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This extremely rare, only known trench Omega timepiece dedicated to British sibling officer/soldiers who died in the great war/WWI. Their names, campaigns of deaths and dates engraved on caseback. Omega dedicated officers trench watch. 2 Lt Richard Killick - 1/6th Manchesters Embarked Gallipoli 3.5.1915KIA - 15 or 18.5.1915 Age 28- No known grave - commem. Helles memorialPrevious service in Madras volunteer Guards - Lt.See P 147 - To what end did they die by RW WalkerBorn Bowden, Cheshire in 1887 third son of Thomas William Killick and Euphemia Margaret Myrtle L/Cpl no. 6207 - 10th Middlesex then 8035 John Raymond Killick - C Coy, 1/19th London Regiment (St Pancras) - 141 Bde, 47 Divnfourth son of Thomas and Euphemia born in 1889 (2.1) educated at the Dunchurch hall near Rugby, Repton School and Manchester University - graduated Bsc Honors in 1910.India 1912 - employed as Assistant by Messrs Burns & Co Engineers in CalcuttaTrooper in Calcutta Light Horse in 1913.Returned to England 1916 and enlisted (after brothers death and probably as a result of) Died 3.10.16 of wounds near Albert, Somme.The Watch:Case is 36 mm.Case has no omega stamp, identical serial number.Case serial no: 1354187. Proto Omega wrist watch case?Circa 1897.Movement: Omega 13'' SOB Serial no: 4746957 Circa 1915. Possibly a stock omega case assembled newer movement and sold to the British army. The original dial is so clean.Hands are authentic.Original crown is replaced by simple one. Respected to its heritage, not changed to original. The watch is worn by family members for years, never polished. Shifted in a private collection years ago and kept away. This precious history piece was in TV news some time ago.The watch is running, a last service 30 years ago. Please bid your maximum, increase possiblity you win. Good luck.

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Rarest Omega Officers Trench Watch (Dedicated WWI)

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 9:45 PM UTC
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