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    OMEGA GENEVE AUTOMATIC 36mm Cal. 1012 Ref. 1660173 VINTAGE STEEL WATCH FOR MEN | eBay

    I am really thinking about pulling the trigger on this but I just noticed theres some smudge-looking markings on the dials at the end of the markers. It looks almost like yellowing...can anyone comment on this?

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    Re: vintage omega

    Looks to me like the lumes are corroding.
    From what I could see, possibly the lumes have been taken off and the base metal of the dial is showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatsuk View Post
    Looks to me like the lumes are corroding.
    From what I could see, possibly the lumes have been taken off and the base metal of the dial is showing.
    I see, how much of a pain would it be to get that fixed...

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    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by wsoto002 View Post
    I see, how much of a pain would it be to get that fixed...
    No pain at all, just $$$.

    It is a typical water damage, and the movement shows also that it wasn't dry forever. If water makes the lume swelling, it cracks the hard coating of the dial. On a silvered dial this is almost invisible, but on dark dials it is recognizedn now an then.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi there,


    No pain at all, just $$$.

    It is a typical water damage, and the movement shows also that it wasn't dry forever. If water makes the lume swelling, it cracks the hard coating of the dial. On a silvered dial this is almost invisible, but on dark dials it is recognizedn now an then.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    Thanks for your response...i assume a considerable amount?

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    Hi there,

    Quote Originally Posted by wsoto002 View Post
    Thanks for your response...i assume a considerable amount?
    Indeed, the last dials I got from Omega were between $200 and 300. And if a watchmaker supplies it, he will add some bucks for his effort.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    Hi there,


    Indeed, the last dials I got from Omega were between $200 and 300. And if a watchmaker supplies it, he will add some bucks for his effort.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
    I appreciate the information very much. On to the next potential purchase...

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    . On to the next potential purchase...
    Wise decision.

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