I quite fancy a 1970's vintage Omega
An excellent choice 😀
1972 Omega Geneve here, Hirsch genuine croc strap (did you know Omega straps cost 4x more but are the same ones made by Hirsch?!) and Omega buckle.
Manual wind, but actually a nice morning tradition – mine has remained perfect time for circa 3 months.
Pushing it with £400 for a nice example, add a bit more and you’re there. Don’t go for the “faded faces” ones, there are some belters available.
Worn every day 😀
(sorry for fuzzy pics; autofocus borked on phone)
With a crappy strap:
Decent strap, but crappy camera.
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What do you think of this:Posted 4 years ago
IMO, overpriced. Are you looking for a classic/discrete look? If so, IMO you would think twice if you saw it on your wrist.
EDIT: Again, it’s a style that looks dated. If you’re ok with that then that’s fine, but you can get some much better prices on fleaBay TBH.Posted 4 years agoneilnevillMember
If its been cared for properly, serviced when required by someone that knows how, then it should be a good timepiece for 60 years or more. By the time it’s 100 it’s more of a pretty ring than a good timepiece. That’s the guide for a quality mechanical. IF it’s been cared for.
Life of a quality quartz is probably 30 ish years so I’ve read.
My 1959 sea master is a decent everyday watch, keeps time pretty well, well enough to use and trust.Posted 4 years agoScapegoatSubscriber
I wear a 1972 gold-plated (don’t think Omega called it gold-plate though) Constellation Chronometer. It’s a nice classic understated look, keeps good time and works well. It benefits from regular servicing. My Dad bought it with a cash legacy left by his Mum, and I inherited when he died. Interestingly I’ve got the original receipt. It was £75!!Posted 4 years ago
Stock web image only I’m afraid
Part with it? I only take it off for mountain biking, swimming, washing and sleeping! Dad lost it once while gardening, and eventually claimed off the insurance. Eighteen months later his new dog came in from the garden and dropped it at his feet. Thinking it would be knackered he ran it under the tap to get the soil off and it started running. Despite being worn daily by me since I inherited it, it still has about 90% gold colour left, so that’s testament to the plating quality. No, it’ll never go anywhere.Posted 4 years agomichaelbowdenSubscriber
I have my wife’s Greandfathers Seamaster from 1955. Lovely piece he wore it every day and never had it serviced.
When I was given it a few years ago it wan’t running too well so sent it off. The only parts replaced were the crystal which had a chip and the crown because its seal had perished. Very much a special day watch.Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
I like your Chronostop, speeder, I remember those when they came out, and always rather fancied one. The mesh strap’s nice, too. I’ve just got a heavier version ‘sharkskin’ for my Seiko, and I love it, I’ve also got a similar Tissot mesh strap from the 70’s, that I used to have on my Yema Rallygraf, but I’ve swapped it for a leather strap with deployment catch, and I’m now wearing the Yema as my work watch, having had it serviced, and not having worn it since the early 80’s. It’s nice to still be able to wear a mechanical watch from forty years ago, that still looks good, and keeps good time.Posted 4 years ago
Provided you remember to wind it up… 🙂
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