Sometimes companies state that they are \u201creissuing\u201d a classic product when in truth they are simply wrapping modern components in a shell that\u2019s supposed to look like the original. Such is not the case with Omega. The outside of the watch does indeed look like the original chronographs first issued in 1913. The watch has the same riveted leather strap and white enamel dial\u2014even the blued \u201cEmpire\u201d hands and hollow Arabic numerals are all the same as the original. These original models were given to the British Royal Flying Corps because pilots like the easy-to-read layout and because of the 15-minute counters. Omega followed the same original \u201cGrand Feu\u201d process of sifting powdered white enamel over a metal disk and then putting it into a furnace. The first watches were actually pocket watches, so the oversized 47.5mm case of this current iteration stays true to the original, which was actually a converted pocket watch itself.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nBut what about the insides? The watches are being made with the original 18\u201d\u2019 CHRO caliber. Omega found 18 of these original movements, refurbished them, changed the jewels, and made a few new parts. The new parts and changed jewels came about because originally the parts were not completely equal and had different dimensions, so to get these movements working, customized work was required.\r\n\r\nThis is definitely a true reissue of a historic watch\u2014one we won\u2019t likely see again.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.