Pink gold from south of the border

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Pink gold from south of the border

#1 Post by adam78 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:24 am

Buenos Aires, to be precise.

I bought this one a couple of years ago from an Argentinian collector, but only recently had it properly serviced.

It is a 1943 dress watch with the cal. 26.5 SOB T3 (I believe this version has shock protection) and a screw down case back marked Modele Depose (registered design). The copper dial is unusual and distinctive, and matches the thin pink gold bezel. Size is 32-33mm.

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Before recent cleaning
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Plain inner case back (i.e. no marked case ref. number; these began in the early-mid '40s, so probably still inconsistent). Not sure if this is a special model only for South America. I did not see it in "A Journey Through Time".

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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#2 Post by C. Hurt » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:19 am

Very nice, Adam.

I have always been a fan of the 26.5 Omega, and believe it to be under appreciated. It seems that they are often overshadowed by their larger 30T2 brethren, which is unfortunate since the 26.5s are often show more imaginative designs, especially for the dials.

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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#3 Post by salleh » Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:03 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ....WOW that is simply gorgeous .....love it love it love it ......
What a long strange trip it's been......

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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#4 Post by indyago » Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:18 am

Love that aged patina on the dial, gives it that awesome vintage appearance! That hour track, inside the track is also cool! Very nice! :mrgreen:
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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#5 Post by Nookster » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:32 am

Great looking two tone case, contgrats on that one.
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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#6 Post by robed » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:25 pm

I have this exact watch
Founded in my Mother's safe
It was my father's watch, he passed a way in 1952
The watch still run like a charm
it has a stainless steel band, and it has never been restore or touched in any way
I do not intend to sell it, I will pass it on to one of my kids
Does any of you have a clue of the value?
On the back it has a # 10265658

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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#7 Post by afire » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:53 pm

I assume Adam will have some idea. Post pictures, as they're always welcome, and may reveal something relevant that you may have overlooked.
Real men wear small watches.

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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#8 Post by robed » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:47 am

Thank you for your reply and suggestion
I just took this pictures
but how can I post them?
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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#9 Post by afire » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:16 pm

Because you're new to the forum, I'm not sure you can post pictures as attachments, but if you can, there's an "attachment" tab below when you post that allows you to upload a picture.

Otherwise, if you upload it to a service like Imagur, just insert a link to the url between the img tags you just tried using.
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Re: Pink gold from south of the border

#10 Post by robed » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:07 am

Thank you Afire
Lets try this
[https://imgur.com/a/5qZQf]

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