Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/09/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Forbes article on mechanical wristwatches
From: Maestro Logos <>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 01:04:13 -0700


I've had an Omega Speedmaster for about a year now and love it. I'm hoping
that it will stay in good shape for a long time to come. My girlfriend has
an Omega passed down from her grandma. It's still ticking after many decades
of use.



> From: Jim Brick <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 07:56:04 -0700
> To:,
> Subject: [Leica] Re:  Forbes article on mechanical wristwatches
> At 08:38 AM 9/13/00 -0400, khmiska wrote:
>> Jeff,
>> I agree wholeheartedly. I have one of the original Omega Speedmasters which
>> I bought in '69 or thereabouts. In the late 80s it stopped working. Recently
>> I paid about $140 to have it repaired. I understand the original ones are
>> worth nearly $2K now. I wear it almost every day, this wonderful throwback
>> to analog devices. Long live analog watches. Long live analog Leicas and
>> Rolleiflexes. By the way, my Märklin trains are all analog also.
>> Regards
>> Kurt
>> Ann Arbor
> After having a mechanical watch (Croton Chronograph Dive Master) for 20
> years, then when it started getting funny, I bought a Sieko digital watch.
> It was a good watch, accurate as hell, but electronic and digital. Ugh!
> I wore this watch for fifteen years, yearning for a "real" watch but the
> cost seemed prohibitive. So in September of 1998, while in Switzerland, I
> bought a new Omega Speedmaster from a very fine Jeweler in Interlaken (Hans
> Fiechter,) who made arrangements for me to pick it up at the factory in
> Biel (a great experience,) and I paid only a little over half of what the
> same watch costs here in the US . I priced this watch in Germany and
> Holland and it was the equivalent of the US price.
> I now have a "real" mechanical watch to go with my real mechanical M6's.
> Jim