), let me know, I regret having not pulled the trigger on one a hear or so ago :(
     
  5. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 20, 2022

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    Nice! I figured there must be a few owners around that we don’t see post them all that often. I think your model of 007, or possibly the blue Roman dial 006 on the handcuff bracelet would be my pick for myself personally. Hopefully the article helps some owners who don’t know what they have or have inherited too.
     
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  6. Plees Oct 28, 2022

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    Just a question, I really like the Deauville for its somewhat quaint looks. I’ve seen one with shattered crystal and am wondering if a replacement can be get easily?
     
  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 28, 2022

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    Ofrei have it listed on their site: https://www.ofrei.com/page_168.html

    part number 2181
     
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  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 1, 2022

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    I wanted to add this here for anyone interested, a no reserve Ref ST 155.005 in very nice condition, blue dial for the first time since I wrote this a month and a half ago. Very interested to see what this ends on as these are really cool and unique Omegas that just went through to the keeper so to speak due to lack of awareness.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1255913...-53470-19255-0&campid=5338788128&toolid=10001Purchases made through these links may earn this site a commission from the eBay Partner Network

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  9. RevZMan123 Nov 8, 2022

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    I'm hoping to add this to my collection ... we'll see how it goes.
     
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  10. LesXL Nov 10, 2022

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    Did you get it?
     
  11. RevZMan123 Nov 10, 2022

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    I did not. Went a little stronger than I was willing to go for mostly arbitrary reasons. I nailed another watch on the forums instead. lol
     
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  12. Plees Nov 21, 2022

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    Well, I got mine:) pics or it didn’t happen, right?!

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    Over the moon with this one. In far better condition than could be seen on the seller’s pics.
     
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  13. LesXL Nov 21, 2022

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    Congratulations!! Very nice... Such a cool watch.

    Wear it in good health
     
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  14. Plees Nov 21, 2022

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    Thanks:)
     
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  15. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 21, 2022

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  16. atomicrev Dec 11, 2022

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    Found my 007 this past summer, at a garage sale. Let’s go. An elegant keeper. CA304575-B778-4F25-B298-83F5ADDFA9B2.jpeg
     
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  17. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 11, 2022

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    Oh nicely done there, how much did you score it for if you don’t mind me asking? Looks like a very sharp unpolished case and a nice dial with a tight bracelet too, the blue dial with no De Ville printing is one of the less common ones too
     
  18. atomicrev Dec 12, 2022

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    Thank you dsio. The gentleman suggested $120, and I said yes.
     
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  19. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 13, 2022

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    That’s a hell of a lot of watch there for the money, nice pickup indeed!
     
  20. LesXL Dec 13, 2022

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    Nice pick up! Great negotiation skills :)

    I love mine, I'm sure you'll enjoy yours as much.