I took a stab on my first Omega and now I'm keen to get some advice about it as I have hit a couple of snags.
What I do know:
It has a 26.5 caliber and think that it is a T3. In one of the photos you can see a "5" and a "T" under the hairspring but I can't see any more than that. I don't know if it is the PC or the PC AM or just the T3.
The serial number is 10096897 which probably dates it to 1944.
Measures approximately 29mm not including crown.
The case number - 2224 - does not come up on the Omega Vintage database. I am aware that the database is not 100% complete - what is the likelyhood that this could be one that they do not have. If not, where might this case have come from as the markings look pretty good?
Whether the dial is an original or not. I have not seen anything like it on the internet. Do the markings look original? I have taken a close up of the "swiss made" at the bottom of the dial.
All 3 hands have clearly been repainted black. I have seen these same hands in the midnight blue before.
Finally, I would love any advice about what to do about the slight corosion on the movement and also about the painted hands. I paid $200 for it? Did I get taken???