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  1. Bille

    Bille Feb 6, 2019

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    Hello OF

    My interest for Omega Military watches from the period around WW2 has increased more and more. And now it´s time to take the next step and invest in one. The big question is - if I want to invest in a really iconic WW2 Omega watch - which one should it be? I know it´s a question about personal taste, but I´m also interested in a REAL icon from WW2 - that tells a story from the war.

    So far I have been looking at:

    Omega ref. 2129 "Weems" (more or less impossible to find)
    Omega "Dirty Dozen"

    Any input is more than welcome. Hit me......

    Thanks
     
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  2. GuiltyBoomerang

    GuiltyBoomerang Feb 6, 2019

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    The 6B/159 for the RAF are another option: the CK2292 with long lugs can be breathtaking, though take care since the alloy case is fragile (paging @Syrte )

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    These were also cased in stainless steel Dennison cases, very rarely for military use and much more common as surplus for civilian purchase post war:

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  3. Alpha

    Alpha Kilt Owner, Beagle Parent, Omega Collector Feb 6, 2019

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  4. Bille

    Bille Feb 6, 2019

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  5. Bille

    Bille Feb 6, 2019

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    Your right - the 2292 is a true beauty - thanks
     
  6. mblease

    mblease Feb 6, 2019

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    I’m a fan of the dirty dozen. In fact I was pretty temped earlier today when Jonathan from Antique Watch Company in London posted this on IG.

    MWR is an amazing resource. Be prepared to fall into an intense rabbit hole!
     
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  7. smitty190373

    smitty190373 Feb 6, 2019

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    Post WW2 era but these are quite an iconic mil watch from 1953.

    I collected this from Simon Freese today following a service.

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  8. mblease

    mblease Feb 6, 2019

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    Super nice
     
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  9. obstando

    obstando Feb 7, 2019

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    What's not to love about the CK2292?
     
  10. chadpowe11

    chadpowe11 Feb 7, 2019

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    WWW for me!

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  11. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Feb 7, 2019

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  12. davy26

    davy26 Limited comebackability is his main concern. Feb 7, 2019

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    Originality of mine makes for a rather rough appearance close to, but from any kind of distance it looks good and is such a model of dial clarity. It also makes for a very comfortable daily-wearer, given the case size, as compared with a Speedy or many a modern chronograph.
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  13. Bille

    Bille Feb 7, 2019

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  14. Bille

    Bille Feb 7, 2019

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    Yes - what not to love. This is a true beauty
     
  15. thenameisnando

    thenameisnando Feb 7, 2019

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    one of my favorites in the collection

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  16. CdnWatchDoc

    CdnWatchDoc Feb 7, 2019

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    Although not military issue, the Officer and Suveran pieces from Sweden are also a great buy, again from that same era:
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    I also like the CK2292
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  17. ext1

    ext1 Feb 7, 2019

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    Would like to add that even the 6B fat arrows are still nice! I won't be detracted from buying a nice 6B even if it weren't a thin arrow
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  18. Bille

    Bille Feb 10, 2019

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    You are right that it’s a great buy. And I think that Omega Officer was used by the Swedish military during WW2- eventhough Sweden was neutral.
     
  19. bbozic

    bbozic Feb 11, 2019

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    Here is another 6b/159 that is mine. It is not the common alloy that we all know. This is an all-stainless steel case version with fixed bars produced by Omega. Not many of them were made, they are rarely seen and unfortunately almost never for sale. A8981A7A-4031-4BE4-8F7B-36390C1A35A4.jpeg
     
  20. FlyingSnoopy

    FlyingSnoopy Feb 11, 2019

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    Dirty dozen for me...
    Cheers
     
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