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  1. apocalypsebella

    apocalypsebella Oct 17, 2018

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    Hi All,

    ApocalypseBella here! I've always loved the Omega Speedmaster and the history behind it. I'm now 33 years old and I feel that I can dive into the world of fine watches without feeling bad about it.
    Within the next few weeks I'm looking to purchase my first Omega Speedmaster reduced. I will be asking all you experts a lot of questions!

    ::psy::::psy::::psy::::psy::::psy::
     
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  2. SCUCIVOLO

    SCUCIVOLO Oct 18, 2018

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    Hi, I’m Claudio and I’m a casino cashier in London.. I’ve always liked watches but up until last year the only watches I knew were the so called “designer watches”.. then I met a guy who had a pretty sizeable collection (mainly Rolexes), tried one on, and that was it! Funny enough, I don’t even like Rolexes..
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    I’ve owned one for a month or so, the Hulk, but I could not bond with it whatsoever.. I’ve had a Blancpain many Omegas.. a Zenith and more..

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  3. apocalypsebella

    apocalypsebella Oct 18, 2018

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    Welcome my african Brother! I was just in Harare 2 days ago watching the game between congo and Zimbabwe
     
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  4. Fortyniner

    Fortyniner Oct 27, 2018

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    Love the introduction, I'd be happy with a houseboat but isn't a be gal cat a tiger haha. I'm still finding my way around the site as a newbie. I've recently acquired an omega f300 hz with an 14k gf bracelet which I need a link or two for, could you advise on where on the forum I should be raising this with members to get the best possible outcome. Thank you.
     
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  5. got to many

    got to many Nov 5, 2018

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    Hi my name is Paul
    My dad was a watch repairer for 50 years needless to say I have inherited the addiction of collecting to his collection which he has built up over that time.Omegas are my love I have Rolex and lemania and many many others but I keep getting drawn to adding omegas to my collection.love the site glad I'm here :)
     
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  6. exs75

    exs75 Nov 6, 2018

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    Hello,
    I am Guillaume, a management and economics student in Paris. I grew up lurking at my grand parents matching Omega Constellation and a solid gold Omega Automatic. I owe a Seamaster 600, a Longines and a vintage chronograph.
    Speedmasters are growing on me and i thought this would be the perfect place to learn more about them.

    Cheers,
     
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  7. WatchShopping

    WatchShopping Nov 6, 2018

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    Edited Feb 5, 2019
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  8. Deany1

    Deany1 Nov 6, 2018

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    Hi - I’m simon and have been browsing the omega forum page for a few weeks. I had a seamaster and a vintage geneve 5-6 yrs ago but sold both of these on to help fund my other love which is vintage surfboards. With my board collection now where i want it to be i find myself being drawn back into the world of vintage watches. I find people’s knowledge and expertise on this forum exceptional and look forward to hopefully being welcomed and with time when my knowledge has improved becoming part of it - many thanks
     
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  9. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Nov 6, 2018

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    Pics of the surf boards @Deany1 !
     
  10. Deany1

    Deany1 Nov 7, 2018

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    Will get some up later oddboy - didn’t think you boys would like to see them but will gladly share - collecting fantastic vintage items boards / watches requires the same amount of passion /dedication !!!
     
  11. Lyn T

    Lyn T Nov 7, 2018

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    Hi!
    My name is Lynette, and I'm here for advice as to what I should do with my mother's vintage (late 1950s) Omega watch. It's actually a man's watch--the Omega 14K solid gold classic manual wrist watch--but my mother is the one who wore it. It's in excellent condition, though I just lost the crown! (How to find a replacement is one of my questions.) Since I'm new to this forum, I wasn't sure where to post my questions. Is it better to start a new thread somewhere?
     
  12. Deany1

    Deany1 Nov 7, 2018

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    Just a few oddboy - don’t want want to bore everyone - only joined up yesterday!! Predominantly collect 80s hawaiin also 70s uk stuff - too big to store now !!! Upto prob 40ish - watches are far easier to store !!!
     
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  13. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Nov 7, 2018

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    super cool! thank you for sharing! love the second from last (in the bedroom). very cool collection!

    I always wanted to do more surfing, but no real waves where I live - except in the winter (Lake Ontario, Toronto Canada side). Believe it or not, some nut bars actually go surfing there in January! So I had to make do with wind surfing and skateboarding... and surfing every chance i get but usually on vacation. Had some great waves on the Golden Cost AUS a couple years ago.

    welcome to the forum.
     
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  14. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Nov 7, 2018

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    Holy crap.
    I haven't surfed in years!
    Definitely some throwback names in there!
    I totally forgot abut T&C!
     
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  15. Deany1

    Deany1 Nov 7, 2018

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    have another shed full aswell !!!! The 2nd from the end is a true hawaiin town and country. I’m in the uk so it’s def cold surfing here in the winter !!! Visited Toronto 20yrs ago or so - cool city - did the usual tourist stuff - CN tower - the baseball stadium with the then revolutionary retracting roof !!! Like I say switching to wrist wear now instead of 7ft pieces of fibreglass !!!! Look forward to getting involved on the forum - thanks
     
  16. Deany1

    Deany1 Nov 7, 2018

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    T & C always seemed to have the best ads - best surfers - and ridiculous day glo coloured boards !!!
     
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  17. Shabbaz

    Shabbaz Nov 7, 2018

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    Yes, you should start a separate thread. And post some pictures! Good luck!
     
  18. Tarkus697

    Tarkus697 Nov 12, 2018

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    Hi all! My name is Alan, I'm a software support guy and musician (trombonist) who lives in Philadelphia.

    My love of watches started when my late grandfather (and namesake) gave me his Hamilton pocketwatch before he passed. Later in life, my dad gave me his Girard Perregaux before I got married (the first time) and just this year my folks gifted me my grandfather's Omega Speedmaster. It runs but it's in rough shape and per the certified Omega repair center in town (Govberg Jewelers), it's going to be around $1300 to fully restore it. Near as I can tell it's a '69 or '70 as they wouldn't give out the serial number unless I was getting it repaired/restored and no way in hell I'm opening the case myself.
     
  19. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Nov 12, 2018

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    Uh, that seems odd.
    Definitely do not let ANYONE touch the watch till you do some research here first.
    Please!
     
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  20. Tarkus697

    Tarkus697 Nov 12, 2018

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    I'm going to start a new thread about it, don't worry.