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    Another birth year watch.........

    Hi,

    I was looking at that lovely 1968 Breitling that 'young' TimeOnTarget found.

    I was born in 1956 and recently found a nice condition 1956 RAF Omega 6B/159, s/n 120. The s/n on the 30T2SC movement dates it to 1943. I fitted a simple leather strap to give it a 50s look............ I'd like to know what type of straps these were issued with.




    I'm working on a 1943 Longines 6B/159, it came in 'original condition' so I'm giveing it a clean up ready for the next post.........

    cheers,

    -Flightpath
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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    That's a beautiful watch, congratulations!!!

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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    That's a beautiful watch, congratulations!!!
    Thanks CCCP,

    it has had a service and a new crysyal fitted, I've given the case a touch up with a microfibre cloth......... a new strap does wonders too.
    (I'd like to see one with an original strap to see what it was like).

    The face has a few small marks, but I have to remind myself that it's over 50 years old.

    (How did you go with your Waltham CDIA aircraft clock?)

    cheers,

    -Flightpath

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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    I have a soft spot for Omegas as well as for Pil-Mil watches... this one is really classy with its hands and numerals

    Talking about CDIAs I saw some auctions ending around 200$ but still didn't make a bid because it's a 60 year old clock and will need some servicing... this could cost even more than the clock itself .
    While waiting I bought a cheap but nice russian :oops: that's ticking on my desk.

    Cheers.
    CCCP

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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    That's beautiful Flightpath - I don't know how you find em!

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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    Quote Originally Posted by CCCP View Post
    I have a soft spot for Omegas as well as for Pil-Mil watches... this one is really classy with its hands and numerals

    Talking about CDIAs I saw some auctions ending around 200$ but still didn't make a bid because it's a 60 year old clock and will need some servicing... this could cost even more than the clock itself .
    While waiting I bought a cheap but nice russian :oops: that's ticking on my desk.

    Cheers.
    CCCP
    Yes, I love the look of the 1956 6B/159 watch, it has a simple elegance about it on the outside and a lovely movement that might have been up in a Spitfire or Lancaster on the inside....... what a romantic eh!?

    I used to have a nice Russian clock on my desk. It was only a 3 day movement, and (like my Luftwaffe Junghans), it seemed to always have run down when I looked at it. I have a couple of US and british 8 day clocks around the room and it's easier to keep them going.

    Cheers,

    -Flightpath
    Last edited by Flightpath; February 7th, 2008 at 05:21.

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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    Quote Originally Posted by whifferdill View Post
    That's beautiful Flightpath - I don't know how you find em!
    Well, once in a while I do find something I like, but my budget is very small and I had to sell my Fortis Cosmonaut Chronograph to get this one. The Fortis was not getting any use and my interest is more in vintage military/pilot watches.
    I will be soon be selling my (still under warranty) Speedmaster Pro to pay for other vintage watches and this 1956 Omega will become my 'dress watch'.

    cheers,

    -Flightpath
    Last edited by Flightpath; January 30th, 2008 at 03:41.

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    Re: Another birth year watch.........

    Congrats!!

    That is really clean looking.
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