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    1913 Omega wristwatch

    Evening all. Some info would be great!
    I have a wristwatch that i believe to be an early converstion. The movement is roughly 27.5mm and case 35mm. My only knowledge is what i can find on google, which has lead me to believe it is a 18spb movement, but is the movement too small? Many thanks
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    Re: 1913 Omega wristwatch

    Cannot be an 18SPB. All Omega movements from that era were derivatives of the classic 19''', but the calibre number depended on one thing- the diameter in lignes. 18SPB is an 18 lignes movement. Your movement, at 27.5mm, measures circa 12 lignes, making it an Omega 12'''. The layout would be the same as that of the 18SPB...only 6 lignes smaller.

    I seriously doubt that it's a conversion - care to show pictures of the dial, and the spots where the lugs are fixed to the case?
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    Please excuse the hi-dome and mismatched hands!!
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    Re: 1913 Omega wristwatch

    IMO, not a conversion. The only thing that's wrong, is that the hands come from three different sets. Plus, the second hand is too long. Then again, it shouldn't be that hard to find generic replacements.
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    Re: 1913 Omega wristwatch

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    IMO, not a conversion. The only thing that's wrong, is that the hands come from three different sets. Plus, the second hand is too long. Then again, it shouldn't be that hard to find generic replacements.
    Probably deserves a better crystal too. Very nice watch.
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    Great. Thanks alot.

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    There's a bit to do. I've had the mechanical done (some time ago) i think there was an issue with the 3rd wheel?! And outer case hinge. Thanks again

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    Re: 1913 Omega wristwatch

    Concerning the hinge, I think a jeweller should have a look at it - that's one of these rare situations, where a jeweller can be of any use when it comes to fixing watches.
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    Its all done. The hinge looks great. Just the aesthetics left!.

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