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  1. efauser I ♥ karma!!! Jun 9, 2016

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  2. adam78 Adam @ ΩF Staff Member Jun 9, 2016

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  3. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jun 9, 2016

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    Woo hoo! Welcome to Club 520! It's a very small club :D

    [not actually wearing this today...just got so excited to see another 520]

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  4. Andsan Jun 9, 2016

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  5. noelekal Jun 9, 2016

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    Yea Jones in LA!

    It's nice to see a proper one.

    The 520 movement has been a trouble-free and very accurate timekeeper. It is the loudest ticking Omega I've experienced. I can even hear it with my bad ear. Sounds like a thrashing machine.

    Would like know more about the family of movements that include the 520. Seems like it was a design acquired by Omega. Anyway, I read that on the internet so it just hast to be true.

    Not a current photo, but went and put on this 1954 14kt gold Longines with 19AS movement for the day after being inspired by efauser's cool Seiko. Love the Seiko's sunburst dial. This one's dial is more "sunburst-y" than may be captured on the camera here.
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  6. Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Jun 9, 2016

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    I'm trusting the Alpinist to keep me on time and on track today.
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  7. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jun 9, 2016

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    You probably read some of the same stuff I did. Omega bought a factory in Bienne from Marc Favre in about 1955, then closed the factory in 1957. This particular factory produced the Cal. 510, 515, 520. A total of about 90,000 pieces were made, some of which were sent for COSC certification. Many if not all the Cal. 520 watches were produced in 1959 and 1960, so I'm going to speculate that the movements sat in a warehouse for some period of time (since the factory that made them had been closed for 2-3 years) before they were serial number-stamped and put in finished watches. Some of this information is confirmed in the book: Omega -- A Journey Through Time.
     
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  8. noelekal Jun 9, 2016

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    That's it. I couldn't find it on a quick search. Suppose it would be a fairly uncommon movement.

    Interesting speculation on your part about the use of the Favre inventory. Makes sense.
     
  9. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jun 9, 2016

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  10. Billyp7718 Jun 9, 2016

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  11. Brench Jun 9, 2016

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    some ostrich for the day
     
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  12. Traveler Jun 9, 2016

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    Lot of anti-magnetic talk here of late...

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  13. Javi22 Jun 9, 2016

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  14. duc Jun 9, 2016

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    Back to this beauty.

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  15. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Jun 9, 2016

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    This is better than a Tesla.

    Why?
    Because it's 1.5 Tesla. :D ::rimshot::

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  16. Togri v. 2.0 Wow! Custom title... cool Jun 9, 2016

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    Had to speak at a hearing today in the parliament about environmental impact assessments. While rehearsing my presentation I couldn't do it under 18 min (had 15 min sharp) - timed it with Speedy every time.

    When I started the actual presentation I forgot to engage chrono on Speedy and did it on 14 min... typical.

    So not much help from Speedy but at least he/she (what gender is a watch anyway??) looked good.

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  17. Norfolk Jun 9, 2016

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  19. sky21 Jun 9, 2016

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    Good Morning Milwaukee...

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  20. watchdaddy1 Jun 9, 2016

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