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lol lol TropicaBob, the picture of Jesus was on the floor above... The apartment in which I've found the luxury Swiss nut cracker slash time piece didn't have any paintings hanging from the walls. Just this watch burried in a pile of garbage (not actual garbage, just some random things like pots, pieces of furniture, dirty clothes, etc. piled up together). I didn't notice any nut shells around it, though. But you had me lol right there. God knows what's been going on inside that building...

I hear you Nick and as true as that is, Sloan - no thank you! I've already made myself believe that I've got enough relatively decent boots, which is of course a lie, while I'm literally avoiding clicking on all those denim threads, so developing an addiction to watches is the last thing I need right now. Luckily, with watches, you really do need some serious money so I doubt I'd be able to get into that easily.

...then again, just a few years and about a dozen jackets ago, the idea of spending over a grand on a leather jacket seemed impossible to me.

Saddest part is that I've already converted this watch into another leather jacket. Vanson, to be exact.

...in retrospect, I really should've taken that Jesus painting.
 

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lol I'll take some pictures of it if you guys are interested, but it's basically like this...

k3158_2.jpg


...except that it's a much older watch, from what I understood. It has also got dates and the back of the case, middle of the belt and the... round thing that holds the... glass appears to be slightly gold-ish in colour. It's definitely shinier than the rest of the watch, which appears almost mate in comparison. I apologize, my timepiece terminology stinks.


Navetsea, condemned building is a usually vacant building that's been deemed not safe to be inhabitable. Such buildings are supposed to be pulled down, but here they just leave them standing for years. There's really nothing inside them anymore, if there are no homeless people nearby that is, but they're still fun to explore. That's how I found the watch... There weren't any other things, just some junk and a this watch. But it's really banged up, like someone was cracking nuts with it (which makes sense how heavy the thing is) so whoever discarded it must've figured out it's of no value at all. There was also a huge painting of Jesus Christ hanging on the wall on another floor.

That reminds me of the first season of "True Detective" -- lots of abandoned buildings covered in religious imagery ... gives me the heebie-jeebies! :eeek: Nice watch though! Omegas are keepers! Neil Armstrong wore one on the moon!
 
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That reminds me of the first season of "True Detective" -- lots of abandoned buildings covered in religious imagery ... gives me the heebie-jeebies! :eeek: Nice watch though! Omegas are keepers! Neil Armstrong wore one on the moon!

You know what, Armstrong did wear an Omega on the moon, but it was a different model, I believe. The type that Omega touted as 'used by NASA' wasn't waterproof (in order to prevent pressure differentials building up between the inside of the case, and outside of it). Anyway, a friend of mine had one, and he didn't read any of the paperwork, and got it wet.
 

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lol lol TropicaBob, the picture of Jesus was on the floor above... The apartment in which I've found the luxury Swiss nut cracker slash time piece didn't have any paintings hanging from the walls. Just this watch burried in a pile of garbage (not actual garbage, just some random things like pots, pieces of furniture, dirty clothes, etc. piled up together). I didn't notice any nut shells around it, though. But you had me lol right there. God knows what's been going on inside that building...

I hear you Nick and as true as that is, Sloan - no thank you! I've already made myself believe that I've got enough relatively decent boots, which is of course a lie, while I'm literally avoiding clicking on all those denim threads, so developing an addiction to watches is the last thing I need right now. Luckily, with watches, you really do need some serious money so I doubt I'd be able to get into that easily.

...then again, just a few years and about a dozen jackets ago, the idea of spending over a grand on a leather jacket seemed impossible to me.

Saddest part is that I've already converted this watch into another leather jacket. Vanson, to be exact.

...in retrospect, I really should've taken that Jesus painting.

Then again, you might have developed a taste for Jesus paintings. BTW, I happen to have some (in velvet). I'll let you have the first one for free.
 

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there is a negative image of Jesus's face, that after you look at it for a minute or so, then your eyes would project the correct image anywhere for while, for 1 or 2 minutes you'll see Jesus everywhere, even when you close your eyes.
 
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Big J; Ouch!

TropicalBob, if it's really in velvet, I'll take it!!!

lol @ the negative image of Jesus. That used to be popular at bible teaching classes for kids... It was called Miracle of Jesus or something. Or was that that other one, where you had to find Jesus in a seemingly nonsensical picture?
 

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:D Yes, funny how addictions all seem to be about 'the whole look'.

Isn't that because after a point it's easier to slip a new belt than another leather jacket past a questioning partner?

I'm still wondering how the hell we got from Chris Pratt to MonkeyJesus!

Not sured how we got to Chris Pratt, but I was wondering whether the artwork in the building was of this sort of calibre:

Ecce-homo-Cecilia-Gim%C3%A9nez-El%C3%ADas-Garc%C3%ADa-Mart%C3%ADnez-2012.jpg


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19349921

Jesus Christ & monkey prat

Is he in the next Planet of the Apes?
 

Sloan1874

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Isn't that because after a point it's easier to slip a new belt than another leather jacket past a questioning partner?

Definitely. I'm thinking of having a "What, this old thing?" tattoo, just to speed up the whole exchange.
 

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:lol: I've got twenty years' worth of stuff to clear out; I'm hoping once its gone I'll get a little leeway for good behaviour. ;)
 
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Update - should anyone be interested! The watch is being repaired at the official Omega... repair place. Service center. I never knew there's one in town, took the watch there just today, after the Omega website people were kind enough to point me to it. Horologist working there basically told me the same thing the other guy said, except that he added that this particular model is his favorite Omega. :D Other than the work on the mechanism, he's going to replace the crystal and the... round thing holding it, and the entire watch is going to be refurbished... He promised me the watch will look as if it had left the factory. He also insisted I keep the watch.

That's all going to cost me around $200 worth of repair, but it's going to be worth a lot more afterwards, so... The only thing I have to decide upon now is if I'm really going to keep it. We'll see. Worst case scenario, I can get back those $200. Best, I can drop even more money on leather jackets that won't fit.

In other news, I almost went back to that building to get the painting, but I was alone and realized I don't have the guts to go in alone. There. Edward, if it was this painting, I would've gotten it in the first place, even if it meant leaving the watch behind.
 
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tropicalbob

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Yes, and bring a flashlight. Then when you touch the painting, Jesus will look at you and say,"You should have stopped with the Omega I gave you."
 

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You guys are killing me with this nutcracker talk. lol

Monitor, watch out for that wristwatch collector's bug.

I don't know anything about Omegas, but being a collector of 1930s-40s Bulova watches I thought I'd add some piece of information or other that might be relevant when considering a sale of your Omega as well.

As for resale value - aside from the working condition, the cosmetic condition of the case is a big factor. Surface scratches can be polished out, but deeper scratches and dings lower the value a lot. Since we're talking about more recent vintage, the dial is probably in good cosmetic condition, I imagine? Again, I don't know about Omega dials, but generally dials can be refinished. You should be aware that an original dial, even if a little weathered, aged, patinated or whatever you choose to call it, is generally of higher value than a clean-looking, fresh redial, which incidentally isn't cheap to do. International Dial is the biggest name in doing redials. Some collectors actually prefer the clean look of a fresh redial, but I guess most of them prefer aged, original dials.

A polish, a new crystal and a clean-looking strap (yours is metal anyway, I guess) makes a whole lot of a difference to the general cosmetic appearance. My advice is not to invest in more than that, aside from a full servicing of the mechanics.

Omega dials, being of a much more recent vintage than the watches I'm familiar with, are almost certainly finished in a different manner, but the principle of the differences between originals and redials should be the same.
If done well, a redial will look the same as the original in terms of print font and positioning. The patina, if there was one, will be lost since the dial is printed completely anew. The print is usually not as exact as the original, but close enough. The tell-tale signs of a redial include irregularities in the prints, especially the smaller-scaled parts like the subseconds dial (if there is one), and other, more subtle indicators like a slight dimpling to the surface paint under high magnification, or an off-positioned register.
 

Big J

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You guys are killing me with this nutcracker talk. lol

Monitor, watch out for that wristwatch collector's bug.

I don't know anything about Omegas, but being a collector of 1930s-40s Bulova watches I thought I'd add some piece of information or other that might be relevant when considering a sale of your Omega as well.

As for resale value - aside from the working condition, the cosmetic condition of the case is a big factor. Surface scratches can be polished out, but deeper scratches and dings lower the value a lot. Since we're talking about more recent vintage, the dial is probably in good cosmetic condition, I imagine? Again, I don't know about Omega dials, but generally dials can be refinished. You should be aware that an original dial, even if a little weathered, aged, patinated or whatever you choose to call it, is generally of higher value than a clean-looking, fresh redial, which incidentally isn't cheap to do. International Dial is the biggest name in doing redials. Some collectors actually prefer the clean look of a fresh redial, but I guess most of them prefer aged, original dials.

A polish, a new crystal and a clean-looking strap (yours is metal anyway, I guess) makes a whole lot of a difference to the general cosmetic appearance. My advice is not to invest in more than that, aside from a full servicing of the mechanics.

Omega dials, being of a much more recent vintage than the watches I'm familiar with, are almost certainly finished in a different manner, but the principle of the differences between originals and redials should be the same.
If done well, a redial will look the same as the original in terms of print font and positioning. The patina, if there was one, will be lost since the dial is printed completely anew. The print is usually not as exact as the original, but close enough. The tell-tale signs of a redial include irregularities in the prints, especially the smaller-scaled parts like the subseconds dial (if there is one), and other, more subtle indicators like a slight dimpling to the surface paint under high magnification, or an off-positioned register.

Personally, I prefer a 'vintage' watch to have scratches and dings; history and character. When my wife and I took our wedding rings into the DeBeers store to get them cleaned, the staff asked if we wanted them polished as well. My wife said yes, but I said that I didn't want mine polished. 'Ah, you want it to look like it's got a story' said the staff. 'What do you mean 'look like it's got a story'? It has got a story you imbecile', replied I.

And where's this bloody monkey Jesus painting?!?
 
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