Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?
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    Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Theres a pawn shop in my town that is selling what I believe to be a 1949 Omega Automatic "Bumper" that is working for $350 and I've attached a photo of the watch, not the actual watch. Is this a good deal?

    I haven't checked to see if it is triple signed or seen the movement.

    So is it worth it to buy it for $350?

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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    It is probably reasonable given the movement and all are original and matching. Have you verified it running?
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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by JP71624 View Post
    It is probably reasonable given the movement and all are original and matching. Have you verified it running?
    Yes it was running when he picked it up. What's an ideal price for me to get it at since it's a pawn shop and I can haggle?

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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kirby View Post
    Yes it was running when he picked it up. What's an ideal price for me to get it at since it's a pawn shop and I can haggle?
    It is a common practice now to mix and match parts from different watches. My "Spidey Sense" tells me that it probably hasn't happened here, but without a movement picture and the case reference number, I can't tell for sure if the movement is correct for the case.

    We're really not supposed to discuss value on this forum, but I would offer something less than the offering price and let them come back to you. Nothing wrong with a little negotiation.

    FYI, the dial and hands on that watch look very nice and original. I've seen examples not as nice sell for quite a bit more.

    Hope this helps,
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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kirby View Post
    Yes it was running when he picked it up. What's an ideal price for me to get it at since it's a pawn shop and I can haggle?
    I'd see if you can find past eBay auctions and go from there.
    Someone more familiar with the watch might have to nod yes or no....lol.

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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Its a nice watch and $350 seems good.
    I would offer $300 as a Pawn Shop probably bought it for $200

    To me. I have a feeling dial numbers are redone, it just not looking all square to me. But not sure
    Offer $300
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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    I think you are missing that the OP states that the photo of the watch in the first post is not the actual watch. We have no idea how close the actual watch looks to the photo.


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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    I think you are missing that the OP states that the photo of the watch in the first post is not the actual watch. We have no idea how close the actual watch looks to the photo.
    Yes missed that.
    Thanks for correcting me
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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Sorry that wasn't directed at you as such as to all the previous posters. The OP's wording seems rather vague and it isn't clear to me exactly what he meant and I wouldn't want the OP rushing off to buy something based on opinions of a watch which might not be the watch he was looking at.
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    Re: Omega Bumper Auto - Good Deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirius View Post
    Sorry that wasn't directed at you as such as to all the previous posters. The OP's wording seems rather vague and it isn't clear to me exactly what he meant and I wouldn't want the OP rushing off to buy something based on opinions of a watch which might not be the watch he was looking at.
    No problem
    Absolutely agree to you on that.
    OP says "I attached a picture of the watch" - thereafter I started to study that oicture
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