Hey folks. I've been lurking for a while, just registered. I inherited two watches (1950's Longines, 1970's Caravelle, neither fancy) from my granddad that recently hooked me on vintage watches. Been keeping an eye out in strange places. Found an old Hamilton for my lady for $18, but so far nothing for me.
Today I was in a pawn shop looking at a banjo. On the way out I saw this steel Omega in the case full of fashion watches and a lot of Seikos. (I hope the photo works.) I quickly took a look. It wound up and ran. They are asking a little over $200. Tag says "16 jewel Omega", nothing else. The band was on backwards (long piece on the 12 side). The band had Omega stamped on the inner surface.
The winding sounded louder than my Longines or Caravelle. The hour hand had a blue color to it at some angles that the other hands did not, so I think it was replaced. The back had no markings, was rounded and brushed steel, and did not have those divots for unscrewing but instead had a notch on the edge like my Longines (for prying off?). Sorry I didn't get a photo.
Is this thing for real? Is it a known model? A composite? Too expensive? Should I go back and take another look? Try to buy it?