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    Omega wire lug watch

    And today the postman brought me:



    I don't know if the box was always with the watch - but its not impossible.

    Hairline crack at 11; rear cover a bit misshapen, but in pretty sound condition otherwise.



    The movement is marked 13 SB - a calibre I can find reference to but no details about. Anyway - its running. Allegedly serviced about a month ago. One of the case screws is way too big but seems to do the job.



    The serial number comes out about 1920.

    The case is by Dennison and has a Birmingham hallmark for 1922.



    The strap was brand new - but way too feminine. One of the wire lugs is a bit bent and won't take thick leather - so this strap was the best I could do for now.



    IIRC, radger has something similar.
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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Congrats Marrick, I am a fan of omega watches so thumbs up from me, wish I had one for my omega collection. Are you planning any work on this watch e.g replacing the screw and straightening the wire lug etc

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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Well I might replace that screw if I've got something better somewhere - but its no harm as it is. And I'm rather afraid of breaking the lug off if I try to do anything with it.

    I'm not sure if the hands are original either - but they're pretty enough.

    Glad you like it.
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    Really nice piece! I wish I could afford one... the business is going well and the wife allowed it?

    Or is this another one of your amazing finds?
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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    Really nice piece! I wish I could afford one... the business is going well and the wife allowed it?

    Or is this another one of your amazing finds?
    Well it was a buy it now at £130. The seller didn't even say whether it was working or not (he confirmed that after I'd paid) but it had been up for nearly an hour so I figured that it was 'now or never' and my wife agreed that it was too good to miss. Mind you it was quite late and she'd had a little wine.

    Glad you like it.
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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Yes its a nice Omega piece - Enjoy.
    And the box is a bonus £130 I think is a bargain
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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Very nice indeed I must say that the dial is in considerably better condition than the slightly older Omega that I bought recently. My experience with these lugs is that they will bend fairly easily - just be careful to bend it without placing any more strain than necessary on the joint with the case (ie bend the lug back not bend it from the joint).


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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    Well it was a buy it now at £130. The seller didn't even say whether it was working or not (he confirmed that after I'd paid) but it had been up for nearly an hour so I figured that it was 'now or never' and my wife agreed that it was too good to miss. Mind you it was quite late and she'd had a little wine.

    Glad you like it.
    I classify that as both an amazing find and an understanding wife! Tell her thanks from all of us!!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    A great watch at a bargain price...

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    Re: Omega wire lug watch

    Quote Originally Posted by Marrick View Post
    IIRC, radger has something similar.
    That's a great buy Marrick, I like it.

    You were lucky to catch this on a buy it now. You must have been amongst the first
    to view because the buy it now bargains are soon snapped up, well done.

    Well remembered, I do have one.
    It's from 1915 and has a 24hr type dial.



    Here is the movement in my watch.



    It's most likely the same cal as in your watch, I remember being impressed with the quality
    when I serviced it.
    No wire springs, good quality jewelling and gold gilt plates. Despite what some may say, Omega were
    making very good watches way back then, they are a cut and a half above your average fifteen jewel
    trench watch of that time.

    Nice one.
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