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  1. tdn-dk Aug 23, 2014

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    Hi!

    Sweden was neutral during the WW2. The Swedish army made an agreement with Omega to provide a watch made for the Swedish army in large numbers, it's called Omega Officer, from 1940 it was ref. 2165 with at caliber 26.5 T2 and from 1942 ref. 2299 with a caliber 26.5 T3.

    The government also made an agreement with Omega to make a watch that the government could sell through watchmakers to the public and earn some money to the government. This watch was the Suverän named after the status Sweden had as Switzerland during the WW2 as a neutral state. Many think that Suverän was military watch but it was civilian model. It was launched ca. 1944 ref. 2400 with a cal. 30 T2 movement.

    I live in Denmark next to Sweden and collect Omega's and have a fascination for these Officers an Suverän. I have a little sub collection of these watches.

    Omega Officer:

    An original add from the start of the 1940's and my Omega Officers:

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    Ref. 2165
    Cal. 26,5 T2
    Ca. 1940

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    Ref. 2299
    Cal. 26,5 T3 PC T1
    Ca. 1942

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    Ref. 2299
    Cal. 26,5 T3 PC T1
    Ca. 1942/43

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    Ref. 2299
    Cal. 26,5 T3 PC T1
    Ca. 1942/43

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    Ref. 2299
    Cal. 26,5 T3 PC T1
    Ca. 1942/43

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    Omega Suverän's:

    Original adds from the Swedish Readers digest from 02-1946, 12-1946, 02-1947 and 04-1948:

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    My Suverän:

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  2. Darlinboy Pratts! Will I B******S!!! Aug 23, 2014

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    Amazing collection! :D
     
  3. davidswiss Aug 23, 2014

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    Very interesting post, thanks. Great pictures of a wonderful collection.

    If that's a sub section of your collection, what's the main part like ?
     
  4. LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Aug 23, 2014

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    Great post and charming watches! I only wish these little Officers were a bit larger.
     
  5. Varasc Aug 23, 2014

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    Fascinating.
     
  6. John R Smith Aug 23, 2014

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    A superb collection and brilliantly presented here. And what lovely watches they are!

    The adverts really help to make the period and the watches come to life :thumbsup:
     
  7. Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Aug 23, 2014

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    That was the first thought that came to my mind.
     
  8. UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Aug 23, 2014

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    You don't have a relative in France named Yann, do you?

    He is a member here that specializes in pre-war and in posters and advertisements.
    Boy, is he going to love these!

    This era is of special interest to me also, and if you should ever wish to sell any of these or any duplicates you might have, please send me a message (pm).

    We refer to this request as "dibs" !!
     
  9. M.D. Aug 23, 2014

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    Fantastic collection. Would love to know how long it has taken you to collect the watches, the advertisements, etc. Would add another dimension to the impressiveness of what you've shared with us.
     
  10. tdn-dk Aug 23, 2014

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    Hi

    Thanks.

    I have a strange Omega Collection i think its about 75 pieces, not valuable watches but just watches i like. I have 22 Omega stopwatches and 13 pocketwatches, the rest is Constellations, Ranchero's, Seamasters, Speedmaster, Geneve's, some Jumbo's and some "other Omega's" all vintage until about 1970. At the moment it is Jumbo's and art deco 1930's pocketwatches and stopwatches i am hunting.

    I use some time tracking these Suverän and Officers in Sweeden and i have been collecting them over 5 years.

    It have been hard finding these adverts, an i had to think hard where to find them, until a day i saw a guy selling some Readers Digest from the 1940's with adverts from other Omega's and i contacted him and asked him if there were some with Omega Suverän and he went through a lot of magasins and found these 4 adverts, i have never seen any other adverts for Suverän than these.

    I have the Suverän adverts in PDF scan and JPG scan but the jpg files are large (about 8-10 mb pr. jpg) if you PM me i can mail it.

    The Officer sign is hard cardboard, and i have only seen a few others, i think it was a series of 4 different signs. I would love to find them.

    Best
    Thomas
     
  11. cristos71 Aug 23, 2014

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    Very beautiful and focussed collection, just what I like to see here on OF :)
     
  12. kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Aug 23, 2014

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    Amazing set of watches, thanks for sharing!
     
  13. M.D. Aug 23, 2014

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    Thanks for sharing this additional information. Absolutely fantastic! Hoping you'll share some more of your collection with us.
     
  14. Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 23, 2014

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    I simply love everything in this thread! Superb collection, thanks for sharing.
     
  15. JimInOz іди нахуй Aug 23, 2014

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    Great post, great watches!

    You get a 10 from me.
     
  16. tdn-dk Aug 24, 2014

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    Oups, i actually have a Suverän more:

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    My gold is to find one of each dial layout there was made in the Officers and Suveräns. Until now i think i have found all the dial variations for the Officers, let me know if you have seen others. There were more variations for the Suverän dial that the seven i got so i am still on the hunt.

    Best
    Thomas
     
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  17. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 24, 2014

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    What's the size of these Suverans?
     
  18. tdn-dk Aug 24, 2014

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    35 mm. without the Crown so they are usable, but the officers are only 30,5 mm so they are to small for me.

    Best
    Thomas
     
  19. bieb1 Aug 24, 2014

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    A beautiful collection, with models I had never seen before. And in great condition, thanks for sharing!
     
  20. Gavin It's the quiet ones you have to 'watch' out for. Aug 24, 2014

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    Admiration for your Officer and Suveran collection. Your posts on another forum led to me starting collecting Suverans. Good luck in your hunt. :thumbsup: