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Box Play 1940’s: Omega Suverän reference 2400-7

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Another example of 1940’s Omega with not overly large box.

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I never saw a special box for the Suverän as I did for the Officer, but both models were specially made for the Swedish market.

Both boxes are of the same style, light beige/yellow, brown text, made of carboard paper with brown velvet interior.

As shown in my previous post, the Officer had a special Officer box:

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On the Suverän box it says “PRECISION WATCH” which was used for several different models during that time.

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Back then the “large” 30mm movement Calibre 30T2 was the big number from Omega:

1946: “A big argument for the big movement – the precision”

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It becomes so popular here in Sweden that a couple of years later, the ad says, Suverän ask for forgiveness for not being available…

1948: “A Suverän ask for forgiveness”

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No wonder the Suverän was so popular, great movement, many different dial configurations to choose from…

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Good, strong case, thick armed plexi, this watch become a classic here in Sweden!

And with its special logo on the back – very cool!

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Anyone else love to play with boxes…?

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Best

Blomman

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crown comfort August 9th, 2018-12:03
Brilliant! That white Suveran Omega I really like and those vintage boxes...I wish manufactures will go back to more reasonably sized boxes. Compare that one with the box of the Omega Trilogy....'nuff said
trm_tca August 9th, 2018-12:20
Certainly not always the case............... but I have read the packing costs for some watches can be higher than the cost of the movement used in the watch. Yes, I also wish packaging could be reduced, I see no need for the multiple boxes some watches come with.
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blomman Mr Blue August 10th, 2018-01:27
Nowadays the outside is considered more important than the inside... Let's hope that change!  
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Baron - Mr Red August 10th, 2018-01:47
I did a post on this once.... ....it was surprising just how many people were in favour of teh lavish and huge modern boxes.
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blomman Mr Blue August 10th, 2018-03:05
Why? In what purpose do you want a big box...?  
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Baron - Mr Red August 10th, 2018-03:08
"sense of occasion" ....that was one argument used. Also, for many, the size of collection is 1-3 watches, so having a big box poses no issues of storage etc.
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blomman Mr Blue August 10th, 2018-03:14
Aha. Well, the "occation" is inside the box, no matter size of the box...!  
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blomman Mr Blue August 9th, 2018-15:12
Yes, rhese kind of small boxes would make life much easier...! The Suverän have a lot of the trades I like in a vintage time only watch and the Swedish connection makes it even more enjoyable for me! Best Blomman
Franco August 10th, 2018-02:52
Small boxes across the Omega range Yes, Omega, Audemars, Patek , IWC all had boxes of normal size. Omega for its chronometres (which in the 40s must have been their best products), only had slightly more luxurious boxes than normal 30mm calibers (see image). But just about the same small s... 
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blomman Mr Blue August 10th, 2018-03:09
Thank you for your input Franco! To my understanding these leather boxes are more related to Omega watches from the 1930's. Among others, I have seen ads with this kind of box for the Omega Marine. As for the velvet boxes, I suspect more related to the 1950's. But yes, boxes from all bra... 
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