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  1. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Apr 14, 2014

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    Hi Ash,
    We've talked about having one of those 'heat' maps that shows where people are visiting from? could that be displayed somehwere?
     
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  2. Redwheelbarrow

    Redwheelbarrow Apr 14, 2014

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    Here, here. A global map of participant location could promote global unity, and it would provide useful information to buyers and sellers. If you added a special designation for watchmakers, who are few and far between outside of urban centers, the map may serve more than mere commerce (like other forums) and actually encourage a sustainable future for the collectors and fans of mechanical watches.
     
  3. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Apr 15, 2014

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    +1 for that map distribution features.......one reason only: Cool :cool:
     
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  4. VictorAlpha

    VictorAlpha Apr 15, 2014

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    Hi,
    My name is Liam, I live in Johannesburg South Africa and have an inixplicable afinity towards dive watches, mainly of the vintage variety. Have at long last taken delivery of a so called "NOS" SM300 which I am enjoying immensely.
     
  5. tommygun77

    tommygun77 Apr 18, 2014

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    Looking for a new spot to fill my Omega needs, looking for new watches and bands for my existing ones. Any ideas?
     
  6. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Apr 18, 2014

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    Hi Tommy and welcome. What does your collection consist of thus far? I would warn you that membership of this site only leads to financial ruin - asset rich but cash poor.
     
  7. Hvacman

    Hvacman Apr 24, 2014

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    Hello there,
    Eric from Northern California.
    Watch Novice, but I thought how hard could it be too buy a nice '60s era Omega constellation or seamaster?
    I have money.
    Afterall I had a dozen or more on my ebay watch list that the sellers said were original....but weren't.
    deleted all of them.

    Now I realize that I am totally unqualified to judge on my own whether a given nice looking (old beat ones are probably original) Omega is a redial, had parts replaced, polished to death, etc. Etc..

    So a little frustrated, but want a keeper (or two :) ) at a fair price rather than mediocre watches for a bargain.
    born in 1961 I thought that particular vintage would be cool to have in a nice dress model! (P.m. Me if you have leads).

    With a little patience and advice/help from you good folks,
    eventually I will sport an Omega to be proud of that is heirloom quality.
    sorry for whining:)
     
  8. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 25, 2014

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    '61 Is a year that gives you a lot of excellent choices in Omega dress watches, have you read much of @Mondodec's Constellation collector blog? http://omega-constellation-collectors.blogspot.com.au/

    Good starting point for learning about this era's dress pieces
     
  9. PEIslander

    PEIslander Apr 25, 2014

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    Been lurking for awhile. Inspired by the WRUW Today thread. I'm generally not a show-offy person but I love looking at all these incredibly cool watches and hope to be able to contribute to it myself in some small way; though I've got a lot of work to do.
     
  10. Supermansam

    Supermansam Apr 27, 2014

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    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Sam, I just started this watch hobby 1 month ago. I was looking at various world timer and chance upon a Seiko Age of Discovery World Timer. Fell in love with vintage since then. Owning a vintage watch and a brand new watch just felt different. I have bidded on this watch and would like to hear fellow forumer's view on this watch. This is my first vintage omega and I have no idea if I am getting a good watch.

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/my-first-vintage-omega.12584/

    And below are 2 more watch that I intend to get if the first 1 turns out to be a bad choice. Please advice!!!

    http://omegaforums.net/threads/opinions-needed-for-this-2-watch.12585/
     
  11. Calidude

    Calidude May 7, 2014

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    Folks, wanted to introduce myself as a newly minted Omega enthusiast, starting with my newly acquired 2354.50. Actually, my better half acquired it for me for our anniversary.

    I collected a few vintage Rolexes in the past, but it's been a decade or so.

    Looking forward to meeting the good folks here.
     
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  12. Hijak

    Hijak May 8, 2014

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    Welcome Calidude...there are quite a few members here who have vintage Rolex as well. Lets see some pictures of the new acquisition!:thumbsup:
    (BTW, Great spouse you have to give such a thoughtful gift.)
     
  13. ryanpatrick

    ryanpatrick May 11, 2014

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    Hi all, just wanted to give a quick intro as the proud new owner of an Omega PO XL Ref. 29085091. Glad to be here.
     
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  14. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe May 11, 2014

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    Welcome Ryan. Orange and Black Rule !!!!
     
  15. Hijak

    Hijak May 11, 2014

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    That's better!;)
     
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  16. BUD001

    BUD001 May 13, 2014

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    I guess i should introduce myself.

    I live in South Florida.
    I am a member of WUS and traded there.
    I was referred to here by another WUSer who noticed i was looking for a vintage omega.
    I have a (modern) Aqua Terra.
    I am interested in mostly manual or non-date automatic watches, but i do not discriminate against quartz watches..
     
  17. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe May 13, 2014

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    Welcome Bud,
    Hope we could convert you to be Vintage Omega lovers.......(or vintage Zenith, UG and Longines). We have more passionate enablers than you will ever need......... ;)
     
  18. OmegaWIS

    OmegaWIS May 13, 2014

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    Welcome! Great watch!!
     
  19. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc May 16, 2014

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    Welcome fellow Canuck! Which end of PEI are you from? Best to be patient and ask plenty of questions of the gang here- you won't go wrong!
     
  20. PEIslander

    PEIslander May 22, 2014

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    I'm from the Greater Charlottetown Area; If you know the island at all you'll know how funny that sounds. Thanks for the welcome. This is a great little corner of the internet.