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    Confused Help with a watch purchase

    Hello, I've found a couple of days ago an Omega watch for sale on an auction site which is 'pulling' my interest. The owner/seller is asking $300 (approx) for it, probably I could take him down to $250 or so, but don't wanna pay so much money if ths watch itself is fake or hell knows what.

    I need your advise on this, is too much 250-300 USD for this watch (I know the watch is worth as much as you wanna pay, but still)? Is it a good collectable? I really like the look of it, but I don't like it $300 much :) Also, I'm seeing a bit the case on the cheap side, on the back no writing, etc. Most probably I do not know what I'm talking about, but still. Please enlighten me, don't wanna make a rookie mistake.

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    Thank you!

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Dial/hands refinished/painted, the dial does not look familiar to me.
    The inner case back numbers may help in pinning a model down.
    Movement serial dates it to around 1946.

    Not worth the money to me personally.

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    As the dial has been refinished, it's not really considered collectible. The price is about what I'd expect; but due to the dial, the long term value of it is lower than you'd expect if the watch were original. You need to see the model reference number on the inside of the caseback, too. With the reference number, you can look it up on the Omega Vintage database and see if the case and movement belong together and whether the dial style is correct to the model.

    It's a watch to wear if you like it, but not really 'collectible.'
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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Habitant View Post
    As the dial has been refinished, it's not really considered collectible. The price is about what I'd expect; but due to the dial, the long term value of it is lower than you'd expect if the watch were original. You need to see the model reference number on the inside of the caseback, too. With the reference number, you can look it up on the Omega Vintage database and see if the case and movement belong together and whether the dial style is correct to the model.
    Do you mean this?

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    Which is the model?

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Look at the vintage Omega database. Link is not working, sorry.
    Listed as -other- in terms of collection or model of 1943 with a screw on caseback.
    Last edited by Vintage1982; October 9th, 2015 at 09:23.

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Model is 2383-4

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    Do you mean this?

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage1982 View Post
    Look at the vintage Omega database.
    See, exactly what I said in my initial post, it looks fishy the watch, it looks too generic for an Omega (could be wrong, as I don't know watches), but never know :)

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by Habitant View Post
    Model is 2383-4
    I searched for this already and didn't found anything.

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by robetalks View Post
    See, exactly what I said in my initial post, it looks fishy the watch, it looks too generic for an Omega (could be wrong, as I don't know watches), but never know :)
    I've edited my post. Tried to copy the link but it's faulty.

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    Re: Help with a watch purchase

    The dial alone would turn me off this watch, pretty much at any price unless I had it in mind to have it redialled again to a more suitable style.

    As it stands you're paying for an Omega movement. The dial is a redial and the case,...who knows? Not me

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