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Horological Meandering: This . . .

. . . old Omega. Art
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By: Dr No
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Zenith: Thanks for making the effort to review this Zenith, FX . . .

. . . which, on first sight, drew a response along the lines of, "How did they know I wanted an EP just like that?" Even the lack of seconds hash marks is a positive attribute; it's a couth touch for an otherwise masculine watch. I could see Bond wearing one. ;-)
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By: Dr No
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Omega: I recall the square case Ω from a prior post of yours . . .

. . . but not the T17 tank. Sure enough, both were posted in 2012. Can't explain why I remember one but not the other. In any case (pun intended!), the gold tank is personally compelling. Few collectors are drawn to them which in a perverse way works in our favor, as the pool of buyers isn't as larg
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By: Dr No
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Omega: Both movements were technical wonders . . .

. . . in their day. The T17 had an unusually long power reserve of sixty hours from a single mainspring, while the later R17.8 was one of the first production movements with a resonant frequency of 3 Hz. They're both solid performers. Amazingly, spare parts are still available on the secondary marke
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By: Dr No
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Omega: It's been a pleasure wearing . . .

. . . as well as sharing them!
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By: Dr No
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Omega: Watches had character then . . .

. . . because men with character . . . . . . wore them. ;-)
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By: Dr No
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Omega: Vintage Reversos? You betcha! . . .

. . . and they don't even have to be . . . [photo and watch credit: Alkiro, 2018] . . . Swiss.
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By: Dr No
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Omega: "Tanks . . .

. . . for the memory." Been wearing vintage Ω tanks for the last three days. Ref 3697, ca '45 . . . . . . and ref 3635, ca '43. Both fitted with shaped movements, R17.8 . . . . . . and T17. Good performers after servicing and regulation by my watchmaker. Both within ten seconds per day. These aren't
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By: Dr No
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Horological Meandering: Philosophers from Socrates . . .

. . . to Schopenhauer have asked that question. And now, right here on Watchprosite, we are about to receive an answer. I think.
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By: Dr No
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Horological Meandering: Thanks for bringing Tony's article . . .

. . . back to the prominence it deserves! I did remember it, but read all the way thru just as if I'd never read it before. Quite a project; it was a true labor of love. Art
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By: Dr No
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