I love a good project - even if it means the watch won't be the collector's piece many seek.
Regardless, just purchased this guy for under $100. Wanted to add to my collection of pre-1950s watches.
It seems like it's an old redial - and I am assuming that based upon the "OMEGA" lettering.
I dated the movement to 1939, and it is engraved on the back with a name and "1942" as well.
Any thoughts? I've heard some good things about the movement, if it's the T17 I've found it to be. Anybody have any experience with these, any input, thoughts, etc? (CORRECTION: It's a R17.8 movement)
I imagine with a good buffing, a service, and a nice leather strap, she'll have some life to give. I may consider seeking an original dial unless you all have some thoughts to the contrary.