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  1. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 21, 2017

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    Any ANTIQUE Omega Watches? Pocket Watches Welcome.. If they deserve to come to the party.. but ideally lest see some ANTIQUE omega watches..

    Ill Start.. 1927 Enamel Dial interesting because its very much NOT a "transitional" watch very much a modern wrist watch with a bezel, incorporated lugs and a snap down case back.. Nice but kinda "Odd" to see the old style omega logo on the case back inner of such a conventional wrist watch no wire lugs or hinged case backs. Still tho a very nice enamel dial.
     
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  2. Willem023

    Willem023 May 21, 2017

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    Gift from my father-in-law.
    Not a clue as to what it actually is....
    Approx '25....

    (bad pics, I know, sorry for that)

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  3. François Pépin

    François Pépin May 21, 2017

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    Nice pocket watch! The movement is a 37,5 or a 37,6. Should be written under the balance.
     
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  4. Gordon Heavyfoot

    Gordon Heavyfoot May 21, 2017

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    Aren't antiques, by general convention, 100 years old or older?
     
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  5. noelekal

    noelekal May 21, 2017

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    I love that stylized "Omega" marking as it appears on the movements of these watches.
     
  6. François Pépin

    François Pépin May 21, 2017

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    Actually, true antiques should be at least 1500 years old!
     
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  7. Gordon Heavyfoot

    Gordon Heavyfoot May 21, 2017

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    Looks like one for sale on Ebay currently. ;)
     
  8. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 21, 2017

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    The dial and case on your watch are in very nice condition, but I'm afraid that you case dates from around 1937, while the movement is from 1927, or even earlier. Both the correct movement and your are part of the cal. 26,5 family of movements, so they should be interchangeable.

    The dial is porcelain I believe, and I have seen examples of it on Omegas from the late 1930's. It could be original to either the case or movement, but not both.

    Here's my example for comparison:

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    Note that the case number on your watch is 100K less than yours, but the movement number is almost 2M less. Highly unusual.

    Still a very nice looking watch and someone took real care in matching the style of hands to the dial.

    Sorry to be bearer of bad news.
    gatorcpa
     
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  9. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy May 21, 2017

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    Agree 100%!
    Maybe not a pedigreed museum piece but a damn nice watch.
     
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  10. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 21, 2017

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    I will ask @FullyWound publically to refrain from plugging his own listings.

    Although he didn't specifically link the listing, and therefore is not a direct violation of the forum rules, it does go against the intent.

    Thank you @Gordon Heavyfoot for bringing this to our attention.

    BTW, I think that the BIN price is about double retail for a 1930's Omega watch case with a 1920's movement.
    gatorcpa
     
  11. Canuck

    Canuck May 21, 2017

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    The subject of Omega and pocket watches causes me an irrepressible urge to show of one of my Louis Brandt & freres grade CCR, 19-jewel pocket watches. Circa 1905-1910. So it may qualify as antique. These were railroad approved in Canada. Louis Brandt founded the watch company that became Omega.

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  12. Skrotis

    Skrotis May 22, 2017

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    Not antique but close,found it in a old omega box thats been stored.
    Sorry for bad photo image.jpeg
     
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  13. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 22, 2017

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    shh..
     
  14. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 22, 2017

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    shhh!..
     
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    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 22, 2017

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  16. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 22, 2017

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    @JimInOz told you they would get their panties in a twist AND this one is "Omega related" imagine if i had put the Borgel up!
     
  17. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 22, 2017

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    a little conducting snd speculative.. no reason why case numbers and movement numbers would not match per say case is earliest i've seen ond movement is is too but only marginally i've regularly seen both 76xx & 79xx movements on 9xx cases so an earlier 69xx which would put the watch kinda latest at 1929 1930 is not a huge leap to be in a case 92xx taking my extreme earliest date and your extreme latest date make it look like a bit of a leap.. quoting maddox
    Note: The above list may prove potentially useful for determining the approximateage (perhaps as close as +/- 1-2 years) of an Omega watch via cross-referencing it's serial number with the date in the table above. Remember that watches were not necessarily sold in order or sold close to the date of manufacturer."

    also remembering things are a little laxer (in shall we call it early 1930 for you) ALSO there are more bloody movements than cases! Tho if you absolutely want to settle this i'm happy for you to buy me an extract of the archives ;)

    a 74 here
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    maybe sticking with highly unusual rather than definitely wrong
     
  18. François Pépin

    François Pépin May 22, 2017

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    If I may intervene in this discussion, I think this serial numbers gap is a little bit too much to be legit.

    According to some old Omega's data - you cannot find them anymore ns the Omega website, but you can see them here: http://ialreadyhaveawatch.com/watch-articles/omega/omega-serial-numbers-by-year/) - there could be a pretty huge gap, because old movements could be used as long as about 10 years after their production. A movement with a 6 millions serial number could be used untill 1735. So it could match with a case with a 9 millions serial number, which have been produced between 1935-1943.

    But the OP's watch have the following case number: 9 224 490, which, i guess, would imply it has been produced around 1936-1938. So even if we consider the later use of an old movement, it seems a little odd. Of course, one could argue it is only one year difference (1935-1936) and that's only speculation. Well, I agree. But this is the best we can do with the data we have! And with these data, the OP's movement and case seem not to match.

    By the way, it is a good looking watch! Maybe not a collectible one though. Not sure if it is OK to comment the price, so I will not.

    To be sure, the OP could buy an extract from Omega, but we could also wait for @Tire-comedon to intervene! He could tell us if this kind of dial came with this kind of case - I am not sure it did, but Yann will surely know!
     
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  19. FullyWound

    FullyWound Hasn't discovered decaf yet. May 22, 2017

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    So case would need to be 1931 32 anyway if this statement is correct..

    In 1932, Omega started to use staybrite steel. Just for fun, here is the advertising brochure from 1932 introducing the new super-stainless 'staybrite' (sorry, it is in French). You'll see here the very first models in Staybrite, and even the first Omega staybrite strap :
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    i want a 730!!

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    68xx in a 40s looking case here..

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/an-old-relic-1920s-26-5-s-o-b.11687/

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  20. JimInOz

    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. May 22, 2017

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    I'm confused, in what way was the original post "against the intent"?

    The fact that it is also on eBay was raised by another member, not the OP.

    The OP has access to many watches that may be of interest to the members here.



    Is he to be prevented from posting because he may use the photographs in his eBay listings?
     
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