WW1?....looks like Brandt/Omega based...is it an 8-day wrist watch?

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  1. PJQL

    PJQL Registered User

    Jun 13, 2011
    Retired police officer
    Cornwall UK
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    Hi all,

    Here's a really interesting one I bought online. It's a larger trench style, about 35mm diameter. When it arrived it had no stem, and the balance wheel wouldn't rotate although it was set ok.
    I ran it through the ultrasonic cleaner with a chemical rinse, and once it dried off i kicked started the balance and away it went.

    It's now been running for 40 hours and still going.

    So...two questions :
    1...looking at the top plate, to me it looks like a Brandt layout /unmarked Omega? I'd guess WW1 era.

    2...the barrel looks larger than average for the size of watch, and there's no centre wheel located under the top plate. Could this be an eight day wristie?

    The case is steel (Swiss Made) with a screw down bezel.



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  2. gmorse

    gmorse Registered User
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    Jan 7, 2011
    Retired from Xerox
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    Hi Piers,

    It certainly appears to be an 8-day, the second wheel isn't in the centre but off to one side:


    Unusual to see the minute wheel buried under the plate like that. Couldn't say whether it's an Omega calibre.



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