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About Paul Altieri

Paul is the company's Founder and CEO. He is responsible for all the day to day activities from purchasing, receiving, marketing and sales. Paul is a graduate of Boston College 1979 and resides in California with his family.

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The Story Told by Alton Brown’s Vintage OMEGA

Friday, January 20th, 2017
Alton Brown's perfect food is made because of his Omega.

Alton Brown is our kind of guy. Not only is he a kitchen geek, but he’s a vintage watch geek too. The Food Network star rose to fame with his quirky, scientific, and super informative cooking show, Good Eats. Using his expansive knowledge of food he later went on to host Iron Chef America where top chefs battle it out for glory by serving the best dishes. Today, among other things, he is the host of the very popular Food Network show, Cutthroat Kitchen.

The Last Man on the Moon and What He Left Behind

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Capt. Andrew “Gene” Cernan, an American naval officer, fighter pilot and early astronaut who was the last man to set foot on the moon. One of the most important figures in the history of the Omega Speedmaster “Moon Watch”. He died at the age of 82 on Monday. Cernan traveled into space three times. Once as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966. Another as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969. Lastly, as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing. He wore the same Omega on all three missions. He then noted that the watch continued to function flawlessly despite the rigorous missions.

Care for a “Cappuccino”? Omega Announces Two New Pre-Basel Speedmasters

Monday, January 16th, 2017

While everyone’s busy ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the competition at SIHH, Omega is following up last week’s release of the “Speedy Tuesday” ltd. edition watch with not one but two more Speedmaster models in advance of their official BaselWorld debut in March. This seems to be in line with Omega’s new policy of recognizing that the Speedmaster is its most important model line for new customers. Maybe even a gateway for future Omega collectors who might then stray into Seamaster and even PloProf territory.

The Omega Speedmaster “Base 1000” Bezel

Monday, July 25th, 2016
Omega Watch

A particularly rare find in the world of Speedmaster collecting is an authentic, era-appropriate “Base 1000” bezel. Omega only produced these bezels for a few years immediately following the introduction of the Speedmaster, and as a result, they are highly sought-after by collectors. Omega announced the Speedmaster in 1957, and the very first generations of […]

This Story Will Make You Never Trust eBay Again

Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Omega Speedmaster

Real or Fake? This Omega Speedmaster just sold for a whopping $52,100 on Ebay and it might not be 100% Authentic.  Scary?  You bet. The Speedmaster is easily Omega’s most famous line of watches, and also a favorite among collectors. First released in 1957, the Speedmaster has become a mainstay in Omega’s lineup, and its […]

The OMEGA Planet Ocean Deep Black Is Here

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Black

With the founding of The Bamford Watch Department came an increasing desire for unique luxury Rolexes that weren’t typically sold by Rolex. The Bamford Watch Department specializes in the customization of Rolexes, their motto being “If you can imagine it- we can create it” (George Bamford, circa 2003). In recent years, the idea of all […]

The Grey Side of the Moon: The Omega Speedmaster “Meteorite”

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Omega Speedmaster Meteorite

This year at Baselworld 2016, Omega announced the new Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon “Meteorite” (ref. 311. As the official chronograph for astronauts on the Apollo 11 mission, the Omega Speedmaster is the only watch qualified by NASA for use outside of a spacecraft and beyond Earth’s Atmosphere. On July 21st, 1969, Buzz Aldrin […]

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