Quite a find for £70!

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Quite a find for £70!

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This is quite a discovery! And it’s a great watch, regardless of the historical connection.

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£70 was 20+ years ago, but even so, sent shivers down the back of my neck when the provenance was mentioned.

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That would be some connection if the provenance is correct. Wow!
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Lovely watch - and the provenance is amazing, especially as the owner didn't even know.

Fantastic South Wales accent too! He sounds like most of my family. ;)
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No wonder it had stopped working. Years spent in stupefying heat, bouncing around on the back of a camel, numerous military battles/skirmishes followed by a fatal motorcycle accident…a pretty good advert for Omega’s early anti-shock features…🤷🏼🙄
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thomcat00 wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 9:15 am That would be some connection if the provenance is correct. Wow!
Looks correct to me. The pseudonym and address are correct for Lawrence, and the date is plausible (he was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1935).

Bear in mind that the clip is 24 years old. I wonder what it would fetch at auction now?
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I completely missed how old the clip was.
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Omega found 18 of the original movements, as used in that model, and did an LE run of 18 watches a few years ago.

https://youtu.be/78-Hzi66lyE?si=2uhuvvrTP20ssd-Z

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nbg wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 6:29 pm Omega found 18 of the original movements, as used in that model, and did an LE run of 18 watches a few years ago.

https://youtu.be/78-Hzi66lyE?si=2uhuvvrTP20ssd-Z

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I’m not sure that they ‘found’ 18 original movements, Neil. I believe they meticulously copied one of the original movements (perhaps T.E’s own) and made 18 LEs based on the original. I’d love to know how much one of those would sell for now though.
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