Help Identifying 1935 Omega Tank

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Help Identifying 1935 Omega Tank

#1 Post by dall-houston » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:08 am

Although I have been searching this forum for months, I "officially" joined today.

I'm hoping one of you can help me identify this watch. I found this picture while searching the "Google" for 1920-1930's watches.

I can find Omega's with cases similar to this, but not this exact one.

I don't know if the movement is a caliber T17 or not.

Any help you can provide will be genuinely appreciated.

Sincerely,

Dall
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Re: Help Identifying 1935 Omega Tank

#2 Post by afire » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:10 pm

The movement is a 20F, not a T17. There were a gazillion cool Art Deco steel Omega tanks from this era, mostly with T17s, less frequently with this 20F caliber. Some models were fairly common, but there were enough varieties that many of them are fairly scarce to see.
If that dial is original, it's very clean, and clean original dials command a premium in the Omega community. It's been a while (10 years) since I've been in the market for a Deco steel Omega tank, but last time I was a buyer, the range was about $500-$750 for non-Marine models.
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Re: Help Identifying 1935 Omega Tank

#3 Post by dall-houston » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:01 pm

Thank you for the information!

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Re: Help Identifying 1935 Omega Tank

#4 Post by afire » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:46 am

Not that this will be any help in finding one, but the model number appears to be 964 or 964.20 (the 20 indicates the 20F cailber, though I'm not sure if it's part of the model number or not), shown with a luminous dial in this ad:
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Re: Help Identifying 1935 Omega Tank

#5 Post by dall-houston » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:00 am

Thank you for being so helpful!

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