"Time . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-18:05
. . . for a change."

[ca '46 ref 2366 / cal 30T2rg]

"What change?", you may ask.

A period-correct 16 mm steel buckle signed 'Omega' on the back . . . 

. . . fitted to a simple black lizard strap.


You are a living Omega encyclopedia! Congrats on a charming vintage piece (and a beautiful lizard)! :-) [nt]

 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-18:42
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Acquired my first Omega chronometer eight years ago. This is the most recent score, from . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-18:57
. . . last year.  Six altogether so far. 


😂That’s nice, and you’re actually not the only one in the US — another good example I know of (since it’s from my field of research) is that of mathematician David Bayer of Columbia...

 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-19:36
Ever noticed that Russell Crowe never appears when he writes math on the board in ‘A beautiful mind’? OK, his hand in the movie is actually Dave’s hand...and this is/was the (algebraically significant!) license plate of his car!😉🥇

I swear I didn't look this up: 'syzygy' means . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-19:43
. . . an alignment of celestial bodies, right?

The only reason I knew this is because it's the last word in the dictionary under the letter 's'.


Nope:-) It's not exactly easy to define "syzygy" in a few words (I only do it in advanced grad courses, and trust me that it takes me a few weeks of work!:-), so this is the wikipedia link...

 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-20:03
Basically (but very basically!smile), syzigies are the relations (or the relations among the relations, and so on, until you stop thanks of a theorem of Hilbert...) among polynomials....

Another cute property is that "syzygy" is, or so they say, the only word in Canadian or British English (but not American!) that when you write it by hand, it ends up under the "line" 6 times in a row... ;-)

Oh. Well, that couldn't be simpler, eh? . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-20:09
. . . smile . . .

(And yes, I got the bit about five consecutive letters being under the line.  My formative years were spent in a British school, so writing zed longhand came immediately to mind.)

:-)) Looks like we just put together a pretty unique mix of Omega watches, homological algebra, Hollywood movies, and English spelling...not bad to wrap up the week! :-)) [nt]

 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-20:17
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If you give me enough time, I might be able to work in . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-20:22
. . . a James Dean reference.


OK, but provided now I can make as much money as any of the guys we've mentioned so far... except for Hilbert, perhaps :-)) [nt]

 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-20:24
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How 'bout mentioning California vanity plates . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-20:42
. . . I've seen in the distant past instead?  You must be tired of James Dean by now.


DVSBROD: devious broad - orange '80s Mazda RX-6 driven by a woman.


BLKMNRR: black man's Rolls Royce - '65 Cadillac, black driver.

smile  smile


 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-21:15

Seen with my own two eyes on a green Honda Accord: . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-23:30
. . . FO AND D.


PS: And my PhD was both in Canada (same school as our friend Gordon :-) and in algebra...otherwise I would have never known about that! ;-)) [nt]

 By: FabR : November 1st, 2019-20:21
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That’s very cool, Art! [nt]

 By: kcinemod : November 1st, 2019-18:43
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Thanks, D! . . .

 By: Dr No : November 1st, 2019-18:49
. . . my one and only jumbo chronometer . . . at least, so far.



 By: Weems@8 : November 1st, 2019-22:49
I can tell you all, Omega is the first choice right now for me.
It is one of the best, and i can not wait to buy a seamaster.

A new Seamaster? . . .

 By: Dr No : November 2nd, 2019-10:27
. . . like . . .

. . . this?


Wow, great picture, Art... Even if I prefer the blue dialed one... ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-10:44
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The wavy pattern in malachite . . .

 By: Dr No : November 2nd, 2019-11:09
. . . bares a fair resemblance to the design of current . . .

. . . Seamasters.  It's really more fitting than one might surmise at first glance.


Some really great photos in the thread!

 By: Chromatic Fugue : November 2nd, 2019-15:58
Great watches and captures, Art!

The devil is in the details, Don Turo. [nt]

 By: amanico : November 2nd, 2019-16:08
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