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(un) Official Omega Forums 2018 HOLIDAY PHOTO CONTEST!<<>> WINNERS REVEALED!!!<<

  1. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 10, 2018

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    Here in the USA, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and already I can hear the faint jingle of sleigh bells approaching fast upon its heels. Although the past year or so has been quite challenging, I have many things to be thankful for - something I strive to reflect on each and every day.

    Among those things - my forum friends and community at large here on OF, many of whom sent notes or called during my extended absences over the past year. A heartfelt thanks to you all - it was and is much appreciated. And to the owner and moderators who make OF such a great community of (mostly) like-minded enthusiasts - you also have my gratitude. https://omegaforums.net/members/?type=staff

    Well then, enough of that sentimental crap...:rolleyes:

    After a hiatus in 2017, I am very pleased to announce the return and Official Kickoff of the the (un) Official Omega Forums Holiday Photo Contest. So... without further delay... let’s get started! :thumbsup:

    THE RULES - read them carefully.

    1. This contest is open to any OF member in good standing (with me, not the moderators :p) who joined on or before May 1, 2018, and who has a minimum of 200 posts.

    2. Photos must have been taken by the member posting. The honor system applies - as I know that most of you can be trusted. :whistling:

    3. No photos from previous OF posts are allowed. New to the forum photos only please, again, honor system.

    4. Extra credit will be given to photos with a holiday theme. In other words, while it isn't required, a holiday-themed photo will trump one of equal quality without, so keep that in mind. I don’t care which holiday you pick (yes, even Festivus), when it occurs in the calendar year, or which season, hemisphere, continent, region, country, or whatever, so suit yourself. OF spans the globe, and so does this contest.

    5. Photos must include at least one watch, clock, or other timepiece, and the TIMEPIECE MUST BE PROMINENTLY FEATURED. An accompanying narrative explaining your photo or providing personal context is welcome, however only the photos themselves may be considered by the judging panel.

    6. Limit of two (2) photo entries per member, so make sure they're your two very best! If you post more than two, only the first two in this thread will be considered. That said, you are welcome to edit your initial entries with a better photo, as many times as you like, right up until the contest deadline.

    7. All entries must be posted to this thread by midnight Central Standard Time (UTC -6) on Sunday, December 9th, 2018. Judging (by me and any other members of the Darlinboy household who choose to do so) will commence sometime thereafter and should be completed in a week or two depending on the number of entries and competing priorities.

    8. As we have learned from previous experience, during the contest it is wise to check the bushes for lurkers. :cautious:

    9. The judge is always right.

    10. In the unlikely event the judge is wrong, see rule #9.

    Technique and photography skills won't hurt, but in the end, winners will be selected purely & solely on our personal preferences and the decision of the judges is final. If you can’t live with the rules and judging criteria, well then ::censored::
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    >>> L@@K AT THESE FABULOUS PRIZES!!! <<<

    The Grand Prize winner will select one (and only one) of the following three watches.

    1. Dan Henry 1939 Military Chronograph - NIB (https://danhenrywatches.com/collections/vintage-watches/products/1939-military-chronograph)

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    2. A genuine U.S. military Hamilton GG-W-113, issued in 1987 and barely worn - still on its original strap!
    Hamilton cal. 649 17-jewel movement, hand wind, hacking
    34 mm diameter, 18 mm lugs

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    3. Bombfrog Minesweeper, circa 2014, NOS with rubber & sailcloth straps, zippered storage case.
    - 43mm 316L Brushed Stainless Steel Case
    - Seiko NH35 Automatic Movement (Hacking)
    - 300M Water Resistance Sapphire Crystal.
    - 120 Click Unidirectional Rotating Bezel.
    - #25 in a limited edition of 200 Pieces.

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    First, Second, and Third prize winners will choose from among the following prizes, selections to be made in the order of finish. I may add another prize or two along the way depending on the number of entries or if a particular theme catches my eye. We’ll see how it goes.

    1. Omega Seamaster dealer plaque & strap tool -
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    2. Jaeger-LeCoultre promotional Swiss army knife A91B4CF7-B48F-47A7-86BF-9E740434A649.jpeg

    3. Genuine Rolex storage pouch, and as an added bonus, it has a watch inside - oh yes it does! The watch has a honeycomb dial, but I will say no more than that. :coffee:
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    4. A brace of vintage Bulova signed pocket knives. 84D08373-16F1-4742-BD15-EC477E77F380.jpeg


    5. And finally, the ??? MYSTERY BOX ??? Is it trash? Is it treasure? Only time will tell.
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    Once the winners have made their picks, prizes will be shipped out when I get around to it.::bleh::

    Now - let's see those photos!::popcorn::
     
    Edited Nov 25, 2018
  2. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Nov 10, 2018

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    Can previous winners enter?

    :D
     
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  3. connieseamaster

    connieseamaster Nov 10, 2018

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    Well, guess I have to come up with 6 more posts in the next month:cool:
     
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  4. Tet

    Tet I prefer Dilmah do try it Nov 10, 2018

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    Sounds like fun, I only have a mobile phone camera but I'll give it a go regardless. Shame I just got home from my hols in Spain, could have been some opportunities there .

    Thanks for doing this Darlinboy and good luck everyone.
     
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  5. Baz9614

    Baz9614 Nov 10, 2018

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    This is fun! And a very generous offering @Darlinboy Thank you :thumbsup:
     
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  6. lustrousaurus

    lustrousaurus Nov 10, 2018

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    ahh man, I'm gonna need to post more! Those prizes look awesome!
     
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  7. rob#1

    rob#1 Nov 10, 2018

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    Man, I break up on the 14th December :(

    I’ll just have to go to the beach again before then :rolleyes:
     
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  8. rob#1

    rob#1 Nov 10, 2018

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    Awesome initiative btw
     
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  9. haqq777

    haqq777 Nov 10, 2018

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    Would have loved to enter but I am about 40 or so messages short and about 4 months late in joining OF, lol. Nevertheless, great post and I look forward to everyone's contributions.

    P.S: badass prizes! :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Bushido

    Bushido Nov 11, 2018

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    This is a really fantastic gesture and a great idea going into the last part of the year. I'm looking forward to seeing some great photos in this thread!
     
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  11. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 11, 2018

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  12. nurseford25

    nurseford25 Nov 11, 2018

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    I’ll start. I call this “detangling Christmas” primarily because holiday season always begins with me detangling giant stacks of lights that I meticulously stored the previous holiday season yet somehow ended up in perplexing tangles. This process usually results in a barrage of curse words but I will spare you all that and simply let you enjoy the speed master in all of its holiday glory.
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  13. shishy

    shishy Nov 11, 2018

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    "8. As we have learned from previous experience, during the contest it is wise to check the bushes for lurkers. :cautious:"

    Feeling targeted right now :p
     
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  14. Steve88M3

    Steve88M3 Nov 12, 2018

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    Really generous offerings! Thanks for organising this!
     
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  15. staristheanswer

    staristheanswer Nov 12, 2018

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    Very generous @Darlinboy :)
    Love that chrono...not that the other prizes are worst.
     
  16. Ludi

    Ludi Nov 12, 2018

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    Great idea, and such a generous offer dear member @Darlinboy 9801B20F-A32D-4E6A-8691-1ADFC8B2A0BE.gif

    Below is my submission, souvenir from a sunny summer 6FEA95F2-AAFA-439D-87A7-5E79655C7F4C.gif ... featuring my beloved wife’s tanned skin F6EFAAF8-A9E8-4361-8712-DEF32E8FB6A5.gif

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    ... and a very important message from my youngest

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    Best of luck to all contestant, and may I ... euh, I mean the best man win :)
     
  17. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Nov 12, 2018

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    Great photos. So your wife and kid will get the prize if you win, yes?? :D
     
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  18. Ludi

    Ludi Nov 12, 2018

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    Absolutely....

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    not !!! A1183694-CB4B-4860-93FF-27C3D256556A.gif

    The gold is mine, all mine ! 73548C43-FE54-455E-8396-EDCDC71D558E.gif
     
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  19. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 14, 2018

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  20. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Nov 17, 2018

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    Weekend bump - and an @Mad Dog contest flashback...

    What do you call a belt with a watch on it?

    A waist of time. ::rimshot::

     
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