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  1. Raven2009

    Raven2009 Jun 25, 2012

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    Hi ,

    My name is Michael and I'm new to vintage watches. I've had an interest in watches for some time and collected a few. My wife calls it a problem when she runs out of room in the safe for her things.
    I'm looking to add to my collection with some vintage watches .
     
  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2012

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    Hi Michael, what pieces do you have in your collection already?
     
  3. Raven2009

    Raven2009 Jun 25, 2012

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    A few Rolex, Patek and Omega. I go for the classic look.
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2012

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    Oh very nice :) Feel free to post some pics in a new thread!
     
  5. Steve

    Steve Jun 25, 2012

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    Hi Michael, Welcome to the forum.
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  6. Raven2009

    Raven2009 Jun 25, 2012

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    I will take some pic's and try to post in the next day or so. I'm trying to get a lead on a 1956 Omega Melborne Olympic model, any idea's on finding one.
     
  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jun 25, 2012

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    They aren't exactly rare and show up on eBay at least 4 or 5 times a year. Now, whether they're correct & authentic..... well, not usually. Post pics or link to the listing and we'll critique any findings for you.
     
  8. Raven2009

    Raven2009 Jun 25, 2012

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    Will do!
     
  9. Brad Cancian

    Brad Cancian Jun 25, 2012

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    Hi guys - new member here. My name is Brad Cancian and I am from Brisbane Australia. My watch collection is very small and is only just starting. My first watch purchase was an Omega Speedmaster Professional as a 30th birthday present to myself last year, and I have just started to become interested in vintage 50s and 60s Omegas (have my first vintage Constellation and Seamaster examples in the post as we speak). Hope to learn allot from you fine folks :)

    Cheers!

    BC
     
  10. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2012

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    Mmm :unsure:, Ashley most be busy putting the pods under beds again. :D

    And so it begins, again.

     
  11. Brad Cancian

    Brad Cancian Jun 25, 2012

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    ...sorry...?
     
  12. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2012

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    This forum is founded and ruthlessly run by some yobbo blokes from Brisbane. We also have a large contingent Aussies, as the founding fathers require constant adoration and praise. ;) One of them will probably be about in short bit to explain, as I am not fully conversant in Aussie talk :)

    In any event you are most welcome here. :thumbsup:
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2012

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    Trev's from Canada not Brisbane :p He just lives on the Gold Coast lol
     
  14. Brad Cancian

    Brad Cancian Jun 25, 2012

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    Ah, gotcha :D I don't expect that being an Aussie will gain me any special treatment! ;)
     
  15. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 25, 2012

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    On the contrary, special chores :rolleyes:.
     
  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jun 25, 2012

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    Don't worry Brad, we won't make you clean the latrines..... yet. :eek::p Buy Ashley a beer when you run into him at a local watering hole and you'll be fine. ;)
     
  17. Steve

    Steve Jun 26, 2012

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    Yes buy him a beer, but whatever you do don't wear a gold Cartier !. ::bleh::
     
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  18. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 30, 2012

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    Hello all,

    My name is Warren & I'm in London, UK. I joined the forum a few days ago after someome from the forum replied to me on twitter about a 1970 Seamaster I had bought. By no means am I a watch expert, but I have bought "middle level" Swiss watches on & off every few years. Lately I've been getting more interested in movements and quality watches and keep coming back to omega's - both modern and vintage.

    At the moment I have a 1985 Speedy Pro on a 1450 bracelet & the 1970 Seamaster chrono,as well as a few other makes I picked up over the years. Hope to chat with a few of you & learn some new stuff soon !
     
  19. Steve

    Steve Jun 30, 2012

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    Hi Warren, Lets see some pic's of your watches, and welcome to the forum.
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  20. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 30, 2012

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    Thanks for the welcome Steve.

    ...and as you asked, here are some pics :)

    My Speedmaster (cal 861, approx 1985) - sorry, I don't have pics of it on the 1450 bracelet (I took it off so it didn't get damaged). [

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    1970 Seamaster Chronograph, cal 861 (that's a hair by the second hand, not a crack)

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    and a Baume & Mercier I have mostly used as a smart work watch (Hampton Milleis Chrono)

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    and I have 2 or 3 others knocking about that are less interesting...