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I was also encouraged by your review and has just purchased a fullsize quartz with sword hands. I will add some pics when it arrives.
Sorry for digging up an old thread, but I think I like the pre-Bond better than the Bond. I was wondering if you could change the bracelet out, though. It seems like a lot of watches of this age are sold sized and without extra links, but the end link looks a bit odd, like it's only connected at the center link. Does that mean I couldn't just put any strap on it?
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Just got a hold of champagne "jumbo" quartz with the 1441. I was a bit concerned that I wouldn't like the dial but it looks great. Goes very well with the 18k bezel and crown. The crown is a bit chipped and based on what I'm seeing I wonder if it's solid gold as I thought I read it was. Unfortunately it's also missing the gold chip on the clasp. Wonder if these can be sourced...will go looking.
Found it to be about +60 spy fast over 24 hours so I gave it 14 taps on the (-) and will see how it looks tomorrow
It's now ticking at +36 spy so it seems all of my taps didn't register with the digital terminal, odd, hope there isn't something wrong with it, will wait another days and give it another try. Oh and I sourced a replacement for the missing gold "plaque" on the clasp
Can't resist a "vintagized" picture of the beast :
Hi guys,Rob, newbie here. Great site. Great post. I've just bought a ss/18k 200 quartz which I'm going to clean up a bit and give to my son for his 21st birthday.
The information in this post has been invaluable and I've been able to make various informed decisions about the watches type details based just on the pic, (I'm actually picking it up tomorrow) so it'll help me collate the other bits I want to add to it, box and any papers/booklets I can find relevant to this model.
I'll take some before and after pics and post them as the project progresses. Never tried to polish a watch before and I'm still in two minds about whether to attempt it myself or have it done with a service by a pro. I'll probably try a gentle polish on the bracelet first, see how that comes along.
I agree with a lot of the sentiments on here, I actually prefer the appearance of the 200 to the 300 which I find a bit garish, 'blingy' but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. I was not even sure I liked the bi metal look but I'll see how it comes up. Worse case I resell it and buy an all steel one.
I was looking for an auto (I've owned and worn the same auto watch every day for over 25 years so I'm happy with the type) but they are a bit rare on the ground and the few I saw went for a bit more than my current budget could stretch to. And this one was not a bad price, (though that's a difficult thing to predict as in the weeks I've been looking I've seen 200 and 300's going for a lot less than I expected and then, at other times, a lot more so there appears to be no hard and fast rules about prices!)
Hi there ladies and Gentlemen,newbie here,great feature on pre-Bonds. I have recently purchased a pre-Bond and would like to know were all the gold bezels solid gold as stated in the above post? Pics of my new Omega. Sorry about pics.Any thoughts or info much appreciated.
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