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  1. Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize Sergio Feb 1, 2015

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    Great set!!!!! Welcome
     
  2. TheCaptainOfTech

    TheCaptainOfTech Feb 1, 2015

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    Very nice collection welcome to the forum
     
  3. MikiJ

    MikiJ Likes songs about Purple spices Feb 1, 2015

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    I'll bet you say the same thing tonight watching Katie Perry during half-time ;-)
     
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  4. KIMBER

    KIMBER Feb 1, 2015

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    Nice collection there! Welcome aboard.
     
  5. Steve1haggart

    Steve1haggart Feb 1, 2015

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    Welcome . Lovely collection .
     
  6. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 1, 2015

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    Great Gang & Grand Gathering. Good Going.
     
  7. 250scr

    250scr Feb 1, 2015

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    Great looking watches. Someday I hope to have more than 1.
     
  8. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Feb 2, 2015

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    Didn’t see this thread until long after I registered, then put it off, then forgot about it. My bad! Anyways I’m Andy from Chicago, I have a history of flipping due to impatience plus lack of funds, and Omega is my favorite watch brand. I enjoy the brand’s history, particularly the ‘60s and ‘70s and then the last dozen years or so. Aside from Omega, I enjoy several of their Swiss competitors (Rolex, IWC, JLC) but also Seiko and Casio.

    I’m always impressed by the amount of knowledge on this forum. I promise to contribute when I can, though it seems I’m far from an expert on most topics here. I’m always learning something when I stop by so thanks everyone for that.

    Currently I have 4 Omegas, though over the years I’ve owned dozens. Here’s a group shot of my current Omega stable:

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  9. tpatta

    tpatta Feb 3, 2015

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    Welcome aboard. Sweet collection. Hang around here and your collection will continue to increase. Love the 45th.
     
  10. Nick H

    Nick H Feb 10, 2015

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    New boy as of today ! (2/10/15) I have a 1977 Speedmaster 1045 (ST 1760 012) (I bought new 01/07/1977!) Currently having a £936 overhaul at Swiss Time Services here in the UK (Ouch !!! - but it needs it as it is 38 years old..) I still have the original receipt and 2x Boxes. I have also just bought a minty 861 Professional (1978) to replace my stolen, uninsured, 1973 one ( My Dads 21st. Birthday present to me...). One day (dream on!) I would love to add a Speedy 'Holy Grail'.
     
  11. tpatta

    tpatta Feb 10, 2015

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    Welcome Nick. How about a photo or two of your Speedy? Also, better chose an avatar before the mods give you one. They can be harsh. :eek:
     
  12. ketiljo

    ketiljo Feb 10, 2015

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    Welcome! Good taste I'd say.
     
  13. Hijak

    Hijak Feb 10, 2015

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    Very nice!:thumbsup: And welcome to the forum gttime.
     
  14. JG808

    JG808 Feb 16, 2015

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    I'm a longtime lurker that just registered so I thought I'd say hello. I'm Jared from Greensboro, NC. My watch collection currently consists of a Tudor Pelagos, Rolex 16570 Explorer II, and an early 90s Speedy Pro. I'm looking forward to being a part of this great community.
     
  15. Liam1288

    Liam1288 Feb 16, 2015

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    Hi guys, I'm a new ish member to the forum, thought I'd introduce myself :)

    Just bought my second omega today! First was a PO 8500 and the newest addition is a 1984 speedy.
    I'm very happy with it! Was serviced by omega in 2014 so nothing should go wrong.
    Just wondering if it's possible to change the bracelets over? I have a 1450 (I think) but would like the later one to that if it would fit?
    Thanks
     
  16. Davidt

    Davidt Feb 16, 2015

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    No worries switching bracelets for another one or a strap, although they'll need to be 30mm for a Speedmaster Pro.

    Just bear in mind that the 1450 is regarded by many as the perfect balance between vintage and modern. It's worth a bob or two if you decide to sell but as its original to your watch, if give serious thought to keeping it.

    You'll have no shortage of offers from folk to take it off your hands if you decide to sell.
     
  17. Liam1288

    Liam1288 Feb 17, 2015

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    Thanks!
    Is there a code on the bracelet to make sure? Or is it just by looking you can tell what it is?
    It has a little stretch so if I could find a nice slightly later bracelet (which one?) and swap it over keeping the 1450 in good condition that would be my idea and eventually get a strap for other looks.
     
  18. Liam1288

    Liam1288 Feb 17, 2015

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    Turns out I have a 1447 bracelet... Is that much different?
    It looks the same as the 1450.
     
  19. Davidt

    Davidt Feb 17, 2015

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  20. Liam1288

    Liam1288 Feb 17, 2015

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    Cool, I may at some point look at a different bracelet just to keep the original safe though I don't plan on selling it so it shouldn't really matter? I guess it would be harder to repair or replace should it need doing whereas a more common one wouldn't be too difficult.
    Does anyone know if it's possible or even a good of bad idea putting a quick release bar into the end piece to make strap changes easier? The speedy from bracelet to nato was a PITA!! Managed it with care and patience though :)