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Old 27 May 2006, 08:59 AM   #31
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Nice peice Mr. From New York. I have looked at that watch many times. Now that I have two black SMP's I may need to think about that one harder. I would think that I could sell my 2254 and get a white GMT pretty close.
The white GMT shows up frequently on various sales corners. Interestingly, it's also very popular in lists of "Watches I Regret Flippping."

Since I have five Omega, I guess you could say I'm fond of the brand.

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Old 27 May 2006, 09:48 AM   #32
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I always liked the 007 Seamaster.
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Old 27 May 2006, 09:55 AM   #33
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I always liked the 007 Seamaster.
Have you noticed, on TRF, everyone's tastes sort of overlap?

That is to say, no one likes all of everyone else's watches, but everyone finds all the watches interesting?
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Old 27 May 2006, 10:12 AM   #34
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Have you noticed, on TRF, everyone's tastes sort of overlap?

That is to say, no one likes all of everyone else's watches, but everyone finds all the watches interesting?
That's why this place is so great
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Old 27 May 2006, 10:35 AM   #35
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Have you noticed, on TRF, everyone's tastes sort of overlap?

That is to say, no one likes all of everyone else's watches, but everyone finds all the watches interesting?
Piss on everyone else (JK), you have great taste in watches and always have Alan.
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Old 27 May 2006, 10:56 AM   #36
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Piss on everyone else (JK), you have great taste in watches and always have Alan.
Ah, but you've never seen all of my watches!



But I appreciate the compliment!
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Old 27 May 2006, 11:22 AM   #37
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Ah, but you've never seen all of my watches!



But I appreciate the compliment!
Alan, I have two G's, actually wore the atomic one today till my latest arrived in the post. Now I am enjoying some PVD BASE action.
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Old 28 May 2006, 03:15 AM   #38
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Great Omega Collection you have there Alan..i especially like the memomatic.. one of the very few wrist alarms where you can set the excat time, and also not in many of these type of alarm watches is the alarm function wound automaticaaly by the automatic mechnaism.. most you have to manually wind the alarm mechanism for it to power up!
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Old 28 May 2006, 02:16 PM   #39
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Great Omega Collection you have there Alan..i especially like the memomatic.. one of the very few wrist alarms where you can set the excat time, and also not in many of these type of alarm watches is the alarm function wound automaticaaly by the automatic mechnaism.. most you have to manually wind the alarm mechanism for it to power up!
When I started this crazy hobby, I was particularly fond of the alarm complication, but I never found one that I really wanted. Most of the alarm watches I checked out had Schild movements, or a derivation. (Even Panerai's alarm uses this.) I'm not anti-Schild, but I didn't want something ubiquitous.

Non-Schild movements that interested me were the JLC alarm (also used by IWC), the Seiko alarm, the Fortis, the Memomatic, and the Cricket.

The Seiko and the Omega were fairly easy to acquire. Both were inexpensive and offered a variety of case styles and dial colors.

The Cricket was torture to wind, although it had the loudest alarm.

The JLC looked too dressy, although it had the nicest sounding alarm. When they put the movement into their "Master Compressor," the dial and hands didn't appeal.

I didn't care for the Fortis until they put it into a 42 mm case.

More recently, GP and a joint development by Breguet and Blancpain have offered two new alarm movements. Both movements are nifty, but for me, the standout is the Breguet. But the 22k+ price is way out of my reach.

So I'm happy with the Seiko, the Omega, and the Fortis.
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But I appreciate the compliment!
I have a G also Alan. It's very comfortable when it's scorching hot outside.

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Old 28 May 2006, 11:21 PM   #41
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I tried to pick a watch that wouldn't get much appreciation.

How's this? It's a Swatch Paparazzi, one of Microsoft's SPOT watches.

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