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

    Hi Omega Forum

    an interesting thread on Public forum is asking whether you ever see Speedys worn in public -
    I quite regularly do (every few months) but many say they've never seen one. I was surprised.

    I bought a Speedy (my first good watch) as a personal celebration/transition gift when I went to train as a priest aged 25 - nearly 30yrs ago. I know, some may say such things are what you give up not what you buy at such moments, but I was given a small financial gift leaving my work and it went on a watch.

    For the next 4 years with my head in books, I escaped every week to a watchmaker's bench of an afternoon - that watchmaker then became a priest.

    When did you get your first Omega and what age were you?

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

    I got my first Speedmaster in my early 40s. I don't see many around but other Omegas are more common.

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    My first Omega was a 1968 Speedy (145.022) I inherited from my grandfather when I was 35. 2 years later, I now have a SMPc that’s my daily driver as well. I do see Speedys and Seamasters, and ATs, although far less frequently. None of them are as common as something like a Sub, but I like it that way.


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

    I got my first Omega at ripe age of 43 when I got the funds to do so.
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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

    Got myself a vintage Speedy Mark 4.5 at 44

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    I was quite old. Got my 45.5 2500 Planet Ocean 10 years ago, at the age of 45. I'm embarrassed I left it so late!
    I could stop buying watches, but I'm no quitter.

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

    In 1968 I was in college and working nights at a shoe store. I was floated to the companies mall store around Christmas and there was a jewelry store next door. The wall between the two stores had a display case and in it was a Speedmaster that I fell in love with but at $62.00 a week and many other expenses I obviously could not afford it. Fast forward to 2017 and 5 Breitlings and a Beautiful Chronomat that I never wore with a sapphire sandwich, new, calling to me from an online seller. I now have my Speedmaster and I am wearing it as I type this. Long wait but so glad I have it. It is prominent in my rotation with my still 4 Breitlings and others.
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    Re: First Omega - what age and why did you get an omega?

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

    Speedy @ 30

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jinfaep View Post
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