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  1. chunkythebulldog Dec 11, 2020

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  2. Canuck Dec 11, 2020

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    One of two on my wrist(s) today. This one acquired as a total basket case. Trashed gold filled case, destroyed dial, no strap, but movement all there, and needing work, but salvageable. Sport Omega bracelet may be after market. Came to me too small, so I worked some magic and extended the buckle. Calibre 351 bumper automatic from circa early 1950s. Conditioned the watch, new mainspring, crystal, and crown (generic). I had a better dial and stainless steel Omega case in my stash. Omega hour hand replaced to match the original minute hand. Some folks poo poo watches like this. But it is a great performer, and I call it a “survivor”, and I really enjoy it on occasion.
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  3. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Dec 11, 2020

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    Something special to get us into the weekend :)

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  4. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Dec 11, 2020

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    I love the story behind this watch. More like back from the dead!
     
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  5. 8926ob Dec 11, 2020

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    Wait a minute... is that ACTUAL people!? Gathered TOGETHER!?!? At a RESTAURANT!?!?!
     
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  6. chunkythebulldog Dec 11, 2020

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    It’s better than a restaurant. It’s a pub that serves substantial meals. Pass me another quarter of Scotch Egg my good man ;)
     
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  7. Walrus Dec 11, 2020

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    I was not planning on using this today but when I looked in my box this am I saw it was still running on target despite not wearing it since Tuesday
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  8. martinzx Dec 11, 2020

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    Vintage Omega Geneve Automatic ;)
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  9. Sidrox25 Dec 11, 2020

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    Pepsi Friday
     
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  10. Omega1 Dec 11, 2020

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    Good evening... new battery fitted so humming away nicely.... D274C25C-F937-4AC0-9912-D5CE16C3D2DF.jpeg
     
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  11. Fish70 Dec 11, 2020

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  12. brownip Dec 11, 2020

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    This one for me today

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    Have a peaceful weekend

    Ian
     
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  13. 30t1 Dec 11, 2020

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    That’s a gorgeous timepiece
     
  14. allwoundup Dec 11, 2020

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    Some Wittnauer-Revue thinness today, 7.5mm...
     
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  15. arturo7 Dec 11, 2020

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    Nice!
     
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  16. Stewart A Dec 11, 2020

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    A beautiful piece - perfect diameter, dial is elegant and caseback rim is wonderful - although I would have liked a solid caseback with an engraved hippocampus, it competes a bit with clear backing showing mechanism. Were you lucky enough to purchase it in Italy? :thumbsup:
     
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  17. ezinternet Dec 11, 2020

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    Zenith A788 El Primero '71-72ish
     
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  18. Jones in LA Isofrane hoarder. Dec 11, 2020

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    In reality, the hippocampus is very faintly etched on the inside of the back crystal -- normally it is barely visible and it was difficult to find an angle to photograph it so its form could be seen.

    Yes, I purchased this watch at the OB on San Marco square in Venice. I was in Italy for my 60th birthday, which also happened to be the 60th anniversary of the year that Omega chose the hippocampus to be a symbol for its Professional line of watches. And the hippocampus was chosen because it is a symbol seen frequently in Venice (on gondolas, for example), which was the home port of many expeditions to the far corners of the World during the golden age of exploration.
     
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  19. OmegaYooper Dec 11, 2020

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    Have a great weekend!

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  20. Garv no longer a member of the terminally hip Dec 11, 2020

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    Grey dial De Ville on a grayish day

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