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The BIG Unveiling...

  1. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 26, 2014

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    Today Mr FedEx delivered me my latest acquisition to my collection.

    Now i was not actually looking for this watch but a certain seller on here knows my love and lust for certain watches. After a few emails and offerings from the seller, whom i will name later, i was offered this piece but it was snagged from under the seller so the hunt was on for another.... well i held no hope of finding one until the email hit my inbox - with another from a collector wanting to thin out some piece's. After a brief email exchange, the price was agreed.

    Now this watch is pretty rare and when i mean pretty rare, i mean rare and hardly seen, in fact its never seen and there is not much written about it on the internet. Chuck Maddox has the reference number and a little on it coupled with how many pieces are made, there is a few threads on other forums but nothing in detail.

    It is documented in a recently purchased book and is tipped as 'the one to buy and most sought after'....

    Well it sits nicely with all my other piece's and I'm proud to own one of the very few made and a true limited piece.

    So on with the pics...


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    Taken from the Chuck Maddox site...

    Omega Ref

    3597.15
    Apollo XI 1969 Missions Series.


    ST 345.0022
    Same as above but individual pieces (without box), back engraved with mission name and non numbered but edited to 150 pieces only (at the exception of the « replica » and the « apollo XIII ») (PIC 3597.03, 3597.23)
    150 pieces only

    a 'few' from my collection. From left to right (The few i have in the USA)

    Aqua Terra Big Size Chrono
    Apollo 11 Mission Series 'Patch'
    Apollo 11 20th Anniversary LE 2000 pcs US version
    Snoopy 'Eyes on the Stars' LE 5441 pcs.

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    The watch it's self was sourced by our very own Kringkily (AKA George). I am very great full to him for finding this piece and i will not hesitate to buy from him again in the future. Thank you George.
     
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  2. LeDave

    LeDave Aug 26, 2014

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    Beautiful timepieces you have there
     
  3. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 26, 2014

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    Thanks v much
     
  4. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 26, 2014

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    A word of warning folks. Phone numbers and barcodes on packages can serve to identify and locate you. OK to post packing images, but be sure to blot out all.
     
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  5. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Aug 26, 2014

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    Gorgeous piece to add to a very nice collection! Congrats!!
     
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  6. Waynepjr

    Waynepjr Aug 26, 2014

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    Especially for us retired Post Office people who know how to read FedEx labels with friends in the NSA witness removal business! I have gotten so many nice watches this way!! I.E., Mr. Zip!! :whistling:
     
  7. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Aug 26, 2014

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    Be afraid...very afraid!!
     
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  8. repoman

    repoman Aug 26, 2014

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    That's an honest to goodness limited edition. Absolutely love the white box too. Fantastic score, an absolute fookin screamah.
     
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  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 27, 2014

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    Niiiiiiiice
     
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  10. Shem

    Shem Aug 27, 2014

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    Wow, beautiful and congrats!!
     
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  11. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 28, 2014

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    Do these missions models that are limited come with numbering on the watch like xxx/150?
     
  12. DLT222

    DLT222 Double D @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 28, 2014

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    Ash,

    No they don't. I have just commented in the thread that in in the modern section.