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  1. omegastar May 12, 2014

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    There is another delivery date (french) in the Omega black book for the one with the red leather box.
     
  2. John R Smith May 12, 2014

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    Which book? AJTT? And the date is . . . . .::rimshot:: ?????
     
  3. bupdyke May 12, 2014

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    On the bottom of page 261 of AJTT. Date is September 1, 1949 sold in France.
     
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  4. bupdyke May 12, 2014

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    John,

    Years ago I had 2 Cal. 2500’s and 1 2499. I have the numbers of one of the larger 2500 models. Case number was 10725332. the ref. number 2500 was inscribed in the case back. Movement number was 10760912. Omega said it was delivered to their agents in Curacao on October 26, 1948. Not sure when it was actually sold out the door.

    Sorry to say that I have only the movement number for the second Centenary 2500.
     
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  5. Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe May 13, 2014

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    OK, I've already put it in my wish list :D. Where is Santa when you really need it?
     
  6. John R Smith May 13, 2014

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    Dream on, H ;) I think Senhor Gravina has the only one . . . (or the only one we know about).

    Odd that what is purported to be a very early Centenary (because of the wood box) was actually sold in late 1949. A nice example, though.

    Early Box.jpg

    Bruce, are you absolutely sure that case # 10725332 had the "2500" engraved inside the back? This is only nine units away from the King of Denmark's Centenary, and we know (from photos) that his watch did not have the 2500 engraving.
     
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  7. bupdyke May 13, 2014

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    John, my mistake, Omega referenced it as “OT 2500” but no number on case back. I do not have photos. What a huge mistake to not take photos before I sold my earlier collection. :mad:

    Just a personal recommendation: always take photo’s of your watches before you sell them. You may regret it later on when you want to reference your past collection or even revisit some sweet memories!
     
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  8. John R Smith May 13, 2014

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    Very good advice about taking photos of every watch you own. Also in case they get stolen, of course. Thanks for the confirmation, Bruce - now we see how useful the table is because I was sure that case number was too early to have the 2500 engraving :thumbsup:
     
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  9. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 13, 2014

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    Of course it would be best if you just sold all your ex-watches to me and I would be happy to photograph them any time you wished. :D
     
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  10. bupdyke May 13, 2014

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    For the right price.......................:D
     
  11. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 13, 2014

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    Of course for the right price :D
     
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  12. ulackfocus May 13, 2014

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    If we were lawyers, we'd be referred to as ambulance chasers. :p
     
  13. John R Smith May 13, 2014

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    Yet another table update (yawn) with Bruce's first Centenary added. I have squeezed in another column for date of delivery, where known - now this is what you get in Omega's Extract of the Archives, so if any of you with Centenaries have that info it would be great to add it. As it stands we can probably say that the second half of Batch One were being delivered from the factory in late 1948. It has also struck me that if we look at the range of case numbers in Batch One at present it spans 1,701. So perhaps, just perhaps, there was in fact a consecutive sequence of 2,000 case numbers allocated to the first batch of Centenary OT 2500s.

    2500 Table 13-5-14.jpg
    I am at present in the process of purchasing my own OT 2500 - I hope. It is all rather odd, with strange negotiations going on and difficulties of language and translation just to add to the mix. We shall see what happens . . .
     
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  14. pitpro Likes the game. May 13, 2014

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    Good Luck John
     
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  15. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 13, 2014

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    We are going to have to have a Jubilee GTG as some point, probably in NE US as, until we get more Euro data, it seems to be the nexus of the known modern Centenary world. Europe is probably really in the lead.

    I'll be over there in a couple months and will do my best to bring back some more to this side :D
     
  16. UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy May 13, 2014

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    John,
    These guys have another couple of dozen........ They are just giving them to you one at a time and laughing their asses off as you keep reposting your list !!

    On a serious note, I find these Centenaries historical, beautiful and compelling. You are to be commended for your work!

    Enough seriousness, I can see it now, Maddox, Desmond and Smith !
     
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  17. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 13, 2014

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    Damn you Bucky, we were just getting started, only 287 more to dole out :p
     
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  18. John R Smith May 14, 2014

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    You think you are just kidding, don't you . . . I know some of our members are sitting on all the best examples :rolleyes:

    I think the distribution of Centenaries may perhaps correlate with the distribution of wealth immediately following WW II. The USA was wealthy, so were the neutral countries in Europe (Portugal, Switzerland) and so were many South American countries. But for example the UK was impoverished and slow to recover immediately following the war, as were Germany and Italy. And there are indeed fewer Centenaries from those countries.

    Thanks, pitpro. The money has been siphoned out of my bank account, so now it's the nail-biting wait for the FedEx man . . .:unsure:
     
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  19. bupdyke May 14, 2014

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    John, Please show us pics. as soon as you get your beauty! ::popcorn::
     
  20. ulackfocus May 14, 2014

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    I'm not greedy. I have my lone 2500 and I'm happy with one.

    However, a nice 2499 would be a great compliment, and I know just where I can get one....... might take a while though. :D