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Just sharing an Old Radial Bumper from 1946

  1. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Mar 21, 2019

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    Just got this old 28.10 bumper (those exposed springs!) that dates to 1946 in the mail today. It's my oldest Omega and took a punt on it even though I'm not so familiar with these. Was nervous from seller photo how it would turn out but I'm happy. It came from a watchmaker's estate. Love the radial dial and the color of the radium is nice and warm!

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  2. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime Mar 21, 2019

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    Ha, fantastic - and looks virtually identical to the one I just landed a couple of weeks ago and put up for sale on eBay recently. They seem to be falling out of the sky from 1946! ;)
    Enjoy, and congratulations!
     
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  3. MarktheTime

    MarktheTime Mar 21, 2019

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    (My serial number, I’m told, is from 1944, 1017xxxx- but I’ll defer to the Omega experts to let me know if that’s true or not. )
     
  4. chronoboy64

    chronoboy64 Mar 21, 2019

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    stunning piece, huge congrats and wear in good health :thumbsup:
     
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  5. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Mar 21, 2019

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    Here was seller photo I had to go off.

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  6. Mac5

    Mac5 Mar 21, 2019

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    Awesome find! Looks much better on the wrist! Congrats!!!
     
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  7. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Mar 22, 2019

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    Looks very nice!:thumbsup: An older brother says hello!
     
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  8. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Mar 22, 2019

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    A nos brother says heeeeyyyy

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  9. Rman

    Rman Mar 22, 2019

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    Nice find @BenBagbag, your radial dial is much harder to come by and I know because I’ve been after one for a couple years at least. A classic!
     
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  10. vintagemillenial

    vintagemillenial Mar 22, 2019

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    very beautiful find
     
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  11. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Mar 22, 2019

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    This one is beautiful too! What reference is it?

    Also, is the 28.10 the first bumper Omega made?
     
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  12. Vintagewtchzilla

    Vintagewtchzilla Mar 22, 2019

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    many thx

    it's a ref 2374-5 from 1947

    no idea if its the first, all i know it was back then the thinnest automatic caliber in a waterproof case ....
     
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  13. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Mar 22, 2019

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    The first bumper Omega made was the 30.10 in 1943, the 28.10 came the same year. Here a little article by @mondodec
     
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  14. Deafboy

    Deafboy His Holiness Puer Surdus Mar 22, 2019

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    Lovely watch!
    DIBBBBS!
     
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  15. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Mar 22, 2019

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    Thank you so much for this. Full link to that article?
     
  16. KingCrouchy

    KingCrouchy Mar 22, 2019

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  17. grumio

    grumio Mar 22, 2019

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    Lovely watch. This one of mine's a cousin. Ref 2374, cal 30.10

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  18. ConElPueblo

    ConElPueblo Mar 23, 2019

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    Oh my ::love::
     
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  19. yvrclimber

    yvrclimber Mar 23, 2019

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    Really interesting watch. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  20. BenBagbag

    BenBagbag Apr 5, 2019

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    Picked up its cousin today. 2438-4

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