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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    Hello again,

    I was able to get a bit more info from the owner of this watch.
    She popped the back off and here is the info found. I am unsure as to whether the serial is found on the case, or on the watch itself. The quality of the accompanying images shows the limitations of my photo setup -- my apologies.

    On "Watch":
    Omega Watch C
    (Omega Symbol) 480
    Swiss
    AIR
    14691210
    Seventeen Jewels
    ---
    On Case:
    Central Watch Case Co.
    2781-1
    LAQUE or L 80 Micp
    ---
    Now (and again) we have some pretty primitive tools we brought to the task.
    These inscriptions were read with a small magnifying glass and so the accuracy of these readings is an educated guess.

    Does any of this reveal anything?

    Thx




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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    Now we're talking. Omega caliber 480 dated to 1955 with the serial number and also in Shugart.
    The case data may mean it's a gold plated case and it looks like it's of US origin. This one may have been cased in the USA. JimH will likely be able to help us here.

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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    Hey Ray,

    I guess I am finally giving you some substantial info eh?
    Out of curiosity, which of these I gave you is the serial number ?

    thx,
    Rick

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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    14691210

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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    thx :)

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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    There was a watch case company located in Bienne called the Central Watch Case Co. (Fabrique de Boites La Centrale SA) which produced watch cases for Omega so this watch may have been cased in Switzerland.

    The information on the case indicates that the case is gold plated with a thickness of 80 microns (good quality plating).

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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    Dude over at specialistauctions.com says this about the Omega:


    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
    However, this watch when new back in 1966 cost at most $100, it is gold filled or plated. If it had been solid gold it would have a value of $200 tops today prior to cleaning, overhaul and anything else needed.


    Does that sound correct??

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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    Quote Originally Posted by rik408 View Post
    Dude over at specialistauctions.com says this about the Omega:


    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
    However, this watch when new back in 1966 cost at most $100, it is gold filled or plated. If it had been solid gold it would have a value of $200 tops today prior to cleaning, overhaul and anything else needed.


    Does that sound correct??
    Old watches are usually more valuable as heirlooms than what a market of strangers will pay.
    Last edited by Eeeb; August 17th, 2008 at 16:13. Reason: removed confirmation per JohnF post
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    Re: Ladies Gold Omega: Help with IDing & Finding Value

    Hi -

    We don't do valuations here, nor will we verify someone else's idea of what a watch might be worth. Check the message at the head of the forum (sticky) about watch valuations.

    What a watch might or might not bring is always a question of supply and demand, and we simply refuse to get involved. It's up to the seller and buyer...

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