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    Confused 1940's Omega strange dial

    1940's Omega strange dial

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rare-OMEGA-Gol...#ht_584wt_1141

    I have not seen any other omega like it, but am strangly drawn to it

    If you have any ideas please enlighten me

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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    Hrmmmm....

    A real expert like Dennis will be along, but it looks wrong to me at first glance - but don't take my word for it.

    The thing that concerns me is that the rotor did not come from that movement, the finish should be identical. Still, these rotors often seem to acquire surface damage, so there is quite possibly a good reason for its replacement. But add to that, the barrel bridge seems to have a different lustre, so I would be concerned this movement was a put-together.
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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    I would say it was redialed a while ago, but it looks very homemade, some of the gold markers do not line up, some sloppy line work, looks made up, movement looks reworked with spare bits. Just my 2 bits....

    On second thought its a ceramic dial, looks to be chipped on the lines around the 4 o'clock so might be OK !!
    I've not seen this style yet, looks interesting.
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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    At first I thought it was too good to be true and redialed more recently. But the bottom of the dial under '6' shows some patina and age-the only evidence of age i can see. It should have a 'swiss' there too but thats not conclusive for 1948. It could juts be that the seller landed a nos early bumper and is not pumping it up too much. But i will say at first glance something looked 'off'

    and yes-ulf will like this one a lot especially the 750 mark. here are some cosc versions to compare:

    http://www.ninanet.net/watches/other...s/momegas.html
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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    Quote Originally Posted by DaBaeker View Post
    ulf will like this one a lot especially the 750 mark.
    WTF??? Dennis/ulackfocus has been banned - so, no our pet expert will not be along.
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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    Quote Originally Posted by trim View Post
    WTF??? Dennis/ulackfocus has been banned - so, no our pet expert will not be along.
    he'll be back soon. down, but not out for the count. best not say anymore
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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    We generally don't discuss these things in public. They involve matters the member can keep private if they care to... I hope for and expect a better future and that's all I care to say...

    In accordance with standard policy, further discussion will be assimilated into the ether... so please let's get back to watches.
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    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    I'll try to pick up some of the slack.

    It's a redial for sure and the crown isn't correct. Case and movement look fine to me and that's where the money is with this watch. Not sure about the hands.

    Hope this helps,
    gatorcpa

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    Re: 1940's Omega strange dial

    Thank you all for the information

    I will keep looking
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