Coffee with an old friend

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-04:51
After a hard week, taking it easy today before starting a three-day weekend. Popped out for a nitro cold brew sitting outside at my favourite local coffee place before lunch. Quiet and shaded, very pleasant…and feels good wearing this old pal.

It’s on a random strap, so maybe later I’ll take it round to a shop and see what works. Any thoughts / suggestions welcomed!



Very elegant, and a lot of soul!

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-05:36

Thanks mon ami

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-05:47
Any strap suggestions? Semi-shiny brown croc (or calf) seems the obvious thing, but open to other ideas…

I would go for a light brown calf, something discreet to enhance the elegance of the watch. A shiny or semi shiny strap is a bit too much, in my opinion.

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-05:49

Interesting! Hadn’t thought of that. Must look…

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-09:45

Let us know, please!

 By: amanico : June 11th, 2021-19:59

Mine's now on a shiny croc

 By: chippyfly : June 11th, 2021-09:59
The seconds hand is waiting for its authentic replacement when it is next serviced.

Oooh this is nice

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-13:45
The lugs…the large sub-second dial…yum! Love it!



My foggy memory says this topic has come up before . . .

 By: Dr No : June 11th, 2021-16:55
. . . many years ago, Clive.  I'd suggest looking for the seconds hand from now as parts are getting difficult to find.



Thanks to your earlier advice, I bought the then available seconds hand online from USA vendor. It is still in its little packet. Clive

 By: chippyfly : June 12th, 2021-11:31

It’s the simple things in life that mean the most

 By: aperna : June 11th, 2021-11:23

So true…

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-23:24

I've just acquired a Horween shell cordovan strap dyed dark brown . . .

 By: Dr No : June 11th, 2021-16:51
. . . that'll be fitted to my next Omega project currently being serviced.  On the plus side: single layer, reasonable cost, fairly thin, pliable and durable.  Minus: no scales, no stitching.

Spending hundreds on custom straps for watches that aren't especially valuable is a luxury I'm going to forego from here on out. 


Good point Art

 By: Esharp : June 11th, 2021-23:25
A nice brown calf on this would probably go well. Something I’ll have to check out.


Wow, classy piece of history 👍

 By: holdemchamp1225 : June 14th, 2021-20:28