Restored Omega cal 266 - Help getting more information.

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Restored Omega cal 266 - Help getting more information.

#1 Post by Andres » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:45 am

Hello, Got this watch from my grandmother. As far as I know it was her father's watch so I guess it's from 1930's.
Second hand was out, crown locked, case and glass didn't fit well but It's been repaired at an official Omega Service and now is working fine.

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#2 Post by afire » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:33 pm

Nice. Looks like solid gold. And you kept the dial original, in keeping with Omega collectors' preference.
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Re: Restored Omega cal 266 - Help getting more information.

#3 Post by gatorcpa » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:21 pm

Watch is from the early 1950’s, based on the 13M serial number. More important information would be found on the inside of the caseback. With that case reference number, you could find it here:

https://www.omegawatches.com/en-us/vintage-watches

Good luck with your search,
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#4 Post by NWI Mark » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:56 am

Wow, that’s a very nice Omega, good restoration. Wear it in good health.

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#5 Post by Andres » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:50 pm

Thank you for your kind replies.

On the case back I have found no numbers. Instead, there is a print that says "Industria Argentina". I couldn't find it on their data base basing on how it looks but the closest match is the "Trésor".
I wonder if the whole case is original or it's just this part that's been crafted to fit in as replacement.

Also the welding between the lug and the case is loose. What do you think about me fixing it with jewelry adhesive? Or just leaving it that way until I find someone who does this type of welding.
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#6 Post by afire » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:43 pm

I couldn't tell you whether it's the whole case or just the back that's not original. I would look for somebody with a laser welder to fix the lug.
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