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Mission 321 - by Cpt Scarlet

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Cpt Scarlet
The Omega Speedmaster is a design classic and should be viewed in the same way as the Leica Camera, the Eames Chair and the Corvette Stingray. All of these iconic designs are still in production today, being made in modern factories and subtly updated to remain as relevant today as the day they were launched. Let’s take a trip back to the era where it all started and give the Speedmaster some context. Things were very different when in 1958 The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established .....Story

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Omega Speedmaster " RAID " Limited Edition.

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amanico
Exactly one year ago, some people of the RAID ( the french equivalent of the SWAT ), a few friends and Antoine De Macedo ( one of the most famous watch shop in Paris ) had a trip in Bienne to meet the Omega Team for a project around a special Speedmaster for the french Police. The idea was to work from a normal / regular Speedmaster and to personalize it. 9 months after, the first watches landed. Most of the watches will be delivered to the RAID, and only a few will be available for sale...Story

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Ultraman - This or that?


andrewluff
Its amazing to think there are 50 years between the 2 of these Ultramen and yet side by side they seem like brothers (rather than father and son). I think they really did a great job with the Speedie Tuesday Ultraman, but in my mind the original holds the edge... even with all its battle scars from wearing over the years. Cheers Andrew ...Story

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The New Omega De Ville Trésor Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm

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blomman Mr Blue
Some time ago Nicolas posted the news about the New 125 th Anniversary Edition of the Omega De Ville Trésor Co-Axial Master Chronometer 40mm. What made me look closer is of course the red dial, which looks stunning and the fact that it has a manual wind chronometer movement with central seconds and no date. A combination we not often see nowadays. The size is in the middle of my sweet spot, 40 mm in diameter...Story

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A visit to the Omega Manufactures. Part II: Bienne.

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amanico
After the technical aspects discussed in Part I with the visit of the Manufacture in Saint Imier, we went to Bienne. There, we could see how the watches are totally assembled, controlled and packaged, but don't expect pictures, as photos are not allowed. A lot of processes are made by robots, and we saw them working, but humans are still present, at the key stages. But I had a secret hope, when coming to Bienne.....Story

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A visit to the Omega Manufactures. Part I: St Imier.

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amanico
This trip is Switzerland had one goal: Visiting the Omega Manufactures, which was a first for me! That was a good opportunity to better know this brand, and to discover how it works, the movement, the new collections, its philosophy and, of course, its glorious past. I can confess that I was very surprised. First of all, I didn't know that there were several manufactures, one in Saint Imier, the very same place where you can find another manufacture dear to my heart, Longines, and one in Bienne. I always .....Story

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Box Play 1940’s: Omega Suverän reference 2400-7

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blomman Mr Blue
Another example of 1940’s Omega with not overly large box. I never saw a special box for the Suverän as I did for the Officer, but both models were specially made for the Swedish market. Both boxes are of the same style, light beige/yellow, brown text, made of carboard paper with brown velvet interior. As shown in my previous post, the Officer had a special Officer box: On the Suverän box it says “PRECISION WATCH” which was used for several different models during that time...Story

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Box Play 1940’s: Omega Officer reference 2299

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blomman Mr Blue
Back in the 1940’s, watches were smaller than today’s fashion and so were the boxes as well. Today we see a lot of very large, luxury boxes that would easily fit ten watches or more inside, made for just one watch… Back in the 1940’s many boxes were made by paper… Like this special made box for the Omega Officer reference 2299: Small in size, both watch and box. The ref 2299 is only 30.5 mm in diameter. The box, 50mm x 139mm and 20mm high...Story

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Choosing my first Omega - advice welcome!

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KMII
Some time ago I entered into a gentleman’s agreement with Nilo - each one of us would get a watch of the brand the other one was moderating. Or put differently, a Montblanc for him, an Omega for me. While Nilo has been very quick in upholding his end of the bargain, with two Montblanc watches to his name, I have gotten one for my father but not yet for myself. The second child intervened but now I am in a state to correct the situation...Story

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The Omega Seamaster Olympic Games

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foversta
It's not because the Olympic Winter Games don't have the same media outreach than the Summer Olympics Games that Omega wasn't going to celebrate this event. The brand from Bienne has testified of its role as Official Timekeeper of the PyeongChang Olympic Games thanks to three commemorative watches. But it did a lot more. Indeed, it took the opportunity to recall that its involvement with the Olympic Games began in 1932 at the Los Angeles Games when it came to California with 30 split-seconds chronographs...Story

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