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Old June 10th, 2005, 05:25 AM
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Nill grips on the p7

Finally got the grips and stuck them on: the wood is pretty nice. Gives the pistol a different look.
And a gratuitous shot of a recent watch project, after a year of work.
Hope the photos work.
DW
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Old June 10th, 2005, 07:02 AM
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Oooh la la.

Those Nill Grips stocks are really nice. The workmanship on them is excellent. I ordered a set of them for my P7 but ended up not liking them because they made the handle fatter, which I don't like. I definitely like the handle to be as slim as possible, and the Nill Grips stocks made the sides of the handle more ovalized rather than flat. So I sent them back. I was pissed too, because I really like wood stocks.

The OMEGA is looking sharp. Very nice.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 09:13 AM
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Yeah, I like the wood!!!!! A real uptown look to match the watch!
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Old June 10th, 2005, 09:55 AM
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Wood looks excellent.

Nicely figured without going anywhere near "fancy".

To me the grips seem to imply a certain Teutonic heritage:



to me both pistols represent a particularly clever and accurate design yet neither were widely adopted because of apparent "shortcomings" that didn't suit particular applications. Both designs are beautiful and effective but neither are really revolutionary because the fundamentals of their operation are never widely adopted.

anyways, your pistol looks very nice.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 01:44 PM
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thanks for the comments...

the Nill's are nice. They are a historic company, been making wood grips for ages. They still make grips for those broom handled mausers, talk about german heritage.
Yes, the grip is now fatter: gonna take it to the range and see what effect it has on shootability and handling. But it feels good in the hand.

The SM project took forever, got an old trashed watch, had the case refinished and the movement overhauled by Bienne, found a new dial, hands, crown, crystal... Still looking for the correct steel bracelet. More affordable than a new planet ocean though
DW
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Old June 10th, 2005, 01:58 PM
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I'm digging that Planet Ocean. Big time. I was dreaming one day and thinking about a Three-Planet Collection:

(1) Moon Watch
(2) Mars Watch
(3) Planet Ocean

That would be so sweet. The main thing that stops me is that I'm just not a multi-watch kind of guy. I'm perfectly happy with the Moon Watch alone, so I probably won't end up getting a Planet Ocean, at least not for the time being.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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All the watch fora are abuzz...

with the PO: they're hitting the street in Europe and recently the US. They are nice, but I'm kinda old school, and I've been chasing that vintage SM 300 for awhile now.
Which do you like better, the orange or the black?
DW
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Old June 10th, 2005, 03:15 PM
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Do you play roulette?
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Old June 10th, 2005, 03:25 PM
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well, it's 50/50 no?

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Old June 10th, 2005, 03:26 PM
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The bracelet on the Planet Ocean is so nice.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 03:29 PM
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yeah, i DIG it.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 08:48 PM
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I kinda dig the orange.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 09:59 PM
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eh, it ain't no speedy...
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Old June 11th, 2005, 02:05 PM
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mall watches.

every one.
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Old June 18th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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stopped at Feldmar this morning...

and tried on the PO's, both sizes. Pretty impressive, pretty heavy, the case and lugs seem to be curved a bit, and sit very nicely on the wrist. The big one is cool, makes the small one seem tiny. The bracelet is nice, again it seems to be curvilinear and forms to the wrist easily.

The orange is a bit much, but the black looks just right, I think it is destined to be an Omega classic. Sol says they are selling twice as many in black.

Sitting there next to the speedys, the speedys look kinda dated.
DW
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Old June 20th, 2005, 05:00 PM
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So is it Planet Ocean time for you?
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Old June 21st, 2005, 06:17 AM
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Don't think so...

now that the SD 300 is done, I'm actually thinking of a vintage 321 speedy with the straight lugs. Saw one for the first time at a watch show awhile ago and was very impressed, those lugs give the watch a whole different look.

And I thought the series truck was a money pit
DW

ps but I can see a pair of PO's in Torrance, a black one and an orange one, to go with that D2, be kinda nice, don't ya think?
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Old June 21st, 2005, 06:25 AM
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Forgot, good news for local vintage watch fans...

Mike Fall, a local watch collector and seller (and a BMW dual sport bike guy), www.michaelwatch.com, will be opening a vintage watch store in the Hollywood area this summer. He deals in cool old divers, chronos rare pieces... He's a good guy to deal with, better prices than wbaw, 2nd time....
Definitely worth a run to visit him when he's open.
DW
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Old July 6th, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by david
now that the SD 300 is done, I'm actually thinking of a vintage 321 speedy with the straight lugs. Saw one for the first time at a watch show awhile ago and was very impressed, those lugs give the watch a whole different look.

And I thought the series truck was a money pit
DW

ps but I can see a pair of PO's in Torrance, a black one and an orange one, to go with that D2, be kinda nice, don't ya think?


Old thread, I know... But I noticed it at the bottom of the Plumbers' thread and just thought about how nice the original Omega Master series were... Just doesn't get any better.

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