Good evening all. Here is my new addition to my collection.
Have waited for 4 weeks for this to turn up in the mail from Israel and when it did it lasted about 14 minutes before it was in pieces.
As you can see from the "before" pics it was in a fairly sad state but the "after" pics tell a different story.
It works great and keeps accurate time. Unfortunately when i was putting the seconds hand back on i broke the post so will send it to my jeweller to fix. :(
Being a co-branded watch i don't know which company to date it by using the movement serial number. The number relating to omega's records dates the watch to 1895 (unlikely) or relating to Tissot's record date it to 1937-1939 which sounds better.
If anyone out there has more information about this i would be most appreciative.
On with the show let the pics speak for themselves.
And the afters. I replaced the strap with one of my new old stock shiny black croco leather deployment clasp strap. Even though it had a newish brown lizard print strap with it i hate brown with gold.
This is my 3rd restoration and the best yet i think. Its amazing what a pen plater and some polish can do.
The dial was cleaned with lighter fluid which did not remove the paint.
The scratches in the dial gives some character. I think it shows its age or else it looks like a nodescript new watch.