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    The Omega appreciation thread

    As we've had the Breitling thread up and running for some time I thought I would re-balance things with an appreciation thread for Omega.

    I'm starting with this modest Ti 2231.50.00 but I'm sure there's someone out there with a Speedy.
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    Good idea.

    I love that model, I've had a couple of that variant and they wear amazingly well.

    Then we can keep contents of certain brands going in the same threads, rather than 101 threads on a similar vein.

    Also did Haywood mention Omega AD's were recently made aware of an imminent price rise?
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Good idea.

    I love that model, I've had a couple of that variant and they wear amazingly well.

    Then we can keep contents of certain brands going in the same threads, rather than 101 threads on a similar vein.

    Also did Haywood mention Omega AD's were recently made aware of an imminent price rise?
    First week of March I have been told, prices to rise between 5-10%

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    Great idea - I think I have the honour of showing the first Speedy (Apollo 11 45th) :-)

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    The Omega appreciation thread

    It's an old picture, but very fond of my PO....




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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Great idea - I think I have the honour of showing the first Speedy (Apollo 11 45th) :-)

    And what a great Speedy to start with, very jealous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark lowman View Post
    Miss that Mark but there are compensations..

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    A few more SMPs:


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    Quote Originally Posted by ataripower View Post
    Great idea - I think I have the honour of showing the first Speedy (Apollo 11 45th) :-)

    Saw one of these for sale yesterday and it's absolutely stunning, defo on my short list for the next purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    A few more SMPs:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that you might have an affection for SMPs!

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    One of a few, but quite the favourite.

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    Padders has a superb collection of Seamaster SMPs. Here are mine with their summer straps :

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    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    I have a sneaking suspicion that you might have an affection for SMPs!
    You may be right, I am a man of simple tastes.

    Quote Originally Posted by silver centurian View Post
    Padders has a superb collection of Seamaster SMPs. Here are mine with their summer straps :
    I too prefer mine on straps, hence the various states of undress in the pic above. Lovely selection you have there, particularly like the non-AC

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    Looks like Omegamanic is quite partial to Omega divers too! Nice collection indeed and a nice mix of styles and eras. 2 Ploprofs? Seems excessive lol. For balance I will throw in a bit of less regularly seen Speedmaster Auto:



    And a 1973 F300. I really love this watch and it get a lot of wear, including today.


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    The Omega appreciation thread

    I'll join in - here's my Globemaster. Only owned it a month or so but I'm loving the blue and the fluted bezel catches the light really nicely in real life (hard to capture on iPhone camera!)




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    Quote Originally Posted by BenN View Post
    I'll join in - here's my Globemaster. Only owned it a month or so but I'm loving the blue and the fluted bezel catches the light really nicely in real life (hard to capture on iPhone camera!)


    That is a stunner, must pop in to my local OB and take a proper look

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    The Globemaster looks great. I picked one up last month, and I'm very pleased with it. I just found the 8500 Aqua-Terra missing something compared to the previous model, and there are few of the regular Constellation range that appealed to me, until the Globemaster - dressy as needed, and 100m WR. At last a true alternative to the Date-Just from Omega in a nice wearable size. It could easily become a daily wearer for me.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    A few more SMPs:

    I have a sneaking suspicion that you might have an affection for SMPs!

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    I briefly had a PO a few years back and loved everything about it except the heft :(



    But I still enjoy my Speedy,



    and have one of these coming in as my next watch :)


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    Like the blue hue on this AT.

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    My 120m, certainly a great entry into Omega ownership....



    A good mix of smart/casual on the RIOS Shark Skin strap



    And on a Nato in its natural enviroment....



    I also had an AT Quartz (38.5mm), before the 120m but found it a bit too chunky, lovely detail on the dial though


    Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

    Side by side


    IMGP2444 by Robert Seymour, on Flickr

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    The Omega appreciation thread



    The 39.2 Railmaster

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    Sadly no longer own this(one of those where tight times strike rather than joys of trading up), I miss it.



    Apollo-Soyuz 35th Anniversary meteorite dial.
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    I find these two to be a couple of the most attractive modern speedys...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ar.parask View Post

    I find these two to be a couple of the most attractive modern speedys...


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    What is the one on the rhs? A BA 3303 or 3313 variant? Don't recognise it. Has a lot of CK2998 about it, though it must have come first I guess.
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    I do like a nice triple date :)

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    Sooo much nice!
    Off to look around the omega site.....

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    My SMP I'm wearing today



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    Tomorrow's Schuey Speedy


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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    A few more SMPs:

    Can you tell me what strap that is in the 2nd watch from the left please?

    Beautiful collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FellBasher View Post
    Can you tell me what strap that is in the 2nd watch from the left please?

    Beautiful collection.

    Jon
    Thanks. It is actually a very cheap silicone rubber curved end strap from Cousins. They are only a few quid but are a bit thin and insubstantial next the official Omega rubber offerings. To be honest I am not all that enamoured with it and it will be swapped for something in buffalo leather before too long. They are of course about £120 cheaper than Omega's though so are worth a try. Cousins do some very nice and very cheap straps and are definitely worth a look.
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    I now understand Scott's thread after seeing the pics!

    My latest arrival:


    An unworn AT that was an impulse buy as a potential one watch. Not sure I'm ready for that yet so potentially surplus and off to a dealer in 14 days although I'm increasingly tempted to try it as it is lovely and the annual calendar function is handy:


    Love this for its quirkiness:
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    Here's my Railmaster. It's the 41.5mm



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    Quote Originally Posted by windows95 View Post
    I love the look on that strap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by windows95 View Post
    Nice! Like the red stitching tying-in with the seconds hand.


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    I'm certainly enjoying these two, although I have my sights set on another that I've been after for a while...



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    Here's an SMP London Olympics I bought when it came out, as I was in transit at Singapore airport. Proper impulse buy! Still wear it every other day or so. Its almost become my beater....



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    @Tony - great pair which pretty much cover all scenarios. Wait, sorry, I didn't mean that last bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deepreddave View Post
    @Tony - great pair which pretty much cover all scenarios. Wait, sorry, I didn't mean that last bit.
    Yes, totally ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padders View Post
    Thanks. It is actually a very cheap silicone rubber curved end strap from Cousins. They are only a few quid but are a bit thin and insubstantial next the official Omega rubber offerings. To be honest I am not all that enamoured with it and it will be swapped for something in buffalo leather before too long. They are of course about £120 cheaper than Omega's though so are worth a try. Cousins do some very nice and very cheap straps and are definitely worth a look.
    Thanks Padders I'll take a look at their web site now.

    Jon

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    My Speedy on Omega NATO. Hesalite, solid caseback.



    My Seamaster Chrono on Hirsch Heavy Calf strap.


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    My last chance to post these as a group, as one is off to a new home tomorrow...





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