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What is your grail Omega and why?

  1. jolly_jonah Feb 13, 2020

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    My end goal is a small collection of the WW2 era military Omegas (minus the weems). A WWW, 6B/159, 2179 (US Army), and maybe chuck in a Suveran with a bullseye dial :D
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  2. micampe Feb 14, 2020

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  3. Fatcat Feb 14, 2020

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    A watch that is not mass produced or unique
     
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  4. Nicherotors Feb 14, 2020

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    Agree - should not be mass produced and an impossible dream.

    Only 18 made and all sold and never seen second hand.
     
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  5. Bp1000 Feb 14, 2020

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    I choose this for what it represents, to me.

    2 decades of refinement, pre speedmaster. Originally carrying the 321 movement but in omegas classic case. A transition for 36mm and smaller dress watches that was all omega really made.

    a long comes a larger case, a chronograph movement but in pink gold, spider lugs and a classically finished dial.

    1940-1960 it was possible the foundation built upon to make a professional watch, the iconic speedmaster. It would be easy to pick an Ed white for this question. But this to me is just a lovely omega that blends old with new honouring it’s heritage.

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    I was lucky enough to find a mint example last year. I am a huge omega and chronograph fan, love speedys but had to choose this.
     
  6. mk2rick Feb 14, 2020

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    I was thinking hard About this question and I really don’t mind a vintage 2998 with alpha hands !
     
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  7. Wetworks Feb 14, 2020

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    If I could score a gold (not gold capped, which I sold) version of one of these, I might be satisfied:

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    Speaking modern, it remains a GSOTM

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  8. SpeedyPhill Founder Of Aussie Cricket Blog Mark Waugh Universe Feb 14, 2020

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    1978 black radial dial Speedmaster... aka Alaska Project III
    Or anything new Speedmaster with a 60-minute bezel Omega might bring out in the near future ... after all about time Omega finally did something with the bezel feedback given by NASA astronauts since 1968
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  9. timjohn Feb 14, 2020

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    This, cos who doesn’t want a unique stealth Tourbillon 1E472A2F-D9BE-4FF5-8EF9-F4DDD76A5FA8.jpeg Or this, cos who wouldn’t D9CBB6FD-53BB-4B48-A243-B0BD156FD7B4.jpeg
     
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  10. OmegaBHR Feb 14, 2020

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    Snoopy and full Gold 50th
     
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  11. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 14, 2020

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    Quite honestly I have never had an Omega grail and my purchasing days were virtually over until something appeared :)

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  12. tpatta Happily spending my daughter’s inheritance Feb 14, 2020

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    I thought you finally found a full set. What happened?
     
  13. elara2105 Feb 14, 2020

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    Omega Flightmaster cal. 910! Love that watch...
     
  14. CanberraOmega Rabbitohs and Whisky Supporter Feb 14, 2020

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  15. whiskeredbat Feb 15, 2020

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    Don't have a grail watch - rather completing a set. In my case the pilot line cases (pun intended). Love the quirky case style so much that I have spent decades trying to find the best examples I can. Some were safe queens. Wear a Helson Sharkmaster 1000m with the seat belt mesh strap when I want to rough it out so that I don't mess up my Omega 1000m:). Only need an Omega Seamaster 200m ref: 166.091 to complete. But the ones I have encountered are rather abused, especially the bezels. The search goes on...
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    Stay well brothers and sisters.
     
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  16. Ludi Feb 15, 2020

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    Oh, you did well ! :thumbsup:
     
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  17. Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 15, 2020

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    Many thanks, certainly one happy boy :)
     
  18. repoman Feb 17, 2020

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    Well, I definitely chased a few around, almost all of them had problems, very few were all original, let alone a full set. I made some offers, but the really good ones are hard to find and took nose bleed numbers to try and pry from owners hands who weren't inclined to sell except if they got a world record price. Couldn't close a deal and then the prices really went bonkers, now seems to be over $50,000 USD for a good example, so I've decided it was just time to move on; The closer I get to retirement, the more I think about how every expensive purchase pushes back my retirement date :cool:
     
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  19. RARJ Feb 25, 2020

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    And while I'm at it, I'll add a "big triangle" Seamaster 300 ... ::psy::

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    I really wish Omega would have done a reissue more like this one (heftier bezel, no fauxtina). It's pretty perfect.
     
  20. Taddyangle Convicted Invicta Wearer Feb 25, 2020

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    These are grail watches for me.

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