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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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SpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50

HomeWatch TalkSpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50 Watch TalkSpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50 Falcon 9 Astronauts And Their Speedies by Robert-Jan Broer May 30, 2020 MIN READSpaceX And The Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 Reference 3291.50Speedmaster fans were excited to see the SpaceX crew wearing the titanium Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 watches last Wednesday. Or, at least visibly on the wrist of astronaut Bob Behnken.
Behnken was wearing the Omega Speedmaster X-33 Gen 2 watch on board of the SpaceX Falcon 9. Over his spacesuit. Astronaut Doug Hurley was wearing the X-33 under his suit, but we couldn’t identify it on the images that NASA broadcasted once he was on board of the Falcon 9.
X-33 comes from NASA’s codename of a Space Shuttle project in the early 1990s. Omega decided to adopt that codename to make the X-33 a worthy successor of the Moonwatch.
Last Wednesday, the weather conditions were too bad to launch the Falcon 9 so they will have another try ..

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Sunday Morning Showdown: Rolex Daytona Reference 116500LN

HomeSunday Morning ShowdownSunday Morning Showdown: Rolex Daytona Reference 116500LN Sunday Morning ShowdownRolex Sunday Morning Showdown: Rolex Daytona Reference 116500LN Rate it or hate it? Whose side are you on? by Robert-Jan Broer February 23, 2020 MIN READ Sunday Morning Showdown: Rolex Daytona Reference 116500LN In this Sunday morning column, two of our writers go head-to-head in an epic showdown for the ages. Strong opinions and hysterical hyperbole are welcome (so feel free to join in with the fun in the comments section below). And don’t forget to let us know which watches you’d like to see torn to shreds/effusively exalted next week. We’ll try and feature as many of our readers’ choices as we can. This week it’s the turn of the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116500LN…

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Giorgia Mondani on the Rolex Daytona reference 16520

HomeWatch TalkGiorgia Mondani on the Rolex Daytona reference 16520 Watch TalkRolexGiorgia Mondani on the Rolex Daytona reference 16520 Explaining the Mark 1 to 8 series as well as the Pattrizi and Porcelain dial versions by Giorgia MondaniJanuary 18, 2020 MIN READGiorgia Mondani on the Rolex Daytona reference 16520I am excited and honored to write my first article for Fratello Magazine. I have been thinking a lot about the first topic to talk about and, in the end, I decided to write about the iconic Rolex Daytona ref. 16520.
Because from my point of view, this model really stands-out in the history of Rolex and represents one of the timepieces whose value increased more over the years. In 1988, after the discontinued production of the manual winding Cosmograph, Rolex launched the first references of the self-winding chronograph with sapphire crystal on the market: 16520 for the stainless steel model, 16523 for the steel and gold model, and 16528 for the gold model.
Rolex 16520-Mark 1 ..