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    Help identifying Omega ladies watch

    Hi all. I'm a newbie. My husband is into high end watches and I am into vintage things. He bought me an Eterna Kontiki watch years ago that I love. I decided to go ebaying yesterday to see what I could find. I found an Omega De Ville automatic ladies watch offered by a local seller. I like the looks of it so I made am offer and it was accepted. I've done this backward because now I am trying to identify it. It hasn't yet arrived so I am going by photos and text in the listing.

    First, here is the listing: Omega Ladies Automatic DE Ville Watch Vintage 1960 NEW Crocodile Leather Band | eBay

    Next, here is a link to big photos: Auctiva Image Hosting

    Here is relevant text copied from the eBay listing:

    Movement: Signed “OMEGA Watch Co, 661, Twenty Four 24 Jewels, 91037166, Swiss”

    case: Signed “ OMEGA Watch Co, Fab Suisse, Swiss Made, Plaque or G 20 Microns, Fond Acier Inoxydable, 551048, 407”.

    I found out that the 551 means ladies, automatic, non-water-resistant.

    On Omega's site, they have a vintage watch search. I didn't find anything under 551.048 or 551048. I did (through brute force) find this watch, which may be the same but in stainless steel and manual:
    OMEGA Watches: Vintage Watches Database

    any ideas for me? I apologize if I should have posted this in the ladies' or Omega forum instead. I appreciate your help! I hope I haven't bought a really creative fake or a lemon.

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    Re: Help identifying Omega ladies watch

    Hi and welcome
    I am NO expert on Omega
    but your watch looks 100% genuine to me.
    Movement looks 100% Omega , face/dial and case look correct
    Seller is showing everything, and all looks good to me.

    Manufacturers change models so often sometimes its hard to find every model they did, unless you can find the catalog for that year

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    Re: Help identifying Omega ladies watch

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Hi and welcome
    I am NO expert on Omega
    but your watch looks 100% genuine to me.
    Movement looks 100% Omega , face/dial and case look correct
    Seller is showing everything, and all looks good to me.

    Manufacturers change models so often sometimes its hard to find every model they did, unless you can find the catalog for that year

    Regards
    Awesome! That's a relief. I love that boxy 60s vintage look. I hope it works well when I get it! I'm a bit nervous about no water resistance though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistysj View Post
    Awesome! That's a relief. I love that boxy 60s vintage look. I hope it works well when I get it! I'm a bit nervous about no water resistance though.
    Its a very nice looking watch.
    I dont understand the movement serial number at 91 million.
    But as I say I am NO expert on (modern) Omega's - my knowledge is 1920 pieces
    Enjoy
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    Re: Help identifying Omega ladies watch

    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Its a very nice looking watch.
    I dont understand the movement serial number at 91 million.
    But as I say I am NO expert on (modern) Omega's - my knowledge is 1920 pieces
    Enjoy
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    I suspect the number has been transposed and should be 19 million, which seems to correspond with 1962. Is that likely? I couldn't see the serial number in photos.

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    Re: Help identifying Omega ladies watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mistysj View Post
    I suspect the number has been transposed and should be 19 million, which seems to correspond with 1962. Is that likely? I couldn't see the serial number in photos.
    Yes makes sense - 19m is 1962 - I doubt they reached 91m yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOROLOGIST007 View Post
    Yes makes sense - 19m is 1962 - I doubt they reached 91m yet!
    The watch arrived today and it looks great! I have no idea how to look further to see how authentic it is. My husband said that sometimes these watches can be assembled by hobbyists from parts that don't belong together. Since I can't find this watch in the Omega DB, I am a bit worried about that. But I am sure that it would cost money to have it appraised and I am not sure it is worth spending that.

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    Re: Help identifying Omega ladies watch

    Quote Originally Posted by mistysj View Post
    The watch arrived today and it looks great! I have no idea how to look further to see how authentic it is. My husband said that sometimes these watches can be assembled by hobbyists from parts that don't belong together. Since I can't find this watch in the Omega DB, I am a bit worried about that. But I am sure that it would cost money to have it appraised and I am not sure it is worth spending that.
    I believe the watch is genuine, and you like it, so go ahead and wear it with pleasure. Enjoy. Adam
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