Today I came across a vintage watch booklet which had the following slogan on the front page:
Encountering this was one of those moments that, although you are already being aware of it, really drives home the point of just how much times have changed. I mean, really, who could get away with using a slogan like this in 2011?
Anyway, time for a bit of fun...see if you can answer this:
Who is the company that this slogan belongs to, and what year is it from?
A. Patek Philippe, 1942.
B. Jaeger LeCoultre, 1920.
C. Rolex, 1966.
D. Omega, 1947.
Scroll down for the answer!
*NB: This slogan was used for at least 10 years prior! For those interested, an excellent article on the subject written by Jake Ehrlich is available here.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Collectible Omega Sportswatches from the '70s
- an Evening with Jon Wallis; April 20, 2011, 5:30pm
Want to know more about the vast range of Omega Sports watches from the 1970s? Need to know your Flightmaster from your Speedmaster and your Constellation from your DeVille? Want to know which are the most accurate and which are the rarest? Contemplating a vintage Omega dive watch and want to understand the range? Want to get to know some quartz watches that actually are collectable? And of course, we hope to answer those questions and more on the night!
So, come along to the presentation on Wednesday, April 20 and Jon Wallis (Author of The PloProf Book and DeskDivers.com and PloProf.com websites) will talk you through the collectible Omega watches of the decade. Jon will answer your questions too! Feel free to bring along your 70's Omegas on the night so the group can revel in Omega's '70s glory, and of course we can time your watches on the timing machine as well.
BOOKINGS: This is a private session at our premises so seats are strictly limited to 12. To reserve your seat please call us on 02 9232 0500. Cost: $40 per person.