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I had a poll between the Omega Railmaster and the Eberhard & Co. 8 Jours a few days earlier. I tried on both these watches (my dad has almost the same wrist size), and I also tried a GP Richeville. I was blown away by the simplicity and attention to detail on the GP, and I think my dad would love an understated "tank" style watch. I've spotted an NOS piece, and also plan to unload a few of my watches as I'd mentioned in the earlier thread.

Does anyone know about the GP cal. 2200-216? I couldn't find much info. about it except that it is a movement containing 21 jewels. Any help would be appreciated if there are owners of this watch/movement who can give me more information about it (pics would be even better!).
 

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Digging a bit deeper it seems like a modified ETA2892 ... not sure how much it has been modified, though. This movement might be from a time when GP hadn't yet become a true "manufacture". I should expect the quality and finish to be upto GP's high standards, though.
 

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The Richeville is a very nice watch that is largely overlooked as not many are available for sale.

Mine is the manual wind Chronograph 2710. The movement is a GP-reworked Lemania 1872 chronograph This is a classic cam/lever movement, probably best known in the Omega Speedmaster Professional manual wind watches (calibre 861).

Good choice and good luck







 

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Thank you, that's a lovely chrono! I've seen the same model in black, wondering whether I should go in for that now ... perhaps not, I think my dad prefers simple dials. I should say though, I really like that chrono (the Lemania 1872 is no slouch, either :)).
 

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Gah, I've changed my mind yet again! I pulled the trigger on a white dial Seamaster AT (pre-loved, in good conditions) with blue hands. Anyway, I did manage to save a bit compared to the Richeville ...
 

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Gah, I've changed my mind yet again! I pulled the trigger on a white dial Seamaster AT (pre-loved, in good conditions) with blue hands. Anyway, I did manage to save a bit compared to the Richeville ...
Oh, man, I think you did great. The white dial/blue hands AT is a cult favorite over in the Omega forum. It looks great in pics, and I hear it's stunning in real life. |>
 

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It does look great with the brushed SS bracelet b-). If my dad chooses the vintage JLC instead of this, I'm keeping it :-d
 

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Oh, man, I think you did great. The white dial/blue hands AT is a cult favorite over in the Omega forum. It looks great in pics, and I hear it's stunning in real life. |>
Grrrr ... there was some sort of a problem with the white dial Seamaster AT, so I can't get that. But, I should laud their customer service for offering me Euro 200 further off on this one -


I'm taking it! :-d (Omega AT 2503.80.00)
 

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I've never been able to find any good real-life shots of that one on WUS. Be sure to take some pics before you give to him!
 

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I've never been able to find any good real-life shots of that one on WUS. Be sure to take some pics before you give to him!
Sure will! It will be a few months before I see my dad, and haven't yet decided if I'll give him this one or the JLC. Anyways, did help out trimming my herd so it's all good :-! I'll be getting a Rollie Datejust from dad ... soooo ... JLC or Omega? :think:
 

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You're dad is gonna LOVE that watch. I owned the 36 mm version of it -sold it this January.

I've never been able to find any good real-life shots of that one on WUS.
The dial is REALLY tough to shoot - sometimes it looks almost black, and other times the glare kills the shot. Here's what photos I have left of that watch:













 

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Sweet! Looks lovely, thanks for the great shots Dennis! :-! I suppose I'm getting a real good deal on this one since the model's been discontinued (and it's pre-loved - almost like new since the original owner returned it after a week, or so I was told). I'm sure he'll like the watch - Rolex and Omega are his favorite brands.
 

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There we go! Those are some nice shots. Those will be a help to future buyers.
 
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