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  1. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2012

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    Very nice, I'm both a fan of the Planet Ocean, and of Scotch so have complete approval! Tell your mates ;)
     
  2. bio

    bio Feb 15, 2012

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    Hey guys,
    Great to see some familiar names here, especially Dennis:)
    I've been an Omega fan for a while now, though I have just one in my collection. Hopefully there will be more to follow in the future. Below is a pic of my Omega 2538 aka 'Great White':
    Omega.jpg

    Regards.
    -Dhruv
     
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  3. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 15, 2012

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    Hey Dhruv, how's it going?
     
  4. bryce124

    bryce124 Feb 15, 2012

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    Hello! Nice to meet all of you. I'm very excited to follow this forum and I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic collections.
     
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  5. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Feb 15, 2012

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    Hey Dhruv and bryce, welcome to ΩF. Glad to have you all aboard :thumbsup:
     
  6. bio

    bio Feb 15, 2012

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    Going great Dennis. Great to see a few familiar faces here:thumbsup:

    Thanks Trev! Glad to be here :)
     
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  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 15, 2012

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    Hi Bryce!

    Dhruv: One of the familiar faces is Desmond. He's been scarce on several other forums, but he pops in here.
     
  8. anonymous

    anonymous Feb 15, 2012

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    Thanks for the email regarding the site, Dennis... and because I know you like the pics, I'll leave this rare bird here for you...

    [​IMG]
     
  9. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2012

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    What... On... Earth...

    I had no freaking idea they made a tourbillon other than the central tourbillons of the 90s and 2000s.

    What ref. is that and when was it made?
     
  10. anonymous

    anonymous Feb 15, 2012

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    I'll let Dennis take a crack at that one before I jump in ;)
     
  11. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Feb 15, 2012

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    Oh wow. Please, please post more of that piece. Amazing.
     
  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2012

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    I thought the 18k Cal 320 chronograph I just bought was the coolest complicated Omega dress watch from that period... now there's a damn tourbillon =(
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2012

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    A warm welcome to you too Chris, what are your Rolex and Omegas?
     
  14. GoDuke1

    GoDuke1 Feb 16, 2012

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    No Omegas (Yet) I have a vintage 72' Rolex Air-King, Several Seiko's, and other various beaters!
     
  15. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Feb 16, 2012

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    That's a hell of an entrance! The watch was made with a few of the calibers from 1947 designed for chronometer competitions. Apparently about a dozen of these caliber 30l's were made back then, and 7 were found and cased in 1987. A couple sold at Omegamania for big bucks - see pic.

    AQΩtourb.jpg
     
  16. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2012

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    So is that photo an internet pic or an actual candid snap? =\
     
  17. anonymous

    anonymous Feb 16, 2012

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    Candid snap.
     
  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2012

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    Bloody well done sir!
     
  19. anonymous

    anonymous Feb 16, 2012

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    Had a feeling you'd be all over that one. Few people know that Omega were the first to build a tourbillon movement intentioned for a wristwatch. Furthermore, this ain't your run of the mill 60/90sec variety, this tourbillon takes 7 and half minutes to make a full rotation. From the back...

    [​IMG]
     
  20. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2012

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    If someone had asked me yesterday I'd have guessed Patek or JLC had made the first, had no idea it was Omega.