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  1. Spy You know my name. May 13, 2016

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    I was organizing my cloud storage and realized I did not have any adequate photos of my 1966 stopwatch. Since yesterday was beautiful here in Boston, I decided to give some attention to this important piece. For now, it is the only other OMEGA in my minute collection. It was the Beijing Olympics that moved me to search for a good vintage stopwatch, and one only from OMEGA. Ebay had this gem and after I got it, it spent a few weeks in Bienne. When it came back, it worked like a new. All photos were taken with my Galaxy Note Edge.

    Here it is:

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  2. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 13, 2016

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    I never had a stopwatch give me that fizzy feeling before!
     
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  3. Fritz genuflects before the mighty quartzophobe Aug 14, 2016

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    is this a sick road we head down now!

    I'll get the Omega to go with them one day.........

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  4. Interstatetime Aug 14, 2016

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    Mr. Spy,

    Since you mentioned being from Boston...and since you were discussing a mid '60s split second stop watch I thought I would post a couple of pictures of a similar example that I own. Mine fits the mid '60s category, it is a split and it certainly has a Boston/Cambridge connection. This is a Heuer Ref. 572 which was presented by the Harvard Crew to their student manager in 1965.

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  5. STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Aug 15, 2016

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    I have this Lemania
    ( all pic,s buy @Alpha the enabler )
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    I do have a Omega ( new in the box ) but will have to dig it out
     
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  6. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 15, 2016

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    There are some very nice stopwatches on display on this thread! My contribution is a high-quality Seiko (1/10) split-second rattrapante, originally produced for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. These were designed to impress the world during a period in which Japan manufacturers were out to prove their ability to compete at a very high level. Not coincidentally, the iconic Grand Seiko line had also been recently launched, while Toyota Corona and Land Cruisers were beginning to catch eyes in foreign markets.

    Mine is a cal. 890. There were a few dial variations, and also a cal. 892 (1/5 second) version.

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    You can view some other excellent images, including the 15 jewel movement, at this Japanese site:

    http://nakahiro.parfait.ne.jp/moji2/seikostopwatch.html

    Here is a cool advert showing other variations made for the '64 Olympics:

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  7. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Aug 15, 2016

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    That add is not from 1964. It looked to modern in style. Then I noticed one of the runners is wearing compression shorts.

    Killer stopwatch though.
     
  8. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Aug 15, 2016

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    You are correct. I misstated: it is not an ad, but from a Japanese watch book, and so it is a compilation of some of the '64 Olympic Seiko models.
     
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  9. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Aug 15, 2016

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    Just the one these days and yes some of you guys will have seen it before, perhaps more than once ::facepalm2::
    Stopwatch ? perhaps but I really consider it flyback :thumbsup:

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  10. Shawmacher Feb 27, 2018

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  11. Shawmacher Feb 27, 2018

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    Hi
    *I have one of these. Am I right in thinking it is 1966 vintage?
    Can you tell me any information about the watch?
    Inside it has the number 1870789
    1950
    17 Jewel.

    Thanks for any help

    Steve