First post so bear with me. I found a nice Omega watch I like for sale at Auction with Bonhams. Bonhams 1793 : Omega. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch De Ville, Ref:145.017, Movement No.27712457, Circa 1960
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De Ville, Ref:145.017, Movement No.27712457, Circa 1960
17-jewel Cal.860 manual wind movement, black dial with applied polished faceted baton hour markers, printed white outer minute divisions with luminous dots at five minute increments, polished baton hands with luminous inserts and centre chronograph hand, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for running seconds and 30 minute recording, polished tonneau shaped case with screw down back, signed crown at 3 flanked by twin chronograph pushers, fitted black leather strap and signed buckle, case, dial and movement signed
As a relative newbie to watch buying, I am trying to track down if it is a genuine Omega watch. I've tried the Omega website already and the model number doesn't come up in their search functionality OMEGA Watches: Vintage Watches Database
The condition report lists as
The glass has light nicks and scratches consumate with age. The dial and hands are in good condition. The luminous material has faded and is no longer functional.
Estimate at auction is £800-1200, plus 25% buyers premium to be added. A service for that model number according to Swatch/Omega is £405.
Any thoughts gratefully received.