Some strap buckles - "RW&Co" "Rolex" Omega

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  1. Roy Horrorlogic

    Roy Horrorlogic Registered User
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    Sorting through a large number of rotting old straps I came across two interesting buckles. Whilst I'm at it, I also have a few "Rolex" plated buckles from different sources which I doubt are genuine - but I could be wrong. I've posted a snap showing a comparison between the two styles.
    The Omega buckle is like nothing I've seen before. The "RW&Co Ltd" puzzles me. RWC, W&D etc are self explanatory but what is this one?
    All informed opinion (and even guesswork!) would be appreciated.
    Roy

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  2. Hilts

    Hilts Registered User

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    Hmm, the RW&Co Ltd could be Rodi Wienenberger & Company - later becoming RoWi. The Omega one is pretty nifty.
     
  3. Roy Horrorlogic

    Roy Horrorlogic Registered User
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    Hi there
    I'm told, on pretty good authority, that this company made bags, straps etc. I think the Omega job is hand made - but definitely unusual. I got it in a bag of used Omega buckles of all types.
    Roy
     
  4. gatorcpa

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    Can't comment on the first buckle, other to say it's very cool.

    The Omega looks unlike anything I've ever seen. Could be very early, but to my knowledge, Omega didn't use signed buckles until the 1950's and yours certainly pre-dates that.

    On the two Rolex buckles, I think you nailed it. They are reproductions. One tip-off is the word(s) "AcierInox." First, it should be two words, "Acier Inox" which is a French abbreviation for stainless steel. Of course, the buckles are gold plated. They should say "Plaque G".

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa
     
  5. Jack_W

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    The first buckle; the rectangular one with the UK hallmarks. What does the rest of the band look like?
     

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