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    one lives, two don't

    i have decided to part with two of the following three watches. help me decide, please.

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    no. 1- the omega. pros- like the look, beefy lugs, nice age on the dial. cons- not a huge fan of the date complication, caliber 503 ok, but not that special

    no. 2- hamilton. pros- solid gold, lovely, good size for a hamilton, cal 770 one of the best ever made. cons- lugs are pretty, but kinda small. i tend to like sweep seconds.

    no. 3- elgin. pros- i pretty much own this one for teh movement- cal 760- very cool. cons- dial is ok, but has decent size radium burn, parts will eventually become a pain.

    well, there you go. what do you think? i like them all, but don't need three watches that look so similar. on a different board, the hamilton won out.

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    Very difficult! All three are wonderful watches and have a lot going for them. On balance, I'd keep the Elgin - a specimen of the only American rotor winding automatic movement ever made must be worth keeping. Plus it has an interesting, high quality fine adjustment mechanism on the balance. Still, very difficult indeed.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    Personally, I prefer the look of the Hammy and the Elgin................but it's your wrist you gotta look at, so what do you think??

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    The Elgin.

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    Just my 2¢, but I would lose the Omega, and then it would be a toss up between the Elgin and the Hamilton, and personally, the Elgin is more significant, movt wise.

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    funny. i really expected most responses to be in favor of the omega. and yet, in two threads on two different boards, not one person has voted in its favor.

    that's when you know you're talking to your kinda people. well-known brand name with current cache? nope. obscure long-dead manufacture with even more obscure movement? heck yeah!

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    Quote Originally Posted by sherwoodschwartz View Post
    funny. i really expected most responses to be in favor of the omega. and yet, in two threads on two different boards, not one person has voted in its favor.
    Just don't post in the Omega forum!

    I voted on the other forum, but I'll echo my thoughts here - I really like that Hamilton and the 770 is THE movement to have from them.

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    Just from an aesthetic point of view only! keep Hamilton. all three are nice.

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    I'll be the first for the omega. I'm sorry I'm a complete sucker for swiss watches. Just sent out my '68 to get serviced.

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    Re: one lives, two don't

    I'd say...

    Keep the Hammy,
    Send the Elgin to me
    Sell the Omega - it really is the least interesting of the 3.

    The reasons stated already in the posts above

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