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Omega Seamaster Fashion

This Moda-Horlogerie style Omega Seamaster painting was commissioned by Nick.

Nick wished to be identified only by his first name. This is what he had to say about his Omega Seamaster.

'My first foray into horology began when I was given a high-end Hublot counterfeit timepiece as a gift in college (gasp) and was told that even discerning individuals would not be able to tell the difference. 

As a curious person, this immediately caused me to wonder 'well, then what is the difference?' 

This led to me various watch blogs and over time I came to appreciate what an art-form horology is and that in reality, any discerning person would immediately be able to tell the difference between a counterfeit and a legitimate timepiece if, save other tells, they were to look at the movement. 

I became fascinated with watch movements as I began to view horology as one of the last bastions of hand-crafted machinery that practically speaking, cannot be bested by fully automated production lines, nor should it be.

As I continued to develop an appreciation for high-end watch movements I came across the Omega 8500 movement, which was built from the ground up around George Daniel's co-axial escapement. 

I began to fall in love with the intrinsic value of the fully in-house, utilitarian movement that in my mind, was an example of the culmination of hundreds of years of human innovation. 

After lusting after this watch for some time but never being able to afford it, I resolved to one day purchase it when I had "made it" in my respective industry.  This day came much sooner than I had expected, and I wear the watch to remind myself to set goals, achieve them, and then to continue setting new ones. 

The clock keeps ticking, if you will.'

-Nick

Here is a side by side of the Omega Seamaster and the Moda-Horlogerie Perpetual Moon it is modeled after.

The Moda-Horlogerie style paintings are my favorite. There is more artistry in creating a scene and story than simply capturing the architecture of a watch. A watch, in my estimation is meant for its utility and everything else about it is developed to tell a story.

 

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Watch 73 Omega

This 1965 Omega Speedmaster 'Pre-Pro' watch was submitted by Balthasar de Pury (instagram user @balthasardepury).

'One of the favorite timepiece in my collection, 1965 Omega Speedmaster 'Pre-Pro' (so-called 'Pre-Professional', the contracts were signed with NASA to become their official timekeeper in 1965, from 1966 the word 'Professional' was added on the dial) equipped with the famous caliber 321! The first Speedie I bought, six other followed since then and the addiction of collecting never stopped growing ;)'

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Watch 21 Omega

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This Omega Seamaster Deville was submitted by John LaFreniere (instagram user @johnlaf13).  

'This is the last watch my great grandfather ever wore. Although he died in the 1960s, well before I was born, I know he was a great businessman. The first time I ever saw this watch was last year when my grandfather, his son, gave it to me when I landed my first big job at age 25.'

 

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Watch 20 Omega

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This Omega Seamaster watch was submitted by Florian Pabel (instagram user @iflow3010).  

'I want one of your beautiful pics in my new flat and I'm a big James Bond fan, since I'm a child. My favourite Bond actor (Pierce Brosnan) wears a very beaautiful Omega Seamaster Professional 300M in his 4 James Bond movies. So i decided to buy one of these Omegas.'

 

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Watch 13 Omega

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This Omega Speedmaster Professional watch was submitted by Maxime Humbert  (instagram user @speedmaxter).  

'This watch reminds me how humans can be so smart and innovative to reach this point in history. I am talking about feats like reaching the moon. The speedmaster was chosen among 3 other watches to sit with Armstrong on the apollo 11 mission. This also proves the legendary know-how of swiss watches companies.This is why I love this watch, the history it tell and the great know-how. I am transported when I look at this beautiful watch.'sung

 

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