This is my first post so if I violate any rules of etiquette please forgive me.
I recently acquired this enormous Omega wristwatch. I have tried to research
it and am stumped. I've never seen anything like it. My watch technician seems
pretty confident that it is real...and frankly it seems too elaborate to fake.
Based on its size, I suppose it could have been a pocket watch converted
to a wristwatch but again my watch tech believes the gizmos that hold the
band were put there by Omega.
This watch appears to be a commemorative of the 1893-1896 Norwegian
Polar Expedition on the ship Fram. I do not know if all of this engraving
and dial were done by Omega or not. The case serial dates it to 1914.
I cannot find a serial or caliber number on the movement.
The watch runs and keeps excellent time, but if allowed to stop,
will not automatically restart upon winding. (You have to give it a
little shake.) Is that normal or signs of a problem?
Any information of comments would be appreciated!
Photos speak 1000 words.
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