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by ricoflan
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: To be ripped off or not ripped off that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 3087

Re: To be ripped off or not ripped off that is the question

My understanding -- and I'm by no means an expert on Post WWII Omegas -- is that Dennison was a watch case maker who cased movements for re-sale. Basically, offering people who wanted an Omega or a Rolex but couldn't afford the official versions (which often had gold or gold content cases). Here's a...
by ricoflan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: To be ripped off or not ripped off that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 3087

Re: To be ripped off or not ripped off that is the question

OK. You do have a problem. That does not appear to be an Omega case. Omega cases are clearly marked. Looks like someone has taken a legit movement and dial and put them into an after market case. I suppose there is a possibility that it could be an import (sometimes to avoid import duties, movements...
by ricoflan
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: To be ripped off or not ripped off that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 3087

Re: To be ripped off or not ripped off that is the question

I haven't run the serial number, but my initial reaction is that you did OK. Can you post a photo of the inside of the case back? That is critical.

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by ricoflan
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worlds most expensive watch
Replies: 10
Views: 1868

Re: Worlds most expensive watch

The Graves Supercomplication is a legendary watch. It was custom built to Graves specifications -- the last in a long line of pieces he requested. In the early 20th Century, he and Ward Packard really drove Patek-Phillipe to produce some of the most amazing pieces in horological history. They litera...
by ricoflan
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas, follow Forumites!
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Merry Christmas, follow Forumites!

Steer clear of the Big Lizards!

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by ricoflan
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: 1913-1914 Omega Trench
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

Re: 1913-1914 Omega Trench

leibo wrote:Very cool. I like the 24 hours in red. How big is it?
It's 33 mm in diameter.
by ricoflan
Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's one for the iOS users in the crowd
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Here's one for the iOS users in the crowd

Friend of mine turned me on to this today. It's only available for iOS right now, sadly

http://www.watchville.co/
by ricoflan
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: 1913-1914 Omega Trench
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

1913-1914 Omega Trench

Here's the other Omega I've been working on for a bit. This one dates to 1913-14. Runs like a champ. Really like this one. http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/ricoflan/omegatrench1of11_zps4907e517.jpg http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/ricoflan/omegatrench9of11_zps5c4a260d.jpg http://i116...
by ricoflan
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Omega Watch Forum
Topic: My latest ore-war Omega
Replies: 0
Views: 1009

My latest ore-war Omega

Been getting more into the pre-war Omegas, though the learning curve is a bit of a trudge. Here's my latest -- this is a late 1920s Omega. Stainless steel case. 28.75 T2 calibre movement. If any one knows anything more about it, please do share! TIA... http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q580/ricofl...
by ricoflan
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What the heck is this??
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Re: What the heck is this??

Bayleybird wrote:Does your ? run? :?
Yes, it does.

And, in reply to the advance/retard specualtion: I don't think so. It's doesn't retard at all. Moving the wheel only advances the minute hand (or moves it back to the original position).