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  1. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Feb 11, 2015

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    SM 2846-14, cal. 501 on a sunny Wednesday:

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  2. Superdoc

    Superdoc Feb 11, 2015

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    image.jpg DeVille chrono
     
  3. timeismoney

    timeismoney Feb 11, 2015

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    Having a dark chocolate kind of day.
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  4. MMMD

    MMMD unaffiliated curmudgeonly absurdist & polyologist Feb 11, 2015

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    Demolishing a paella with the Jaeger-Pax.

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  5. Barking mad

    Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Feb 11, 2015

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  6. rhetoric

    rhetoric Feb 11, 2015

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    Just arrived and now on the wrist. A new "daily driver". I've been looking for a watch that I don't feel the need to be as careful with as my several vintage watches. I have a couple of contemporary watches, one quartz, which are okay but not very 'classy'. So, I was after a watch with a vintage look, mechanical, with a decent reliable movement. I wanted a casual look, cream dial, plain but elegant and not a diver. And not too expensive. So I sourced this watch through a U.S. dealer because the factory prices took an upwards turn as I was slowly deciding to purchase. I've put it immediately on an old, comfortable band in case something goes wrong in the first couple of days of wearing the watch, and it needs to be returned. A pristine band might help in that situation. The only downside I see is that it's not highly waterproof (5 atm), but I'm very careful with my watches anyway.
    So, a LACO Navy 36. I'm loving it so far!

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  7. khmt2

    khmt2 Feb 11, 2015

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  8. yande

    yande Feb 12, 2015

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    Can anyone give an explanation to the register at 3 O'clock on this, and LouS,s (above) beautiful watches.. Specifically the 3 lines at 3, 6, and 9. I've been searching for a understanding of those for a couple of years. Thanks
     
  9. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Feb 12, 2015

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    Hi Mark,

    As I understand it the three minute markers .were to allow you to time your trunk telephone calls which were charged in 3 minute chunks.

    There was also a four minute variant on some makes that allowed navigators to take fixes at specific intervals.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
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  10. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 12, 2015

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    I submit this example as an.....example?,,,of the hope which should exist for new old watch collectors.

    I mostly stayed away from vintage until I discovered this "bored", like 3 years back. Until then, vintage for me meant used and modern. Basically, new with no warranty and a big discount. Never more than 10 years old.

    Then, after a lot of studying and osmosis, I felt confident to start buying some legit vintage hardware.

    Attached, is my first vintage Omega. ...met the seller @ rest stop on i95 on my way to a dog show in western Mass. Not bragging or puffing but, this watch is easily worth 3x's what I paid for her and barring any unforeseen suck ass life events, I'll never sell it. Even when I made the buy, I didn't realize how "uncommon" this particular seamaster really is. Dare I even use the word "rare", said almost by nobody when talking Omega. 34mm Seamaster: rare?? Lol, hard, right?. I've been looking for another or 12 and nothing. Once in a while a beat up one will show up on dealer site for like 2g's (i think it's always the same one) but the only way i would consider paying anywhere near that price would be 1. unworn, 2. complete set with detailed sales receipt and 3. some sort of cool story: like an historical piece (say...a gift watch to a serious celebrity).

    I give the members of this forum, especially Dennis, 100% of the credit for helping me buy it, even if he doesn't fully understand how instrumental his guidance was. Nobody , and I mean nobody, likes being a dupe or a sucker and this bored gave me like vintage superpowers.

    Long game, I hope my son will wear it and enjoy it and then pass it on to one of his children. Dare, to dream! lol
     
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  11. Delbok

    Delbok Feb 12, 2015

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    My first Omega just received yesterday :thumbsup:
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  12. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Feb 12, 2015

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    Reference 2672, caliber 410...
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  13. NT931

    NT931 Feb 12, 2015

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    Cool sobriety amidst a riot of floral colours

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  14. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 12, 2015

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    if i didn't know any better, I'd start to think you might be trying to pull off a little Hunt brothers maneuver on the vintage Omega "3D" dial* market...


    *digression: I know most refer to this style as "waffle" but I must be frank; I loathe that term - "waffle" WRT watches. Dunno why, just one of those things which bothers me and shouldn't but it does.

    I think the correct styling term is "clous de paris"; but that's the opposite of "waffle"...too harsh!

    So, I'll stick with 3D, even though it's wrong...lulzzz i need sleep
     
  15. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 12, 2015

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    very nice juxtaposition!

    *edit.


    Although, according to Madelbrot Sets , there is nothing random at all regarding organic anything.


    Regardless, your photography is stunning. That's as flattering as I can be...
     
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  16. Eddy C.

    Eddy C. Feb 12, 2015

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    I have "liked" this one several times now. I'll keep doing so, it's fabulous! ::love::

    After several weeks of vintage fun, I have switched to this modern day classic again. Which is still great to wear as well!

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  17. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 12, 2015

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  18. citizenrich

    citizenrich Metal Mixer! Feb 12, 2015

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  19. ketiljo

    ketiljo Feb 12, 2015

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    Hmmmmmm...

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  20. x3no

    x3no Feb 12, 2015

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