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    Is this 1950s Omega real?

    Hello all, I am interested in getting this watch. What concerns me is the crown that doesn't totally sit flush. Is it normal to have a slight gap? I'll appreciate your input.

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    Dont worry about the gap, the person selling it as changed the time to 10 to 2 for photo and not placed the crown back in.

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    Looks real with a nice movement. Dial shows spotting and may have been redialed quite a while ago.

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    seems fine to me. The only thing that could be is the dial.. it was either an old redial or has recently been cleaned as some of the lines have gone.

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    Thank you joeuk, JohnMS and LoveSexAnDrugs for the prompt reply. I don't mind the patina on the dial but I think I'd pass on a redial. That's what I like from this forum and you guys. Your eyes can see things I can't. If the crosshair lines one the sub second naturally faded I think it's ok but I heard hard collectors frown upon cleaned dials.

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    My other option is this Seamaster Geneve. It strikes me as all original (except the band and buckles ofc) but I might be wrong.







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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    No way!!! Rose gold movement with yellow gold rotor points to a definite mariage (frankenwatch)! If that has been mixed, you don't know what else has been.....

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    WOW a frankenwatch? Thanks a lot for letting me know Harmut. I almost bid on it. :| Unless it's a Patek then a gold rotor would be the norm. Maybe Dr. Frankenstein was trying to imitate a Patek :P
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    No way!!! Rose gold movement with yellow gold rotor points to a definite mariage (frankenwatch)! If that has been mixed, you don't know what else has been.....

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    Now this one. A Pie Pan Constellation. The rotor marking has faded from grinding and lots of dirt inside the case though. Crown doesn't have the Omega logo on it. Seller is from Mexico.





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    Re: Is this 1950s Omega real?

    Ugh...

    You need to change dealers. Find one who has good quality watches and be prepared to pay for it.

    Another thought. You should be buying watches that you enjoy. Don't be worried about whether other collectors would frown on them.
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