Vintage Omegas

A couple of vintage Omegas caught my eye on eBay…

RCAF_OmegaFirst up is this wonderful piece of history – a genuine RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Military Chronograph – originally owned by a RCAF pilot, shot down during combat – who survived the crash while wearing this watch! Just over 400 the watches were made. The watch has been recently serviced and keeps good time. You can get hold of a piece of history for $29,000 – not cheap – but where are you going to find another? eBay Link

1967SeamasterCosmicAutoA more affordable, but still eminently stylish option, is this 1967s Vintage, Seamaster Cosmic Automatic.  A bargain at just under £800 – bearing in mind this watch uses the legendary Cal 565 movement – one of the finest self-winding Automatic movement Omega’s ever made. The strap is a modern thick leather strap – but I think it sets the watch off nicely. eBay Link

Finally, for now, is another Seamaster – this one is New – but with the classic good looks of a vintage Omega. The 300M Spectre – Limited Edition – This watch is limited to 7,007 pieces world-wide to commemorate the 2015 James Bond film Spectre. It features a black baton dial housing Arabic numerals for 3,6&9, a back ceramic liquidmetal bi/directional bezel and ‘lollipop’ seconds hand. It is complete on a NATO strap but also comes with a stainless steel Seamaster bracelet. Comes in a spectacular box with all relevant paperwork including its certificate of authenticity. Collection in store is welcome – where the watch can be sized to your wrist. A shade over £8k. eBay Link

A little Omega History & Trivia
Omega was a major supplier of watches to large ministries of defense, especially during the 1st and 2nd World Wars. The company’s timepieces would go on to be used by the armed and special forces of British, France, Italy, USA, Norway, Sweden, Canada to name a few.

Important musicians including Elvis, Beatles members & Buddy Holly have been photographed wearing Omega watches including the Constellation range. World leaders such as JFK and Mikhail Gorbachev choice of watch. Pope John Paul II wore Omega watches.

Omega has four main vintage watch families today that are famous to everyone interested in the classic watches they are: Seamaster, Geneve, Constellation and De Ville. The Omega Seamaster was introduced in 1948. The De Ville version of the Seamaster featured a front-loading case where the access to the movement was gained through the front of the watch rather than the back. The Seamaster De Ville was available from 1963.

Omega watches tend to hold their value brilliantly and should actually increase in value over the n years as they become rarer and rarer. Buying a brand new watch is like a car, as soon as it leaves the premises the prices drops by at least 20%. A vintage watch in good condition and serviced by a Omega specialist is hard to find.

A leading American news commentator wrote an article regarding “Stealth wealth” – where this watch type is purchased by gentleman who tend to purchase things that are discrete and very sophisticated. Basically – a subtle way to show off the exquisiteness of good taste!


Lotus Evora 3.5 VVT-I V6

Lotus_EvoraStunning Lotus Evora 2+2 3.5 V6 finished in Matt grey wrap and gloss black wrapped roof, full black leather Recaro sports seats, flat-bottom steering wheel, satellite navigation, cruise control, 6-speed gearbox, Bluetooth, air con, sports mode, sports exhaust, xenon headlights with headlamp wash, upgrade stereo system and plenty more , the car will come with 12 months MOT, part service history the vehicle will have a full service before sold, the car looks and drives superb. It’s sitting on eBay at £16,900…

What’s the catch? Well, the vehicle is a category D insurance right off but has been fully repaired with genuine lotus parts to a high standard. If you can live with that – you might want to bag yourself a deal on eBay


A pair of Porsches…

Today I have a pair of lovely classic 911’s for your perusal… The first is a Porsche 911Rs
in India Red with contrasting black interior and decals. It has a large History portfolio, radio, alloy wheels, Roll cage, racing seats with full harness. Alloy wheels.

911RSCarreraThis 911 is an original factory RHD 1970 2.2 911 E Coupe Supplied new in Spring 1970 by Porsche Cars Great Britian but not registered till 1972. She was adjusted to the current specification about 25 years ago which included updating her to 3.0 Injection SC engine competition Seats, roll cage, harness, and RS cosmetic looks with correct details.
Enjoyed by her last owner for over 13 years. This UK delivered example is the best of both worlds with the correct early 1972 911 Rs looks and registration yet the performance and reliability of the later 911 running gear and eligible for most historic and classic events and rallies. Probably the most fun road racer on the market!
She’s sitting around the £60k mark on eBay


The second, is a 1976 911SC Carrera  Rallycar ex Monte Carlo Historic 2016. She’s a professionally prepared 911 3.0sc RHD with UK Historic V5, Historic Rally papers & She’s got a rebuilt 3.0 fuel injected engine, a 915 gearbox with new Sport clutch.

Safety Devices include a Rollcage, FIA belts & Extinguisher, VH Trip meter, Tuthill
Guard. Fuchs & Cookie cutter wheels with French studded Michelin’s & Snow tyres.
4x Spotlight pod on FGlass bonnet with Steel original. Ready for LeJog, Rally of Tests & Monte Carlo Historic… and you can buy her now for £55k.

on eBay


The Yamaha GP1800 High performance Jet Ski

YamahaGP1800Waverunner-1Over many years, Yamaha’s GP models forged an unbeatable reputation among serious racers the world over. This magnificent heritage is clearly visible and very much alive in the shape of our high-performance hero, the GP1800.

It’s the answer to every performance enthusiast’s prayer – an incredible-looking, super-smooth, super-powerful machine with a strong, agile hull and the ability to respond to the rider’s every command precisely, predictably – and in an instant.

When such a machine includes the latest technical and electronic innovations – often unique and exclusive to Yamaha – and proudly carries that famous name, you know you’re in the presence of a legend – meet it!
• Supercharged SVHO 1812cc engine with EFI
• NanoXcel2® hull – super-strong & super-light
160mm pump
• Revolutionary RiDE® system w/Reverse Traction ctrl
• Fast electronic trim
• Smart metallic paint colours and stylish graphics
• Textured multi-tone race-style step-up seat
• Clear meters for F-N-R, RiDE and electronic trim
• Industry-first remote security with Low-RPM Mode™
• Large integral mirrors and strong ski towing eye
• Hydro-Turf mats and soft-touch re-boarding step
• Glove box, under-seat and bow storage space
A shade under £16k. eBay link


Be the boss of the BBQ…

NapoleonPrestigePRO825Gas_BBQThe Prestige PRO Series PRO825 Dual Headed Grill With Rear, Bottom And Side Infrared Burners is a mouthful to say, but completely worth it. This grill has everything you need and more. It is the ultimate grilling machine, with all the standard features that you have come to know and love from Napoleon. Standard is great, but at Napoleon they asked “How can we make a grill better?” The answer is the PRO825.


All stainless steel construction with chrome accents means that the PRO285 is not only big but it’s beautiful too. This shining gem features a modern pedestal that has tonnes of storage, and soft close doors and drawers. The two generous side shelves offer added prep surface, but also give you an integrated ice bucket, beverage, sauce, tool, and towel holders. On the other side shelf, the new two-stage power burner has a circular center featuring an infrared burner and an outer flame burner.


The PRO825 also features interior lights for nighttime grilling, and improved NIGHT LIGHT backlit control knobs. Prime rib will never be the same again. Imagine grilling the perfect prime rib on a rotisserie, while you bake a cake under the other lid. With the PRO825 you can. Oven like performance allows you to bake breads, cakes, cookies, and even the perfect pizza. Roast with ultimate temperature control. Sear incredible steaks over high heat on the SIZZLE ZONE bottom burners, and grill for your neighbours; you can fit up to 50 burgers in total on this gigantic grill. The innovative integrated wood chip smoker tray with dedicated gas tube burner means that you can also turn your PRO825 into a smoker too.

A shade over £4,500. eBay link