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  1. trim

    trim Aug 24, 2017

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    Hi All,

    I believe we need more trench watches. There is a sprinkling of them about the forum, but they are not well represented here, and I bet some people have some real beauties.

    I would love people to post theirs on this thread!

    Why Omega & Regina, well, the Regina movements were made by Omega for Canadian consumption - with only a minor plate variation, unlike Patria which used generic movements. Regina were cased locally. Of course feel free to post Patria as well, who am I to limit?

    Here are some of mine:

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    I just finished up servicing the 1914 Omega and three Regina watches over the last 2 weeks.

    - All the straps are made by me, bar the one on the 1915NN Regina.
    - The 1916 12'' Regina has a swiss case, with what appears to be an Omega serial number, it is the right range.

    I have a query in to Omega on that one.
     
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  2. Joe K.

    Joe K. Curious about this text thingy below his avatar Aug 24, 2017

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    Very nice! what is the typical diameter of these?
     
  3. Ritzwatch

    Ritzwatch Aug 24, 2017

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    Dibs on the Regina 12SB, that is beautiful! I love these trench watches and have one on high on my wish list! Oh, if money were no object.....
     
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  4. pilotswatch

    pilotswatch Aug 24, 2017

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    My Omega and Regina trench watches. Sorry for the picture quality, I should post better pictures later.
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  5. jumpingsecond

    jumpingsecond Aug 25, 2017

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    Amazing collection, trim and I agree I can never see enough of them... here's mine- Omega cal 13 trench watch pics courtesy of @Vintage 359963-7c9549f8aa84ef8c8fc8bb80f2dcbeff.jpg 359967-79ab0265ceefc9cf4893fc5f882c1281.jpg
     
  6. TexOmega

    TexOmega Aug 25, 2017

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    Omega circa 1917

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  7. Fattony

    Fattony Aug 25, 2017

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    Absolutely stunning, I own a few trench watches and have also moved a few on, they are remarkable watches and you have a great collection.

    Here is one of mine

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  8. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 Aug 25, 2017

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    Here's one for your thread ... I will add you a few more when I get chance (and it will be days, if not a week or more from now) to take some photographs.
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  9. trim

    trim Aug 26, 2017

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    Hi Joe,

    of mine, from left to right without crown they measure:

    32.5mm, 32.6mm, 32.6mm, 35.3mm, 35.0mm, 32.5mm, 35mm, 33mm

    Of course they wear reasonably well on the wrist because of the Kitchener strap.
     
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  10. trim

    trim Aug 26, 2017

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    They aren't too expensive really, the main and potentially expensive problem is finding parts, but they were a very good quality movement and as far as watches of this period go, are both easy and pleasurable to work on.
     
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  11. trim

    trim Aug 26, 2017

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    Sweet collection! Thanks for posting these beauties!
     
  12. trim

    trim Aug 26, 2017

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    Lovely watch indeed. I should also post some movement photos!
     
  13. trim

    trim Aug 26, 2017

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    Oh yeah! Lovely black dial in a semi hermetic case. Nice.
     
  14. trim

    trim Aug 26, 2017

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    So, I finished off another yesterday. Its not in the collection photo above, but it is a 1917 (3/0) 27.96NN - which is a very rare calibre according to Omega.

    The 3/0 size was made specifically for the USA market and local negative set production case. This one is in an Illinois silver case.

    I redid the lume, straightened both staff pivots, replaced the lower hole jewel, replaced the missing crown wheel washer, new mainspring and service. I had to clean a fair amount of rust out of the pinion leaves on the 3rd and centre wheels. It still needs several screw heads refinished, and would like its ratchet wheel refinished/grained as well (I might do these later, I have not decided) - at the moment its preserved, running beautifully with excellent amplitude.

    I haven't seen another of these with a double sunk dial - feel free to prove me wrong.

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    This one is 32.5mm (across 10 and 4) if anyone is wondering.
     
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  15. JohnLy

    JohnLy Aug 27, 2017

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    Great collection. I have one on my wish list also and prefer the cushion shape in sterling silver. Finding one with an unblemished original enamel dial has been difficult for me. Did you have the same problem? I am also on the hunt for a cushion shape sterling silver case, enamel dial, 33.3 chronograph. Found a couple but they had chips or cracks. But the hunt is part of the pleasure so no complaints.
     
  16. mac_omega

    mac_omega Aug 27, 2017

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    A cushon shape 33.3 chronograph? really? Can you show me fotos please?

    I only know of cushon shaped 28.9 chronographs...
     
  17. JohnLy

    JohnLy Aug 28, 2017

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    Sorry, when searching I never got beyond the Dial. The first thing I would look at was the dial and once I saw its condition I would go no further. I didn't know they never made the 33.3 in a cushion case, thanks for the information....
     
  18. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 28, 2017

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    Here are some of my watches from this period (sorry for the poor quality of the pictures I don't have my usual camera with me for the moment) :
    A 1913 cushion cased 12 lignes with incorrect crown :
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    A 1914 13 Lignes in a round case with a hinged bezel (similar to a demi hunter case) with incorrect crown :
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    A 1915 13 Lignes with radium dial :
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    same 13 Ligne caliber from 1915 but non luminous dial (need to find correct hands fo this one!) :
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    A 1916 13 Lignes with 'securitas' lugs :[​IMG]

    A 1916 13 Lignes with 'swing ring' (semi hermetic) and black luminous dial :
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    A silver cased 1918 13 Lignes :
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    And some more fantasy unusual cases :

    A 10 Lignes from 1916 with silver niello hexagonal case
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    and a nice women's 11 Lignes from 1919 with silver niello case
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  19. TexOmega

    TexOmega Aug 28, 2017

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  20. TexOmega

    TexOmega Aug 28, 2017

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    Nothing generic about my Patria Trench Watch

    Patria 15j Trench with Mealey Duo Guard.JPG

    Mealey Duo crystal guard was attached when I bought it.

    Patria Watch Co case.JPG

    Wide Geneva stripes
    Patria case

    Wide Geneva stripes 15j 2 adjts.JPG Pre COA pix

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    page 50  A Journey Through Time Omega book.JPG
     
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