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  1. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 18, 2015

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    I recently picked up a cal 354 French cased Constellation 2648 and mentioned in my post that I have a soft spot for these Omega´s that were specifically badged, '' Fab Suisse '' or sometimes, '' Importe de Suisse '' for the French market.

    There is something about the extra text and different case and case hallmarks that to me at least makes for a nice niche within my collection. :)

    I know that there are a few of us here who feel the same way and have some great examples, so, let´s see ´em!

    I´ll start off with mine,

    27 CHRO C12 and a cal 321

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    Sort of a Seamaster cal 352

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    Constellation cal 354

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  2. NT931

    NT931 Jan 18, 2015

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    those watches are fab! :thumbsup: The RG one with the blue second hand is very striking
     
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  3. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Jan 18, 2015

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    The gem is the 27 CHRO C12 - you know who to contact if you decide to sell (AKA Dibs). ;)
     
  4. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jan 18, 2015

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    Very nice group, and I share your Fab Suisse soft spot, mainly expressed in Longines form.

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  5. styggpyggeno1

    styggpyggeno1 ΩF Enforcer ....and thread killer Jan 18, 2015

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  6. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Jan 18, 2015

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    Or even Alpina ?

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  7. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 18, 2015

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  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Jan 18, 2015

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    I second the Fab Suisse, and Tony's Longines...
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    ...and add a UG in Jaeger clothes (Fab. Suisse obscured by the crystal)...
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    And let's not forget the nifty French 18K hallmark - very stern looking eagle

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    reminds me of ol' Sam

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  9. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 18, 2015

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    Fine examples, particularly the Longines :)
     
  10. mac_omega

    mac_omega Jan 18, 2015

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    Hi all,

    I am not sure if my first watch qualifies for this post as it was produced in Switzerland but carries the wording '' Importe de Suisse '' on the bottom of the dial. I thought it were worth to show it though as it is a unique piece... produced as early as 1931 and delivered to the "French Colonies" (extract from the museum). For those who like to save references - especially for Yann, as he is also fond of "rectangles" like I am - it is a Ref. RW 901 JA with the round Cal. 19.4 inside (sorry no T17 or F 20...)

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    here with the original box.

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    What makes this watch so outstanding is not only the near perfect preservation, but the fact that it is executed in yellow and white gold.
    The middle part is white gold, the bezel and case back are yellow (case back with 2 white gold corners...). The sides are adorned with a nice pattern.

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    and here the side view:

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    The yellow gold of the bezel is very tarnished, so it looks dirty when you watch it from the front... a sign that it has not been touched/polished for decades - I decided to leave it as is, as this patina has taken a very long time to develop like this and it would be lost for ever if the case was polished.

    Hope you enjoy!

    The next watch to come is a really French example.

    best

    Erich
     
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  11. mac_omega

    mac_omega Jan 18, 2015

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    And here is my French pink gold Seamaster chronometer with a Cal. 352 inside - with French "eagle" hallmarks for 18K

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    It still has the old lead gasket...

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    inside with the "old " Omega logo and French numbering, punch of the case maker

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    best

    Erich
     
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  12. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jan 18, 2015

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    Superb and obviously rare examples, Erich. Thank for showing them!
     
  13. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Jan 18, 2015

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    that rectangular omega is extremely rare and outstanding ! looks like the omega take on the rolex prince line..... fantastic !! that is my favourite case shape , btw. I had a few winged cases in steel; cal. 20. kind regards. achim
     
  14. Tony C.

    Tony C. Ωf Jury member Jan 18, 2015

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    Almost forgot about my most recent acquisition (thanks to the help of a forum member). Haven't even received it yet, but it is a rather uncommon (Eterna) variation, and the seller's photo will have to suffice for now.

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  15. Privateday7

    Privateday7 quotes Miss Universe Jan 18, 2015

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    Ok, Mike get the dibs for awesome 27 CHRO C12............I will settle for lesser Dibs to the Cal 321. :)
     
  16. kyle L

    kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Jan 18, 2015

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    Need to find a new crystal, but here's my tank.

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  17. bieb1

    bieb1 Jan 19, 2015

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    image.jpg My Fab Suisse Omega, picked up from the French bay some time ago.
     
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  18. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 19, 2015

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    Very nice everyone! Keep them coming :)
     
  19. Melhadary

    Melhadary Jan 19, 2015

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    Here's to that, cristos! :thumbsup:
    I believe we have near identical non-identical twins, Erich ;)... With "au fromage" character, though!
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  20. cristos71

    cristos71 Jan 19, 2015

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    I've been waiting for you to join our fête d ' célébration :)
     
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