"It" arrived yesterday. Yes, I'm speaking of . . .

Jun 04, 2019,17:01 PM

. . . Erich's Omega chronometer tome.

Haven't been able to delve into it yet, but will soon.

A shout-out to Erich not only for compiling this reference work, which every Omega fan should own, but for his generosity assisting forum participants with questions mundane and arcane.  He's been personally helpful on several occasions.  It's not for nothing I refer to him as one of my main 'go-to' guys.  (Our original Omega moderator, Bill Sohne, is the other, of course.)

Erich was an influence in guiding the course of my collection.  Omega fans everywhere . . .

. . . are indebted.


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It's a private printing, Nicolas - you'll have to contact Erich . . .

 By: Dr No : June 4th, 2019-17:17
. . . as he's the publisher. Trust me: you need this book. Also, you need . . . [Ω ref 2366 30T2rg] . . . one of these. ;-) ...  

Double . . .

 By: Dr No : June 5th, 2019-00:16
. . . damn! ...  

O wow, what a watch! [nt]

 By: dedestexhes : June 5th, 2019-11:02

"It's the water . . .

 By: Dr No : June 5th, 2019-11:26
. . . that makes it Olympia." Likewise, it's the movement . . . [photo taken before servicing] . . . that makes it an Ω chronometer. ;-) ...  

Thant is a fine looking watch, Art.

 By: ChristianDK : June 4th, 2019-21:11
Thank you for the information regarding the book. I just sent you a pm. Sincerely Christian

I don’t own a copy ....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : June 5th, 2019-00:31
yet, but it looks very interesting. I could do with the watch to go with it !

My understanding is it's a limited printing, Captain, so . . .

 By: Dr No : June 5th, 2019-00:51
. . . best to order while they're still available. Advisedly, Art

thank you, art, for this info.

 By: ztirual : June 6th, 2019-11:02
May I ask, is there a fair coverage of observatory chronometers in the book? In advance thank you for your reply. best Z'

I've just started reading, Z, but towards the end of the book . . .

 By: Dr No : June 6th, 2019-11:21
. . . there's a chapter devoted to prototypes and observatory calibers. Best, Art

Thank you, Art.

 By: ztirual : June 6th, 2019-11:36
It sounds and looks like a must have. I am trying to contact Eirich, hoping it is not already too late. Kind regards Z'

Thank yoiu, Art! [nt]

 By: ztirual : June 6th, 2019-11:36

Were you able to get on the list? . . .

 By: Dr No : June 6th, 2019-12:14
. . . there are only two hundred copies in this initial printing, and unsure if there's going to be another. Art

Dear Art,

 By: ztirual : June 12th, 2019-11:16
Yes, I did manage getting on the list. Thank you for drawing this wonderful book to my attention. Kind regards Z'

100% agreed with you Art

 By: renerod : June 8th, 2019-17:54
Both on the book and on the watch. I recently saw this in a vintage watch shop in Mexico City Unfortunately the dial is a little stained. What do you think? Best. René ...  

Ref 2364, likely original dial, crown, and subseconds hand . . .

 By: Dr No : June 8th, 2019-21:51
. . . not sure about minute and hour, though. A clearer picture would help. Thinking about this one for yourself, René?

I can’t deny it called my attention Art

 By: renerod : June 9th, 2019-13:02
But I would prefer one in steel and with the correct hands of course. Best and thanks for your input. René

Thanks for confirming my initial thoughts, Erich. I'm away from home . . .

 By: Dr No : June 9th, 2019-09:51
. . . at the moment, and was going to consult your exhaustive book before making a final call. So much better to hear from the author directly! Gratefully, Art

Tanks Erich!

 By: renerod : June 9th, 2019-13:05
It is so good to have your opinion as well as Art’s! Real experts helping out. Wow! Best. René

The evolution of the 30mm Chronometer.....

 By: W.R.C. : June 21st, 2019-03:48
Thank you Erich Lexer for making this splendid book! OMEGA 30 mm Chronometer ISBN 978-3-200-06002-9 / 1st edition 2019 ...  

Many thanks for posting a photo of your volume . . .

 By: Dr No : June 21st, 2019-07:14
. . . as I wasn't aware there was a standard edition in addition to the limited numbered edition yet. Gratefully, Art

undress your book...

 By: mac_omega : June 21st, 2019-09:40
Hi Art, have you ever undressed your book? (mean: take off the dust jacket). This is how the L.E. looks

LOL!!! . . .

 By: Dr No : June 21st, 2019-13:11
. . . not 'til literally just now, Erich! Too funny . . .