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Old August 27th, 2016, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by ronward
I'm confident an official Omega Boutique would use only factory parts when completing a refurb. My suggestion would be that the factory replacement hesalite crystals lack the central Omega to indicate it's been replaced.

Is the tiny red dot visible on the case back?

Weird. Mine went through the same process, came back from Omega with a replaced hesalite...with the logo.
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Old September 6th, 2016, 01:52 PM
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Explorer II for Stu:

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Old September 6th, 2016, 05:53 PM
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That was cool. I am leaning toward a plain Explorer, though.
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Old September 26th, 2016, 01:39 PM
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Old September 26th, 2016, 01:57 PM
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Mike, are you going to go?
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Old September 26th, 2016, 02:36 PM
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If I don't have to deal with grapes / wine, I'll definitely go.
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Old October 5th, 2016, 10:25 AM
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Westley Richards' facebook page has tons of lame stuff like this:


and this:


But this morning they busted out this magnificent .425:


Drool.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 02:20 PM
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I went to the Omega boutique today to check out the Speedmaster collection. Here's a pic of the most interesting watches:



All of the watches that were in the collection were just old examples of the Speedmaster lineup over the years; none had any historical value.

Since that was a little of a letdown, I had to try this one on:



I wish I wasn't trying to talk to the sales guy and take pictures at the same time. These pics don't show how tall this watch really is. It's massive. It probably sits 50% higher on my wrist than my Panerai does and that watch is huge. I don't think I've ever had as strong of a reaction while putting a watch on as with the PloProf. It's so funky.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 03:15 PM
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I don't think I've ever had as strong of a reaction while putting a watch on as with the PloProf. It's so funky.

I dig the PloProf. Definitely wouldn't mind a vintage 600m on the rubber strap.


The 1000m Seamaster wears even taller. Funky times for Omega.

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Old October 6th, 2016, 04:12 PM
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Love those Speedmasters. Thanks for sharing, Mike.
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Old October 21st, 2016, 10:44 AM
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Expedition 49 Preflight (NHQ201610190038)

Expedition 49 Soyuz commander Sergey Ryzhikov prepares to have his Russian Sokol Suit pressure checked ahead of his launch aboard the Soyuz MS-02 spacecraft to the International Space Station with fellow crewmates Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Ryzhikov, Kimbrough, and Borisenko are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Oct 19. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)
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Old November 29th, 2016, 02:31 PM
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Expedition 50 Preflight (NHQ201611170002)

Expedition 50 NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, left, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, center, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet are seen after donning their Russian sokol suits a few hours ahead of their launch, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Whitson, Novitskiy, and Pesquet launched in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft to the International Space Station to begin a six-month mission. Photo Credit: (NASA/Victor Zelentsov)
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Old December 14th, 2016, 12:21 PM
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Old December 14th, 2016, 06:40 PM
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amazingly legible. 10:40 or so.
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Old December 29th, 2016, 10:21 AM
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Niki Lauda thanks Arturo Merzario at Monza for saving his life during the 1976 German GP at the Nürburgring.
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Old February 15th, 2017, 09:39 AM
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Old February 16th, 2017, 12:54 PM
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Fantastic

I live 1/2 a mile from where this factory stood. I hear the trains on those very same tracks each night. It's cleaner now, but I wish we still had the streetcars.

Would love to own one of those, I've read they are very rare.
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Old March 14th, 2017, 11:55 AM
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 08:23 AM
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Omega announced a 60th anniversary limited edition run of the original Speedmaster:

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/om...on-introducing



I wish they could have used the original radium lume instead of the "vintage lume" Superluminova.
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Old March 22nd, 2017, 11:58 AM
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I'm digging the new Sea-Dweller with the 43mm case. Not a big fan of the Cyclops on the Sea-Dweller though.

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Old March 22nd, 2017, 12:15 PM
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I like the re-issues of the Masters.



They even kept the 38mm size on all three. Although it sucks that Omega didn't use the lollipop seconds on the Seamaster.
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Old April 17th, 2017, 09:14 PM
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Atlas V (this one named for John Glenn) launching out of Cape Canaveral tomorrow morning on an ISS resupply mission. First time you'll be able to watch live with a 360 degree view (from the pad anyway). Pretty cool. 30min launch window opens at 8:11am PST:

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/w...aunch-april-18
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Old April 29th, 2017, 02:35 PM
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Francois Emery, managing director of Rolex, France (left), presents a Rolex GMT-Master 1675 watch to American golfer Arnold Palmer at Le Bourget Airport, Paris, 19th May 1976.
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Old May 9th, 2017, 09:51 AM
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Old May 12th, 2017, 05:51 AM
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That's a beautiful watch.
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