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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    Treated myself to a Speedy 9300 co-axial to commemorate (1) getting out of the Navy, and (2) getting promoted to lead engineer for reactor core physics testing (a chronograph seemed appropriate) at the age of 39. Old school, but high tech... right up my alley. It's been used to time everything from control rod shims during a first-of-a-kind test program at work to my youngest kiddo's screen time on the couch. It's on my wrist as I type these words, as a matter of fact, fit for duty and ready to go make some more memories at a moment's notice.
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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    I owned Tag, Hamilton, Rolex and Tudor all before I owned and Omega. I purchased my first Omega 3 years ago (I was 42) and it was a Sapphire Speedmaster, big box. I fell in love with the brand and have since purchased a new AT and a new Seamaster. And, I've sold off all those other watches from all those other brands, and now just live with my 3 Omegas. Not really sure why Omega wasn't on my radar for so many years. I guess I thought I needed a Rolex but that turned out to be wrong. . .for me anyway

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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    Seamaster Deville in 1978 given to me by my grandfather as a going away to college gift.... Still have it.

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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    43 years old cause I wanted it... lol

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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    My first was the seamaster planet ocean 2200.50


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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?



    My first Omega was the DeVille in my early twenties, maybe 7-8 years ago. My friend had been working for Swatch at the time and called me to let me know there was an employee sale going on and told me what was available. I knew right away that I had to have the DeVille and with the employee discount it was a steal. A few years later I also found out this was a limited production piece because apparently it wasn't selling well so I'm curious to see it will ever be a desired and collectible piece.

    The Broad Arrow I bought a couple years ago to celebrate a promotion. I spent a few months tracking it down and after I bought it I've been wearing it almost daily.

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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    I saw the moon landing live as a wee lad. When I learned about the "astronaut watch" a few years later, I decided that "one day" I'd own one.
    Fast forward to 2000 - we moved from The Netherlands to Houston; I had to sell my Opel Omega (essentially rebranded Cadillac Catera for European market) and used the proceeds to buy a Speedmaster Professional.
    I was 39.5 years old - my estate will have to sell that watch.

    Surprised by the comment of the friend(s) of OP who never see Speedmasters; I am wearing my Mitsukoshi Conversion as I type this (photo taken last week)

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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    My Omega is a Skyfall Aqua Terra 38.5 mm gifted to me by My Beloved when I finished Part Time MBA school at the age of 52. Prior to the AT, I had a series of Casio, Citizen and Seiko watches, as well as a vintage Bulova 666 dive chrono and a TAGHeuer Aqua Racer.

    I have since gifted the TH AR to my son, and acquired a Pelagos, MUT Moon and Farer GMT, but the Skyfall remains my workhorse watch. It is just so darned versatile!
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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    I was 22 and I got a 2254.50 . I thought that was the ..... I got it because i couldn't afford the PO or Submariner. I wish I would of got a submariner or GMT and just held onto it. I miss the watch, it was nice.
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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    Bought my first omega, speedmaster pro sapphire sandwich a month ago, age 27.

    I love watches. But i can't afford to buy a lot of "expensive" watches at this stage of life. Just got married and i was looking for something special to have as a reminder of this step in life. I love to see the movement so sapphire sandwich it is. Love it!!!!!

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