HaydenM...Hello. As you might have noticed if you had spent some time looking-over this Forum before Posting your images, it is almost always necessary for folks here to see the movement of the watch! We really cannot tell all that much if we cannot 'see inside'.
This Omega has a screw-on back, and a special tool is required to open it, something called a "case wrench". You will probably need to take it to a watchmaker to have it opened. The shop absolutely need not be an Omega Service Center...any independent shop will do.
There is a chance that this case back is not tight...take a piece of wood & bring it to a dull point, then insert it into one of the notches, and try to turn the back counter-clockwise...it may loosen the back.
Once you get the back off, Post another image or two, and we'll tell you all you need to know! Michael.
Looks like an interesting watch, I look forward to seeing the inside. If you measured the size of the case, we could take some guesses as to what is inside (you didn't say, but I assume it is manual-winding), but it would be mainly speculation and not very worthwhile. I suspect that this is a fairly early screw-back case. Also, I see that the lug holes are worn through; is the case solid gold?
Last edited by badbackdan; December 27th, 2017 at 16:11.
EDIT: as for the case material I don't have a springbar tool up here so can't remove them at the moment. When I get the case back off hopefully there will b a note of the case material.
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Last edited by HaydenM; December 27th, 2017 at 23:46.
Well the dial doesn't say "AUTOMATIC", so I'm guessing it's a manual winder. With luck it will be a 30T2 or derivative (260-series); good movements and worth repairing. I think you may also need to address the lug-hole issue. Personally, I would just live with the dial as it is, especially since it has family history. The dial looks like it may have seen some humidity, so fingers crossed the movement isn't too bad.
UPDATE: So the watch is now in my possession and I have been able to get the case back off.
Sorry for the shocking quality of photos by the way, I don't have either my macro lens or by watch tools in my home town. Will be heading back to my current place tomorrow so I can get both better photos and a start on fixing this.
EDIT: @badbackdan can now say that the case is solid 9ct gold by the looks of it.
Last edited by HaydenM; December 28th, 2017 at 08:18.
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