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Seamster 352RG bumper; shows us your RG's

  1. Fattony

    Fattony Aug 8, 2017

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    Morning everyone

    I picked up this lovely little trinket recently at auction, I have a real soft spot for the sport/ dress watches of the 50's and think personally at the moment that are hugely underrated. I know there are some real experts on bumpers on the forum, I am very much just beginning my journey in to these fabulous watches but have learned a lot about how special they are from people like @Tom Dick and @Baden Harrison and other forum members, there are some stunning examples within the community.

    Anyway, as mentioned I have not only developed a real love for the design of these watches but also the bumper automatic movements, I am fortune at own a few and have seen some amazing examples in peoples collections and about six months ago saw Tom's 343RG bumper seamaster two tone which I fell in love with, I wasn't looking at it and in fact was buying a Speedmaster when I found this gem at auction and whilst its clearly 'led a life' I think its originality gives it real curb appeal.

    The case is showing some capping wear, which I may have STS laser weld or might wait for another 2577 case to come up but the dial (although aged and patina'd) is lovely (I learned a valuable lesson right here in the community about the value of original dials) and I think the RG movements in these bumpers are really quite special things.

    So here is my recent acquisition, wondered if anyone else fancied showing off theirs

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    Thanks Tony
     
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  2. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Aug 8, 2017

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    Nice pick up Tony, lol... I'm sure you only bought this to wind me up as I wouldn't sell you mine

    I think there is a real cult around bumpers and RG's but I agree the value isn't were it should be, with the exception of 30T2 RG's but then when compared to a Patek of the period (imho) the 30T2 is a better watch for a fraction of the cost

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  3. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Aug 8, 2017

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    And it's not an RG but as it's a jumbo, rose gold and with this dial this definitely deserves showing

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  4. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Aug 8, 2017

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    Here's a 343 inside a Centenary:

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  5. hendra324

    hendra324 dealer who would rather use aftermarket parts Aug 8, 2017

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    my 344
     
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  6. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 8, 2017

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  7. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Aug 8, 2017

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    My favorites out of the bunch are the two plank dials...I need to find one of those! :)
     
  8. Fattony

    Fattony Aug 8, 2017

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    Some stunning watches there @Bill Sohne , thanks for sharing. Considering that at the time theses chronometre's were real 'top flight' watches within the Omega ranges I am still amazed at how reasonably these beauties can be had, especially as there seem to be relatively few outstanding examples out there (although I have no doubt the forum will continue to prove me wrong)
     
  9. Hzgm

    Hzgm Aug 8, 2017

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    IMG_2561.JPG 2520 / 2577 with 352RG in 14k YG produced in 1952.
    Restored with the advice of several kind members here.
     
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  10. cristos71

    cristos71 Aug 8, 2017

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    Here's a 2518 with cal 343 and a pair of French 352's in rose gold

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  11. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Aug 8, 2017

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    I knew Chris would bring something special to the party!
     
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  12. Speedmasterfan88

    Speedmasterfan88 Aug 8, 2017

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    I have my late grandfathers Seamaster bumper, untouched, unserviced and currently a safe queen. I should give my watchmaker a call.
    I had a second Bumper in gold that I sold not to long ago... sadly due to a recent hardware crash all my older pictures are gone ... :(. All I can come up with atm is this cropped pic from my instagram, the bumper is on the top right corner.

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    The one I sold:

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    Cheers,

    Max
     
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  13. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 8, 2017

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  14. balaja

    balaja Aug 9, 2017

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    352 Rg not Seamaster:
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  15. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Aug 9, 2017

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    What beauties above! I'll leave this classic rg here to play amongst peers.
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  16. Fattony

    Fattony Aug 9, 2017

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    Thanks for sharing, some amazing watches there. @jumpingsecond I love your 30T2RG, I have seen @Tom Dick 's Jumbo French 18K one and it is one of the most special Omegas I have ever seen
     
  17. pippy

    pippy Aug 9, 2017

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    The nice thing about the RG is the Rg. Here is my 333RG.
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  18. Tom Dick

    Tom Dick and Harry Aug 9, 2017

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    Oh ok I will play

    30T2RG during and after service

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    343RG during and after service

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  19. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 11, 2017

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    What is the case ref? It looks like a Seamaster to me..

    Best

    bill
     
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  20. Bill Sohne

    Bill Sohne Bill @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 11, 2017

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    Hi

    here is a 18k with 18k dial 352...
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