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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Awesome buy! You got a homerun there


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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Here are movement photos. Definitely legitimate.

    YuiryV was right about the white faced omega being a Cal. 565. Date of manufacture?

    The blue faced omega is apparently a generic movement. I can't ID the Cal. Thoughts?

    Clearly, some moisture has worked its way into the blue faced omega movement, but corrosion appears minimal. This might also explain he brown spotting on dial. Probably rust. I suppose this could be part of its charm now or one could replace the dial.

    The white faced omega is growing on me and will probably become my first vintage dress watch.

    I will probably sell the blue faced omega as I cant afford to have both overhauled! Besides, the white one looks like it would be less work to service.

    The Bulova is a nice 23 jewels movement with 6 adjustments. I'd keep, but it's too small for my wrist.

    Enough blabbing from me. I'm still need coming down from the adrenaline rush.

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Hello


    The blue dial watch has a Cal.1481. The Cal number is near the balance.


    This movement was created by Omega and Tissot as a joint effort.


    It is actually a good movement but considered a entry level movement




    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/ome...nt-740850.html


    As the first year the movement was offered was in 1972. The oldest your watch can be is from 1972


    I like the white better. as it has the ability to be dressed up or down with a strap or bracelet due to having regular lugs. The blue dial Omega is stuck with that bracelet.


    As for the Bulova, I love looks and style of the crab legs but a lot of folks found them small. I can wear it comfortably


    Good luck with your watches

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Journeyforce et al.,

    Thank you guys for the information. This forum is a wealth of knowledge.

    Final question:

    If I was to look for a signed bracelet for the Cal. 565 white faced Omega, does anyone know or have a photo of the correct bracelet?

    i might end up going the leather band route, but am curious to see whether original signed bracelets are floating around and what they cost.

    Thanks again for all the feedback.

    Oh, when the Cal. 565 is serviced and spruced up, I will post a photo.

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    The metal band would have most likely looked like the one on this Seamaster 565.

    But I think a lot of them came on a leather strap. Between you and me the vintage Omega watches look more classy on a leather strap. Here is my 1950's Seamaster with a leather strap.
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    I recently found a brand new, from 1960 Bulova 23 Jewel. It was never sold and works perfectly. I may sell it because it's sort of small but it would make a great ladies watch.

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    The Omega project completed.
    Watch cleaned, movement overhauled.
    Genuine crown installed.
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    It's always nice to see folks spend the time and $ to save such watches from wasting away. Looks great!

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    congrats on your finds
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    I am very pleased with the outcome. The Omega is ticking happily away on my wrist. I noticed it was running fast (10 seconds fast) on my wrist after 12 hours. I decided to put the face down last night and was pleasantly surprised to see that after 10 hours face down it was only 1.5 seconds fast. It's nifty to be able to regulate speed just by changing its nighttime position.

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