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  1. shadco

    shadco Dec 11, 2013

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    Hey there I'm new to this forum.

    I've had a soft spot in my heart for Omega's since I was a little tike.

    Dad did contract repairs for Zales back in the fifties and sixties, he always commented on how he preferred Omega's to other brands that came across his bench.

    I've always been an auto winder fan but it's taken me a while to find my Omega.

    Now in my early Sixties I've bit the bullet and have a nice clean 2531.80 on it's way. It will be an everyday watch.

    The Tag Aquaracer, Oris BC3, Seiko Orange Monster along with an entirely unimpressive Luminox 3150.BO probably won't get much more use going forward.

    I will now be keeping my eyes open for a couple of special Older Omega's to have just because I can.

    I will also be recovering his repair bench, tools, and parts soon just to preserve them as they haven't had any use since the late 80's.

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  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dec 11, 2013

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    Welcome to ΩF!

    There's no better reason. :thumbsup: We'll be happy to help.
     
  3. Robins

    Robins Dec 17, 2013

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    I just thought I would make an introduction.

    I'm in the UK and have been into watches for just a couple of years and have purchased a few watches now but at the lower end of the spectrum. I have also been drawn to the Omega brand and in particular the Moonwatch.

    I'm now in a position to be able to make my first 'big' (to me anyway) watch purchase and naturally have been looking for a nice Speedmaster, either a 3570.50 or 3573.50. I found this forum the other day in a quest to do more research on the Speedmaster, and have really enjoyed reading around.
     
  4. ticktockscott

    ticktockscott Dec 17, 2013

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    Another newbie from the UK to this forum! although you might find me on one or two other watch forums, such is my addiction!

    I'm always looking to learn more, so I hope to hang around on here more. Here are some of my Omegas. You will notice I like vintage models DSC_1017 (2).JPG

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  5. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 21, 2013

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    Welcome Robins,
    I would say a Speedmaster Pro moonwatch (or pre moon) is a must for true Omega collector. So you make the right move !!!
    Either you buy new, pre-owned modern or vintage, many members in here will be glad to 'enable' you.

    Cheers,
    H
     
  6. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Dec 21, 2013

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    Hi TTS,
    Welcome
    Wonderful Omega vintage collection you have there. While I also member in other forum, I believe this forum is second to none if you are looking for Omega vintage resources .

    Cheers,
    H
     
  7. Asfalloth

    Asfalloth Jan 1, 2014

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    Happy New Year to you all, another UK newbie here.

    Here is my first Omega.
     
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  8. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jan 1, 2014

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    Welcome As,
    A handsome Omega watch for collection starter.....certainly would not be your last? ;) Especially if you hang out here often....
     
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  9. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 1, 2014

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    Welcome, like your avatar, another hobby?
     
  10. Asfalloth

    Asfalloth Jan 1, 2014

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    Well spotted Alpha, I also fly electric and nitro helis :)
     
  11. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 1, 2014

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    Your concentration levels are pretty high then :thumbsup: Managed to destroy half the Christmas decorations last year with a little helli :(
     
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  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 1, 2014

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    Two of the lads got helicopters for xmas, my sister got a hair curler, then while she was curling her hair they crashed the chopper into her hair, was rather hilarious to watch ;)
     
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  13. Giuliano

    Giuliano Jan 2, 2014

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    Hello everybody,
    my name is Giuliano and I'm totally new on this forum.
    I'm from Italy and I'm a "young" Vintage Heuer Collector with six nice pieces... ;-)
    I discover the vintage watches more or less three years ago after having had two TAG Heuer.
    I would like to learn more of vintage Omega and Zenith so decided to join this forum.
    Here some pics of my collection...

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    I have also a great passion on making the vintage straps for these watches...
    Here some pics:

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    Thanks in advance to all of you and
    Happy New Year

    Giuliano
     
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  14. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 2, 2014

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    Welcome Giuliano :)
     
  15. Littleroger

    Littleroger Jan 2, 2014

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    Hi G,

    We meet again. Good to have you here and welcome!

    Best
    Roger
     
  16. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 2, 2014

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    Hi Giuliano. Do you make these straps without the rally style holes punched in them? The 4th from the left in the above picture looks like it might be cool on my blue dialed AT.
     
  17. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 2, 2014

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    Hi Giuliano,

    Nice straps, GREAT Heuers!
     
  18. Giuliano

    Giuliano Jan 3, 2014

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    Thanks very much to all of you for your warm and kind welcome.
    Much appreciated
    Have a nice weekend
    Giuliano
     
  19. Littleroger

    Littleroger Jan 3, 2014

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    Hi Dennis,

    Giuliano makes them however you wish. Leather, hole size, length, lugs etc can all be decided by the buyer. I have bought several straps from him, with and without holes, and have always been very happy. Recommended.

    R

     
  20. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jan 3, 2014

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    Thanks Roger. He shot me a PM already though.