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  1. malilis

    malilis Nov 23, 2018

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    Dear All,
    I am a new member here, although a long time member of various forum such as WUS, FAM, Chronomania, .. etc..
    My interests are mainly the vintage watches chronographs and others.
    Here is an interesting Tissot watch dating back to 1946, my father got it when in the military belgian aviation (he was a pilot). Since then the watch remained in the family.
    It is a Tissot, but the movement is Omega 321.
    Recently, I got it serviced; the pics were made at that time.
    Thank you for your attention,
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  2. WatchVaultNYC

    WatchVaultNYC Nov 23, 2018

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    its a keeper for sure!
     
  3. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 23, 2018

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    It’s a Lemania CH27 aka the Omega 320... although slightly predates the 320 which had some changes I believe. The 320 and 321 are in the ch27 family.
    Great Piece!!!!
     
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  4. Vitezi

    Vitezi Nov 23, 2018

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    Gstp Nov 23, 2018

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  6. malilis

    malilis Nov 24, 2018

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    Morning !
    Thank you all for your kind reactions.
     
  7. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Nov 25, 2018

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    hi, can you shed some light into that engraving? have never ever seen that engraving on a belgian military chronograph. which unit was your father in? military and if so, where ? Congo? kind regards. achim
     
  8. shishy

    shishy Nov 25, 2018

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    Huh, haven't seen a Tissot from Fae. I thought they were either the two Pontiac variations or the Breitling. My Belgian airforce Pontiac is from the early 50s. Very nice though.
     
  9. Vitezi

    Vitezi Nov 25, 2018

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    Love that Pontiac ::love:: Can you share any pictures of the caseback engravings?
     
  10. malilis

    malilis Nov 26, 2018

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    Good morning ! No, I cannot tell you much about the engraving .. I know my father received the watch in 1946 .. I am afraid i dont know about the various units he was in (I believe 15ièmeWing was one of these).. I know he went into the military aviation (FaeBelge) round 1936 after Military school .. was a captain in 1940, flew FaireyBattle aircrafts .. was a POW, came back in 1945 .. in 1952 went to Congo indeed, and became the Commander of the Kamina base (Katanga) till 1960. He ended his military career in 1966 or 67 as a full colonel.
     
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  11. Northernman

    Northernman Nov 26, 2018

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    The CH27 family spawned many varieties. It’s basis is still being used by Breguet.
    Lemania changed the designation of calibers to four digit numbers in the late 1940s.
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    The three digit caliber designation was adopted by Omega in the same period.
    It seems this was a change in practice for all members of the SSHI group.
     
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  12. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 26, 2018

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    As you know the ch27 c12 is the 321 with the 12 hour third sundial.

    Just including it for reference.
     
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  13. Vitezi

    Vitezi Nov 26, 2018

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    ... and, for reference, Tissot referred to the two-register CH27 as the C27.4 or C27.41, while the three-register CH27c12 was referred to the C27.4H/C27.41H :)

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  14. Syrte

    Syrte Nov 27, 2018

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    very intriguing, the marking 6B/234 evokes some British markings, of a slightly earlier era it seems?
     
  15. watchyouwant

    watchyouwant ΩF Clairvoyant Nov 28, 2018

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    there is a lot of History to the Belgian Airforce. have a look here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/349th_Squadron_(Belgium) . So, 1946 Watches with a 6B engraving makes sense. but the engraving itself is inconsistent with the Belgian or RAF Rules. That was my Question before. i still think, the engraving was done later. the Movement number of the CH 27 caliber is later as well....... Mystery. kind regards. achim
     
  16. malilis

    malilis Nov 28, 2018

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    Thank you for your interest .. my father never was in the UK during the war ... he was a POW till 1945 .. he got the watch when back in Belgium since a short while .. and this Tissot watch replaced the Doxa chrono he bought upon his return .. indeed, his own watch had been stolen by a russian soldier when the russians liberate his camp (Prenzlau) .; I still have the Doxa, mind you !
    Thus the markings do not belong to the belgian air force in England hence the differences I suppose ..
    Cheers !
     
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  18. Redbul

    Redbul Apr 5, 2020

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    Can anyone tell me something more about this watch, I get it from my mom and my mom get it from her mom who's sun was a pilot in the Belgian military Air force, he died in a crash with a plane between Belgium an England in the beginning of the 60s.it stayed all the time in the family's Can anyone tell me if it is a rare watch and wat is the value of it Thanks very much.
     
  19. Mark020

    Mark020 not the sharpest pencil in the ΩF drawer Apr 5, 2020

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    Would be interesting to see the movement
     
  20. Redbul

    Redbul Apr 5, 2020

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    I know from the jewelry inside mechanism is lemania or valjoux??