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    Confused Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Like most of you here, i have been intrigued by Omega's from my childhood days and finally when i found enough change in the bank started making my wish come true. I have the PO Orange and the Black SMP. i am very much interested in adding a big vintage watch to the collection and dont have enough money to spare at the moment. I was a regular visitor to the forum and have just joined it. I have found the below mentioned watch on the For Sale section of the forum.

    FS: Vintage Omega, 43.5mm, Now $325 (was $495)

    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f29/fs-...95-664600.html

    It looks like a pocket watch conversion to me. The movement has omega etched on it but there are no serial numbers. Please let me know your thoughts on this before i think of buying it. I have asked for a picture of the caseback just to be sure. Thanks and looking forward to your help.please let nee know your thoughts. Had posted this on the omega forum as well. Thanks.
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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    The watch has not sold for a reason....

    The watch is a conversion as you say... the refinished dial is not the best!

    To reply to your comment - big vintage watch - Big and vintage dont normally go hand in hand!
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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparcster View Post
    The watch has not sold for a reason....

    The watch is a conversion as you say... the refinished dial is not the best!

    To reply to your comment - big vintage watch - Big and vintage dont normally go hand in hand!
    Thanks sparcster. Thought as much. however, do you think the movement is genuine?
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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Yes the movement is genuine. The serial number will be under the dial, which makes it in the 1910s or so (IIRC)

    By this, I am in no way recommending a conversion watch like this. The balance staff will not take any significant knock.

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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Hi there,

    it is pretty far from honesty to offer such botcher work as "vintage Omega".

    Regards, Roland Ranfft

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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Thanks trim and roland for your comments. I like large vintage watches and had some reservations about this one. I am a little confused as to what I need to do??
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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Hi Tallboyr,

    Quote Originally Posted by Tallboyr View Post
    I am a little confused as to what I need to do??
    As Sparcster pointed out, big and vintage is kind of contradiction, and trim suggested that pocket watch movements are the worst approach for a wrist watch (due to their big and heavy balances on tiny pivots without any shock protection).

    Besides some very rare and accordingly very expensive examples, old big watches are either mariages or fakes, and almost allways cheaply made botcher work.

    When wrist watches became popular in the beginning 20 century, poor people had their pocket watches converted to (big) wrist watches, and because they couldn't effort a new watch, these convertions were made with the least effort - cheap cases though, or wire lugs soldered to the pocket watch case.

    And today botchers, preferably in the Ukraine, do the same, but with even less effort, and pretty strange taste.

    Regardless whether you prefer an old conversion, or one from present "production", the result is a poor watch. So if you like it big and old-fashioned, better take a new watch with old fashioned design.

    Regards, Roland Ranfft
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    Re: Your thoughts on this vintage omega

    Thanks roland for your response. Much appreciated. your collective response helps me make a decision.
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