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Look watch we found: Omega 1910 Converted Pocket/Wrist watch

by Michael Weare
1 November, 2012
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

Omega Pocket Wrist watch close up of dial

We love looking around the auction sites to find unusual, cool and rare watches worthy of bringing to your attention.

If you wanted to get your hands on this unusual Omega watch, you are unfortunately a little too late as it has just sold on Ebay, however, this does not detract from the fact that it is a fascinating piece. Someone along the way did a skilful conversion job from what was a pocket watch made in 1910, into this rather stunning looking and unusual wristwatch. It measures 49mm, so it’s certainly an impressive size, and will be simply unmissable on your wrist. The original metal open face case has been burnished and blacked and the dial restored.  There are small seconds at 9 o’clock with rather smart Breguet moon style hands.

Omega Wrist Watch dial

Omega Omega Wrist Watch

The original movement calibre with gilt plates and bridges is in place and in good working condition, inscribed with the appropriate Omega branding.

And what do you think this pocket/wrist watch sold for? Maybe a couple of thousand dollars? No, just $335, which is certainly a bargain, although bear in mind that these Omega watches have been extensively refurbished and are far from being the original item.

Omega 1910 Pocket/Wrist watch no. 2

Omega Pocket Wrist watch

Omega Pocket Wrist watch close up

What’s that? You like this and wish you could get something similar? Well, the same seller, based in Ukraine, has another up for grabs from the same era right now. It’s plainer than the one above, with baton hands and an attractive onion style crown. Perhaps not as interesting, but it is the same impressive proportions and still looks very cool. This one could go for more than the decorated dial model as the bidding is already $100 and there are still 6 days to go.

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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