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Omega Deville Mechanical With Unusual Dial.

  1. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    I'm always drawn to unusual things... (explains my taste in women! ;) ) So a friend (even more unusual than me.. hoarder of vintage teddybears..no laughs please..) asked if I wanted a watch that he'd had for many years and never worn (He wears Cartier or Pateks :() for a small fee..


    I really thought it was unusual. But whenever I think that something is rare or unusual I am usually not sure of its authenticity, anyways, here is the watch bearing in mind I actually love its design if a little flouncy it looks really cool on the wrist. See what you guys think!
    I can't really capture the dial, it has an almost holographic effect and different colours in various lights. To do it justice would be near impossible.
    Good day respectable members :whistling:

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  2. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    OK, Just found out this is a ladies watch. But I have fairly small wrists! and I love it!

    De Ville

    Ladies' leather strap

    Dimensions: Ø28 mm​
    Reference
    511.0405​
    International collection
    1972 - 1976​
    Movement
    Type: Manual winding (mechanical)​
    Caliber number: 620​
    Superflat​
    Created in 1960​
    17 jewels​
    Case
    18K solid yellow gold or 14K gold-plated with SS case back​
    Case back
    Press-in​
    Dial
    Different types available​
    Crystal
    Sapphire​
    Bracelet
    Leather​
    Water resistance
    No​
    [​IMG]
     
  3. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    Another interesting thing is the marked difference in width between the 1 and the 11 hour..
     
  4. cicindela

    cicindela Staff Member Jan 2, 2013

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    Perhaps an error in marker selection by the technician setting up the dial?
     
  5. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    Yes, it must be. It seems very strange as its the same if you look closely in the b/w picture..all other markers seem to have the same symmetry..
     
  6. cicindela

    cicindela Staff Member Jan 2, 2013

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    could also me a photo illusion.
     
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  7. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 2, 2013

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    Interesting that its a floral dial like that, there are a few round dial De Villes with that pattern too
     
  8. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    I've searched and only come up with the round ones. I saw a SS and GP with Roman numerals but I think it was a quartz..this is definitely mechanical - I can hear its tick!
     
  9. Privateday7

    Privateday7 Jan 2, 2013

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  10. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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  11. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 2, 2013

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    Hard to see from the pictures, but is it possible that one of the markers was lost during a service and then replaced with a slightly different one?

    Had that happen with a watch I purchased and didn't notice in the original picture that it was a replacement:

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    See if you can spot the replacement,
    gatorcpa
     
  12. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    Presumably it's the 4 marker? Is the wear on (can't tell from the pic if its wear or the light?) it a give away as well? as the materials probably aren't as durable? Cool watch though. TBH, with the DeVille I really like it enough to not care. For starters its's womens watch, and also, I've not seen any online so I guess I'll never really know. But the fasination in tracking down it's history is good fun..And excuse my pictures, that's macro on a ixus 130!
     
  13. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member Jan 2, 2013

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    Yes, yes and yes. The wear and dirt are on the dial.

    Not one of my better purchases, but I didn't pay a lot,
    gatorcpa
     
  14. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    It's just got character. I would love to start a decent longines collection. But alas, I only have two :'(
     
  15. Mothra

    Mothra Jan 2, 2013

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    Dablitzer, you do seem to find the w:thumbsup:eird ones....
     
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  16. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 2, 2013

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    Getting ::intouch:: with my feminine side.. ;)
     
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    Dablitzer Jan 5, 2013

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    I finally opened it...It IS a womens watch!
     
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  18. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe Staff Member Jan 5, 2013

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    Or a Liberace model. :p
     
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  19. Dablitzer

    Dablitzer Jan 5, 2013

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    It would of looked good on Liberace.lol. It'll just have to make do on an Opera singers wrist instead ;)
     
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    Dablitzer Jan 5, 2013

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    The movement is teeny..

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