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  1. TexOmega

    TexOmega May 10, 2019

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    I love the hook "S" and drop "r" on this era Seamaster.

    Can't wait to see it all gussied up and sparkling clean.
     
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  2. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 10, 2019

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    I agree!! I love my little 32’s, and the military style ones look awesome on a nato. I bought a Hamilton CLD long ago as I love the style, but at 30mm I just couldn’t do on my 7” wrist. My girlfriend however loves it.
     
  3. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo May 10, 2019

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    Given the age, I don't think it could be anything but a 2577 and that's 34.5mm.

    It'll be interesting to see how it looks in the flesh - I can't tell if the case is worn or not. Love the discolouration though :D
     
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  4. Gyges

    Gyges May 10, 2019

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    Yes, I know, people are crazy. 36 is about the maximum I wear. Also, I don't understand those nato straps at all.

    But well, I'm 38 now and my wife thinks I'm old-fashioned. She says she's already worried about what a grump I will be when I'm 60...

    Sorry about high-jacking the thread. The watch looks nice, but I can't say if the price is right etc.
     
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  5. DaveK

    DaveK May 10, 2019

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    My father-in-law was in the First Special Service Force in WWII (one of the many Canadians in the joint US-Canada force), AKA the Devil's Brigade. He wore a very small watch, maybe 30mm. His Simo (can't find anything about that company) is shown here - certainly a watch he acquired post-WWII. Watch size & male confidence was certainly viewed differently back in the day
     
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  6. apsm100

    apsm100 May 10, 2019

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    It is ~32mm (minus the crown) according to a quick use of Online Ruler (assuming that the lug width is 18mm).
     
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  7. tamura

    tamura May 10, 2019

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    Thank you all for your comments - I let you know next week :)
     
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  8. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur May 10, 2019

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    2577 powered by 351/354.
     
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  9. DaveK

    DaveK May 10, 2019

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    Nice detective work. I’m home now, it is a 16mm lug width, and the watch measures 30mm
     
  10. seekingseaquest

    seekingseaquest May 10, 2019

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    I’m with @hoipolloi - that case looks like a standard 2577 to me, those tick marks shout early 50s, and I believe the smaller 2828 has hands that extend out to the edge of the dial.

    Edit: Nice watch! I like the dial and will cross my fingers on the case condition.
     
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  11. tamura

    tamura May 11, 2019

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  12. Walid4watches

    Walid4watches May 11, 2019

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    The case just needs a light hand polish with a jewelers cloth, no?
     
  13. Walid4watches

    Walid4watches May 11, 2019

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    oh now i see your updated photo, it looks great, I love these early Omegas and that dial ! Enjoy It :)
     
  14. tamura

    tamura May 11, 2019

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    It is not an updated photo, just one I found on the net - but this is why I like the discolouration!
    https://omegaforums.net/threads/no-risk-no-fun.8361/
     
  15. tamura

    tamura May 16, 2019

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    The watch arrived today - it is 34,5mm and the gold cap is fully intact!:) A lot of dirt which was easily removed.
    gamble1.jpg

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    Open, phew...dirty case but a nice looking movement 354.
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    ref. 2577 hoi!!!
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    The dial ::love:: and a new crown.
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    Love it!
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    Thanks for watching :)
    Tamura
     
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  16. Bumper

    Bumper May 16, 2019

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    There is a step where the lugs join the case on a 2828, nothing here.
     
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  17. Matty01

    Matty01 Port Adelaide's No.1 Fan May 16, 2019

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  18. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 16, 2019

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    Wow-this really couldn’t have been a better outcome for the gamble-wear it in good health! It’s lovely.
     
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  19. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo May 16, 2019

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    I'd like to comment that I called the reference first :D :D
     
  20. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur May 16, 2019

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    Ref 2577 has two (?) different types of case backs. I have a few and one of them has the same type of case back like Tamura's
    gamble2.jpg IMG_20190516_093301__01.jpg

    And sometimes we see 2577 shares same ref with 2520, too.
     
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