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#TBT Omega Reference 2639

HomeTBT#TBT Omega Reference 2639 TBT#TBT Omega Reference 2639 Possibly the most overlooked vintage Omega out there by Balazs Ferenczi June 25, 2020 MIN READ#TBT Omega Reference 2639When I look at the vintage time-only Omega watches that I own, I see a pattern. Most of them are from the ’50s. They have a larger 35mm+ case size and a second’s sub-dial at 6. I don’t know why, but I’m just drawn to these timepieces like this excellent reference 2639(-14) with golden stardust dial and Dauphine hands.
Today’s subject is not my first 2639. Throughout the years I’ve been collecting watches, I came across a good few examples. Still, I have to say; this is the most beautiful example I have ever had. There is just something special about watches with black dials. Although I’m not a big fan of gold indexes and steel cases, it just works well with this 2639.
Reference 2639PostThe first thing we should do when looking at vintage watches is determining their ages. In today’s world, this is relatively..

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#SpeedyTuesday — Top-5 Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Watches

HomeSpeedy Tuesday#SpeedyTuesday — Top-5 Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Watches Speedy Tuesday#SpeedyTuesday — Top-5 Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Watches Gerard's Top-5 Limited Editions Speedies by Gerard Nijenbrinks June 23, 2020 MIN READ#SpeedyTuesday — Top-5 Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster WatchesLimited editions are not to everyone’s taste. Sometimes, the sheer volume of limiteds can be overwhelming. With the #SpeedyTuesday editions we’ve contributed to that as well. While limited editions may be more common these days, that’s nothing new. Let’s have a closer look at my Top-5 of earlier NASA/Apollo dedicated Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster models.
In 1969, Omega introduced a numbered series of 18k yellow gold Speedmaster Professional watches. We did a review of that model here. These were more or less Limited Editions avant la lettre. They weren’t limited, but they were sequentially numbered — we learned that only 1,014 pieces were made, of which #1 was offered to ..

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Omega Seamaster 300M “James Bond” — Real Vs. Fake

HomeVideoOmega Seamaster 300M “James Bond” — Real Vs. FakeVideoOmega Seamaster 300M “James Bond” — Real Vs. Fake These fakes are getting better every day. We'll show you how to tell the difference! play video by Robert-Jan Broer June 23, 2020 MIN READOmega Seamaster 300M “James Bond” — Real Vs. FakeToday, we’re taking a look at an authentic Omega Seamaster 300M and a very high fidelity replica. It used to be very simple to tell the difference. Fakes were cheap knock-offs. They often made obvious mistakes. Many of the key details were wrong. Sometimes, everything was wrong. But in today’s world, replica watches are getting better and better. Sometimes, they are awfully close to the original.
The fake Omega Seamaster 300M James Bond limited edition for the 50th anniversary of “On her majesty’s secret service” we have here, is being offered online for prices that come very close to 25% below retail. And it is being offered as an authentic watch. So this is not a watch for those who w..

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Talking With Omega About Weathering The Storm, James Bond, And More

Covid-19 is still having a profound impact on the day to day life of many of us. Its impact is felt around the world, also in Switzerland, where many manufactures have carefully increased their operations again and among them Omega. We talk with them to find out how they are coping with this challenging situation, but also look further and discuss the importance of partnerships and what makes the brand so strong. READ MORE
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Two For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M

HomeWatch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M Watch TalkTwo For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M Who will “Master” this battle? by Michael Stockton June 16, 2020 MIN READTwo For Tuesday: Omega Speedmaster Professional Vs. Seamaster 300M Speedmaster Professional Seamaster 300MIt’s time for Two For Tuesday and this week we take a look at two of Omega’s finest. The Speedmaster Professional will throw-down with the Seamaster 300M.
In our inaugural episode of Two For Tuesday, the Rolex GMT 16710 duked it out with the Submariner 14060M. It was the heavyweight battle we all expected, but in the end it was the GMT that prevailed by less than 50 votes! We thank you for all your participation and for some very lively comments. Let’s see if today’s contest between the Speedmaster Professional and Seamaster 300M inspires the same spirited debate.

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Omega Takes Its Central Tourbillon To New Heights

The central tourbillon has been a hallmark complication of Omega ever since it was introduced in 1994. What makes these watches so exceptional is that the tourbillon can literally take center stage. As Omega opted for a one-minute rotation of the tourbillon cage, it can conveniently double as a seconds indicator as well. Aesthetically, this has resulted in some stunning watches, but Omega is now taking it to new heights with the De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition. READ MORE
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Hands-On With The Omega Speedmaster Moon 345.0809

HomeSpeedy TuesdayHands-On With The Omega Speedmaster Moon 345.0809 Speedy TuesdayHands-On With The Omega Speedmaster Moon 345.0809 The first Speedmaster with a moonphase complication by Robert-Jan Broer June 09, 2020 MIN READHands-On With The Omega Speedmaster Moon 345.0809The Omega Speedmaster Moon 345.0809 or “Speedy Moon” is one of those grail watches of mine. It’s not the small production of 1,300 that makes it so desirable for me, but rather its complications combined with the classic Speedmaster design.
It is no secret that the Speedmaster is my favorite chronograph. I love the design of the case, the clean and readable dial, and the history of this watch. Now, the Speedmaster Moon 345.0809 combines two of the complications I love the most — the chronograph and a moon phase indicator. It makes the dial a bit more cluttered, but the beautiful moon and stars on a disc make up for that. The “Speedymoon” was produced between November 1985 and January 1989. Let’s have a closer look a..

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Jorg’s Top Five Omega Watches That Deserve More Attention

HomeWatch TalkJorg’s Top Five Omega Watches That Deserve More Attention Watch TalkJorg’s Top Five Omega Watches That Deserve More Attention Shining the light on some less talked about Omega models by Jorg Weppelink June 08, 2020 MIN READJorg’s Top Five Omega Watches That Deserve More AttentionIn the world of Omega, the Speedmaster is king. There is no doubt about it. And the Seamaster a very loyal and steady queen to the king. But what about the rest of the collection? We find that several models are not talked about as much as they should be. Even within the Speedmaster and Seamaster collections, some models are sometimes overlooked. As such, I’ve compiled a list of five Omega watches introduced over the last couple of years that might not always get the attention they deserve.
With a large number of Omega releases every year, there will always be watches that will not have the long-lasting success of some of the other watches in the collection. Consequently, I wanted to take a look a..

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Wrist Game Or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster X-33

HomeWrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game Or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster X-33 Wrist Game or Crying ShameWrist Game Or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster X-33 Are you ready to blast off for €2,109? by Michael Stockton June 03, 2020 MIN READWrist Game Or Crying Shame: Omega Speedmaster X-33Welcome back to Wrist Game or Crying Shame, the weekly all systems go or all systems NO serial. This time around, we go digital with the Omega Speedmaster X-33. But first…
Last week, I brought the metal with a first generation Panerai Luminor Submersible. And while our comments section showed stark divide, the big clunker took home a more than respectable 55% Wrist Game win. With today’s Omega Speedmaster X-33, we’ll also look at a first generation model. This happens to be a timely one as well as we’ll soon see.

The Astronaut’s choiceThis past Saturday night, my wife and I joined a friend at a restaurant — that’s allowed here in Germany — and we streamed the SpaceX launch. It was absolutely fantastic..

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Omega Goes For Gold With New Speedmasters

Watches don't get any more professional than the Omega Speedmaster, the first watch worn on the moon. Gold might not be an obvious choice to craft such a watch from, but the result is surprisingly elegant when you do. This is most certainly the case with the two new models that Omega recently introduced. With a diameter of 38mm are they slightly smaller than their 'professional' sibling, but still have plenty of wrist presence. They also combine elegance with practical use, as is evident from, for example, the bezel. It is split into two parts, one made from aluminum with a tachymeter scale on it, and the other set with 90 brilliant-cut diamonds. READ MORE
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