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  1. Hallibag

    Hallibag Jul 24, 2015

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    Hi, everyone:

    I'm a new member of the forum, and relatively new to collecting Omega wristwatches. Recently, I picked up a stainess steel case with British Air Ministry issue markings dating to 1940. Can anyone tell me what it might be? It's quite small, with a case diameter of only 28.4mm, and looks like it would take a cal. 23.4 movement. Could it be a military version of an Omega Chantilly? I'd be grateful for any thought or additional information.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Jul 24, 2015

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    Definitely looks like a chantilly. I can't tell if the AM markings are original or not. I hope some specialists will be able to say.
    I don't know if it was used by the Air Ministry, but I have one Chantilly with a MoD like dial+hands, but no markings on the back :
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  3. Hallibag

    Hallibag Jul 24, 2015

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    Thanks for your reply, Tire-comedon. Beautiful watch. What I wouldn't give to locate a movement, dial and hands like that for my case!
     
  4. Hallibag

    Hallibag Jul 27, 2015

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    Hallibag Jun 28, 2016

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    I was fortunate to find a movement for my case, but still need a dial and hands. If anyone could point me in the direction of a handset and dial like those on Tire Comedon's watch or, even better, a dial with "Swiss Made" at the bottom like the one on the watch in the link in the previous post, I would be extremely grateful.