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  1. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    I am trying to gather information about the watches during the 1930's with the 26.5 SOB movements. Particulary attractive to me are the scientific style dials with the beautiful symmetric designs. Below is a couple of pictures I took from the net:

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    Post your examples..
     
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  2. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Aug 19, 2013

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  3. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    Thanks Gator! Just amended :)
     
  4. John R Smith

    John R Smith Aug 19, 2013

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  5. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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  6. John R Smith

    John R Smith Aug 19, 2013

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    Yes, I thought it was probably too clean to be true. What a pity . . .
     
  7. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 19, 2013

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    Hello. I've recently joined this forum and it's my first post (hope you'll forgive if I make mistakes, I'm French and English is not my natural language). I love those watches, I'm collecting Omega wristwatches, mainly those dating from 1918 to 1950.

    The second dial is gorgeous. By the way, that's the first time that I see the cross and a logo of this shape on one of this era.

    Got a couple of those dials in my collection,

    One in the style of the first one you posted :
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    Another one :

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    You can also find this kind of dial with 23.4SC :

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  8. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    What a entrance! :thumbsup:

    My kind of watches.. In particular the first and second case styles. Love those dials.

    Yes, the second dial would be a lovely one to own. I look forward to see your more of your collection!!

    Regards

    Alex
     
  9. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 19, 2013

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    The center seconds 23.4 would be more appropriate with these dials since these were part of the medicus line - the better to get pulse rates.
     
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  10. Stewart H

    Stewart H Honorary NJ Resident Aug 19, 2013

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    Welcome to the forum Tire-comedon. Those are beautiful watches and don't worry, your English is extremely good. Actually, we wouldn't care if it wasn't - all that matters around here is a love of watches (preferably vintage ones) and the willingness to join in and share our passion.
     
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  11. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 19, 2013

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    I could indeed have one or two other interesting ones. Talking about 26.5, I love this one :

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    even if I must confess that I prefer the 23.4SC. A lot of beautiful cases.
     
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  12. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    I think so too...Although aesthetically, I'm a sucker for a sub-dial.. :D
     
  13. MSNWatch

    MSNWatch Vintage Omega Aficionado Staff Member Aug 19, 2013

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    One problem is that these are mostly small cases so the subdial is appropriately quite small. Perhaps the exception is if it were housed in the 36mm scarab case. My favorite of these is the center second ones in the larger scarab cases.
     
  14. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    I would love to see an example of that Mike! I agree that they are small, but in some ways, it's fitting to the era. Possibly not as popular nowadays as a result of super-size me... But, the craftmanship in these small prizes is a marvel...::love:: Having said all that, 36mm is a perfectly wearable size for me..:p
     
  15. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 19, 2013

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    I fully agree. And it is even more obvious with the oversized 23.4SC (the dial is damaged but I'm convinced it is original so I keep it) :

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    The first Medicus is much smaller but also very desirable :

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  16. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Aug 19, 2013

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    I love these!
    I just won an auction last night for one, I pray it arrives and in good form. Pardon the poor photo.
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    Alex,
    Please let us know what little nuggets you find, these pre-war pieces are the nuts!

    Evan,
    What a fantastic catalogue and what a great asset you are to your brothers here (and sisters, too, Mrs. M)! I need to know your favorite beverage so I can start plying you with liquor. You too, Mike, oh and Warren and Dennis and Lou and Kyle and............. nevermind, how about a huge thank you !
     
  17. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 19, 2013

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    This one?

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    I fully agree!
     
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  18. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    I take it back... That first one is amazing! P.s dial doesn't bother me.
     
  19. Tire-comedon

    Tire-comedon First Globemaster Aug 19, 2013

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    A great dial (by the way you just overbid me!)
     
  20. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Aug 19, 2013

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    Uncle Buck - I have to have dibs on this!! :D