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  1. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Mar 5, 2014

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    Anyone know:?
    What year did Norman Morris start casing Omega watches
    with non-Swiss cases?
    Did Norman Morris case Seamasters with non-Swiss cases also?
     
  2. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 5, 2014

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    Sometime in the late 30's / early 40's?

    Yep, I've seen lots of Seamasters with Jonell (J with the arrow) and Star cases in 14K gold and gold filled. I'm sure there were others (Wadsworth comes to mind in the 40's) but I haven't seen them first hand.
     
  3. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Mar 5, 2014

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    Thanks Dennis
     
  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 5, 2014

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  5. pitpro

    pitpro Likes the game. Mar 5, 2014

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    Thanks gator.
    I needed a quick answer for a watch
    I was on the trail of. Didn't pan out.
     
  6. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 5, 2014

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    JimInOz "Helpful Hints from Heloise" of bracelet cleaning. Mar 5, 2014

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  8. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Mar 6, 2014

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    The turn-of-the-century immigrant families came looking for opportunity.......and certainly seized it by the balls.
    The drive behind these Phoenix's rising from poverty to create the great industries is just amazing.

    My Norman Morris design with perhaps an old redial.......everybody check your junk drawers for a dial!

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  9. Joethebiz

    Joethebiz Aug 31, 2016

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    We're you by chance looking for a Norman Morris designed Seamaster Seville, very rare, with day and date, and dial signed Tiffany and Co?
    If so, I am I possession of one, and recently serviced by Omega, with papers of authenticity. I'm really more into Tiffany, but I like Omega watches. If you wish to speak, joethebiz at gmail. I would love to answer any questions, or just hear about the piece you seek.
    Joe
     
  10. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Aug 31, 2016

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    Here is a N. Morris Seamaster DeLuxe, purchased by my grandfather at some point in the 1950's (crown is wrong and was replaced with a correct NOS).

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  11. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Aug 31, 2016

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    I assume this is a Norman Morris with a Wadsworth case.
    s-l1600.jpg after serv.jpg
     
  12. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Aug 31, 2016

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  13. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! Sep 1, 2016

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    A perfect example of why one should never assume.
     
  14. Dr No

    Dr No Sep 1, 2016

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    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Sep 1, 2016

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  16. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Sep 1, 2016

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    Great story, I have an engraved WWI trench watch I'd love to send home.
    Anyone know if Ancestry.com will let you research multiple families?

    Thanks, @Dr No, for a cool story.
    Love this line!
    "Nothing seems to carry the memories of the past more deeply than a watch, pocket or wrist. We remember our fathers and grandfathers by them."
     
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  17. peatnick

    peatnick Sep 1, 2016

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    Always wondered about this L mark inside the case of a suspected Norman Morris, anyone familiar with the maker?

    6314 cal 510.jpg

    Sold a while back, the calibre 510 had OXG label

    6314 cal. 510.jpg

    Sported a fancy pattern on the dial - Florentine ?

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    Florentine?


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  18. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Sep 1, 2016

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    Assume that this is also accurate for Omega:

    Technique 1 - Serial Numbers that begin with the letter G or L
    Jack Wood's article that described how his technique for determining the date a Wadsworth case was made was published in the Sept/Oct 2012 NAWCC journal. Click
    "Dating a Gruen Wristwatch from a Wadsworth Case Serial Number"to download a PDF copy of the article.
    For this particular dating technique, two criteria must be met.
    1 - The case mustbe manufactured by Wadsworth2 - The case serial number must start with the letter G or letter L



    Read more: http://www.gruenwristwatches.com/wadsworth-case-serial-numbers.php#ixzz4J1LI9LU5

    Mine is an older Morris, no L

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  19. peatnick

    peatnick Sep 20, 2017

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    Friendly watch maker helped me get a peek inside this today

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    14k case so probably made for USA market but not sure it's a Norman Morris ?
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    Reference KM6610

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    Calibre 563 circa 1970

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