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  1. Lou P

    Lou P Oct 12, 2015

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    Haven’t given this one a proper introduction yet. About a year after giving me his Speedmaster, my father came up to me one day saying “I found this other Omega in a drawer. If you’re interested, you can have it too.” He was confident it had been a gift from his parents in the late 40’s or early 50’s. When I had it serviced and told him this cal 501, case 2846/2848 with 16m S/N was from 1956 at the earliest, he was genuinely perplexed. Those would have been lean years, he explained, as it was during his medical education at the Univ. of Montreal. Money would have been tight for a Swiss watch, even for a utilitarian one like this no-date SS model. The best he could come up with was that the late 40’s watch he remembered would have needed service by then and he might have traded it in for this one, but he never gained a clear recollection of this.

    My Dad died a year ago today, so I’m and happy to wear his watch today and share it with you all, in his memory.

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  2. x3no

    x3no Oct 12, 2015

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    Yup, fortunate that it came back on the chopping block a second time. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Rockmastermike

    Rockmastermike Oct 12, 2015

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  4. Alpha

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

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  5. gop76

    gop76 Oct 12, 2015

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    Today,

    Universal Geneve Compax, lemania 1873, ref. 884.420:

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  6. x3no

    x3no Oct 12, 2015

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    This today, will be alternating with the UG!
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  7. dougiedude

    dougiedude Carpe horologium! Oct 12, 2015

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    Now 365 days with this one (but 'a few' since then [emoji1]):

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  8. valjoux72

    valjoux72 Oct 12, 2015

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    My new vintage diver Radiant with champagne dial, ss bezel and Baby Paneria case, 40 mm big and chunky
     
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  9. Buckeyes#1

    Buckeyes#1 Things come with instructions? Oct 12, 2015

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  10. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Oct 12, 2015

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    Looks like Speedy Gonzales is right on the money with the ACARS clock in the aircraft today. :thumbsup:

    "Party on, Wayne...party on, Garth" :thumbsup:

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  11. Ludi

    Ludi Oct 12, 2015

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    Classic DJ, serviced by the most excellent Rob @Horlogerie :)

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  12. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Oct 12, 2015

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    I presume "123223Z" is 12:32:23 UTC (Zulu)?
     
  13. IRCM

    IRCM Oct 12, 2015

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    Longines Flagship today. 1998 Quartz version. image.jpeg
     
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  14. Jacquot

    Jacquot Oct 12, 2015

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  15. constellationM

    constellationM Oct 12, 2015

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    That's lovely Lou. 501 is a great Caliber and this is a wonderful memory of your father!! Shrouded in a little mystery just to make it more interesting. Great story

     
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  16. Ludi

    Ludi Oct 12, 2015

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  17. Togri v. 2.0

    Togri v. 2.0 Oct 12, 2015

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    My passion and my daughters passion in same photo
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  18. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Oct 12, 2015

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  19. slowhand

    slowhand Oct 12, 2015

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    Hey bro,

    Yes I'm from Singapore. Always great to meet a fellow S'porean!
     
  20. Andy K

    Andy K Dreaming about winning an OFfie one day. Oct 12, 2015

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    Nice! The dial looks clean, can't wait to see it after the crystal polish!