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    Dickstar1977 RIP

    I can’t see that it has been posted but just sharing the extremely sad news that Tom Dick (Dickstar1977) collapsed and died suddenly while at work on Friday. It was completely out of the blue and a huge shock to everyone.

    I know he had many many watch friends here and I considered him a good friend also. We met up and chatted watches and life many times as he lived not far from me.

    He was as passionate about watches as anyone I ever met and his Omega knowledge was on another level.

    46 is no age and life can be gone in the blink of an eye. Treasure every moment, don’t argue over petty pointless things and spend as much time talking to and seeing your friends, family and loved ones as you can!

    RIP Tom
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    Oh no, thatís terrible news, a real shock.
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    That's terrible news. Had loads of watch talk and banter with Tom. Was a truly nice guy. RIP

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    Thatís very sad news indeed. RIP Tom.
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    Did a few Omega related deals with Tom. Knowledgeable and a real gent. Sad, sad news. RIP and my thoughts are with his family and friends.

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    I am one of the many who have dealt with Tom over the years and he will be a big loss to the watch community.

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    That is such sad news.

    I learnt quite a lot from numerous posts from Tom.

    RIP

    Best wishes to family and friends.
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    Oh no - that is terrible news. Will always remember looking forward to his posts as he seemed to have a Time Machine and bringing back NOS watches.

    RIP Tom - thoughts with his family and friends.

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    Wow. Jesus that's knocked me for six, it's not long since I last phoned Tom to chat Omega.

    Bloody hell. What an absolute gent, and a credit to the various forums he was a member of with simply unsurpassed Omega knowledge. His Omega parts bin was better than the one in Switzerland as well!! Mid 40s, what a cruel, cruel world.

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    Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to his friends and family.

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    How sad. I will wear the Speedmaster Mk 2 racing dial that I acquired from him many years ago this week in his memory


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    OMG, WTF.

    RIP Tom, the saddest of news, top bloke.
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    Bloody hell.

    RIP Tom.

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    Good grief, what a bombshell. RIP, Tom.
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    Oh no that is very sad news. I didn't know Tom well and if that date in his username is his year of birth that's absolutely no age at all.

    RIP Tom and thoughts with his family

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    I don't know / never dealt with Tom, but I am sorry to hear this sad news, and my condolences to his family. Far too young an age. RIP, Sir.

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    RIP Tom and thoughts with his family.
    A true gent and vintage Omega master on here over the years.

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    Very sad news. He was a credit to the forum.

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    So sad, such a lovely bloke and incredible vintage Omega knowledge. He always had time to chat. RIP.

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    That is sad news.I didn't know him, but was 1977 his birth year? RIP

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    That’s shocking to hear, not spoken to Tom for a couple of years but had few deals over the years!

    He was no age.
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    Very sad news. He helped me when I was interested in my first Speedy, very gentlemanly.

    Rest in peace, that was no age to go.
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    Absolute gent, RIP Tom.

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    That's terrible news.
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    Dreadful news. Died at work on Friday I believe.
    RIP.

    My thoughts are with his family.

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    Dreadful news , spoke with Tom years ago and was a really nice guy who was an absolute wealth of knowledge on Omega.

    My thoughts are with his family RIP Tom .

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    RIP. Thoughts and best wishes to him friends and family.

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    Wow, thats such a shame, I had a lot of respect for Tom, a genuine enthusiast and came across as such a nice guy.
    Cheers..
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    Thatís very sad news and no age at all. He helped we with some advice on an f.300 Omega for which I remain eternally grateful.
    In the Sotadic Zone, apparently.

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    Very sad news. RIP.

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    Awful news, RIP

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    How very sad.
    I didnít know him but thatís no age.
    RIP

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    Thats shocking. Ive dealt with Dick a few times and as others have said his Omega knowledge was second to none.
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    I just heard the terribly sad news from Tony Coe, the former owner of STS who knew Tom for many years and with whom he became a close family friend.
    Condolences to Tom's family and friends.
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    Sad news. A note to all to enjoy today Ö

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    Sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends.

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    Awful news, and a stark reminder that life is too short to sweat the small stuff.

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    I didnít know Tom, but that is no age at all. Condolences to his family and friends.

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    Dreadful news. One of the old school, I always enjoyed what he posted, full of knowledge and detail. 46 is too early, my thoughts with his nearest and dearest.

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    So very sad, so many fond memories of his posts and emails, RIP Tom.

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    I never knew Tom, but would like to pass on my condolences to his family and friends

    RIP, Sir

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    I didnít know Tom but do recall seeing his posts about Omega and his limitless depth of knowledge.

    RIP Tom

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    Very sad news, RIP Tom

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    Very sorry to hear that . Thatís tragic . RIP


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    Sad news, I`ve had limited dealings with Tom over the years but I do recall meeting him and a couple of other TZers at a watch auction at Nottingham in 2014, seemed like a good guy.

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    Tragic and extremely young to pass away. Condolences and thoughts to his family.

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    God bless. Very sad news

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    Dickstar1977 RIP

    Tom taught me the older guy so much about watch collecting and he was my go to man for watch straps, I pass his house nearly everyday so it was so handy Iíd message him ďTom I have a vintage xyz with a lovely patina and I canít match it upĒ Tom would say ďlet me gets the kids to bed and pop roundĒ.

    3 hours would often be the time to choose a strap, Tom would bring everything out he had a perfect eye for combinations. I am red green colour blind so he had the edge.

    Now Tom never ever charged me for anything he even got a few watches serviced for me el gratis but this came at another cost as he was sunglasses mad he had a big thing for persol and vintage military and that was always my method of payment.
    Like myself he also had a thing for fountain pens, vintage BALLY goods, fine fragrances and getting finely drunk on Red wine and his favourite Spiced Rum and ginger beer.

    But his greatest passion was his family, his job was so stressful but I never ever saw him bring this home, he always had a smile, witt, and a cheeky twinkle in his eye I feel so honoured to see his children grow up.

    Tom was so young to be to be taken away from us at 46 as a community we have lost one of the most knowledgeable members on vintage omega his passion for the Omega F2.4 Mhz watches was incredible he even sold me 2 then brought them back lol.

    Tom was never to scared to ask for information about watches he would often ask me about military watches, like myself if he had a military watch it had to have the correct strap his attention to detail was second to none.

    The other thing Tom had was his class and strangely amazing perfect wrist would sell me a bloody watch everything looked amazing on Toms wrist!
    Tom would casually leave a watch on a shelf and it would look bloody amazing, Iím sure he had watch placement feng shui going on.

    My wife and myself where so privileged to be friends with Tom and Esther and as with all sad passings I wish I had made more effort to get together life has just got so in the way this year.

    Tom you will always live on in my heart Iím proud to say this older guy looked up to the younger man.

    God bless you my friend x


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    Last edited by Baden H; 18th September 2023 at 11:55.

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    Good grief - I did a few deals with him over the years and that is a terrible shock. How awful for his poor family.

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    What an absolute tragedy. My condolences to all who knew him.

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