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  1. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    While visiting the folks (mine and hers) in Orlando I picked up couple of watches (other is in the other watch forum).
    First is a SS Seamaster 2791-6, cal 266, sub seconds. This is an unmarked Seamaster because Omega says it is a Seamaster but they did not put that on the watch itself. None the less This is part of that interesting group of early 50's watches with 265.266, 283,285 etc. manual movements. The successive progeny of the 30t2. While not Chronometre's with RG regulators, These are great and accurate watches.

    This one has an original two tone (black on black) dial, with gold gilt script and indices. The effect is quite visible when worn, but hard to photograph, the outer black ring is more flat in reflectance.
    This watch also came in several colors and patterns, including a TT silver, TT white and a very dramatic TT black and white bullseye that I would love to get my hands on!

    I also am enthused about the lugs which have an integrated bombay shape that appears a precursor of the Speedmasters.


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  2. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    Here is an image of the bullseye dial of this watch. If you find a nice one you can't have it , it's mine!

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  3. ulackfocus Aug 6, 2012

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    Nice pick up Steve. :thumbsup: If I run across a bull's eye version, I'm sure you'd swap your blue dial 71x Constellation for it. :D
     
  4. kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    Nice one! I think I saw one of those Bullseyes in the store that I bought my Globemaster from, I'll try to take a look sometime this week.
     
  5. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    There is one of these with the black and white dial on sale right now at a well-known (read: way too expensive) internet seller. Google your case reference, you should find it.

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    I like your black one, too,
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  6. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    Yes, I had found that, way too much, way not good enough. :D
     
  7. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    By the way, another interesting note. Omega has dial versions of this watch with the minute markers on the outside of the the chapter ring (as you can see), hence the the longer minute hands. They used one size hands for all the dials. So if anyone was wondering, yes they are the correct original hands.
     
  8. MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    This is one I sold a few years ago now when I was a relative newbie.

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    And here is a suveran that I still own:

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  9. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Aug 6, 2012

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    Nice ones Mike. Here are some more images found.

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  10. ulackfocus Aug 6, 2012

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    That's a manual wind Omega I would really enjoy wearing. :thumbsup:
     
  11. alam Aug 6, 2012

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    ahhh a blak dial.... I need to start talking softly to Steve.... :whistling:
     
  12. ulackfocus Aug 6, 2012

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    The black waffle club used to be on WUS. Probably disbanded by now though. :D Not a bad idea for a thread - black dialed Omegas from post WWII.
     
  13. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 12, 2012

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    Previously in this thread http://omegaforums.net/threads/incoming-cal-284-manual.1468/#post-15932
    I added this very similar 283SC to pair up with the titled 2791-6 .

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    Love these 30mm manual, so now I have antennae up for them;)

    Here is the latest acquisition another 2791, but this time a -8 (2791-8) and a Bullseye dial. There seem to be a lot of variation in the dials Omega offered. The watch also appear to have a lot in common appearance wise, with the the 2400 Suveran models. I did something I never do with an eBay watch, as I was on Holiday out of town; put down a single bid and came back later to see what happened. Well, as you guessed I won the watch, and for cheap too, 4 bids.

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  14. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 12, 2012

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    Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention that I relumed these hands with Anchor luminous paste kit , then dyed them with diluted brown leather dye (shoe type). Came out matching the old watch lume great.
     
  15. kyle L Grasshopper Staff Member Sep 12, 2012

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    Looks good! Tea/Coffee also works, I want to try it one day. :thumbsup:
     
  16. cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Sep 12, 2012

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    Tried tea and it had no effect, YMMV.
     
  17. ulackfocus Sep 12, 2012

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    You might have to mix it in with the lume instead of try to stain it afterwards, although coffee might work that way.