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.