January 1, 2011
by Ariel Adams
You lucky readers get a treat this month. A chance to win a very special watch from a very special collector and aBlogtoRead.com sponsor. Out of Max Busser’s (the “MB” in MB&F) personal collection is this circa 1974 Omega Speedmaster Mark 4.5 watch. In steel and about 42mm wide, this beauty is in quite good condition with a movement that was just serviced by MB&F’s watch makers!
Inside the watch is an Omega movement that is a base automatic Lemania 5100. The 5100 is quite famous and has some interesting complications. While it might look like a Valjoux 7750 at first glance, the 5100 uses the central dial for counting both the seconds and the minutes, while the movement also has a synchronized 24 hour indicator the helps with military time and serving as a day/night indicator. This model is a euro version – so it has the days of the week in French. To learn more about this Omega Speedmaster watch, please check out this article by the late and great “Omega king” Chuck Maddox. Pieces like this watch range in value from about $1,500 – $2,000 and are not very common. So enter for a chance to win this one!
To Enter You Must:
1. Comment on this post below with your valid e-mail address where required. In the body of your comment mention a vintage watch in your collection that is your favorite (if you have no vintage pieces, then mention one you’d like).
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3. Wait until the giveaway is over on February 1st, 2011 for the winner to be chosen at random.
A couple of basic rules. You can only enter once. You must comment with a valid e-mail address where you can be reached. Your comment must be confirmed and approved. You must complete the objectives to be considered. You are responsible for providing your contact shipping information if you are chosen. Shipping restrictions to non US entrants may apply based on sponsor’s policies. Giveaway watch selection based on sponsor’s inventory and watch availability. All comments made after the end of the giveaway period will not be considered. For the full terms and conditions, please click here.
Good luck, and thanks to MB&F, the sponsor of this vintage Omega Speedmaster giveaway here at aBlogtoRead.com!