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    Please help me identify this for a friend

    I was visiting a close friend up in northern Virginia recently and he showed me an Omega pocket watch his father had gifted him. He said his father told him it was an old railway watch they used to keep track of the trains. It looks like it is in pretty bad shape and may be a frankenwatch? I offered to look into it for him. Here are a few pictures I took of it. Any thoughts are much appreciated.
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    My first thoughts are tyhat it may have been housed in a different case at one point. The stem, crown and movement were transplanted in an 16 or 18 size pocket watch case. The case is similar to what you see some American pocket watches in.

    This does not mean the transplant was done in the US but I figure that is most likely. The crystal is plastic and has gone hazy on the edges. I would suggest getting the crystal replaced with a glass one.

    You are missing the regulator whip. One could be found on a parts watch of a non chronograph. The base movement in the watch is a time only Omega. Does it run?

    Frankenwatch...more like a creative recase. The original case may have been damaged or melted if it was gold. At this point the fate will forever be unknown.

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    I am 100% it was recased, look at crude spacers to compensate the size :)

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    Re: Please help me identify this for a friend

    Thank you gents... I appreciate the feedback.

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