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The Great Big Introductions Thread

  1. tspinning

    tspinning Aug 23, 2018

    Greetings all,
    New member here hoping to join the Omega club in the nearing future. I'm a 34 year old Information Security Architect based in the Boston, MA area. Always been a fan of fine watches but never had the opportunity or financial ability to move past basic accouterments. 10 years a Skagen titanium quartz chrono owner (which just failed) and I've decided there's no time like the present to indulge a bit and get a real time piece. I own a fun Swatch System51 and after spending all my working hours at a computer really want a mechanical timepiece which helps me disconnect with the digital world. Anyway, I'm eyeing a 311. and hoping something appealing comes my way soon.

  2. pongster

    pongster Aug 26, 2018


    Am a 40-something father of four from the Philippines.

    I have more than a hundred watches including a dozen omegas.

    Been buying one watch a year since 2006 (when i got married) but my watch addiction spiked in 2016. Been buying lots of watches since then.

    Still looking to add to my omega collection.

    My excuse for my addiction: to leave them all to my two sons when i pass.

    Planning to stop buying when i turn 50.
    Edited Aug 28, 2018
  3. Jamsh

    Jamsh Aug 27, 2018

    Hello everyone,
    I am a retired Aid worker from London, UK and I have an Omega Seamaster. I know absolutely nothing about this watch which I inherited from my dad. I will have it serviced soon and ask for the serial number to check out it's history. I have learnt a lot from browsing this forum for the last few days, thanks.
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  4. Redbirdsfan70

    Redbirdsfan70 Sep 4, 2018

    Hello everyone! I'm a fellow watch geek in Atlanta, GA USA. I'm an Omega fan and a Speedmaster fan and have really ramped up my watch collecting in the past two years. I love connecting with fellow watch geeks and love learning new things about watches especially Speedmasters and am hopeful to own a vintage Omega Seamaster from the 50s or 60s in the near future.
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  5. Paul Uk

    Paul Uk Sep 7, 2018


    I'm a non destructive test engineer for a well known ejector seat design and manufacturing company in the south east of England.

    I live with my amazing and fortunately understanding wife, our young daughter two rabbits an old motorcycle and a beaten up guitar and soon I hope a beautiful old omega!

    I've always loved mechanical things from vintage motorcycles,cars, guitars and amps etc, generally I love all things that are beautifully crafted and built to last.

    The watch bug has bitten me hard, add that to a lack of knowledge and you have a dangerous and potentially expensive combination!

    This forum is a godsend with such a wealth of information on hand and I look forward to slowly expanding my own knowledge and enjoying this interesting and highly addictive hobby!


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  6. Thalia

    Thalia Sep 10, 2018

    Hello, I'm the newest member of this wonderful community. I'm from Melbourne and I do repair watch for my 2nd job. Please welcome me. :)
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  7. acmlb237

    acmlb237 Sep 13, 2018

    Hi all! I'm also from Melbourne. Full time student at the moment and am going to start working in management consulting next year.

    I'm relatively new to the watch game (I picked up my first in Japan this year), but hoping to learn a lot more about watches from OF.

    Thanks for having me!
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  8. Sooms

    Sooms Sep 15, 2018

    Hello all. I’m a Londoner in my 30s who works in investment banking (but is not an investment banker) and have recently become the proud owner of a lovely 1963 Seamaster ref 166.001

    Am now on a quest to get a nice pie pan, though I’m going to take my time on that one
  9. haqq777

    haqq777 Sep 22, 2018

    Hi, just came across this thread and thought I will introduce myself. I just joined yesterday but had been reading and researching here on Omega Forums for a while.

    First off, I'm a Digital Media Analyst and currently working on multiple projects side by side. Wife is a physician who just finished her residency last year. I am a father of two beautiful kids; a son who is 4 and a daughter who is 1 and a half. Also have two cats; Milo a seal point Himalayan and Coxie, a long haired Tuxedo Persian.

    Had been oggling at Speedys but never mustered the courage to take the plunge. This time wife just pushed me off the ledge (in a good way) and said just buy it. Anyway, now FOIS is on the way and I could not be more excited. I realise some of you guys are light years ahead of me as collectors and from a knowledge perspective. I look forward to learning from everyone and being a productive member of the Omega Forums community.

    Edited Oct 15, 2018
  10. joeshoup

    joeshoup Sep 22, 2018

    Hi everyone, I joined a few months ago but have neglected to introduce myself. I recently got the watch bug when I inherited a Rolex from my wife's late uncle. I started with a couple of Seikos but have found myself drawn to older Omegas, not least because of the knowledgeability and friendliness of this community.

    I'm an archaeologist by trade and based in the San Francisco bay area of California. I find a loot of similarities between the philosophical issues that watch collectors explore and the questions of authenticity and provenance that we archaeologists deal with - I look forward to exploring this more with you all!
  11. Mark D. Stroyer

    Mark D. Stroyer Sep 23, 2018

    Time for my great big introduction, I suppose. I am twenty-seven and from Dallas. I have increasingly developed an unfortunate enthusiasm for watches given that I have five kids and the most gainful employment I’ve found in quite a while has been driving Uber with an hour commute. Luckily, it’s not nearly as large and unfortunate as my automotive enthusiasm, and yes, I am one of those standing in the middle of that particular Venn diagram. Really, it’s more that either I am passionate about something and absorb everything I can about it...or I care not one whit.

    Given my rather dire financial straights my best watches have been a Citizen Eco-Drive (stolen) and a Seiko Solar (daily), both chronographs since I use that nigh-constantly. I was recently given a small box of watches and a seventies Seamaster was included, so I’m here! I’ve been my newfound Powers of Searching! to research what I’ve gotten myself into, but that’ll be its own thread a bit later. I mean, I’ve torn apart phones for repair, so watches can’t be that much more complicated, right...?

    When it comes to my general taste in watches, I’m not really fond of plain dress watches and I really don’t like the super-sporty ones (and dive watches), but I really like that transitional ground between dress and sport, I like colour and I have a deep soft spot for funky seventies chronographs.

    Oh, and I hate Rolex.

    To be frankly honest, I’m overwhelmed and feel like I don’t belong and have nothing to contribute, but you guys really seem cool so I’ll try to not be a stranger.
  12. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Sep 28, 2018

    I read this and your other posts. Love your writing style! We all had nothing to contribute at first; stick around and voice your opinion...
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  13. Rochete

    Rochete Oct 3, 2018

    Hello everybody, joining today after some time lurking and learning. I'm a Spanish engineer mainly interested in vintage watches, specially Omega, Longines, Zenith, Tissot and Certina. I am more of a hunter-gatherer than a collector, I extract more pleasure from the search, the hunt, the unboxing, the taking to watchmaker, the band-chosing, the first time wearing... and all the learning those processes involve than from owning itself. But, yeah, I own about fifteen Omegas at the moment... After three years I consider I am still at a very initial stage of the learning curve on this fascinating field of knowledge but hopefully a day will come when I shall be able to contribute something in exchange of what I take....
  14. hugoafonso

    hugoafonso Oct 5, 2018

    I’m registred member of this forum for 4 years now, haven’t got much time to participate so far, but from now on will try to evolve myself more, this forum deserves the contribute of everyone, the amount of information and knowledge shared here is incomesurable.
    You can find me on instagram: hugoafonsoc
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  15. Lozzermo

    Lozzermo Oct 6, 2018

    Hello all! Joined a few days ago after buying (kind of) a pre owned Planet Ocean on impulse!! Was actually picking up my Tudor Heritage GMT and spotted the 2009 PO in their Pre Owned cabinet! Have always wanted this model (45.5, orange bezel and black strap)

    Have a bit of a dilemma though. The watch was not winding so it’s gone back for repair (to Omega I am assured). The warranty card and chronometer card have different watch numbers which is a concern. It has the original red leather box, white cardboard box, instructions and leather warranty card holder and It’s from Goldsmiths so I have no concern re it being a legit PO.

    In the mean time I have found an unused 2016 model with the (8500 movement I believe) at an AD boutique. Problem is the boutique wants list price for theirs which is £1300 more than the pre owned and I can’t stretch to that!!

    The PO is a keeper no matter what. It will be part of my growing collection so won’t be a daily driver, but I am not sure what to do.

    Should I just go with the pre owned with the 2500 movement or should I bail and see if I can get the later model?

    Raymond Weil Parsifal
    Tag Heuer Carrera
    Tudor Heritage Black Bay
    Breitling Superocean Heritage Ii
    Tudor GMT
    Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean (soon)

    BTW. Cracking forum!!!
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  16. Njnjcfp88

    Njnjcfp88 Oct 14, 2018

    Hello fellow watch lovers,

    My name is John and I live in Northern New Jersey. I’m in my late fifties and I’m a financial advisor. Basically, I wore the same watch- a Breitling Colt that I received new as a gift in 2000. I wore the same watch for 17 years! In the ocean windsurfing, with a suit or climbing the hills in the Belizian rainforests. A neighbor chanced upon me at the town pool last year sporting a Stowa- and suddenly I was thinking about acquiring another watch. Of course, being a creature of the familiar - I ended up buying a 1999 D13350 Chronomat from an AD and away we go! A year later and this has become a hobby bordering on obsession. A Seamaster Cosmic, a Connie C case , 2 Ulysse Nardin 36000 from 74, 2 Rolex Oysterdate Precision’s from the 50’s. And others ..the details the Omegaphiles here on this great forum commiserate over is amazing and a wealth of knowledge to the uninitiated as I am. I def have benefited and am grateful to even have landed on such a resource. As a former Marine I say
    “ Bravo Zulu “- Well done!
  17. Hunter87

    Hunter87 Oct 15, 2018

    Whoops somehow I missed this introduction thread so here goes my name is Tom im from London and I have only gotten into watches this year before my main hobby was shooting but living in the UK with our stupid gun restrictions the novelty soon wore off and I sold all my firearms to purchase my new rolex submariner 114060 instead. I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can from this incredible community.
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  18. Ninebirds

    Ninebirds Oct 15, 2018


    I've been an inveterate lurker on (other) forums to date, but I think this place has coaxed me out of my shell. Watches have always been of interest, but it's only very recently that I've started to get ideas... Ideas that have led me here

    What a fascinating place - I have already learned more about watches by browsing here than I've picked up my whole life, and in the process realised I know nothing!

    So the least I can do is quickly introduce myself before hitting you with inane questions and attempting to avail myself of the astonishing depth of knowledge and expertise there seems to be here.


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  19. apocalypsebella

    apocalypsebella Oct 17, 2018

    Hi All,

    ApocalypseBella here! I've always loved the Omega Speedmaster and the history behind it. I'm now 33 years old and I feel that I can dive into the world of fine watches without feeling bad about it.
    Within the next few weeks I'm looking to purchase my first Omega Speedmaster reduced. I will be asking all you experts a lot of questions!

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    SCUCIVOLO Oct 18, 2018

    Hi, I’m Claudio and I’m a casino cashier in London.. I’ve always liked watches but up until last year the only watches I knew were the so called “designer watches”.. then I met a guy who had a pretty sizeable collection (mainly Rolexes), tried one on, and that was it! Funny enough, I don’t even like Rolexes..

    I’ve owned one for a month or so, the Hulk, but I could not bond with it whatsoever.. I’ve had a Blancpain many Omegas.. a Zenith and more..

    3C75454F-D3F5-4C1F-9745-5D47D9B4496A.jpeg But Omega seems to be the brand I mostly come back to.. and for good reasons..
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