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    What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    Hi there, first time posting on the forums and I've got a question for you all.

    I just purchased this watch and I'm not sure if its real or not - maybe just a redial?

    The movement looks orginal, but I've seen a few of these floating around and the dials all look different. Just wondered if maybe I've wasted my money.

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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    Have you got a picture of the movement too?? That's often an easier way to see what's going on!!

    It's a military dial, from the 40's/50's I'd say?? As for it being a redial?? Hmm, not sure.....I don't know anything much about Omegas from this period, but the dial looks very clean, and the 1 in the 12 looks thinner than the others, but apart from that.......

    Did you pay a lot for it may I ask??

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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    imo-definitely a redial. The font for Omega is incorrect and I think the arrow is incorrect as well. sorry about that.
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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    Here's the movement, which looks good in my opinion.

    Yeah, it's 1944 according to the movement number. MOD issue W.W.W.

    I paid a fair bit for it mainly because of the history behind it. I like all that stuff you see, if a history goes with it I'm on it.

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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    not too bad. At best its a redialed military-worst its an outright franken. If you didnt pay much more than $400 I would forget about it and enjoy it {unless the redial is unbearable to op.. What does the caseback say?
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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    I paid $450 so not too bad I suppose, looking at it now I notice that the A isn't flat topped (I imagine it should be) and the Arrow cuts short on either side. I suppose it's just a restoration which I don't mind, it's nice to prevent something from getting lost.

    Here's the case back.

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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    dq-i linked this over at the omega forum where i think you'll get beau coup info right faster than here
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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    Thank you, posting over there now.

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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    Hi ladies,

    I've no problems with some corrosion and aging of an old watch.
    But if ever the dial of a watch looks so much better than the winding gear,
    I need not worry about it, because I leave it to someone else.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: What do you guys think? Fake or Real?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roland Ranfft View Post
    But if ever the dial of a watch looks so much better than the winding gear,
    I need not worry about it, because I leave it to someone else.
    Roland nailed it and gave away a good tip for free. On a manual wind watch, the ratchet and crown wheel get the most use. It's like checking the gas & brake pedals on a car and seeing excess wear, then seeing the odometer only reads 12,000 miles - it doesn't add up and somebody's been playing around.

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