1939 Omega T17 (Redial?)
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    1939 Omega T17 (Redial?)

    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.

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    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.
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    Re: 1939 Omega T17 (Redial?)

    The movement is an Omega R17.8, not the T17. Yes, it is an old redial, and a rather bad one.
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    Re: 1939 Omega T17 (Redial?)

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    The movement is an Omega R17.8, not the T17. Yes, it is an old redial, and a rather bad one.
    Ah, thank you for that. Any thoughts on where I could pickup an original dial for it?
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    Re: 1939 Omega T17 (Redial?)

    Before thinking of the dial I would restore the case and I don't think a simple buffing is enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba48 View Post
    Before thinking of the dial I would restore the case and I don't think a simple buffing is enough
    Appreciate that - would still like to know where I can find a dial - or if a proper redial is my only option.
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    Re: 1939 Omega T17 (Redial?)

    I suppose that you'd simply need to find a dial with matching dimensions, and intended for this movement. Ebay's your only chance, I'd say. When it comes to Omega restoration, if you're in the US, you can check Tim Mackrain aka OmegaAddict - he's the only one whom I've ever seen get an Omega dial restoration right.
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