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Your thoughts: original dial for a 30 SC T1?

  1. heavenscloud

    heavenscloud Mar 5, 2017

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    Hi all,

    I recently posted this watch in the "And What Did You Buy Today" thread. I assumed that Omega used mirror indexes on dials beginning in the late 40s based only on the fact that most of the examples I've seen for sale were from this period. Bought this watch without seeing the movement and was very surprised to learn that it has a 30 SC T1. According to AJTT, there are only 2400 examples. The 9.2 mil serial dates the movement to 1940-44 (AJTT and Chuck Maddox guide). The case looks correct for this period based on other examples I've found online. My question: Do you think the dial is original to this case/movement?

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  2. hoipolloi

    hoipolloi Vintage Omega Connoisseur Mar 5, 2017

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    Yes, 30 T1 SC is rare. Sorry, cannot tell if your dial is original or not.

    Mine says hi.

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  3. mac_omega

    mac_omega Mar 5, 2017

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    IMHO your dial is legit and in original (=unrestored) condition (light even patina though)
     
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  4. François Pépin

    François Pépin Mar 5, 2017

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    I think too the dial is original. The case serial number (which dates black to around 1943) matches the movement's one. So everything looks good!

    Nice and interesting watch: one of the last Swiss cased Omega with this kind of serial number and one the rare 30 T1.

    By the way, as far as I know, there were only few minor differences between the T1 and the T2 versions. But I have not serviced or seen in real Life T1 movements, and I do not know what could be those differences. Does anyone know?
     
  5. heavenscloud

    heavenscloud Mar 5, 2017

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    Thanks, hoi. That's a beautiful watch.

    Thanks, Erich!

    Appreciate the info and thanks for pinpointing the date. Which source do you use for serial numbers?
     
  6. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Mar 5, 2017

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    [​IMG]
    Note that the "1926" next to 9 million is a typo. Should be "1936".
    gatorcpa