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    Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Hi Everyone,

    So, I picked up these two Omegas today. Each cost $15. The Bulova was a whopping $3.

    Now, my first reaction is the Omegas are fake. I will try to get movement pics to post. Any initial thoughts on authenticity?

    The dark faced Omega has signed crown and bracelet. Some patina has formed on the dial. There are brown spots. A little worrying.

    The white faced Omega does not have a signed crown or bracelet.

    Approximate aqe of the Omegas?

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    If my research is right, the white Omega must be Omega CS (Click Date) model with caliber 565.
    Does your watch have quick date set by repeated pulling the crown?
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    I wonder who puts the prices on items like these :D
    They are not even for sale, $15 is for free
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    YuiryV, I can't get the hands on the white faced Omega to move to try quick date set, so that function is temporarily out of order!

    I don't understand why it is so difficult to find comps, but I am the beneficiary of poor due diligence!

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    They look real to me, I would guess the white face Omega is late 1960s and the blue one early to mid 1970s, not so sure of the Bulova but looks 60s? What a great deal you got on this lot!

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    They are real Omega watches and a bargain!!!

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    They look ok on the outside. The Bulova 23 is a nice one, I've got a gold and white dialed one myself. Nice watch, though just a little small on my wrist. They were made in the mid 50s through to the mid 60s, or if you want the exact year there should be a date code on the caseback, possibly near the serial number.

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Nice score


    The Omegas both look real and are before 1973 as they have water proof on the case back and not water resistant(USA and other countries laws were changed relating to if a watch could be called waterproof by the early 1970's)


    The blue dial Omega looks like its crown was changed as that model would not have had a cloverleaf crown. Do the watches have the Omega symbol on the middle of the crystal? The white dial one looks good also. Yes the crown is not original but crowns wear out so as it is not a deal breaker that the watches have the wrong crown(at least to me)


    The Bulova is from the mid 1950's(most likely a 1957 or 1958) or early 1960's. If you peal the $3 sticker off then you should see a date code denoting what its age is. The watch is from Bulova's Bulova 23 collection. These were well made 23 jewel watches that are very collectable, the watches were adjusted for several position so they were very accurate when they were new. They also feature an attractive dial. The watch came in yellow gold filled, white gold filled and Stainless Steel. If the watch looks like it is stainless but has RGP on the case back then it is white gold filled

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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Awesome pickups!! Love these kind of thrift finds!!
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    Re: Estate sale grabs - 2 Omegas, 1 Bulova

    Great find. The Bulova looks to be mid fifties http://www.mybulova.com/watches/1954-bulova-23-7377

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