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  1. Rman

    Rman Jul 20, 2018

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    The CK2013, nicknamed soucoupe (saucer) or disco volante (flying saucer) is a beautiful and large reference from the late thirties, measuring 39mm across. I’ve had the good fortune of getting my hands on a really nice example that I’d like to share.

    First an original catalog entry courtesy of @Tire-comedon
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    I’ve been able to handle 4 examples of this reference with the 26.5SOB movement, but never seen one with the sub second hand pictured above although it’s common on other 26.5 references.
    I’ve also not seen one with a 23.4 movement, although the Omega vintage database says they’re out there.
    In addition, I’ve seen at least 2 or 3 late version with 30mm movements.

    One last deviation from the original catalog above is the crown. I’m going to postulate that by the time the watch was released they streamlined the contours with an elegant sunken crown.

    I’ve seen one example of this reference with springbars, the rest have curved wire lugs.

    It’s very likely that this example is completely original and the 26.5 serial is in the 8,7xxxxx range putting it right in the 1937/8 range.

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    The flying saucer name is no joke, the watch measures 39mm by 10mm. The case itself is 5mm thick without the bezel and wonderful low-domed mineral glass.

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    The watch wears beautifully, the warm 2-tone dial has aged gracefully, and blued hands are always a bonus.

    Please share any information you may have on this grand ol’ reference.

    Cheers
     
    Edited Jul 20, 2018
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  2. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Jul 20, 2018

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    Awesome piece. The watches from that era are so mysterious that I avoid them completely out of fear of getting burned but wow that one is cool!
     
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  3. Steve1haggart

    Steve1haggart Jul 20, 2018

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    Stunning example congratulations.
     
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  4. cbruce

    cbruce Jul 20, 2018

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    That looks so beautiful. It’s amazing that these things can last for so long and in such great condition.
     
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  5. jaguar11

    jaguar11 Jul 20, 2018

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    Fantastic!! Wear in good health.
     
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  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Jul 20, 2018

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    WOW, that's fabulous love the two-tone dial and blued steel hands! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Raymondo5508

    Raymondo5508 Jul 20, 2018

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    Very nice watch indeed.
     
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  8. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Jul 20, 2018

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    Impressive!
     
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  9. merchandiser

    merchandiser Jul 21, 2018

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    That’s a great piece, congratulations! Also, dibs:D
     
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  10. bubba48

    bubba48 Jul 21, 2018

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    Great watch.

    Congrats

    ...and a lot of envy
     
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  11. Darlinboy

    Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Jul 21, 2018

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    Dibs.

    That is all.
     
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  12. stahlmotte

    stahlmotte Jul 21, 2018

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    nice piece
     
  13. heavenscloud

    heavenscloud Jul 22, 2018

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    Beautiful.
     
  14. Cuttysark

    Cuttysark Jul 23, 2018

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    stunning!
     
  15. MCC

    MCC Jul 23, 2018

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    Stunning watch, thanks for sharing