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  1. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Oct 23, 2016

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    I think this caliber deserves a thread.

    This small caliber from 1934 had a 60 hour power reserve, not beaten by any mechanical Omega calibers until the caliber 8500 from 2006.

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    I will start with mine:

    CK 3516 - CK 891 and CK 921

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  2. mac_omega

    mac_omega Oct 23, 2016

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    Here is mine with an "unknown" movement version:

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    It is cased in a 14K pink gold art deco body.

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    The "special" is the movement:

    It has 17 Jewels opposed to 15J commonly found and it has special finishing to the crown- and ratchet wheel and also to the pallet fork.
    The latter is angled and polished.
    This watch had been delivered to the US hence the inscription "unadjusted" on the movement to save on import taxes/duties as they were imposed related to the number of jewels...

    This movement is believed to be a chronometer version due to the special finish although the inscription does say differently.
     
  3. Syrte

    Syrte Oct 23, 2016

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    Beautiful -- all of them. Thanks for sharing such eye candy :thumbsup:
     
  4. DON

    DON Oct 24, 2016

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    I have 2 17 jeweled movements, but no cases

    DON
     
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  5. mac_omega

    mac_omega Oct 25, 2016

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    Photos or it never happened :)
     
  6. OMTOM

    OMTOM Oct 25, 2016

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  7. DON

    DON Oct 25, 2016

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    Make me work why don't you :)

    Quick pick

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    DON
     
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  8. mac_omega

    mac_omega Oct 26, 2016

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    Don,

    as I can´t see the movements´ finish please let me know if they have the same high grade finish as the one I showed? (ratchet- and crown wheel, pallet fork)

    regards

    Erich
     
  9. DON

    DON Oct 26, 2016

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    Hi Erich,

    Standard movements, but have the added center wheel jewels

    Picked them up as the prices were reasonable

    DON
     
  10. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Oct 26, 2016

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    I have one that is being re done (dial). I love this very 30's watch. The movement is simple and effective. Yours are beautiful.
     
  11. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Oct 27, 2016

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    I have some 17 jewels T17, some with the 'standard' finish, at least one with the high grade finish. I wil post a picture this evening.
     
  12. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Oct 27, 2016

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    Here is the picture showing both finihes for 17jewels side by side.
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  13. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Oct 27, 2016

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    Incredible, guys. Learned something new today.
     
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  14. Vitezi

    Vitezi Oct 27, 2016

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    Any idea why Omega would have spent the extra time and money to produce a 'high grade' finish on some movements but not others? It apparently did not take advantage of any chronometer ratings. The serial numbers are not sequential, so they must have made batches of high grade movements. Just seems odd to add cost without an obvious benefit...
     
  15. Kwijibo

    Kwijibo Oct 27, 2016

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    For gold cases?
     
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  16. Modest_Proposal

    Modest_Proposal Trying too hard to be one of the cool kids Oct 27, 2016

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    Companies would produced different grades of their movements for different markets and price points. You can find different finish/jewel counts on most pocket watch and wrist watch movements from that period from a major manufacturer.
     
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  17. Vitezi

    Vitezi Oct 27, 2016

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    OK, that makes sense. So the 17J movements were perhaps sold through the luxury retailers of that era. I imagine a wristwatch salesman might show off the finely finished T17 movement to a prospective customer in an effort to make the sale, just as they might have done with a high-end pocket watch.
     
  18. DON

    DON Oct 28, 2016

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    Thinking that the 17 jeweled movements are near the end of this movements time?

    Majority of watches or movements sold on Ebay tend to be 15 jewel. Very few 17 jewel. Wonder how many were actually made

    DON
     
  19. tdn-dk

    tdn-dk Oct 28, 2016

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    My T17's is in the 8.657.xxx-8.826xxx range around 1937 and 15 J movement

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    Maybe @mac_omega 's is one of the rare 17.2 S 17 p :)
     
  20. OMTOM

    OMTOM Oct 28, 2016

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    Sorry but I don’t think there is any connection between the T17 and 17.2S – apart from being adjacent in the listings (the 17.2S is not a ‘tonneau’). And that’s why DON’s comment is interesting – we are given no breakdown of the variations within those 167,400 T17s.