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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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    Such sad news. My thoughts are with his family.

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    Shocking! RIP
    Life can be very uncertain and this is a shocking reminder.

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    What a shock and sad, sad news. Thoughts with his family and friends. RIP Tom.

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    That is really sad news, and may I offer my commiserations to all of Tom's family and friends. Thank you Baden for such a heartfelt tribute.
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    Hi

    Tom was a personal friend and someone's company I truly enjoyed.

    Incredibly driven , clever and with an eye for detail in everything he did....Tom was always destined to be something special.

    He was of course a gentleman too !

    I missed our f2fchats when he moved away for work and now realise we can never catchup again.

    My heart goes out to Esther and the children.

    Baden , your post was a very moving & fitting tribute and captured him perfectly - Thank you.

    Tom RIP x

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    Last edited by flame; 18th September 2023 at 15:00.

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

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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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    Thats shocking. Ive dealt with Dick a few times and as others have said his Omega knowledge was second to none.
    Cheers,

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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.
    Last edited by Stanford; 22nd September 2023 at 19:55.

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    Sad news indeed. Condolences to his family and friends.

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    Sad news. A note to all to enjoy today Ö

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

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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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    I donít think we ever conversed, but gosh, thatís absolutely no age. Heartbreaking. My condolences to all.

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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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    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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    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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    Way too young.

    RIP
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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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