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  1. nickgr Doesn't like baklava!!! Mar 10, 2018

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    Here is mine:
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  2. Willem023 Mar 10, 2018

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    'Hello!'
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  3. lando Mar 10, 2018

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    Here are mine:
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    From left to right:
    - 168.017 with an ivory coloured dial
    - 168.029 with a "cobalt blue" grey sunburst dial on a 1040 bracelet
    - 168.017 with a sunburst silver coloured dial (sold some time ago)

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    - 168.029 with a "silky guilloche" silver coloured dial
     
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  4. Magnix Mar 10, 2018

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    Same story Here. Accept I didnt bought it from Peatnick
     
  5. mikechi22 Mar 10, 2018

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  6. mr_yossarian Mar 10, 2018

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    I sold it. I was an idiot.
     
  7. TexOmega Mar 10, 2018

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    gold capped cal 751....strap went through hot drying cycle and shrunk.....oh, what was I thinking 4-5 years ago....::facepalm1::

    still love the watch:thumbsup:
     
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  8. Longbow Mar 11, 2018

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    @lando any chance of some close ups of your 1040 bracelet? It looks like some of your links are polished, some brushed.

    I have two of these 1040s and they have subtle differences that make me wonder if one is original and the other a simpler service replacement.

    The one currently mounted has uniformly brushed links whereas the older one has more polishing as well as a sort of chamfered lower edge, i.e. the side links are not flat....hard to explain without photos (still lazing around in bed). I’ll try to take some illustrative pics later.

    Any of you guys know how an original 1040 “bricks” bracelet would have looked?
     
  9. Woodward Mar 11, 2018

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    Mine :)
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  10. 105012 Mar 11, 2018

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    Hi Longbow, I have 2 1040's, one has uniformly brushed links and the other is more polished (but still uniform). Possibly variation in production or one was polished by a watch repairer?
     
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  11. Longbow Mar 11, 2018

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    The difference between my two is quite stark, looks like the older one was very enthusiastically polished over the years, but it's very comfortable in this condition. Here are the promised pics for comparison:-
    01 LH Brushed RH Polished .jpg 02 Old Polished 1040.jpg 03 Service NOS.jpg 04 Jumble of Links.jpg
     
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  12. Longbow Mar 11, 2018

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    And few more gratuitous pics since I had the camera out
    01 C-Connie.jpg 02 C-Connie Day-Date.jpg 03 Logo.jpg 04 TSwissMadeT.jpg 05 Connie.jpg 06 Crystal & Hands.jpg 07 Crown.jpg
     
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  13. Dedalus05 Mar 11, 2018

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    Thanks to the input and peace of mind I got here, I picked mine up yesterday. It reeks of class and for a watch that is 48 years old it looks stunning. It is the only watch I own and I am absolutely delighted with it. I put the Omega stainless steel strap in storage, and went with black leather for everyday use.

    As it happens I was in Grogan's having a pint just after buying it, and revisited these forums for the first time since November. Seeing the love for c-shape on this thread decimated any prospect of buyers remorse I might have experienced. So thanks everyone.

    Having never heard of him two days ago and knowing next to nothing about good watches, I am now Gérald Genta's biggest fan and will fight anyone that says he is not the most important watch designer of modern times ;)

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    168.029 powered by a calibre 751
     
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  14. mikechi22 Mar 11, 2018

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    Congrats on your purchase! It’s a great watch, isn’t it? Which steel bracelet came with yours? The 1040 “bricks”?
     
  15. Dedalus05 Mar 11, 2018

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    I'm afraid I have no idea of the terminology around straps, so can't answer that question directly. Here is a pic though:


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  16. polarbeardrums Mar 11, 2018

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    There are some beautiful watches in this thread. I’m looking for a vintage Omega and was thinking about a 60s Seamaster, but now really coming round to the C - ideally date-only on a leather strap. Lots of inspiration here!
     
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  17. alam Mar 11, 2018

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    my image contribution to this thread... :)
     
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  18. TOTIZ Mar 11, 2018

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    Well, thanks to Dedalus05, a Constellation could also be a serious contender for my first Omega :) For those of you with larger Constellation collections, did the stainless steel version only ever come with the stainless steel strap, or could you also get them with a black leather strap ?
     
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  19. paulwatch001 Mar 11, 2018

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    polarbeardrums You really need both!
     
  20. flw Mar 11, 2018

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    I bought this one in 2015 and got it refurbished - it was in my regular rotation until it went to my son as a gift. He wears it regularly and gets a lot of compliments on it. But I missed it, so I replaced it with this one:
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    I have another C-case that awaits a service. Pics soon!