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    Omega Officer's Model with IWL strap

    Finally managed to change to the strap.

    Before:
    OmegaOM2.jpg

    After:
    IWL strap.jpg

    Cheers!

    Dan

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    I just stumbled onto this. I have never heard of it but I love it.

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    Absolutely gorgeous watch , shame about both 'straps' though

    It needs leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    Absolutely gorgeous watch , shame about both 'straps' though

    It needs leather
    have to agree with Seriously[which is not often] -would look so much nicer -i'm curious what they come with originally c50d3c82d5464c99f23ae08b07db970b.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
    have to agree with Seriously (which is not often)

    -i'm curious what they come with originally
    Omega-Museum-Officer-Limited-Edition-1945-Chronograph-Watch-57025002-137037_b.jpg ?

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    I doubt, it. Simple stitched straps, currently known as "vintage", were not that common, during the 40s-50s. They're a bit of a fashion, now, but I've never seen an Omega catalogue from those years showing a pilot chronograph on anything much different from these:

    MUC_027.JPG

    Omega strap.jpg

    The chronograph original design was something like this - and yes, I actually handled these watches.

    Omega1.jpg

    not an uncommon design:

    Omega2.jpg

    Omega_Tissot.jpg

    Tissot2.jpg

    Tissot3.jpg

    (All pics and watches from Josecarlossaldanha instagram). Not mine, not mine.
    Last edited by CFR; Dec 7, 2016 at 06:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shameless View Post
    have to agree with Seriously[which is not often] -would look so much nicer -i'm curious what they come with originally c50d3c82d5464c99f23ae08b07db970b.jpg
    Oddly enough, it comes with a real nice croc/alligator strap with an Omega signed buckle. I am have used it once or twice. I seriously like the metal mesh bracelet. I think it looks a little more original with it on. But that is just me!

    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broker View Post
    I just stumbled onto this. I have never heard of it but I love it.
    FWIW, it is a collectors edition back from the early 2000s. The movement is the Broad Arrow movement modified into a hand wind movement. They were complete enough to remove the day/date set of the crown/stem unlike other watch makers.

    Dan

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