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  1. Andrewritchie88

    Andrewritchie88 May 14, 2017

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    I recently received this Omega- I don't know a great deal about it and would really appreciate any information on it. Not sure what the letter on the back stand for.

    Thanks in advance image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg

    Andrew
     
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  2. BrianMcKay

    BrianMcKay May 14, 2017

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    That's "modern?"
     
  3. w.finkenstaedt

    w.finkenstaedt May 14, 2017

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    Vintage forum is the appropriate spot for this.
     
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  4. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. May 14, 2017

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    Serial number puts it right before or during WWII

    Caseback is either military markings or someone that's faking them to increase resale. A military expert should be along shortly.
     
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  5. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 14, 2017

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    Should probably combine the two threads on the same watch.
     
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  6. BartH

    BartH Follows a pattern of overpaying May 14, 2017

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  7. Syrte

    Syrte May 14, 2017

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    It's a perfectly genuine Omega WWII RAF watch, 1943 issue.
    Dial is entirely correct. Caliber 30T2SC, no incabloc.
    Markings mean: "A.M" = "Air Ministry"
    6B/159 = Ministry of Defence specifications for navigation watches (chronometer requirement).
    9064/43 = issued in 1943, serial number 9064.
    Crown is correct.
    Seconds hand is a replacement, should have an oval counterpoise.
    A more serious issue is that the lugs were shortened, which happened frequently because they were long and notoriously fragile on those models.
    Also, one of the fixed bars was removed and replaced with a spring bar.
    Still a nice and pretty cool watch to get, congrats.
     
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  8. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond May 14, 2017

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    Love the amount of history I get on this forum. Great post and I agree the cool watch to have fall into your lap!
     
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  9. Andrewritchie88

    Andrewritchie88 May 14, 2017

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    Wow! Thanks for all your information!
     
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  10. Syrte

    Syrte May 14, 2017

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    Pleasure.
     
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  11. Andrewritchie88

    Andrewritchie88 May 15, 2017

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    Not that I'd sell it but any idea of value?
     
  12. Syrte

    Syrte May 15, 2017

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    With the issues that have been identified I wouldn't be able to say these days.

    Edit/ add, others might have a better idea, @LarryG @watchyouwant @Alpha.
     
    Edited May 15, 2017