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  1. Melhadary

    Melhadary Jul 2, 2013

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    Formal SM 2767, cal. 354 chronometer...

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  2. mementomori1983

    mementomori1983 Jul 2, 2013

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    60's Geneve Admiralty on leather NATO. Really brings out the patina on the hour markers. :)

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  3. everestx

    everestx Jul 2, 2013

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    Aquastar for the afternoon swim
     
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  4. stefan

    stefan Jul 2, 2013

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    Breitling 2115 GMT :thumbsup:

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  5. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 2, 2013

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    I don't recall you ever doing a SOTC. I'd really like to see that, because all of your watches are insanely perfect or close to it.
     
  6. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jul 2, 2013

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    Agree. Totally. It is time to put the cards on the table. It is Stefan, LouS and MattS.
     
  7. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jul 2, 2013

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    In the middle of the night here. Going with a Zenith wannabe for tomorrow (today actually).

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  8. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 2, 2013

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    We're getting a bit sick of seeing this one, have you actually taken it off your wrist since you got it?

    ;)



    And every time I see it the envy bug bites me.
     
  9. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jul 2, 2013

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    Is there a story behind this model? Has anyone written about it? Really attractive and I would like to know more about it.
     
  10. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Jul 2, 2013

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    There's not a lot written about them, even in AJTT (pp 179) it just refers to the watches pictured, not much historic detail.

    To quote Desmond (mondodec) from a WUS post in 2011:

    "These 1970s Geneve 'Admiralty' models are beginning to find a place in quite a few collector's hearts. While not yet as collectible as the earlier cal 565 models, the cal 601 handwinds have, in my opinion, real charm. Cal 601 was a robust and very well designed movement, yet to receive its deserved recognition.

    They're not a dive watch, but the kind of watch one may have worn on a day's river sailing. I think their original rating was around 30 metres, and if you went that deep after falling off your skiff you would have entered the Guiness Book of Records :) Note the shoulders that protect the crown, a precursor to the beloved Seamaster Professionals."
     
  11. mementomori1983

    mementomori1983 Jul 2, 2013

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    I've barely taken it off. Hence the need to rotate NATO straps. It's for... uhmm... hygienic concerns :D


    Very little is written about these on the web. It's also sometimes called Genève Amirauté, and, as JimInOz said, comes in Cal 601 and Cal 565 variants. The Cal 601 variants usually have the military-style digit dials and the Cal 565's usually have applied-marker-style dials, which make this particular watch with a Cal 565 and military-style dial unusual.

    Here's a beautiful mint-condition automatic variant posted by X350 XJR, with purple snot still present:
    http://omegaforums.net/threads/genève-amirauté.1756/

    Here's my acquisition story. It looked scruffy initially, and I had some doubts, but it ended up looking very nice with a little help from some friends :):
    http://omegaforums.net/threads/advice-needed-on-an-omega-admiralty-166-038.5657/
     
  12. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jul 2, 2013

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    It's not an Omega, but I just received this classic back from the watchmaker:

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    First automatic movement ever serially produced. Only made from 1929-1931.

    Take care,
    gatorcpa
     
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  13. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Jul 2, 2013

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    Patent applied for in 1923, granted in 1924. First batch of movements sent to Fortis in 1926. First prototyped displayed at Basel 1928.

    (hope I remembered that correctly)
     
  14. stefan

    stefan Jul 3, 2013

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    A part of my collection, one box
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  15. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jul 3, 2013

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    Sans seconds for Reiner ;)

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  16. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jul 3, 2013

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    Thanks Reiner, I shall have to get back to you on that, it's a UK Dennison casing.
     
  17. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jul 3, 2013

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    Very nice photo! :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jul 3, 2013

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    What a lovely combination of old and young....Generations really can come together....:p
     
  19. pascs

    pascs Jul 3, 2013

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  20. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jul 3, 2013

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    Wait, that's certainly different! Speedmaster MK2 with a 35th Anniversary Apollo 11 LE dial?