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SOLD Omega CK2129 Weems WWII pilot watch

  1. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter May 26, 2019

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    Hey guys,

    maybe you followed my story with the Weems here at OF: https://omegaforums.net/threads/omega-ck2129-weems-help-needed.91493/page-2#post-1239741

    I got the watch and I loved the heritage and history about it. But I have a problem with its size and so I am afraid this will be a safe queen only, which would be sad. So I am selling this super rare Omega CK 2129 from 1940. This watch is an issued watch and was ordered in a batch of 2.000 Omega watches by the RAF. Its most likely that this particular watch is used in a Spitfire Cockpit. Fun Fact: The Omega Weems was star of the Nolan Movie "Dunkirk" (guest star Tom Hardy :D).

    Case: The case is relativly small with 34mm but that was a normal size back than. Its made of stainless stell and has two crowns. The crown at 3 sets the time as usual, the crown at 4 locks the bezel. The watch was missing the lock crown and lever as most of these survivors do. A famous Belgian watchmaker is reproducing those by original specifics and I fitted those two parts to the watch. A lot of these watches have a bezel polished down to the numbers, here there is a lot of place between the numbers and the edge of the bezel.

    Dial: The dial is original with patina. Maybe its just the top layer that is going yellowish (due to smoking or humidity). I would leave it as is. The macros are very hard with the patina, in reality and on the wrist its like a light yellow tone.

    Hands: Hands are also original and nicely blued.

    Movement: Movement is the Omega Caliber 23.4 SC, which was set to chronometer like norms in this watch as far as I read. Its working good, but the service history is unknown.

    Bracelet: I put a nice stainless steel Bonklip style bracelet on it, made by famous Gay Freres. Those bracelets weren't unusual during the war.

    So these are the facts. Since just 2.000 of these were produced and no one knows how many survived the war pricing is a bit difficult. During the last year just two of these were offered and sold. One with a redial for 5.500€ and one for 9.000€.
    I'd like to have 8.000€ 7.250€ for this rare gem. I have a lot references here, so ask me and I help out with em.

    Cheers Nico

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  2. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter May 28, 2019

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    Bump! Also open to trades (Enicar Sherpa Graph, Rolex Sport Models) or partial trades.
     
  3. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Jun 2, 2019

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    Bump, new price tag: 7.700€
     
  4. SpeedyPhill

    SpeedyPhill Jun 2, 2019

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    great story for a reasonable priced Omega :thumbsup:
     
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  5. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Jun 5, 2019

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    Midweek bump. I am open to realistic offers.
     
  6. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Jun 9, 2019

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    Bump, 7.500€
     
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  7. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Jun 12, 2019

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    7.250€ or best offer.

    I'd like to add: the famous Belgian watchmaker is Antoine from MWR, who is "just" a Weems enthusiast and as written in the linked post, the caseback is original, but most likely not born with this specific watch.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
  8. JimJupiter

    JimJupiter Jun 13, 2019

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    OHPF!