New O-Mi-gah mechanical art piece

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Re: New O-Mi-gah mechanical art piece

Post by smellody » April 16th 2019, 6:38pm

svaglic wrote:That is neat, I’d buy and wear that. A full review is needed.


Thanks! I'll write up more but for background. ...

I've been picking up a few dressier watches. In my line of business I can't really sport too blingy a sport oyster while presenting or at meetings... I really want a new Cellini Prince, but it will not happen anytime soon...

So, I've picked up some more affordable dress watches like my Hamilton Masterpiece

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and Tudor Le Royer

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Last week, at RedBar I meet a collector/dealer RIchard. He brought a collection of about 100 Swiss divers from the 50's, 60's, and 70's and gave a nice impromptu lecture.

He has relocated to Portland from NY.

I checked out his website:
https://www.timetitans.com

And browsed his Ebay auctions. I came across this and asked. He offered it to me a price I could NOT day no to.

Today, he met me downtown and brought me the watch. He also brought along a 20lb vacheron pocket deck chronometer from WWII that I am now obsessed with.

I'll probably wear this bad boy with my seersucker jacket and a pink shirt.
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Re: New O-Mi-gah mechanical art piece

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » April 16th 2019, 7:43pm

The dial looks kinda fishy :mrgreen:

I have one De Ville (unsigned dial) with the same movement - it's a decent little thing.
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I'm not quite sure who was behind the design of the cal.625, but it appears to have been a joint venture of Omega, Tissot, and - surprise, surprise! - Zenith.
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Omega_625
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Tissot_2141
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Zenith_30_5
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Re: New O-Mi-gah mechanical art piece

Post by smellody » April 16th 2019, 7:48pm

MKTheVintageBloke wrote:The dial looks kinda fishy :mrgreen:

I have one De Ville (unsigned dial) with the same movement - it's a decent little thing.
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I'm not quite sure who was behind the design of the cal.625, but it appears to have been a joint venture of Omega, Tissot, and - surprise, surprise! - Zenith.
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Omega_625
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Tissot_2141
http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-db.cgi?10&ranfft&2&2uswk&Zenith_30_5


Nice watch.

Thanks for the reference info. Didn't know the Zenith connection.
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