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  1. Rogerg Oct 24, 2023

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    Well, it arrived today, and initial impression was positive! It presents well and as I've said before I've always wanted one, so I think I did ok for what it is and what I paid. So far, it's running well. Here are some images please weigh in (be gentle lol...)
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  2. Rogerg Oct 24, 2023

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    This may seem an odd question here, but I've never shopped a leather strap before (all bracelets) and I measured the lugs at 16.8mm so I take it I'm looking for a 16mm strap? any recommendations for a good source?
     
  3. Bernhard J Oct 25, 2023

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    Congratulations, I would say well bought!

    Some will think that the dial has been refinished, based solely on the missing accent on the second "E" of "GENÈVE". But this alone is imo in no way indicative for refinishing. I have several 20s to 60s V&C, wherein I am sure that the dials have not been refinished and wherein this accent is missing as well. Aside this, many French in the past left accents on capital letters away. There did not seem to have been a clear practice for this or that in this regard.

    For my high grade watches I prefer Hirsch straps, specifically flat ones (i.e. not cambered).They are not inexpensive, though. Yes, 16 mm will be appropriate.

    https://www.hirschthebracelet.com/de_en/our-products/luxury?a0_10material=9,8

    Cheers, Bernhard
     
  4. Tony C. Ωf Jury member Oct 25, 2023

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    This is correct. Also, while I would need better images to be sure, it appears that the signature was made using a "champlevé” enamel process, which would mean that the letters are raised in a unique way. Those type of dials would be extremely difficult to refinish.
     
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  5. Rogerg Oct 25, 2023

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    I was wondering about the "raised printing". Thank you!
     
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  6. Rogerg Oct 25, 2023

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    I was hoping you would "approve". now I feel even better! My CFO however has made it clear that from now on Omegas are my limit! lol
    Thanks for the strap tip as well
     
  7. X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado Oct 25, 2023

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    Glad to have been proven wrong on the dial (I think).

    Just for my edification, are these and similar not typically marked SWISS or SWISS MADE on the dial?

    As for the strap I'd say a 17mm width would be preferable to 16mm.
     
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  8. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Oct 25, 2023

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    Can anyone explain the missing register mark at 56 minutes/seconds?

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  9. Rogerg Oct 25, 2023

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    Boy you are observant! There is no imperfection in the finish indicating that there was ever anything there. I will get pictures of the movement as soon as I can get to my watch guy. I'm intrigued!
     
  10. Rogerg Oct 25, 2023

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    That's where I was leaning but wasn't sure how wide they actually are. I was concerned about binding?
     
  11. gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Oct 25, 2023

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    Try using fractions of inches rather than mm, then convert.

    Many 1950’s V&C, LeCoultre and Longines models were designated as U.S. only.
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  12. Rogerg Oct 26, 2023

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    Here it is on a quick purchase... 20231026_183419.jpg
     
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