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Here is another recent find, It is marked Decimal and is really a nice well made 17J watch which lead me to wonder if it is in fact a higher grade than the normal Swiss junk. I show a picture of it partially disassembled and in it you maybe able to see that the pallet stones are blue Sapphires?, the machining is far better than normal and from what I would guess looking at the plates appears to be a Omega watch around 1900-1910 would be my guess made for Canadian/UK market?. Any ideas?

Chris A

[This message was edited by Chris A on March 10, 2004 at 14:48.]

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Posts: 2614 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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Posts: 2614 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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Posts: 2614 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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Chris,

I've worked on only one Omega pocket watch that was made around the 1920's to 1930's. It had features very similar to Elgin and Waltham. The pallet cock was copied after Elgin and the setting mechanism was very similar to a Waltham.

Your watch looks much nicer! Does it have a steel escape wheel?

John D. Duvall
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Posts: 1123 | Location: Arizona U.S.A. | Registered: January 21, 2003
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It has a steel escape, and gold train, the plates look like Omega especailly the cock, well no doubt our resident experts will soon respond before I go off making assumptions.

Chris A
 
Posts: 2614 | Location: Northeast Texas in the USA | Registered: November 20, 2003
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My guess would also be Omega, particularly based upon the shape of the hairspring stud and the shape and location of the ratchet click. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with Swiss watches of that vintage to be able to say with absolute certainty.

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Steve Maddox
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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