Hi! I've been collecting vintage Timex watches for fun, but have never dealt with more expensive watches.
Anyhow, I was rummaging through some boxes of my grandfather's things (he passed away in the early 1970s) and found his Omega watch, which he wore until his death. It occurred to me that Omega is a decent brand and it would be worth having the watch cleaned and serviced so that it could become an heirloom. When I got the watch back, I asked the shop if they could write down the serial number but they were unfortunately too busy. I'm nervous about opening up the watch since I don't have any jewelers tools and I don't want to scratch up the case.
So... I was hoping that someone here could help me approximate the age based on the dial and case design? The back says 14k with a stylized J and an arrow. The band is Speidel. Its an automatic. Swiss made. There isn't a series name like "constellation," etc. My guess is 1950s to 1960s.
The people who serviced it said its worth $2000, but I've seen Omega watches selling on eBay for a lot less. Plus these guys were kind of overpriced. If anyone had a reasonable approximation of worth, that'd also be helpful.
I appreciate any help I can get! Thanks!