Any info on this Omega?

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    Any info on this Omega?

    My father recently unearthed this pocket watch that belonged to my great grandfather. Can anyone provide any info on it, or direct me to a website where i can do my own research? Many thanks, Glenn


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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    I may be wrong, but those hands look mismatched...
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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    You will need the serial number from the movement to date it correctly. As Shangas has mentioned the hands look mismatched to me as well. A picture of the movement would be of much more help.
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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    I don't have the tool to open it myself. I'll take it to my local watchmaker tomorrow and post a pic of the movement afterwards. It didn't occur to me that the hands might be mismatched, but perhaps that's something else to investigate. Here's a closer view of the hands. Cheers.


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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    Here is a picture of the hands on another Omega. You will see the difference between the hands.

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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    Yep. The hour and minute hands are mismatched. I suspect that the minute-hand was lost or broken and had that current one replace it when a more matching replacement couldn't be found. A watchmaker should be able to rectify that problem though. That particular style of hands ('Spade' hands, aren't they?) was a very common and popular style.
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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    Here is a pic of the movement if that is any help, thanks.


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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    You can contact Omega with the serial number from the movement. It may take some times, but they usually respond.
    Last edited by emmanuelgoldstein; August 25th, 2010 at 13:28.
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    Re: Any info on this Omega?

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    Here is a pic of the movement if that is any help, thanks.

    It was produced between 1935 and 1939 approximately. If the list of serial numbers I have is correct. The movement looks similar to the Omega 40.6L T2, but I can't be sure. I am sure you will get a better answer then mine soon.
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