Late to the party, but a big fan. Thanks so much for all this digging. So interesting to read this history. Brings back a sweet memory of my first visit to a major, big-city AD, in
Had a long list of pieces I was interested in seeing—Omegas notably absent from the list. But my flight was cancelled next morning, so back I went, for another afternoon of ogling. Of course there was a large Omega section—the largest in the store, actually. Thus, I tried on my first Speedmaster—agast to find that it looked perfect! on my wrist. And then there was this funky-looking chunk of metal. What in the world was that? Well, here it was. I couldn't resist trying it on.
Surprise surprise, it didn't loo too large (wrist 18.4 cm/7.25 in). How was this possible? Had I been then where I am now, as a collector, that watch would have left the shop on my wrist. And now we have grey, blue, and orange bezels beckoning! Oh, dear… Perhaps someday. I must allow myself only one dive watch. What will it be? One of the enticing Doxas out there? (A friend has one.) A very affordable Ball DeepQuest? Or would a long-held fantasy come true to own a pristine, full kit Zodiac Super Sea Wolf Professional 1,000 with the marvelous saw-toothed bezel….
Time, as they say, will tell. But many thanks for taking so much time on the forum's behalf. Forever in your debt. FH