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This watch I have had alot of trouble trying to identify. It was my grandmothers and have had it in a drawer for years since she passed. From what some one told me it might be of the medicus line and possibly late 1920's to early 1930's. From omegas numbers of the case being 9956xxx (1935) and the movement 9174xxx (1926). Numbers also found are h6752... om653...k4184 and the long one of 1214???? and last 4 numbers i cant read with a lupe. It has staybrite on the back. The local dealer was stumped and Omega has yet to send the documents I requested. The trident hour hand and orange sweep seem to be uncommon and also curious what it might be worth. Also found the numbers under one of the gears of 43c. Any help would be grand..
 

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Hi there and welcome.

Its an interesting looking watch. Can you post some pics of the movement? I would say the date is 1926 - going from the movement number!

I think the dial has been touched up... the 'Omega' and logo look a bit crude!

What is the dia of the case... I only ask as I think it could be a gents watch... not ladies! I realise the strap is a ladies... but thats not original. It would have had a leather strap originally!
 

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Here is a photo of the movement. Also a comparison with another omega. It just seems to be in the size of a ladies watch. Someone else had mentioned that the dial is called a scientific....Thx...
 

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Hi brmont,

the movement #9174776 was made in 1939. What you read as "43C" is the end of "23.4SC".
23.4 is the diameter in millimeters and SC denotes the center second (seconde central).
This movement though:
bidfun-db Archive: Watch Movements: Omega 23.4SC

Comparing movement- and case diameter in your pic, I guess the watch has some 30mm
diameter without crown, and this was a common gents size in the 30s and 40s.

I suspect Neptun's trident should symbolize a waterproof case, anything but common
in that time. So it is likely original. About the dial I'm not sure. The Omega character
and the signature look strange, but redialers normally prevent the effort to create
a two-tone design.

Regards, Roland Ranfft
 

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Ck 2173


GENTS' LEATHER STRAP

Reference: CK 2173
International collection: 1941
Movement
- Type: Manual winding (mechanical)
- Caliber number: 23,4 SC T1
- First Omega Caliber with central sweep-second hand.
- 15 or 17 jewels
- Created in 1936
Case: Stainless steel
Case back: Press-in; Full metal
Dial: Not available
Crystal: Armoured hesalite
Bracelet: Leather
Water resistance: 30 meters

This watch may have existed with different dials.
More product information
Dial opening : 25 mm diameter
International Collection : 1941
Swiss retail price (1941) : CHF 123.-

Omegamania 2007 – Lot 58 : Omega, No. 9137346, case No. 9953042, Ref. OJ 2173. Made for the US market, sold on 11th February, 1952. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, center seconds, 18K pink gold gentleman’s wristwatch with two-tone dial and “Neptune’s Trident” hand. This watch is sold with box, Certificate of Authenticity and a 2-year Omega guarantee.
C. Two-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel, fluted lugs, screw-down back. D. Pink gold with light blue radial Roman numerals, outer white minute/seconds track with 1/5th seconds divisions. Pink gold “Neptune’s trident” hands. M. Cal. 23.4 SC, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial and movement signed. Diam. 31 mm. Thickness 11 mm.
 

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the movement #9174776 was made in 1939.
Sorry Brmont.. I had not checked your info and was agreeing with your date of 1926... here is a link to a easy omega date table:

Omega Serial Numbers By Year...

As Roland says.. 1939.

Its a very nice GENTS watch... as said above - cases from this period are smaller compared to modern day... If you search for ladies watches fromthis period... they are generally very small (or have very small lug width - for thin straps) when compared to yours!

Nice watch... get a nice leather strap (16mm wide?) and wear with pride...
 

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Re: Another one posted on the 'Bay…

Another one posted on the 'Bay

here.
Looks like the same watch to me! :roll:

Movement serial number matches exactly, as do the dial fonts and hands.

I guess brmont is not that sentimental. Nice watch, but asking an awful lot IMHO.

If he gets what he's asking, do we all get a commission? I don't like when people come on the forum asking questions about "grandma's watch" and it's listed for sale a day later.

It is me, or is something a bit fishy here? :think:
gatorcpa
 

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Re: Another one posted on the 'Bay…

Looks like the same watch to me! :roll:

Movement serial number matches exactly, as do the dial fonts and hands.

I guess brmont is not that sentimental. Nice watch, but asking an awful lot IMHO.

gatorcpa
Is the same watch!

Crazy price.... least he has updated the listing to reflect the comments... still not got the date right though!
 

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Re: Another one posted on the 'Bay…

Yes I did list it on EBAY. As you can see from the photo I also have a deville . After getting the quote to have the stem and crown replaced. I decided to sell the smaller watch and keep the deville for myself it is just too small. Yet the omegas must be a more sound watch as the Rolex submariner I purchased in 2005 needs a rotor. Almost 5k for a watch and ridiculous to price to repair. The tune up on my mercedes was less. Price might be crazy but the dealer I took it into to get the crown polished offered my 1k on the spot so I figured out it must me worth twice that....Mb
 
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