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    Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    Hello

    l posted this to the Omega forum, but I believe this is the forum I can find the real vintage experts. Can you help me out?

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    A good reputation and well known watch to many Omega collectors. According to my reference book OMEGA DESIGNS BY KRUEZER: cAL. 30mm was without shock resistance 1938 to 40. Then named model 260. with 6 changes to 1963 model 269. Yours would be 1939-40. Noted for accuracy with basic movement used in timing competitions. Certainly not rare, but a good one. A few sizes that look alike are less common. Photo here of 37mm from before 1940. $100. Russian recase. Quite a few were actually produced for military pilots. art b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artb View Post
    A good reputation and well known watch to many Omega collectors. According to my reference book OMEGA DESIGNS BY KRUEZER: cAL. 30mm was without shock resistance 1938 to 40. Then named model 260. with 6 changes to 1963 model 269. Yours would be 1939-40. Noted for accuracy with basic movement used in timing competitions. Certainly not rare, but a good one. A few sizes that look alike are less common. Photo here of 37mm from before 1940. $100. Russian recase. Quite a few were actually produced for military pilots. art b.
    Many thanks artb!

    With Google I can find somewhat similar watches, but none have such straight hands as "mine". Are the hands not original? Omega 30T2 1935 @ WatchesToBuy.com

    I wouldn't hesitate buying one of these for $100. I like the size and the looks.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    Was this always a wristwatch? Or converted pocket watch?
    Dial is reworked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Was this always a wristwatch? Or converted pocket watch?
    Dial is reworked?

    Regards
    I believe you are talking about "mine" watch. At least the case back has Omega logo inside (see the 4th pic) and the case looks like other googled Omegas I have found. But as you can see the dial doesn't have Omega logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juha View Post
    I believe you are talking about "mine" watch. At least the case back has Omega logo inside (see the 4th pic) and the case looks like other googled Omegas I have found. But as you can see the dial doesn't have Omega logo.
    Yes
    Thanks - I didn't have case back pictures, so it was a wristwatch from the start. Sub Seconds at 9
    I am sure dial is a re-work.
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    Re: Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Yes
    Thanks - I didn't have case back pictures, so it was a wristwatch from the start. Sub Seconds at 9
    I am sure dial is a re-work.
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    Do you mean that the sub seconds should be at 9? Almost all examples I can find with google have it at 6.

    Also compared to the pics of artb "mine" has bigger case. The movement does not fill the case completely like in some modern oversized watches.

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juha View Post
    Do you mean that the sub seconds should be at 9? Almost all examples I can find with google have it at 6.

    Also compared to the pics of artb "mine" has bigger case. The movement does not fill the case completely like in some modern oversized watches.
    I am lost now
    I am talking about the watch pictures in this thread!
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    Re: Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    I am lost now
    I am talking about the watch pictures in this thread!
    Ok, so you were not referring to "my" watch, but one posted by artb.

    Here's some "mine" pics you already saw on the Omega forum (my link in the first post):

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    Re: Can anyone recognize this old Omega?

    I got no idea why arttb posted those pics
    I did date your watch in the other thread, so you have that.
    Dial looks re-worked to me. I got no idea if it was ever an Omega dial. Probably
    Case is OMEGA, but maybe not originally to that movement - really not sure.
    On relooking I think case is correct

    all I can say is you have an Onega movement

    Sorry the other confusion

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