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    Info on a vintage Omega

    Hey guys! Ive read through past topics on this forum many times but this is my first time posting. I was just wondering if anyone could tell me a little more about this watch that I am thinking of purchasing...

    What I do know..

    Movement: Swiss Omega Automatic cal. 550, 17 Jewels.
    Screw on Case with Seamaster Logo and stamped Omega Watch Co. Swiss Made 14700 2SC.

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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    Hi there,

    all parts appear original, but I'm afraid they don't belong together. After the serial number the movement was made in 1963. But the case looks more like late 60s, but I'm not sure. The crown should look like here:



    These Seamasters are from 1961, 1962, and 1965, surrounding yours in the time scale.

    Maybe it appears only, but if the markers on the dial are actually gold plated, the dial belongs also to another watch. Finally the scrub marks on the rotor indicate a worn rotor bearing - no serious problem, but the bearing is hard to get, and not every watchmaker will make one from scratch.

    I'm any but an Omega specialist, but I'd stay away.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    Welcome to the forum as you can see there are people on here who really know their stuff it often amazes me but there again i am new to all this myself.
    The watch Ok not 100% but a real Omega and how often will you run into someone who as such a fantastic knowledge of watches its a lovely watch to own and wear and your find on here watches with different cases or faces being used to complete one lovely watch is not unusual.
    You have the knowledge to go back to the seller and if you still like the watch get a good deal
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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    Well, I agree with Roland on his points. I'm no Omega expert, either.

    A small point: the armoured ring in the glass is gold and should be silver, to match the case. And the glass is cracked, too. A genuine Omega glass will set you back something around $30-50, I think. The case looks fairly worn and then there's the rotor bearing. Personally, I'd stay away, the costs are adding up, as you can see.

    It it was $100, then perhaps it's a 'fixer upper,' but I suspect a higher price tag. Take a look on eBay under 'completed listings' to see what the market is. Strictly speaking, these aren't 'expensive' watches, and there are a lot of them around. I think you could probably find a better example.

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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    Hi there. Far from being an Omega expert.. however I must agree with the others. I haven't seen an omega with dial colour not matching the case. In your case gold/silver. Also the hands are silver which makes me thing the dial was the one replaced. Unless the price is low I wouldn't bid on it. I can also see a crack in the crystal on the second picture.
    I would trust Roland with this if I were you
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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    Thanks for your help guys! I appreciate it!

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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    ...and yet another Omega with different movement parts being plated in different colours of gold. Which equals Frankenwatch, of course - one of the best ways of identifying one at first glance in that brand.

    Hartmut Richter

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    Re: Info on a vintage Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by blim10 View Post
    Thanks for your help guys! I appreciate it!
    I think the advice is clear and from people who know what they are talking about

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