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Can you help me identify this Omega 2609 ?

  1. laurentk

    laurentk Nov 24, 2014

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    Hi all,
    Newbie here, hope i don't break any forum rule here !

    Just got a vintage (my second only) Omega. Seems totally legit, certified, opened and movement verified ...
    However, I can't seem to find any info on it, and especially it's strange dial !
    It's a 2609/3 from the 50s', calibre 265, but can you tell me more about it ?

    What model is it (since it's not the seamaster, de ville, ....) ?
    What's the reversed trident thingy ?
    Does this model has a special meaning, history ?

    Thank you !!
    Laurent

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  2. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    The dial has been refinished - this dial "style" is incorrect for the case reference - done that way to suggest a military provenance and thus attempt to increase the value of the watch.
     
  3. laurentk

    laurentk Nov 24, 2014

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    Ha, interesting, I didn't investigate that path.
    Ok, thanks for your answer.
    Is it something that happens often ?
     
  4. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Very common to have dials refinished and the vast majority of vintage omegas that have a military look like this one are not military watches at all. The watch is otherwise a jumbo sized manual wind vintage omega - the movement looks ok and the case has been polished.
     
  5. laurentk

    laurentk Nov 24, 2014

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    Military or not (and i'll trust you if you say it's not), it's a beautiful finish and i like it very much :)
    It's surprisingly sober and contemporary for a 60 year old watch (the original dial is the same, without the army "triden" apparently).

    Thanks, so it's a base of jumbo sized, manual wind, omega. The movement is original at least.
    The "cover" indicates a 2609/3 and the parts numbers seem legit on the omega database.
     
  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Nov 24, 2014

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    Actually the dial is a complete fantasy and would have looked more like this (although many different options were available, none likely ever resembled yours).

    As noted by MSN, unscrupulous sellers refinish dials in a faux military style to add "value" to their offerings.

    The hands on your watch are also replacements.

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  7. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Nov 24, 2014

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    Here is one in my collection - same reference if I recall.

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