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  1. GlenGT

    GlenGT Apr 6, 2014

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  2. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    Massively overpriced, those are very low demand and more often than not melted due to lack of interested buyers.
     
  3. GlenGT

    GlenGT Apr 6, 2014

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    Thanks - Really struggling now to find a 1974 Omega. Any ideas?
     
  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    Are you only after a dress watch? '74 was a fairly crappy time for Omega with the exception of some sports models.
     
  5. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Apr 6, 2014

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    74 Speedys should not be too hard. What price range do you have in mind?
     
  6. Event horizon

    Event horizon faux seller of watches and complete knobhead Apr 6, 2014

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    Thats the thing about collecting, dont buy the first one you see however tempting. Take your time and you will find what your looking for. The good places to look are small independant jewellers, Ebay, car boot sales and the sales corner of forums. Dont be afraid to put a wanted to buy on here also.
    good luck with the hunt.
     
  7. GlenGT

    GlenGT Apr 6, 2014

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    Thanks for the replies. Yes I am looking for a gold dress watch and it has to be 1974. I have sports watches so looking for something different. Price is not an issue, I am just after a good Omega from that year in gold.

    I will keep looking and post on the wanted forum as well. If you spot anything then let me know ........
     
  8. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    As much as this is omega forums in 1974 you may be better off looking at a Patek Calatrava rather than an omega dress watch
     
  9. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    That's a rather different price bracket though...
     
  10. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    This is quite true, just trying to think of a good '74 Omega dress watch and coming up a bit blank, the Louis Brandt models didn't come out until the 80s afaik
     
  11. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    This might help. It wasn't a classic year for Omega but the Deville and Constellation lines look like your best bet.

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  12. CanberraOmega

    CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Apr 6, 2014

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    Those blue dials are interesting.
     
  13. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    Was the calibre 712 Ultrathin chronometer still in production in '74?
     
  14. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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  15. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    That might be a good option then, it's probably one of the best time only movements they made in that period.
     
  16. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Apr 6, 2014

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    OK Warren, seriously?......
    How big is your vintage watch catalog library? :eek:
    It seems you can pull almost any catalog reference whenever somebody ask for an uncommon type or year of watch........:thumbsup:
     
  17. GlenGT

    GlenGT Apr 6, 2014

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    Cheers guys thanks for all the advice. I can't find what I'm looking for yet but I will keep looking.
    Thanks for the catalogue as well - very interesting to see the watches on sale in 1974.
     
  18. SpikiSpikester

    SpikiSpikester @ ΩF Staff Member Apr 6, 2014

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    It's not that big, just limited to a few years. You may have noticed hundreds of threads where I have no relevant catalogue ;)
     
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  19. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Apr 6, 2014

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    Between Warren and Yann, you are covered back to the sundial age!

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    I hope members and visitors respect and are grateful for the expertise and wealth of resources here, that are not only provided free of charge......, but with a smile and a friendly tip o' the hat.
    Warren's friendly welcome got me hooked on this blasted course!
     
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