Offered for sale is an Omega mechanical Wrist Watch from the late 1940s. The watch features the large (12¾ Ligne) and robust Calibre 265 movement - which features copper coloured plates and 15 jewels. The watch was found in Germany, where (we believe) the dial face may have been professionally repainted. A new mainspring was fitted by the Ystrad Watch Centre on 20th December 2004 and the watch is in good working order. It is fitted with a nice pig-skin wrist band or strap but the acrylic crystal is scratched and it would benefit cosmetically from the fitting of a new mineral glass crystal.

Movement: Omega Cal. 265, 12¾"', 15 jewels, subsidiary seconds dial at the six, copper coloured plates, serial number: 11611051.

Case: Stainless steel snap back case, serial number 2495 8, signed 'Omega Watch Co'.

Face: Re-finished matte black face with military style Arabic numerals.

The third image, below, shows the inside of the case back with 'Omega Watch Co' in a triangle with 'Fab.Suisse Swiss Made' and 'Acer Inoxydable' below together with the case number. This is a quality timepiece that deserves the careful attention of a discerning collector or, alternatively, it would make an excellent and unusual watch for everyday wear.

Mechanical watches make the ideal gift - classic appearance and no battery to fade or fail. They do, however, require cleaning and oiling from time to time by a competent watchmaker and although usually good timekeepers, a mechanical watch needs to be wound regularly and the time will occasionally need to be reset.

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We know that you will be pleased with this watch and we will back our confidence with a 'No Quibble Guarantee' that if you are unhappy with the item for any reason, you may return it to us and, provided we receive it safely back within ten days of purchase, we will refund the price paid in full.

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