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The (admittedly) first ΩF GTG at 320kmh

  1. kov

    kov May 16, 2019

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    A couple of weeks ago, I’ve got contacted by @tamura though the forum. Some PM’s later, we realized that he lives not far from my travel route through Japan. A bit of research and sync, we managed to jump into the same high-speed train « Shinkansen » at different locations and share some time together, at 320 km/h, that has probably become the fastest ΩF GTG ever so far :)

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    Obviously I didn’t bring any other watches whilst traveling beside my favorite 145.022-69 and my girlfriend’s Speedmasters but, as a local, @tamura showed up with some wonderful and rare Seamasters.

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    A good half an hour ride taking watches and sharing our passion at a very high speed, we didn’t feel the time passing by, it was already time to jump out of the train to continue our own journeys.

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    Once more, this forum allowed me to meet a collector and a great person who lives thousands of miles away from me and I can’t be thankful enough for that. So far, Japan has been an amazing country for traveling through but I’m very happy to have added a short watch-related chapter to our journey.

    Now back to incredible landscapes, gardens and sushis.

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  2. 77deluxe

    77deluxe May 16, 2019

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    Great post. I suppose a super nice 145.022-69 is all you’d ever really need to show up with.
     
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  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 17, 2019

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    Wow, great story and amazing original diver (marine)!!! looks like its missing the seal skin gaskets... still amazing lust-worthy piece! I've only ever seen one with the seal skin retained and it was on loan from the museum.
     
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  4. tamura

    tamura May 17, 2019

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    This was a short but wonderful meeting. It was really fun we could have traveled together much longer.. :)
    Some flatlink bracelets are gone but a great looking speedy was really worth it.:thumbsup:
    Thanks again kov, and say hello....;)
     
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  5. micampe

    micampe May 17, 2019

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    That (wonderful) Seamaster makes the Speedmaster next to it look small :)
     
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  6. Bushido

    Bushido May 17, 2019

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    That's fantastic! Thanks for the photos and those are some beautiful watches.
     
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  7. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 May 17, 2019

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    That Marine would have made my day. I've only ever seen one in the flesh - in a display cabinet at STS ... and Simon wouldn't let me touch it.
     
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  8. kov

    kov May 17, 2019

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    Totally @jimmyd13 ! It was the second I have had in my hands and I was very happy to see it. Totally unexpected ::love::
     
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  9. boraxman

    boraxman May 17, 2019

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    Very cool!
     
  10. Cuttysark

    Cuttysark May 17, 2019

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    Cool!!:)
     
  11. Timmert

    Timmert May 17, 2019

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    Great idea!

    That green Cordura strap looks amazing on the Speedmaster! May I ask where you got that?
     
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  12. w154

    w154 May 17, 2019

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    Great little story and a fantastic location for a get together... brings back memories too... “tsugi no eki wa Ueno eki desu” :)
     
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  13. trash_gordon

    trash_gordon May 17, 2019

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    oh yes…that Marine is just ::love::
     
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  14. kov

    kov May 17, 2019

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    I got it on another watch. No idea who makes those, sorry, but yes it looks and wears quite good.

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    You’re not the first to ask where is it from :p
     
  15. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy May 17, 2019

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    Since Apollo but are they really members? I don't think they ever chose avatars.
     
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  16. Timmert

    Timmert May 17, 2019

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