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  1. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 14, 2012

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    Welcome Herianto, it is nice to have you here. What a beautiful area of the world you live in.:thumbsup:
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Oct 14, 2012

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    Hi Herianto. Got any movement shots, particularly of that Admiral's Cup? I don't think I've ever seen that particular model.
     
  3. Martylaa

    Martylaa Oct 14, 2012

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    Hi first time on here, I am a Rolex Sub man but have just pulled the trigger on a OmegaSeamaster 300 full size automatic in blue, can't wait to pick it up.
     
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  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 14, 2012

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    New ceramic or the wave dial? Welcome btw
     
  5. Martylaa

    Martylaa Oct 14, 2012

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    It's second hand wave dial, wanted it to wear all the time and I love the design of them....
     
  6. imt58

    imt58 Oct 14, 2012

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    Guys, why can't I edit this post correctly? I'm trying to remove the last end of quote to remove his reply from my quoted post yet the system keeps putting it back in when I "Save Changes".
     
  7. imt58

    imt58 Oct 14, 2012

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    Don't forget we love tax in the UK, especially if it's imposed by Brusselles! ::censored::
     
  8. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Oct 15, 2012

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    Thank you Steve for the welcome. I live in Jakarta, while I am grateful, I think Jakarta is not the best city to live. The traffic jam will drive you nuts.

    Bali, especially Ubud, is different story. ;)

    I am wondering, is there any other Omega forum member from Jakarta?
     
  9. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Oct 15, 2012

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    It is Corum Admiral Cup Competition 40. Here the link for similar series in Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Corum-0829602...1_15?s=watches&ie=UTF8&qid=1350279013&sr=1-15

    The difference, mine comes with rubber bracelet and black dial. Unfortunately the case back is solid so I can not take the picture (and I am not planning to open soon....:))

    I got pretty good deal ( ~ USD 1,600) since the watch is pretty new (less than 3 months usage) but the previous owner keen to sell it quickly. Corum is included in my collection wish list....so I quickly decided to take it.

    Cheers,
     
  10. Carl

    Carl Oct 21, 2012

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    Greetings from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

    Carl is my name. I'm single. I don't own a home or a car.
    Most of my money is spent on watches.

    My current Omega collection:
    P1010011-1-1.jpg P1010583-1.jpg

    The Omega Gents Ring is also a prized possession. It is always worn with my Speedy.

    My next Omega:
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    I have met many wonderful people on a number of watch forums. It is great to have like minded people with whom I can exchange ideas, information, advice, encouragement and photos.
    Certainly time well spent!

    Cheers,
    Carl
     
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 21, 2012

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    Great group Carl . I love that ceramic SM. :thumbsup: Great to have you here.
     
  12. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Oct 21, 2012

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    Hi Carl. When you own a home you might still spend the most money on watches.

    (if you neglect the repairs :p)

    Carl, is that a blue dialed AT caliber 8500? ::jumpy::


    BTW, I like your signature. One of my favorite sayings is "you can be immature as long as you aren't irresponsible".
     
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  13. Carl

    Carl Oct 21, 2012

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    Hi Mike,
    Greetings from a fellow Vancouverite! Just joined this forum today. Great to see you here. What a fantastic collection!
    I have a couple of Omegas. The Speedy is my favourite also:

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    Cheers,
    Carl
     
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  14. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Oct 21, 2012

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    Interesting choice of the mid sized bond, you don't often see that aside from Prince William
     
  15. Carl

    Carl Oct 21, 2012

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    :thumbsup: Like that saying very much. At 63 years old, that is pretty much how I live my life.

    Yes, that is a blue dialed AT Caliber 8500 38.5mm. Bear in mind, though, it is to be my next watch. Hopefully, sooner than later. I have tried it on my wrist so many times. I have been looking for my first gold watch, and had found it. However, when I saw this blue dial AT that was introduced only about a month ago, I knew it would be my next Omega. To me, the size is ideal 38.5mm. I prefer smaller watches. My Speedy is the exception. Since it is a Speedy, it is the size that it is, and that is just fine with me!

    Cheers,
    Carl
     
  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Oct 21, 2012

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    Carl, I think it might be my next modern watch too. I tried on the silver dialed 38.5 mm version at the Manhattan boutique and liked it, and have said since then that if they come out with a decent blue dial of that watch it would be seriously considered.
     
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  17. Carl

    Carl Oct 21, 2012

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    Well, if it's good enough for Prince William, then good enough for me ;)

    I love the SMP bracelet as well. And I think that the smaller case size allows the bracelet to be more visible. That's not why I got the mid size. I just prefer smaller watches most of the time. My wrist is 7.5in. This wrist shot gives you a good idea of how it fits:

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    Cheers,
    Carl
     
  18. Carl

    Carl Oct 21, 2012

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    When the new AT8500 was introduced a few years ago, I jumped and got the 41.5mm size with the Teak-Grey dial. A gorgeous watch, but I was never comfortable with the size. I sold it, and thought many times about getting the same watch in the 38.5mm size. But it just seemed silly to spend the money again when I had already lost on the sale, and get essentially the same watch. Now, I am glad that I waited. The blue dial is just available in the 38.5mm size as well, so it is just what I have been waiting for without really knowing it.

    Cheers,
    Carl
     
  19. Carl

    Carl Oct 21, 2012

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    Thanks! While I like the ceramic SMP a lot, I have it up for sale to partly finance my blue dial Aqua Terra 8500 that I hope to be getting fairly soon. Since I got my Speedy, the SMP gets so little wrist time. I know that I would favour the new AT over the SMP.

    Cheers,
    Carl
     
  20. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Oct 21, 2012

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    Hi Carl, I am also a newbie in this forum and so far I can tell this forum is the most wonderful among other watch forums that I visited.
    Cool ring. Where did you buy it? Can I order one from AD? Do you have any history with it?

    Greeting from Jakarta

    Herianto