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  1. Mick Tock

    Mick Tock Jun 20, 2016

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    Here is my Eterna Chrono, ref. 154FTP-3.

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    I hunted this model for its unique combination of faint colors on dial, yachting marks, and bezel.

    The case resembling the later Heuer Autavia, but shorter, houses a Valjoux cal. 726 movement (Eterna cal. 1491K), a faster oscillating and improved variant of the cal. 72.

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    My watch shows shiny surfaces all around, even on the original bracelet. I've seen pieces with matte upper areas, but also clearly overdone cases brushed like an Autavia. Because the facets and edges on my watch are perfect, I do not know whether its current appearance is original or the result of a very well done yet incorrect polishing job.


    Enjoy,


    Mick
     
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  2. GregH

    GregH Jun 20, 2016

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    Wearing my Speedy Broad Arrow.
    But I found this newspaper laminated into the table top at the Thinking Cup on Newbury St in Boston today. 1969.

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  3. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Jun 20, 2016

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    Cool beans...I see the Philmont patch. :thumbsup:

    I did Philmont twice...second time was Rayado...which was not very fun. :eek:
     
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  4. ChuckMK23

    ChuckMK23 divorced caveman / modern sugar daddy Jun 20, 2016

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    When I bought my Omega Speedster Professional, I read that the movement is an "1861 Lemania movement"

    Is the Lemania watch in your posting the same "Lemania" as Omega Speedy? Is Lemania owned by Omega? Whats the connection between Lemania and Omega? Why does Omega use "Lemania" and not their own moments?

    Thank you!
     
  5. ELV web

    ELV web Jun 20, 2016

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    UG Tuesday
     
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  6. cwindham

    cwindham Jun 20, 2016

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    image.jpeg SEIKO 5, while my Speedy is in the shop..
    It's not an expensive watch by all means but it's lasted a long time
     
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  7. Fost

    Fost Jun 21, 2016

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    Raining day... Diving Watch :)
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  8. rollingrevolver

    rollingrevolver Jun 21, 2016

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    Wearing my Seamaster with an oyster-style omega bracelet.

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  9. TheCaptainOfTech

    TheCaptainOfTech Jun 21, 2016

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    Purchased about a month ago. Second hand of course and just came back from service from AP
     
  10. Omega1

    Omega1 Jun 21, 2016

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    Good morning me and my work mate in Dubai .... image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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  11. Barking mad

    Barking mad Prolific Speedmaster Hoarder Jun 21, 2016

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    For Tuesday

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  12. Northernman

    Northernman Jun 21, 2016

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    After the great depression in the late 1920´s and early 1930´s the Swiss watch industry was going through their worst crisis prior to the Quartz onslaught of the 1970´s. So in 1930 Omega and Tissot joined together under a common umbrella called SSIH (Société Suisse pour l’Industrie Horlogère).

    Lemania was at the time known as a relatively small volume, but high quality, manufacturer of complicated watches like chronographs. These where both wristwatches as is our focus here, but also various timekeepers for military, aviation and automotive purposes.

    As times grew even harsher, Lemania joined Omega and Tissot in SSIH in 1932.

    The deal was that Lemania would get fresh capital and access to a wider and stronger sales organisation, and the other brands within SSIH would get access to the technically advanced moments made by Lemania. Mr. Marius Meylan, CEO of Lemania, was granted a seat at the board of SSIH at the time of merger, and Omega suddenly had access to top grade chronographs, allowing them to become the official supplier to the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.

    Omega has been the official Olympic timekeepers (almost) ever since!

    Within SSIH at this time Omega was the luxury brand, Tissot the budget alternative and Lemania the technically advanced “tool watch” supplier.

    All design and production of complicated watches (as in triple date and chronograph movements) within the SSIH was done by Lemania.
    This changed only in the late 70s and early 80s when the SSIH (like the whole Swiss industry) ended up in deep financial difficulties.
    Lemania was sold out of SSIH as a part of rescuing the core companies.

    Lemania changed hands in 1981, and was then under the control of a group of investors led by the Piaget family.
    At this time also Heuer was in deep problems, and they ended up with Lemania (then called Nouvelle Lemania) taking control of Heuer in 1982.
    Heuer was later sold to the Tag group, and Lemania ended back in the restructured SSIH, then re-organized into the Swatch group.
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  13. LeicaQ

    LeicaQ Jun 21, 2016

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    Seems to be Seamaster Tuesday!
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  14. Aussie Jim

    Aussie Jim Jun 21, 2016

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    Not completely. What about GMTuesday? On a Bulang strap. I like the way that it de-blings the Rolex
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  15. omegasaso12

    omegasaso12 Jun 21, 2016

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    Today something from late 80s when cyma was still excelent made watch.

    6mm thick

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  16. sky21

    sky21 Jun 21, 2016

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    First day of summer and highs over 105 for at least the next 10 days in a row here in Vegas. Probably will wear the SKX on rubber quite a bit.

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  17. voere

    voere pawn brokers are all about $$$ Jun 21, 2016

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    Vintage Seiko today
     
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  18. obstando

    obstando Jun 21, 2016

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    It's exactly how I like to wear mine!!
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  19. Aussie Jim

    Aussie Jim Jun 21, 2016

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    You, sir, are clearly a gentleman of taste. Nice colour
     
  20. Fredrik (Swe)

    Fredrik (Swe) Jun 21, 2016

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