It was a privilege to wear.

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    It was a privilege to wear.

    Posted in the Omega Forum, but wanted to share here too. I got to try on THE Seamaster of the 50's - a caliber 471 Melbourne Olympic Commemorative, known as the XVI:







    Oh my gawd, it was sweeeeeeet. Wish I had the cash!

    Anyway, I got to cross off my #1 Most Wanted vintage watch - a JLC Memovox:



    Original & correct, it's a reference E855 caliber 825 bumper. 14K solid gold case with ss back, logo crowns, and from the 60's. It's better than a good day when you know you've found the right one and can stop trolling eBay 3 times a week.

    This guy had some very nice watches, including a Rolex two tone bubbleback and a Ulysses Nardin Chronometer. It was a pleasure to see his collection. I'll be shooting pics of it in a couple weeks when I pick up my JLC since he was gracious enough to offer an afternoon to share his watches. Very cool of him.

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    Absolutely stunning thank you

    I must take a drive down to switzerland to visit some of the museums.
    I get a little more confused every day, thinking I have seen something I could be enjoy for a very long time.
    Maximum 3 watches in my life one new two vintage how the hell do you choose
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    Re: It was a privilege to wear.

    Nice Seamaster.....liking the hour markers and lugs on that watch

    And the JLC?? Well............

    You on bread & water rations now??

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    Re: It was a privilege to wear.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyMonkey View Post
    You on bread & water rations now??
    Pretty close. I'll be flipping a watch or two for sure!

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    Re: It was a privilege to wear.

    Beautiful JLC and wonderful looking Omega! Hope to get to see a few pics of that Memovox once you get it, congratulations!
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    A few of this and some of the other ...


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    Re: It was a privilege to wear.

    My -76 Montreal Olympic says Hi!



    Pic taken befor I had it restored by Omega in Bienne

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    Re: It was a privilege to wear.

    well done and congrats on your last purchases Denis ;)
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