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The ultimate uncollectible:- TV shaped cal 1000's?

  1. chipsotoole

    chipsotoole Jul 25, 2016

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    Hello Omegoids,
    I was wondering why in general TV shaped watches were unloved by collectors. I'm aware that 1001 1002 1011 movements have a number of design faults and stability issues , but they were amongst the last of the in-house movements and quite groundbreaking in their own way. Something like 1.5 million movements made their way into various watches from 68 onwards. Does this make a working, lightly used SS late 60's early 70's cal 1001 TV shaped hi-beat chrono constellation with original fitted bracelet under 400 Euros the best place to look for design, bargains and future collectibility, or does the old adage "you can't polish a turd" hold true with certain omegas ? some well respected fellow here said of the 1001 1002 series you shouldn't bother with them unless you're able to tend to them yourself......thoughts please.
     
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  2. dialstatic

    dialstatic Jul 25, 2016

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    And it's a good thing, too, because most collectors prefer their turds unpolished, with nice sharp edges.
     
  3. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jul 25, 2016

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    From my aesthetic viewpoint, I don't find them in any way offensive. Perhaps the tendency to have integrated/unconventional bracelets is one limiting factor affecting their collectability.

    However, rectangular Geneves strain even my taste boundaries :cautious:
     
  4. Giff2577

    Giff2577 Quick with the tools! Jul 25, 2016

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    I had a tv dial for a short time. It was kind of a funky watch. I just sort of liked it and found I didn't wear it too often so I sold it. image.jpeg
     
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  5. ahartfie

    ahartfie The black sheep in the Spee-ee-eee-eedmaster flock Jul 25, 2016

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    Personally, I love TV dials. But as my dear pappy used to say, I'm weird in other ways, too.

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  6. micampe

    micampe Jul 25, 2016

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    Like this?

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    This has a 1020 inside

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    I like to keep it as the off-beat option. I really like that bracelet too.
     
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  7. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 25, 2016

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    I'd wear that watch. As for wearing that shirt, only if it were Halloween and I was going to a Starsky & Hutch themed costume party.
     
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  8. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Jul 25, 2016

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    What design faults with the second gen 101x series? Even the first gen is no more problematic than the 500 series if properly maintained. There are some very collectible dive watches with these 100x movements you can have right now without waiting for the future.

    I have 2 pairs of these square Constellations, but they're dress watches and will likely stay less collectible than tool watches, now or in the future.
     
  9. micampe

    micampe Jul 25, 2016

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    How did you guess?!
     
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  10. Bluemartinifan

    Bluemartinifan Jul 25, 2016

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    image.jpg Owned this early 70s GP w high beat chronometer rated movement w very cool moss green dial.
    Enjoyed it, owned it for 6 mos and sold it for less than $500 4 months ago.
     
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  11. nurseford25

    nurseford25 Jul 25, 2016

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    I once owned this. It was my first vintage Omega and I don't even know what it was. Didn't fit my style though so I passed it along. I kind of wish I kept it though. image.jpeg
     
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  12. chipsotoole

    chipsotoole Jul 26, 2016

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    There were issues with the self winding mechanism and apparently a self lubricating feature they introduced..
     
  13. TNTwatch

    TNTwatch Jul 26, 2016

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    That was with the first gen only, but not an issue with proper maintenance. You need proper maintenance with any movement anyways. No such problem with the second gen.
     
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  14. dialstatic

    dialstatic Jul 26, 2016

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    Wasn't aware of those issues. You had me worried there for a minute as my PloProf has a 1002.