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  1. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 22, 2015

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  2. bobby75

    bobby75 Apr 22, 2015

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    New to the forum so just saying hello. Have a couple of Omega watches (Both 10 - 20 years old) and will probably add a speedmaster to that pretty soon. Had a vintage Omega in the past so know only too well about the difficulty in finding the right watch. Also have quite a liking for Longines watches so looking forward to reading up on the vintage side of both Omega and Longines and learning from the folks on here.
     
  3. whatever1983

    whatever1983 Apr 22, 2015

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    I'm new to the forum as well. My fiance bought me a Vintage Omega as a wedding gift (I do not yet have it, nor do I know what she bought) but I have been sending her links to watches I like. I will be sure to post pictures after I receive the watch (in 2 1/2 weeks!)
     
  4. dasher

    dasher Apr 23, 2015

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    Hello -

    My name is Dan and I live in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm more of a Japanese watch enthusiast (I dare not mention the name here, huh?) but I managed to stumble across a lovely Seamaster De Ville on my local Craigslist a few days ago - so I am now a budding Omega enthusiast!

    As I do more research (this one has the numerals 12, 6, and 9 on the dial) I will gladly share my findings. Until then, thanks for letting me join!

    Dan
     
  5. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 23, 2015

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    Hello Dan, if you're referring to Seiko there are many fans of that brand here on the forum. Welcome and we love pictures so if you feel the inclination, post away.:thumbsup:
     
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  6. dasher

    dasher Apr 23, 2015

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    Yes indeed! I enjoy the old chronos and divers. Thank you for the welcome.

    D.
     
  7. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Apr 23, 2015

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    Greetings from Cincinnati, Ohio...

    I'm new to Omega and just received my first Omega (a Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch w/ presentation box) for my 51st birthday from my wife and children. I'm pretty excited...I've wanted a "Moonwatch" for a LONG TIME...it's my "Holy Grail" of watches. I selected the Hesalite w/ leather strap but have already installed the Omega NATO strap...I'm really digging the Omega NATO strap. I'm a former military helicopter pilot (U.S. Navy) and currently a pilot at Delta Air Lines where I fly the MD-88/MD-90 (Mad Dog)...I'm looking forward to wearing my new "Moonwatch" at the office. Also, up until this point, I've relied on my beloved SEIKO 6309-7049 automatic dive watch which I purchased new in 1987 while in Navy flight training. It's been my office watch since 1987...and is currently being restored by a watchmaker in California who is a SEIKO specialist.

    Cheers,

    Collin

    A few pics of the new machine and cool paraphernalia...
     
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  8. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 23, 2015

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    What a great gift from your family, Mad Dog! Great watch and welcome to the forum...some action shots from the office would be cool.:thumbsup:
     
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  9. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Apr 23, 2015

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    Thanks for the welcome, Hijak. I'm so fortunate to have a generous wife and children! I don't have any action shots with the Speedy yet...but here's one with my beloved SEIKO 6309-7049 automatic from a few months ago...
     
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  10. Hijak

    Hijak Apr 23, 2015

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    Wow, talk about quick service...very nice. I see some awsome WRUW posts in your future!:thumbsup:
     
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  11. travisrock

    travisrock Apr 23, 2015

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    dang, found this a week months too late haha.

    Hello all, my name is Travis- watch noob, nursing student, petrol head, photographer (leicas <3), cat lover (my main man fatty will probably be dressed up in a tux as the best man for my wedding), computer gaming junkie sometimes (bf4, as broken as EA let it be, i love it in all of it's barely working form. Started with bf2/starcraft/ cs 1.6/source), lover of cheeseburgers and basically any other form of red meat, co-founder of www.behindthewatch.com, and traumatic brain injury (s/p 18 months, or something like that) survivor. Nursing school is currently about 85% of my life, and the other hobbies get distributed to the other 15% of my spare time.

    My first ("real") watch was a 3513.50 speedy. I've had that, a 145.022-69 (more on that here), Tag-Heuer CS3111 '64 Carerra Re-issue, SMc 176.007 (catch and release, didn't like it nearly as much as I thought I would). Currently I own a 16610 A serial sub, box and papers, and all that jazz (settled on this after missing a killer deal on a 1680, which will be one thing i regret for the rest of my life), an absolutely perfect 145.022-76 speedy pro I purchased from @Kringkily (thanks mate :thumbsup:) and pulsations bezel from @Archer :thumbsup: (I consider this my "me" watch), a handful of vintage seikos I just acquired, (navigator timer that needs some restoring, world time that needs the internal rotating bezel fixed, an old digital one that needs a battery, and a simple date (forget the reference) with what sounds like a completely loose movement ::facepalm1:: and an awesome S234-5010 with original accessories (unused, I believe) I just got in the mail today. I've also got a Casio A168 I got myself and my girlfriend- arguably one of the most iconic and awesome watches you can get for $20 BNIB :D

    (Forgive my lack of punctuation, I've got a killer headache at the moment and it's been a long day- usually I'm pretty good about stuff like that though.)

    Watches have seemed to be a very relaxing hobby for me over the past year or two, and coincide with my love for most things with heritage to them (re: leicas, vintage cars, etc) and appeal to me on a level that only cars have seemed to match. Small differences between references, unique patina, and the history behind them make them beautiful in an inexplicable way- but I don't need to tell you folks that, as that's why we're all here. :cool:
     
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  12. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Apr 23, 2015

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    Welcome aboard travis
     
  13. harry12

    harry12 Apr 23, 2015

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    Hello,
    You have shared very nice collection of watch.
    Thanks.:)
     
  14. Raddisch

    Raddisch Apr 24, 2015

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    G'day all, while we are doing introductions; Raddisch here. I'd like to think I'm a "seasoned noob" I've been into watches for ages, but don't reach the incredible knowledge that I have seen on this forum over the last few months that I have been lurking. At heart, I'm a Heuer man (Boo, Hiss), but a few months ago I bought my first of what I suspect is going many Omegas. It's a Dynamic, and despite being bought through a reputable dealer* (*in Asia) I am certain it's a Frakenwatch, simply because it's condition is too good. That's fine of course, as it's a Dynamic. But my next purchase will be a Speedmaster ST145.012, as I am a bit of a space nut. I will be a lot more cautious with this purchase. There are a few of these around, but alas I'm not one to buy watches on ebay. So any suggestions where to pick one up will be greatly appreciated. I am also looking at collecting a few other cheaper Omegas up through a reputable Canadian dealer. But for the Speedy, the search will be a lot longer, more intese with higher stake.
    Great to join the forum
     
  15. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Apr 24, 2015

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    Welcome Raddisch, sure you will enjoy many an hour or so on the forum. Lot's of info to be gained along with a good dose of fun.
    Post a pic or two of your Dynamic and we will see what the consensus is.
     
  16. Bezel_Faulty

    Bezel_Faulty Apr 24, 2015

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    Hello to you all.
    I have been fortunate enough to just buy my dream watch! I have loved watches from a very young age, especially liking Omega. I have a modest collection of 19 different watches three of which are a Speedmaster reduced, a Seamaster 300m Co-Axial GMT and now my 105.02-63 with the original 1506 bracelet and end pieces. It has a replacement genuine bezel IMG_20150424_115258.jpg but I also have the DO90 bezel which has light damage.
    I have searched for an original watch for quite a while so am delighted with this one which came fully serviced and with a 2-year warranty.
    I look forward to becoming involved in the Forum as it comes highly recommended.
    Cheers!
     
  17. blunosr

    blunosr Apr 24, 2015

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    Hello. After reading quite a few posts over the last few days I have learned the importance of an avatar and an introduction with pictures. I impulsively responded to the Seamaster XVI thread and now realize I should have introduced myself first. I have been on another Omega forum for a while mostly as a lurker and probably don't have a whole lot to contribute but wanted to say hello. I got my first Omega 7 years ago as a birthday present from my wife. The re dialed Seamaster XVI with unknown history. I had it serviced and had the proper crown added and wore it often. A few years later father in law learns of the watch and offered me his 1969 145022-69 ST pre moon transitional that was beat to heck. He said he was the original owner but boxes and papers are long gone. Had it serviced, sourced some end links and a NOS age appropriate bezel in case I wanted to change and it was also regularly worn. The original bezel appears to be DON but it has a scuff at 90 so a little hard to tell. I am contemplating switching to the NOS bezel for a cleaner look. I switch between black leather and the bracelet. Fast forward to last week and I have completed the Omega collection with a PO 8500 purchased from a boutique. I thought long and hard about 2500vs8500 and eventually fell in love with the 8500. That said it was still an impulse buy as my wife and I stumbled into the boutique to window shop. Tried on the DSOTM and still decided on PO. The watch stable is rounded out by the trusty GShock, late 70's Seiko 6306 Japan market diver and my grandfathers old Whitnauer.
    Sorry for the crappy pictures.
    Again, I probably won't have much to contribute but at least now I won't feel guilty about asking questions or habitual lurking.
     
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  18. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 25, 2015

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    Welcome mate, btw how come the endlinks are on the Speedmaster backwards in that pic :confused:
     
  19. blunosr

    blunosr Apr 25, 2015

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    Ha! Because I'm an idiot. When I first got the watch I got some endlinks for what I believed the bracelet to be because that was before I learned how unclear a lot of speedmaster details are. Didn't realize there were 3 or so potential bracelets. Long story short they were wrong and I switched to leather anyway so forgot about it until recently went back to steel (made the links work backwards...nobody noticed until I posted pictures) and just hadn't got around to getting the correct links.
     
  20. scruffy

    scruffy Apr 25, 2015

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