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    1944 omega info please

    Evening all!
    I’ve been trawling around the web for the past month or two, since the vintage watch bug bit me, and seem to pretty much always end up here - so I thought it might be time to sign up:) Particularly as I have a few watches from a recent job lot purchase that I would like to see if I can find some more info on. The first of these is an Omega, manual wind, which I believe is from 1944. I’ve not been able to find an exact match yet online, so confirmatio
    n of date, model and movement would be most welcome.
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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    No reference number inside the case back? That's odd, but maybe they didn't use that back then? Not sure. The experts will let you know.
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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    Quote Originally Posted by tinknocker View Post
    No reference number inside the case back? That's odd, but maybe they didn't use that back then? Not sure. The experts will let you know.
    French-cased example, perhaps?
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    Your not the only who got bitten by the vintage trend. Been wearing my Omega Geneve for almost 5 years now. Still keeping time +5 to +8 sec a day so its not too bad for a vintage. I would say is a 1950s made omega. Couldn't see what movement it is.

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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    The serial number puts it more at 1942/43.

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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    Quote Originally Posted by madkx View Post
    Your not the only who got bitten by the vintage trend. Been wearing my Omega Geneve for almost 5 years now. Still keeping time +5 to +8 sec a day so its not too bad for a vintage. I would say is a 1950s made omega. Couldn't see what movement it is.

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    I suspect it is a cal 26.5 variant of some type.
    bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Omega 26.5T3
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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    Hi Dan - think you’ve hit the nail on the head with your movement ID. Thanks. The movement number is earlier than the example on Ranfft, which might imply an earlier date than I first thought from the case number. I did check out the case reference number but maybe the website (can’t remember which one) wasn’t giving accurate data? Could anyone point me to a known good source for this kind of info please?

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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    If you google "Omega serial numbers", many different resources will come up. Everyone has their own favorite, but none are official. The movement serial number is generally used to date to date an Omega watch, not the case number.
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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    This chart comes from Omega:

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    There are a couple of typos on the dating chart that should be obvious. The case dates are OK. Note that the case and movement numbers should not be the same.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: 1944 omega info please

    Thanks for this gatorcpa - so according to this the case was made soon after 1943, and the movement sometime between 1926 and 1944. Presumably production ramped up due to the war, so the movement is likely to be from the latter half of this period.

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