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Author: Collectionist - Replies: 0 - Views: 2907
Expert (buying) advice on the Omega Automatic
The Omega Automatic 2897, caliber 491, no date, small seconds, will cost on average between 300 and 1500 USD, depending on condition and materials used - stainless steel or solid yellow or rosé gold. 18k gold stamps should be on the lugs and the crown should be signed with the Omega symbol. The 19 jewel movement has the stamp as well of course.
[size=medium][font=Tahoma]There are of course different models to be found, with plain markers or arabic, steppe
Author: Collectionist - Replies: 1 - Views: 4314
Expert (buying) advice on the Omega Genève
Made in Geneva Switzerland, the Omega Genève Automatic, depicted here in this thread, caliber 565, with date, will cost on average between 300 and 1500 USD, depending on condition and materials used - stainless steel or solid yellow or rosé gold. 18k gold stamps should be on the lugs and the crown should be signed with the Omega symbol. The movement has the Omega stamp as well of course.
[size=medium][font=Verdana]There are some models of relatively poor
Author: Collectionist - Replies: 1 - Views: 3853
Expert (buying) advice on the Omega Seamaster Cosmic
The Omega Seamaster Cosmic 1968 depicted in this thread, reference number 166.026, has a stainless steel case measuring 34 mm. Inside is a 24 jewel movement caliber 565, but other movements were used over a period of over two decades, like the 601 or the 613.
Starting in the late forties the Cosmic line sported many different faces, from the spectacular moonphase cream white dials to the spartan plain greys. Not withstanding this, a lot - but not all - of the Cosmics have a particular kind of f
Author: Collectionist - Replies: 0 - Views: 2900
Expert (buying) advice on the Omega 1964
The Omega pictured in this thread from 1964 has the hand wound caliber 601. Gold capped and at 33 mm it is the entry level watch of quality for  the old school gentlemen. This one has developed an interesting and evenly spread patina, often however this is not the case (pun intended) and the dial should be considered as "just junk". This of course explains many a redial; it's a fact of life, Omega watches of the 50s and 60s do not always maintain their integrity and dial decay sets in. Usually t
Author: Collectionist - Replies: 3 - Views: 5579
Watch review on the tube
This guy I usually find entertaining... and he does it all.. from Omega to Seiko 5 - the subject of this clip. 

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Author: SeikoMan - Replies: 4 - Views: 5605
Documentaries on Tourbillon watches
I kind of like the documentary styles clips on watches.

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Author: jpfwatch - Replies: 2 - Views: 5051
FS: Seiko turtle SRP777 black dial on a rubber strap
***** SOLD *****

For sale a Seiko turtle SRP777 in excellent condition.
I wore it a few times.
The watch was bought in the first half of 2016.
It has the original Seiko rubber strap.

Movement 4r36
Case 45 mm
Thickness 14 mm
Lug width 22 mm
Weight 122 gram
WR 200 meter

I can offer this watch for 210 euro + shipping.
Payment by bank transfer or PayPal.
I ship worldwide.
No trades please.

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Author: WisWatcher - Replies: 7 - Views: 7717
On the Ball
Well, time for a nice thread showing off your varied & storied Ball watches. Here is mine:

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Author: Chronoscope - Replies: 22 - Views: 16676
Orient On The Block
It is time for an Orient forum I would say, so I will kickstart it this way - with my own Orient

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Author: Watchdude - Replies: 13 - Views: 10209
Oris on the wrist
No Oris thread? How can that be? It has been spotted in movies (Constantine). It is a solid brand... So, let me present my Oris to start this of. It is a bit quirky, I will give you that (but not contradicting the previous statement that the brand is solid en dependable).

I give you - the Frank Sinatra.

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Author: Bullywatch - Replies: 3 - Views: 4160
Girard-Perregaux On the wrist
Time for a thread on this brand for showcasing purposes. Here is mine gentlemen.

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Author: LtDan - Replies: 0 - Views: 3737
Why Does The Seconds Hand On My Quartz Watch Not Line Up With The Markers
I used to wonder why even on high-end quartz watches many times the seconds hand did not stop precisely where it should on the markers. Well, a few years ago, I learned why. It has to do with how most quartz watches are assembled. When the minute hands are placed on the dial, it is often without being properly aligned to any specific "stop" in the movement. Meaning, there is often no relation to the alignment of the hand and the perfection position on the dial for it to line up properly with mar
Author: SeikoMan - Replies: 7 - Views: 5130
Going on a trip - and the watch is?
Damn, as a collector it is difficult to decide which watch to wear on a trip. You have choices, right? So I decided to trim it down to just two - one for the day and one for the night...

Criteria are:

Day watch

Takes everything my wrist can
Easily adjustable or flexible steel bracelet

Night watch

Tritium!
Leather band

And the verdict is... Seiko Turtle on Angus Jubilee with Taikonaut ratcheting buckle for daytime and Ball Engineer Master GMT

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