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    1947 Omega Automatic rose



    28.10 RA/PC movement, omega's first automatic!

    Having some concerns.
    The crown is yellow gold, while the case is rose gold filled.
    The hands & dial details are also yellow gold, so I was wondering if the crown could be original. I have a strong feeling the original crown should have been pink aswell.

    Also, is there a way to clean the dial without damaging whats left of the paint? Or would I need a refinish (which I wouldn't like to do)
    I heard something about using a special sort of gum, but don't know what thats about really .

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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    The gaskets in crowns often turn to goo and are not cost effective to remove. Instead the whole crown is replaced - much cheaper. So mis-matched crowns are common. It is, in reality, a good sign. It shows the watch has been maintained by a previous owner.

    As to the dis-colorization of the dial... I suspect it is not just surface deposits but runs into the paint itself. It is now 'patina' and adds to the 'this is a vintage watch' nature of the piece. Enjoy this nice example as it is. I like it!
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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    I for one am not for refinishing dials most of the time. I think the aged patina adds to the character of the watch. The crown is more then likely a replacement. It's very hard to find a matching crown for vintage watches.
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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    I for one am not for refinishing dials most of the time. I think the aged patina adds to the character of the watch. The crown is more then likely a replacement. It's very hard to find a matching crown for vintage watches.

    ditto/concur.

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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    Nice early Omega example~Cheers!

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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    I'll join in, and say I would enjoy it as it is.

    It looks great :D

    I also think you mean 'Rodico' which can be used to clean up a dial, but I can't see that helping here....

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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    ah, well, now you've done it ......I gotta ask ....what is Rodico ? how do you use it ? and where do you get it should one desire to give it a try ?

    ....and thanks !

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    Quote Originally Posted by salleh View Post
    ah, well, now you've done it ......I gotta ask ....what is Rodico ? how do you use it ? and where do you get it should one desire to give it a try ?

    ....and thanks !
    Rodico is the watchmaker's duct tape - many many uses. Ostensibly it is a green clay that can be used as a cleaner. Ofrei.com knows all!
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

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    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    Thanks a lot everyone for the info, I'll just keep this one in it's current condition, maybe I'll find a matching crown one day ;)

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    Re: 1947 Omega Automatic rose

    That's a great looking watch. Do you have any more pics?

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