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    Omega Automatic Opinions?

    I am considering this Omega. It is one my father in law has and we are looking at a trade.

    What are your opinions on the watch?











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    Re: Omega Automatic Opinions?

    Some dials show wear in a way that is really pleasing, this is one of those.
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    Nice dial. As you know, gold filled cases are not sought after by most collectors, but that one does appear to be in nice condition.
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    Nice watch. Love the lugs.
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    Re: Omega Automatic Opinions?

    A highly collectible 1950s (most likely 1952) Omega bumper automatic. Looks like it has a tiny and simple balance wheel, but the real one is hidden under the rotor (hammer). An aged dial can't age any better, nice an clean all around, unusual case, reminding of the Bulova style (in a positive sense in this case and case), definitively worth having.

    Not sure about the crown, difficult to judge from the images, could have been replaced. Similar watches have the Omega logo on it.

    Perhaps the daughter of your father-in-law could help in the negotiations ...
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    Re: Omega Automatic Opinions?

    Very appealing watch IMO, and as mentioned above, the plated case is in particularly fine condition. With respect to originality, I have never been able to find a reliable source of information about the Star Watch-cased Omegas, so I would have to look for similar models to check the crown and hands (which are lumed, although the dial is not).
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    nice one, have it servcied and wear it in good health
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    Re: Omega Automatic Opinions?

    I appreciate all of the input. The crown and crystal are not original. Neither is signed. The crystal I know for a fact is not....I installed it. The one on it was a unsigned high done. A high dome on a sub sec watch....I put on a standard non high dome. I may start the search now for the correct crown and crystal.

    Otto Frei only has white/steel for that case ref. The crystal I have no clue on yet.

    At dinner tonight I am taking over the pocket watch he wants. He prefers pocket watches for his collection.

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    Re: Omega Automatic Opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Very appealing watch IMO, and as mentioned above, the plated case is in particularly fine condition. With respect to originality, I have never been able to find a reliable source of information about the Star Watch-cased Omegas, so I would have to look for similar models to check the crown and hands (which are lumed, although the dial is not).
    As to the crowns on other ones of this ref....I am noticing none seem to be signed. A few are the rounded top ones as I call them.

    I am also researching the Omega symbol marked crystals. There seems to be a bit of confusion about them. Some seem to say they started to mark the crystals in the early 50's. Some say mid 50's. The issue is that if it was sent in for service and the crystal was replaced it may have gone from a no logo to a logo one. There seems to be no exact year they started having marked crystals.

    I know the one on it would not have been an unmarked crystal and I know the one on it now is one of mine.

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    Re: Omega Automatic Opinions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Border-Reiver View Post
    A highly collectible 1950s (most likely 1952) Omega bumper automatic. Looks like it has a tiny and simple balance wheel, but the real one is hidden under the rotor (hammer). An aged dial can't age any better, nice an clean all around, unusual case, reminding of the Bulova style (in a positive sense in this case and case), definitively worth having.

    Not sure about the crown, difficult to judge from the images, could have been replaced. Similar watches have the Omega logo on it.

    Perhaps the daughter of your father-in-law could help in the negotiations ...
    The balance can be seen here. Well kind of.. It is moving. Solid non split wheel with screws.



    The negotiations went..

    "Hey Mike, would you want to trade the Omega for the Hamilton?"

    "Is the Omega worth that much?"

    "It may be worth more but I am looking into it."

    "I did not pay much for the Omega and have been looking to move it on. I would rather have the Hamilton so yes."




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