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  1. raider44

    raider44 Jun 22, 2017

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    Hi all. new member here. great to be on board and hoping to learn a lot from such a knowledgeable group.

    i recently purchased my first vintage omega and i believe a may have caught the bug! my purchase was a 2639-1 cal 265 which i believe may be all original. early 12 million serial number... circa 1950, i believe. i'll post some photos later and see what the experts think.

    i love the piece but i find it wears a little small on my wrist. i am looking for a vintage daily wearer. i was wondering if the esteemed members here have any suggestions for a vintage piece in the 37-38mm range? i really like the silver dial seamasters from the 60s and 70s but most are the 34-35mm range..

    any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. NT931

    NT931 Jun 22, 2017

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  3. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Jun 22, 2017

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    Look for vintage Cyma watches from the mid-1940s to early 1950s. They made a lot of watches in this period with 38mm cases (including one of the "Dirty Dozen" military-issue watches). Stainless steel models are not expensive at all, and even precious metal-cased examples sell for just the value of the metal. Here's a 38mm Cyma from the late 1940s, cased in solid 18k gold:

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  4. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jun 22, 2017

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    Every Rolex?

    ::Takes a long hard look at the "omegaforums.net" on the tab at the top of the page and decides to hit "Reply" anyway::

    ::stirthepot::
     
  5. raider44

    raider44 Jun 22, 2017

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    Lol. Just to be very clear... My preference would be an Omega from the 60s or 70s. I do like a number of the CYMAs, however.
     
  6. Mouse_at_Large

    Mouse_at_Large still immune to Speedmaster attraction Jun 22, 2017

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    Don't tell that to my 35mm 1003....:p

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  7. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Jun 22, 2017

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    Pffft ... how about a 30mm 2280? IMAG0762.jpg
    But come on ... we know what we're all really talkin' 'bout ... IMG_20170205_1116306[1].jpg
     
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  8. noelekal

    noelekal Jun 22, 2017

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    34-35 mm is where it's at for some of us, even if our wrist is larger. Who's to say what wears a little small?

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  9. raider44

    raider44 Jun 22, 2017

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    Who's to say what wears a little small?

    well i guess i get to make that call when the watch is on my wrist as others do on theirs... the 2639-1 just feels a little small for me as daily wearer... maybe I just need a little more wrist time with a watch this size. :)

    i really like the 168.022 / 168.028 seamasters and i think they come in a little south of 37mm (i've read both 36mm and 36.5mm)... i think i may keep my eye out for one with a silver dial.