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Pretty In Pink - Omega Vs Rolex - You decide >

June 20 2012 at 2:55 AM

Steve.P  (Login 2wsxcde3)
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Met up with another collector buddy here in Bangkok this afternoon for a few hours and knowing what a nut he is for Pink Gold watches I thought I would take one of my big guns along. However yet again he has completely stunned me with a couple of super rare and amazing watches. Take a look :

The first watch is a 1956 Pink Gold Omega Seamaster Melbourne Olympics. The story goes that Omega made these watches with special Olympic dials and started shipping them out to the dealers. However there was almost an immediate re-call as it transpired that they did not have permission to use the Olympic logo on the dial. So they were all pulled back and reissued with standard Omega XV1 dials. This watch is an incredible enamel Olympic dial watch that was sold before they had a chance to send back.

You gotta love Omega for the attention to detail on their Enamel watches - this rarity is a real pearler!

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Then if that wasn't enough, he then pulls out super stunning and equally scarce Omega Chronometer from 1945. Again, they don't come much better than this:

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Anyway best I could produce today was my LNOS pink 1802 Sigma Qaboos: Not a bad showing but I do feel I was bettered sad.gif

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If this is not bad enough, the last time I went into pink battle with him with one of my big guns he pulled this shit on me:

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I do love Rolex Vintage watches - but you gotta hand it to Omega - they made some pretty nice stuff. I sometimes wonder wether I am collecting the right brand.

What does the forum think of these special Vintage Omegas?


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Kyle L
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Love them both!

June 20 2012, 4:28 AM 

But for me, Omega wins just by a little, it's hard to beat that Chronometre RG. I can only afford the stainless steel and gold capped stuff though. wink.gif

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(Login seve1939)
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Omega did make nice watches, but your 1802 is super---regards

June 20 2012, 5:45 AM 

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(Login watchyouwant)
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omega enamel = extremly rare ! the last one is just a stunner !

June 20 2012, 6:10 AM 

my answer: omega. kind regards. achim

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both do it for me.. like loving all your children each in a unique way

June 20 2012, 6:17 AM 

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(Login michaelmcc)
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Wow, fantastic 1802 but the Omega's are as well

June 20 2012, 6:25 AM 

I have to go for the last shot. What a wonderful dial on the Omega.

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(Login roczer)
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without any question your superb 1802

June 20 2012, 6:32 AM 

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(Login fatboyharris)
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Great watches............

June 20 2012, 11:11 AM 

but on this occasion the Omegas have the edge.



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(Login florianw)
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Steve, these Omega's a rare and nice but they can never beat your 1802...

June 20 2012, 11:15 AM 

If I would have the choice I would never pick one of the O's. Rolex design is much more interesting and cool.

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Andrew H.
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Here's one for the Rolex team...

June 20 2012, 11:16 AM 

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Regards from Toronto... Andrew

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(Login tomvox1)
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Very nice watches one & all. The problem when you are not a Rolex purist...

June 20 2012, 7:37 PM 

...is that a lot of classic watches have great wrist appeal.
The good part is that, with the notable exception of Patek, most of the other marques seem downright inexpensive when you've been used to paying Rolex prices. wink.gif
Right now, many classic dress watches are incredible value for money...and Omega (not to mention Longines) are among the absolute steals.
Always appreciate your perspective, Steve, and thanks for showing us these lovely pink specials.
Best regards,

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Lunette Verde
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June 21 2012, 7:52 AM 

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(Login 2wsxcde3)
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Omega and Rolex were both great brands in their day >

June 22 2012, 2:45 AM 

There is interesting and unusual from both sides and it is unfair to say one is better than the other. I have noticed there is a mutual respect between Omega & Rolex collectors and that is the way it should be.

They did make some damn fine watches though! Such a pity they got swallowed up by Swatch.


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