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  1. Hijak

    Hijak Dec 29, 2014

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    Very nice and again feel free to vet any watch you find as the members of OF can help authenticate your find!
     
  2. Hey_Joe

    Hey_Joe Dec 31, 2014

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    Hello fellow watch nuts/enthusiasts/collectors! My name is Chris and I live near Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. I'm relatively new to the hobby and currently only own one Omega, a 45.5mm LMPO Ti. I know you need more than just one in a collection so today I'm traveling to the local AD and I expect to add another. Since I was such a good boy this past year I'm thinking a new Speedmaster 9300 of some sort or a new sapphire 1863 Moonwatch will do the trick. I'll let you guys know what I come home with!

    Happy New Year and all the best in 2015.

    Chris.
     
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  3. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 31, 2014

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    Welcome Chris, let us know how the AD visit goes. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Hey_Joe

    Hey_Joe Dec 31, 2014

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    The visit went really well! I think I'm going to make this an annual event, a new watch every Dec 31! Next one, a Rolex Explorer II!

    My new Speedmaster 1863 Sapphire:

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  5. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 31, 2014

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    Congratulations, looks like a beauty.
     
  6. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Dec 31, 2014

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    I hope you had somebody to help you carry it home ;)

    Welcome to the forum, next NYE won't come quick enough for you I bet.

    PS: is there a bigger watch box than this one?
     
  7. Hey_Joe

    Hey_Joe Jan 1, 2015

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    Yes, the box is surprisingly heavy! I'm really impressed by the quality, presentation, and contents of the box. A really nice upgrade compared to the standard white and red boxes.
     
  8. Maganator

    Maganator Jan 6, 2015

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    Hello everyone!

    The name is Magnus, from Edinburgh, Scotland. Been in the game for a couple of years now but mainly collecting Christopher Wards - which were my first watch brand love. I am also a cufflink enthusiast which often depletes my watch funds :(

    I've got a couple of vintage pieces - my late great great Grandfather's Certina (that had to be completely overhauled with a new dial when it came my way and a vintage Omega. I got the Omega as one of my first purchases on eBay but I am fairly certain it is a redial. In any event, it is too small for my wrists so it will make its way to SWMBO once I get it serviced. I think it was over-wound (oops).

    I recently came into a Corum Admirals Cup which I am very pleased with. Much bigger that I am used to but it is a lovely piece though I appreciate it will not be for everyone.

    Anyway, I joined up here to get a bit of watch variety and to get a bit more information about what will hopefully be my next purchase.

    I am getting married this year and was hoping to get my hands on a birth year (1982) Speedmaster for the event. It will likely cost 1/3 of what her dress will cost but i'll get a bit more use out of it :).

    So, that's me - hope to get better acquainted with you all.

    Cheers
     
  9. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    Sounds like you're off to a good start Magnus. Goodness knows we can always use another Scotsman around here. :rolleyes:
    I think you'll be an Omega/Zenith man in no time.
    Once you and the new missus get settled in you'll need to get yourself a proper beagle.
     
  10. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 6, 2015

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    A "Jambo" man, we won't hold that against you ;)
    Welcome Magnus, enjoy the forum, information, fun and some occasional nonsense awaits you.
     
  11. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    I don't know Stuart, 'e seem like a typical young Scot to me , These Jambos seem OK, :thumbsup:

    Jambo.jpg
     
  12. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 6, 2015

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    That lassie will catch her death without a simmit, having said that she must be the only attraction at Tynecastle ;)
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    Aye ;)
     
  14. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    Aye, but a better attraction then ya git with a Ranger fan
    Ranger.jpg
     
  15. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    ^ Why is that picture taking disk space on my server... bring back Miss Tynecastle
     
  16. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 6, 2015

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    No way can you expect a like :eek:
     
  17. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    :D
     
  18. Geo!

    Geo! Jan 6, 2015

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    Good evening folks, I'm from Scotland and have been seriously interested in watches and watch repairing for about three years.

    I have a fair size collection of both mechanical and quartz watches, my particular favourites being vintage mechanical Omegas.

    I came across this site while researching information for a Constellation 561 that I am in the process of servicing for a friend.

    Having had a good look around this forum, I like what I see and I'm sure to get involved.
     
  19. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 6, 2015

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    Your in the right place Geo, on occassion we even talk about watches. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Geo!

    Geo! Jan 6, 2015

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    Excellent, I like a good blether now and again. :)