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    Help with vintage omega

    Hi WUS, I am in the market for a vintage seamaster, but ebay has me confused. I see alot of redials out of south korea, but I was hoping someone can point me to a trusted seller on the bay for non franken, redial etc. Thanks

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    Maybe check out the sales forum here. There was quite some talking about vintage Omega watches here in the Vintage forum quite recently... eBay is a minefield when you look at the Omegas there. Yes, there are pieces which are entirely OK, but the more I look at them, the more it all seems like looking for a needle in a haystack. Lots of Geneve models are "turned" into Seamasters, as the latter are more desirable. Of course, you might as well post the links to listings that interest you, and we might be able to identify the watches and determine whether they are fully original or not. Redialled Omegas aren't only a South Korean thing- generally, as far as I know, at some point the paint used for the dials back in the 50s and 60s was quite vulnerable to any exposure to humidity... This makes non-redialled pieces even harder to find. Moreover, keep in mind that you are looking at a brand, watches by which are some of the most frequently faked and frankened. Well, in terms of faking, Omegas are rivalling Rolexes and Breitlings.
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    Re: Help with vintage omega

    Thank you, to be honest I am a little frightend to buy off the bay. I like the look of the vintage pieces, but I think I need to educate myself more on vintage pieces. To hopefully avoid a mistake

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    Re: Help with vintage omega

    A nice redail is no problem for me and most others but it's when they remake the watch into something it never was that puts me off.

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    check out this thread where several of us discussed this last week
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f11/hel...a-1942537.html

    there are some good resources in there where you can learn more and educate yourself on what is real.

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    That's the thread I've been talking about. As to redials, the trouble is, that many of them, even when they are near perfect, are not exactly worth the same as an untouched dial in a really good condition, and yet they sell for even more. I'd say that the measure of how good a redial is, is when you have a hard time telling the real thing from a re-painted one. When I see such a redial, it is not really the fact that it is one that puts me off. It's the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    That's the thread I've been talking about. As to redials, the trouble is, that many of them, even when they are near perfect, are not exactly worth the same as an untouched dial in a really good condition, and yet they sell for even more. I'd say that the measure of how good a redial is, is when you have a hard time telling the real thing from a re-painted one. When I see such a redial, it is not really the fact that it is one that puts me off. It's the price.
    Yes so true but then you could bet it's buyers that just don't know better. The upside is that one could find a watch with great patina and pay less.
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