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  1. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 22, 2017

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    Welcome mate, make a new thread in the vintage Omega topic with what you're after in terms of the vintage dress watch and the budget / style you like and I'm sure you'll get some ideas.
     
  2. Amh82

    Amh82 Jan 22, 2017

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    Thanks dsio - will do :thumbsup:
     
  3. BurntAvocado

    BurntAvocado Jan 22, 2017

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    Hey everyone my name is Matt and I'm new to the Watch world. I recently discovered that I enjoy the complex workings of the watch world and I have decided to start a collection. I currently wear a Burberry watch that I discovered is manufactured by Swatch and simply has a Burberry face. Not a "watch enthusiasts watch" so I'm in the market. I have discovered that Vintage Omegas are extremely reasonable and that I should begin my journey there. What a better place to start a collection than at the end of the Greek alphabet. That being said if anyone sees anything vintage and Omega $500< I would love to look into it. I'm looking forward to hanging around these forums.
    Regards,
    Matt
     
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  4. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 22, 2017

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    Please check the Private watch sales forum here, you'll find a lot of vintage Omega there and others.
     
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  5. Lewismark

    Lewismark Jan 24, 2017

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    Another newbie introduction here, I'm Mark a building surveyor in the UK. Mainly into military watches but interested in anything and everything. No Omegas at the moment but have had several previously - WWW's and 53's.
     
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  6. agee

    agee Jan 24, 2017

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    Welcome to the Forum Mark
    Happy to see you made it
     
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  7. duc

    duc Jan 24, 2017

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    Hello Kai. I lived in Kailua for 10 years (Akipola Street) while I worked at Pearl. If you have to miss a great opportunity like a LE Speedy, it's best when the reason is you live in Hawaii. ;)
     
  8. Lewismark

    Lewismark Jan 24, 2017

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    Hey Andy good to see you here. I should have guessed!!
     
  9. djfunksalot

    djfunksalot Jan 24, 2017

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    Hi, I'm Steve. I'm a linux admin and computer programmer from philadelphia. I'm deep in the throws of a mechanical watch obsession. It all started with the new apple watch, which has some amazing watch faces that are meant to emulate a real watch. I decided to return it because I couldn't get past the annoyance of having to wake it. I bought a 563 cal seamaster on ebay which I think is beautiful. My goal is to be able to service my own watches. I'm learning with each mistake and can't resist the urge to tinker. I'm going to need a lot of parts.
     
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  10. alohatime

    alohatime Jan 28, 2017

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    No way, I grew up 10 min away in Kaneohe. Thank you for your service to your country at Pearl Harbor !
     
  11. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Jan 29, 2017

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    Welcome. We have a few people here who are learning to service their own watch. @JimInOz might be able to point you to a great step-by-step guide on some cheap seiko movements

    Edit: found it
    http://www.clockmaker.com.au/diy_seiko_7s26/
     
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  12. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jan 29, 2017

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    Welcome to the forum, and..................that's the scariest intro comment this year :eek:.

    The parts bucket for vintage Omegas is not overflowing, or even 1/4 full and it's getting lower every day. In addition, for some you will need access to a watchmaker with an Omega Parts Account.

    On the other hand, Seiko has not strangled the parts market for their watches and 90% can still be found on the used market.

    I'd suggest you buy a few Seiko 7S26 or similar clunkers from eBay and start the basic course that @CanberraOmega listed. It got me going and now look where I am :D.

    After a couple of years learning on Seikos you may be able to start on your vintage Omegas.

    Good Luck with your Projects :thumbsup:.

    Cheers

    Jim.

    PS: Any questions you can post them or PM some of the members.

    And here's some light reading to keep you fired up (or scare you off).

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/i-have-the-technology.51556/
     
  13. vitriol

    vitriol Jan 29, 2017

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    Hi Folks,
    In past few years I've been collecting mid-tier watches, mostly Seiko few Tissots and so on. Flipper, who flipped a lot. It could be just a New Year' thing, but decided to cumulate for 3-4 pieces. Currently I own SMPc and PO, looking forward to adding burgundy Tudor BB and the Moonwatch.
    Registered here to learn should I buy a hesalite one or sapphire one;) and probably other useful things, as OF looks like a knowledgeable community.
    Cheers
     
  14. Vulffi

    Vulffi Jan 30, 2017

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    Hi all,

    I've been a member of a number of local (Nordic) watch forums and stumbled across this lovely site when searching for info on my Speedmaster (345.0808 Cu, 1987). I have always been interested in (vintage) watches and bought my first vintage mechanical chrono at the end of the eighties. On a business trip to Copenhagen 20 ? years ago I saw a beautiful Omega Seamaster (ref. 105.001, 1963 ?) at a local watchmaker/dealer that I bought on the spot. Next Omega is my Avatar, a NOS 1958 ? (1601xxxx) Ladymatic Seamaster (ref. 2942) that is currently serviced and waiting a few days for my wifes birthday :). I registered here to learn more about Omegas and take part in the knowledgeable discussions about watches.

    Cheers

    P.S. I know that the pushers on the Seamaster are wrong, and looking for new ones... This is the best a authorized Omega service could provide...
     
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  15. mph57

    mph57 Feb 2, 2017

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    Hi everyone,

    New forum member from Maryland. I just wanted to post a quick introduction. I've been enjoying mechanical watches since approximately 2007 or so. Right now I have just a small collection of seven watches. Nothing too interesting as all are at least a decade or more older. I'm looking forward to gaining insight into the Omega brand...especially some on the vintage side. Hopefully, sometime in the future, I can contribute as well. Posted a picture of three of the watches that I am currently wear in rotation.

    Kind regards!

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  16. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead Feb 5, 2017

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    Hello all. Longtime lurker here. I enjoy reading all the informative threads and figured it was time to be an active member. My only mechanical watch is my dad's treasured Seiko world time. I hope to add to it shortly. How could you not, after spending hours on OF?
     
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  17. watchpatrol

    watchpatrol Feb 6, 2017

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    Hey guys,

    Just joining today -- I've been a huge watch guy for the last 5 years. I'm particularly passionate about tool watches (divers, chronographs, pilots, etc). Two of my favorite watches are my Speedy and my Seamaster 2254. I love to write about watches on my blog (http://60clicks.com) and I've written some software to help collectors find watches across the various forums (http://watchpatrol.net).

    I'm originally from Minneapolis but fled south a couple of years ago and now reside in Sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

    Looking forward to contributing here in the Omega Community.
     
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  18. brΩm

    brΩm Feb 9, 2017

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    How do
     
  19. chuckbass

    chuckbass Feb 11, 2017

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    Hi all! I'm excited to be here, having worked in an Omega AD for the last 3 years whilst at university, now graduated and have time to peruse the forums a little bit more (and a grad job with income worthy of spending on watches!)

    Based in Australia, so good to see that this forum is Aus-hosted.

    PS does anyone know of how to change usernames on here? Thank you!
     
  20. EdistoJim

    EdistoJim Feb 12, 2017

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    Allow me the formality of introducing myself: I'm a down home southern youngster with a keen interest in Omega, I even saw a Speedmaster
    in the wild yesterday. Fascinating. Thanks in advance for a nice site.
     
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