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    Picture My first pocket watch...........

    This is my first pocket watch and as I'm a vintage Omega lover could it be something else than an Omega?
    Bought this watch from an ad in Holland and it was very dirty
    After a cleaning and polish including the plexie it looked brand new
    Here are some pics I've made of it:
















    It's an Omega 15 jewels militairy pocketwatch
    Cal: 38.5 LT 1
    Serienr: 10042873
    Bouwjaar: 1944
    Casenr: 1140
    Militairnr: G.S.T.P. F051908

    Anybody could tell me more about this Omega?
    The only thing I know is that it was made for the British force.

    :thanks for Looking.

    Cheers, Frans
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    Re: My first pocket watch...........

    Hi Frans,

    It's a plain watch, but it looks to be of good quality. Judging by the engravings and the date and information you provided, I reckon it was probably manufactured for use by British airmen or soldiers during the Second World War, who would need big, chunky, glow-in-the-dark pocket-watches such as this, to read time easily at night.

    I don't know what else I can tell you about it. It may have belonged to a pilot. Pilots weren't unknown for buying big, luminous pocket-watches and then setting them in special frames or holders on their airplanes so that they could read them easily during flight, without having to look at their wristwatches and take their hands off the controls.
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    Thanks for your reply Shangas, I know a bit more now.
    Do you know why 2 lume dots aren't placed on the 1 and 2 hour?

    Cheers, Frans

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    Re: My first pocket watch...........

    For further info,try next link:

    Omega GSTP Dial Variations ... - The Military Watch Resource - Community Fora


    The mwrforum is great source for all mil watch collectors in general.

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    Re: My first pocket watch...........

    Quote Originally Posted by Frans53 View Post
    Thanks for your reply Shangas, I know a bit more now.
    Do you know why 2 lume dots aren't placed on the 1 and 2 hour?

    Cheers, Frans
    They were. They just fell off over time. They would need to be reapplied today.

    I don't know what else I can tell you. The watch's military past is rather evident from the watch's design and appearance, but there's nothing else that I could deduce or infer from the watch other than that.
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    Thanks jedanzoom for the link.

    cheers, Frans

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