Nov 16, 2023,22:52 PM

John F. Kennedy became president in 1961. This beautiful Omega was worn by him during his inauguration ceremony and is now on display at Planet OMEGA in New York.

Go and see it if you have the opportunity.

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What happened to the dial? It looks like paint splatter, which isn’t possible.

 By: ArmisT : November 16th, 2023-22:56
It’s an elegant piece, consistent with that era.


 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 16th, 2023-23:55

Really?? I was going to initially say that “it can’t be patina either.”

 By: ArmisT : November 17th, 2023-00:14
My understanding is that patina is more evenly spread as opposed to splattered. But I don’t see how it can be anything else.🤷🏽‍♂️

I was

 By: sschew : November 16th, 2023-23:00
going to make a joke about that 'splatter' but that would be in very poor taste. If anyone doesn't know what I'm talking about think Dallas

You’re are right …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 16th, 2023-23:56
It would be in bad taste.


 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 16th, 2023-23:57
I’m sure you will enjoy it.

glad to still own the museum re-edition that was limited to 261 pieces

 By: christianch : November 17th, 2023-00:21
Bought in 2010, loved it ever since ...  

Uber elegant!

 By: orahu : November 17th, 2023-00:52

thank you!!👏

 By: christianch : November 18th, 2023-08:18

My goodness, that is truly an elegant piece 🤩

 By: ArmisT : November 17th, 2023-01:20
Is it wrong to say that it blows Cartier Tanks away?? This would be a dangerous piece if issued in steel.

thank you 👏 as you can see from the grainy photo

 By: christianch : November 18th, 2023-08:19
it was taken the day I bought it form the boutique. It was 2010 and the price was 9500 Swiss Francs. It was a lot of money for me and I did wear it, almost exclusively, for years. Sometimes I look back with a bit of nostalgia, less watches may be was easi... 

Elegance personified …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 17th, 2023-09:48
Definitely a keeper !

Thanks! lot of sentimental connection to the watch

 By: christianch : November 18th, 2023-08:20
it was never so popular because of the small sizing but is actually amazing.

It look pretty cool!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : November 17th, 2023-00:27

thank you!👏

 By: christianch : November 18th, 2023-08:20

If memory serves correct, the Omega was a gift . . .

 By: Dr No : November 17th, 2023-19:40
. . . from a college classmate of Kennedy's after winning the 1960 Presidential election. We're about to observe the 60th anniversary of his assassination; I was six on November 22nd, 1963, and don't remember the day, but do recall watching the funeral pr... 

Good to hear your thoughts Art …

 By: Cpt Scarlet : November 17th, 2023-22:37
It was certainly a terrible day. The watch is something very special as an artefact of the past.

some more pics with the history of this watch

 By: christianch : November 18th, 2023-08:23

Ah, so JFK received the Omega . . .

 By: Dr No : November 18th, 2023-16:08
. . . before he was elected, but in the same year as the election and with a predictive inscription. Thanks for the correction, Christian - much appreciated. Fuzzily, Art

my pleasure 👏

 By: christianch : November 18th, 2023-23:08
this release was much under the radar, at a time (2010) with really few places to gather information (including this forum of course)! Imagine no instagram and them struggling to move LE