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by gatorcpa
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: Has anyone seen one of these?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Has anyone seen one of these?

Here is the correct reference on the Omega Vintage Database: https://www.omegawatches.com/watch-omega-seamaster-de-ville-omega-st-166-0020 IMO, case matches the above. Dial may be original as the "DeVille" designation did not exist in every country. Hands are not correct. Crown is not correct. Movem...
by gatorcpa
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Hamilton Watch Forum
Topic: Piping Rock inner and outer boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Piping Rock inner and outer boxes

Very nice! 8-)
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by gatorcpa
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2018 NCAA Tournament "WatchFanatics" Group
Replies: 26
Views: 1509

Re: 2018 NCAA Tournament "WatchFanatics" Group

OK. I'm in.

Won't reveal the pick just yet, but I will say that I didn't pick the Gators.

No inside game and inconsistent shooting means a early exit this year.
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by gatorcpa
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Hamilton Archives, a great place to discover Hamilton and memory lane
Topic: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.
Replies: 69
Views: 12680

Re: Jaeger-LeCoultre versus Hamilton - a reverso tale.

Vindication is sweet! I have been saying for years that rumors of lawsuits between Hamilton and JLC make no sense because of the acknowledgement of the US patent on the Reverso case. Thank you Mark for finding these “smoking gun” documents showing the amicable relationship between these giants of ho...
by gatorcpa
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you answer this Question?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: How Do you answer this Question?

If the timing is within a few minutes it is considered acceptable by most vintage horological collectors.
I don’t think the above statement is always true. A lot depend on the movement. On a older pin-pallet Timex, I’m with you. On a 1950’s Omega Constellation Chronometer, absolutely not.
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by gatorcpa
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Harvey here in Houston
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: Hurricane Harvey here in Houston

Living in hurricane country, we know the next one could have our name on it. I was actually hoping it was not going to be this week! :o http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT11/refresh/AL112017_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/024454_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png We wont get 40" of rain, but we w...
by gatorcpa
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hurricane Harvey here in Houston
Replies: 16
Views: 1435

Re: Hurricane Harvey here in Houston

Good to see that you made it through Harvey. Windstorms and floods can be so capricious. It's all the luck of the draw. Having spent a lot of time in the League City/JSC area in another lifetime, my heart breaks when I see the news reports. I've never seen that amount of rain in just a couple of day...
by gatorcpa
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:57 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: 1940s Omega Chronometre
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: 1940s Omega Chronometre

Yes.
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by gatorcpa
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: 1940s Omega Chronometre
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: 1940s Omega Chronometre

I understand that you are disappointed, but I think it is highly unlikely that the movement was switched. Here's why. 1. The serial number on the movement dates it to the mid-1940's, which is exactly what I would have expected from the general style of the case and hands. 2. The 28SC movement has a ...
by gatorcpa
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: 1940s Omega Chronometre
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: 1940s Omega Chronometre

Not only is the movement not a chronometer rated movement, it isn't even a 30T2. The movement is a cal. 28SC, which was a forerunner of the 30mm series. Not too many of these around anymore. http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?13&ranfft&2&2uswk&Omega_28 What probably happened is that the dial...