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  1. BenKenobi

    BenKenobi Apr 3, 2018

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    Hi all,
    Ben from Western Australia. Not enough time, but I like time on my hands and yet another hobby to keep me poor, found this site researching for my junky 145.036 looking for an original TSMT dial and better research links. I have my Grandads Bumper hanging around somewhere and a few old 1870's E Francilon pocket watch movements. Why is it nothing I own is mint nick like you guys have its all either broken, unappealing or doesn't work. So anyway gday from W.A. and all that.:cool:

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  2. Starman71

    Starman71 Apr 3, 2018

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    Welcome Ben! My Granddad’s Seamaster is nothing I’d buy for myself, but it’s a priceless memory.
     
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  3. kgb33

    kgb33 Apr 9, 2018

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    Hello everyone ;)
    Just found this forum , been an owner of a Seamaster quartz for 7 years which is a daily wearer and still looks great , was in a Omega boutique last weekend and finally got to see a Speedy DSOTM , which I've been lusting after since its arrival , but never seen one in the flesh . Well it was love at first sight , now trying to find a way to fund one of these works of art , Might take a year or two . I'm in Canada and would love the buying experience of a boutique , but the price difference between boutique and online is killing me . Some more research and advice is needed , But thats half the fun for me .

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  4. BenKenobi

    BenKenobi Apr 9, 2018

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    Welcome kgb33, agreed the DSOTM really does look the part. Don't know how many forum members would knock one back, being a supposedly limited release its bound to be up there on the bucket list of most including myself. Don't see how I could slide that one past the wife either, I think she would be looking for an upgrade from Burberry to Louis Vuitton or Jimmy Choo. Ahh the thrill of the chase, don't they say it's the thrill of the journey not the arrival, hmmm I beg to differ in this case. The forum has been excellent for me, as I know next to nothing regarding Omega, would love to do an amateur watchmaking course but I think it would only serve to be to the detriment of some fine vintage piece. Any way will catch you around the threads somewhere:cool:
     
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  5. kgb33

    kgb33 Apr 9, 2018

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    Yes I've a lot to learn too , My wife actually said "you deserve it and work hard go for it" , But I have the sensible (cautious ) head in the partnership , So the chase begins , I'll start with trying to figure out the best buying process for me , I want the best price (obviously ) but also the best buying experiance , and I still haven't figured out which DSOTM I actually want and the difference between them . Might never happen , but if the stars alighn , who knows .
     
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  6. sacaroly

    sacaroly Apr 9, 2018

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    Hi, My name is George. I'm a new Omega admirer. I've recently came across the old omega seamaster aqua terra this watch has brought me to the Omega world. Looking forwards to learning more about Omega watches here.
     
  7. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest Apr 9, 2018

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    Hello All,

    I’ve been a member for a few months now, but I never really introduced myself.

    About me - I live in NYC and split my time between there and DC. I’ve been “into” vintage watches for a couple years now, perusing this forum for much of that time. It all started when one of my friends was given a vintage Omega Seamaster as a wedding present. I quickly picked up the hobby, and this was my first:
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    When I bought it, I had no idea what an “ETA” movement was or that this was actually fairly modern. But I got lucky in that it was all original save a generic crown. I plan on keeping it forever.

    Anyway, my collection has expanded to include mostly Longines and Omega. All vintage, and I don’t intend to change that anytime soon.

    A few others of mine..
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    All need some work in some way or another, but it’ll get done. Also missing the Ultra Chron from my profile picture just because I don’t have any good photos handy.
     
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  8. Reddy_Kilowatt

    Reddy_Kilowatt Apr 9, 2018

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    Good god, man. Save a few thousand, buy from an AD or online, and get your car detailed or something. Sheesh. They'll probably even hand you the same bottle of water the boutique would.
     
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  9. kgb33

    kgb33 Apr 10, 2018

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    Yeah I'm currently researching some options , I'm in Canada (BC ) Nearest Omega dealer is 4 hours away , Google isn't coming up with much , Just seem to find grey dealers in the states . I bought my SMP 7 years ago from a local jeweller , Might start there .
     
  10. Preacherman

    Preacherman Apr 12, 2018

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    Howdy from Texas y’all! I’m Scott, medically retired from the Army, and now called as a pastor. I’ve been fascinated with pocket watches since I was a kid, and then ended up marrying a jeweler’s daughter! I received a vintage Illinois pocket watch for Christmas several years ago and decided to become interested in high end wrist watches so that I could better relate to my Father in law. My first was a LumiNox Recon, then a Citizen Limited edition AT Eco-Drive. I inherited my wife’s grandfather’s Seiko last year which is very special to me as he is the only person in her family to have served in the Army. The James Bond films began my obsession with Omega. My FIL is a die hard Rolex man, but they are much more expensive and I believe Omegas are more accurate after hearing my FIL’s stories of repairing Rolexes. My wife told me to get an Omega as a college graduation present last week! I left the Boutique in San Antonio with a Planet Ocean, Black face and beautiful! I have secretly bought her a vintage Ladies Seamaster Quartz for our 15th anniversary in August. Sorry if I’m rambling a bit, I look forward to diving into the info on the forum.
     
  11. Tamcor3

    Tamcor3 Apr 22, 2018

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    Hi all,
    I am Alberto from Italy, I live near Venice.
    My interests are modelism and of course watches.
    I’ve been into vintage diver watches for about 4 years now, perusing many forums for much of that time. It all started when I acquired my first watch in late 2013: a used SEIKO Golden Tuna 7549-7000.
    Now I have a few other SEIKOs such as the Grandfather Tuna and also the great 6159-7001 "the graal"
     
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  12. dr1v3thru

    dr1v3thru Apr 24, 2018

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    Hello everyone! IT guy from Los Angeles here. I just recently got hired on as a permanent employee (was temporary for a few years) and wanted to commemorate the beginnings of my career with a Speedmaster! :D It'll take me a few months to save up, but the marketplace here is what initially drew me to this community.

    This watch isn't the one that started it all (that'd be a Seiko SNK809, now modded with a sapphire crystal and a polished case) but here's my first and only Omega (so far), the Seamaster mid-size quartz:
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  13. pricha00

    pricha00 Apr 25, 2018

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    Hello all , insurance professional here from Southern Ontario.

    I have always been drawn to higher quality items, as I agree buying the right quality item once is smarter than buying substandard goods and replacing regularly.

    I am seriously unknowledgeable when it comes to high end watches , but of course have heard of Rolex, Omega, Tag, Longines just via advertising or word of mouth.

    I joined this forum to learn something , and most of all to get some educated opinion on what watch might fill the bill for me as I expect to purchase one soon.

    I will be wearing the watch daily , not a museum piece to sit on my dresser. My job does not normally require a suit/tie but perhaps 10 times a year. I want sweep hand ( quartz or automatic ) and I am open to second hand if the price reduction is worth the lack of full warranty.

    I so far have been drawn to the Seamaster , the HydroConquest, and the Tag Heuer Carrera.

    I am hoping to keep price below the $2K threshold to keep my SO happy , though I am sure a little convincing could move that figure a little higher.

    I hope to be active on this site , though my limited knowledge won't be of much help to the experts on here.

    Cheers,

    Pat
     
  14. Gurn

    Gurn Apr 26, 2018

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    Middle aged construction worker here that has never worn a nice watch.

    What brings me here? Well, one of my hobbies happen to be collecting and restoring vintage electronics. Vacuum tube radios, vacuum tube testers and Geiger counters from the golden age of the Uranium rush.

    This last weekend I was in attendance at a antique radio swap meet and came across an old candy tin. A quick look inside I saw some watches and a bunch of bands and such.

    A man was selling off his dad's collection of radios, test equipment, and other oddball things.

    He said "$15 for the whole tin" well I didn't even take the time to go through it. I just paid him and sense I had a few other items by then my arms were full so I carried every thing to my car.

    It wasn't till I was home that I went through the tin and discovered an Omega Constellation 168.005 "pie pan". The band and crown were also in bottom of tin. The crown has broken from the stem and the band needs some work but the watch itself runs perfectly.

    The case is very nice with sharp edges and the dial is beautiful. Someone scratched up the back cover removing it. At least the cover was just finger tight for me.

    I plan to get it fixed and be able to wear a nice watch. Will need a new stem and stem tube is slightly bent. I have actually always wanted a vintage Omega.

    Not bad for a $15 investment... Oh, most of the other watches work also. I'm actually wearing the Seiko Sportsman now. The Gruen is the only one not working. One of the Seikos needs a battery.

    Update... I just got the Gruen working. Started to take it apart and when I pulled the hands it started ticking away. Apparently someone pushed the hands on to tight when servicing. Jammed it up.

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  15. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Apr 26, 2018

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    Hi Gurn, welcome to the forum!

    I'd say that has to be one of the best buys ever. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Qasemoh

    Qasemoh Apr 26, 2018

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    Hi

    Its Mohammad; from Kuwait, Living in Texas

    Im an omega collector; started back in 2013 with the Regular Seamaster - ceramic - black

    Then got the 007 Aqua terra spectre

    Then 007 seamaster 300 - Spectre ( 2015 ) offered to buy snoopy by that time but i didnt ‍♂️

    Then got the saaster commander watch

    Then fell in love with Speedytuesday & i recently purchased Apollo Soyuz

    And now im becoming a collector of Speedmasters
     
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  17. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill asked ages ago but no longer interested Apr 27, 2018

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    @Gurn
    I do like Your Quality Street watch box !!!
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  18. Gurn

    Gurn Apr 27, 2018

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    Haha, yeah my wife claimed it already.
     
  19. Tudorme

    Tudorme May 2, 2018

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    Hello, name is Chris and I’m a chronophile. I first started messing around with siekos and started dismantling my first watch, a Swiss Army, and putting it back together. This of course led to much more complicated movements and now I even mod and make my own bands. I didn’t realize that I was that much into watches until other people started complaining that that is all I do. I wanted to say hello and I hope that I have something to offer to this wonderful forum. If I go silent from time to time it is because I’m studying for an LLM program. I look forward to speaking with everyone in the near future. Thanks for having me.
     
  20. Gurn

    Gurn May 2, 2018

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    Welcome Chris from another new member. Would love to see some of your work.
    Gurn