Dating omega seamaster watches
It’s all part of creating the right image.’Among the other items on the Mo D’s Defence Equipment & Sales website are brand new combat jackets ordered for the SAS (£350 new, on sale for £30); boxes of pencils, knives and forks; a £6,000 fridge on sale for £920; ships’ mattresses; and even a portable dentist’s chair.
The goods are being sold in addition to scores of warships, aircraft and military vehicles that were put up for sale or scrapped under cuts announced in last year’s Strategic Defence and Security Review.
Here is a picture of a Vintage Omega 601 manual wind movement, the eight digit serial number is below the crown which winds the watch.
The first two numbers are 23, if we cross reference this number against the Vintage Omega Production Calendar listed below we can clearly date this Vintage Omega to the year 1966 when England last won the world cup!
Each of the two models is 41.5mm wide in steel, and only differ in their strap options (the Orient Ray II can come on a black rubber strap versus the bracelet - and the bracelets of each differ slightly), along with the dial/hands design. In addition to the new movement, the models each also get new 120-click rotating diver-style bezels.
The cases are still water resistant to 200 meters and the crystals are both mineral.
Some of the Orient Mako and Orient Ray models over the years have had sapphire crystals - and while those aren't currently available with F6922 movements, I am sure that they will be in the near future.
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ll Japanese Orient watches contain in-house movements, but for 2016 the affordably priced brand adds a new and much-awaited movement for two of their most popular collections.
Originally introduced in models like the "super-Japanese-looking" Orient King Master watches, the new in-house-made Orient Caliber F6922 automatic movement adds features such as hand-winding and hacking along with the time and day/date display.
But now these luxury watches – and an extraordinary array of thousands of other items from clothing to ships and aircraft – are being sold off at knockdown prices as the Ministry of Defence tries to fill a £36 billion hole in its budget.
The ‘unused as new’ watches do not carry an asking price on the defence agency website on which they are advertised.