Won a hummer on ebay

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Won a hummer on ebay

Post by dnslater » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:03 am

Always wanted to try a tuning fork movement, and really like Omega's 1960's/early 70's diver designs. I won this watch on Ebay last week at a very good price, considered it was services 5 years ago and is in terrific condition. The perfectly smooth sweeping second hand (300 tics/second) and humming sound is very captivating. The non-integrated bracelet f300 Seamasters are hard to find, especially with acrylic bezels in good condition.

Fun fact, these sold for more than the original Ploprof when new. Now you can get them for a fraction of what the Ploprof is worth.
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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:38 am

That is very cool - congrats!
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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by jtbenson » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:40 am

dashed expectations...
but that's a great looking watch :wink:

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Post by gr8sw » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:12 pm

nice grab, Nick, very sharp! :cheers:
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Post by rockmastermike » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:47 pm

had one of these and loved it - great pickup
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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by 1954Selmer » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:50 pm

that is a super cool watch! congrats

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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by dnslater » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:29 pm

Speedy size comparison.

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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by toxicavenger » Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm

Word of advice, dump it before it breaks. Getting these fixed are stupid expensive to say the least.

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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by dnslater » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Word of advice, dump it before it breaks. Getting these fixed are stupid expensive to say the least.
I've heard that. It was serviced 5 years back and appears to be running well. Supposedly there is a guy about an hour from here that can work on them. The parts are hard to come by given that they have been out of production for 45 years. Luckily they share the movement with many Accutrons which are more common.

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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:40 pm

jtbenson wrote:dashed expectations...
but that's a great looking watch :wink:

No kidding! I was thinking maybe eBay picked up the slack from Backpage going away.

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Post by mfxr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:51 pm

Cool, I had a Constellation hummer a while back.
One of the main issues they have is the plastic calendar wheel that gets brittle and breaks teeth.

Good article here actually:
http://electric-watches.co.uk/makers/om ... 00-issues/

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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by jeckyll » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:52 pm

Very nice!
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Post by toxicavenger » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:53 am

dnslater wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:09 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:12 pm
Word of advice, dump it before it breaks. Getting these fixed are stupid expensive to say the least.
I've heard that. It was serviced 5 years back and appears to be running well. Supposedly there is a guy about an hour from here that can work on them. The parts are hard to come by given that they have been out of production for 45 years. Luckily they share the movement with many Accutrons which are more common.
Good deal, it is a beautiful watch.

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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by BacoNoir » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:10 pm

jtbenson wrote:dashed expectations...
but that's a great looking watch :wink:
That’d have been Won A Hummer On Craigslist!
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Re: Won a hummer on ebay

Post by 1954Selmer » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:27 pm

I'll say it again. Cool Watch. I love it.

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