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    Old Omega

    Hi ! I have an Omega from the early 50:ies. Does anybody know which model this is? The case is goldfilled, manual movement. Has interesting lugs. Any ideas? Thanks !
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    Re: Old Omega

    Hi -

    I've posted a link to this on the Omega forum, as I know far too little about Omegas to be able to help...

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    Re: Old Omega

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnF View Post
    Hi -

    I've posted a link to this on the Omega forum, as I know far too little about Omegas to be able to help...

    JohnF
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    black dial -- probably refinished, as it was not a popular color in those times -- the 1950s (by 1960, almost all Omegas had a collection name on the dial)
    wrong hands -- minute hand extends beyond minute track

    not characteristic enough to identify based on case style

    get the watch opened and give us all the numbers from the movement and case back, then we can tell you quite a lot.

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    Re: Old Omega

    It's just an Omega, no model name.

    Very nice looker with beautiful lugs, the hands could be OK I've seen both.

    Real black dials are unusual on Omega of that age but it looks like it could be right as it has that characteristic ageing

    Very nice piece.

    Here's a similar one of mine from 1950/1 calibre 283.



    The back complete with original owners initials in cartouche.

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    Re: Old Omega

    I would agree with Neil, the hands might be correct.

    In order to ascertain with some degree of certainty the age of the watch, you will need to have the watch opened and retrieve the serial number from the movement. Also, it would be very helpful to get the calibre number and the case ref number (should be on the inside of the case back).

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    Re: Old Omega

    I don't have much to add to the other guy's helpful comments. As mentioned, black dials are not very common, so it's entirely possible that this dial was refinished. I'd want to see larger photos of the dial to say with any degree of certainty. The hands appear to be the correct style, but it would be very tough to determine if they're original.

    The best advice, as has been given, is to have the caseback removed and note the reference number on the inside of the caseback and numbers from the movement. This should help us provide more info.

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    Re: Old Omega

    Hi -

    Thanks, guys!

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    Re: Old Omega

    My guess is that the black dial is either original or a very old redial due to the even aging.

    The movement is likely a caliber 28X, which is one of the later revisions of the famous 30mm series. Stylistically, it looks like an early to mid 1950's watch.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Old Omega

    I opened the watch. This is what is says on the movement: Omega Swiss, 17 Jewels, 283, 13621998. Inside of the caseback: In a triangle: "Omega Watch Co". In a square: "Central Watch Case Co". In a small square: " C 3" (I think) and a number: 2720-1SC. No markings on the outside of the caseback. It is gold plated and rounded, same profile as the crystal. Snap omn back.
    Sorry, I am useless with a camera, but the dial looks a little bit pitted, just like NeilUK:s. Thanks!

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    Re: Old Omega

    283 is the calibre of the movement. The serial number dates it to 1952.
    http://www.ranfft.de/cgi-bin/bidfun-...uswk&Omega_283

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