Omega Deville Mechanical With Unusual Dial.

  1. Dablitzer
    Dablitzer Nude Watch Photographer
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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 Nude Watch Photographer
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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
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  3. Dablitzer
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    Another interesting thing is the marked difference in width between the 1 and the 11 hour..
  4. cicindela
    cicindela Steve @ ΩF
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    Dablitzer
    Dablitzer said
    Another interesting thing is the marked difference in width between the 1 and the 11 hour..
    Perhaps an error in marker selection by the technician setting up the dial?
  5. Dablitzer
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    cicindela
    cicindela said
    Perhaps an error in marker selection by the technician setting up the dial?
    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 Steve @ ΩF
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    could also me a photo illusion.
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  7. dsio
    dsio Ash @ ΩF
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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
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    dsio
    dsio said
    Interesting that its a floral dial like that, there are a few round dial De Villes with that pattern too
    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!
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  10. Dablitzer
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    Yeah, I stumbled upon it before. But has anyone seen an original one? I have to agree on some of the comments but why go to the trouble to redial it? Makes no sense to me.
  11. gatorcpa
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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
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    gatorcpa
    gatorcpa said
    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:

    [IMG]

    See if you can spot the replacement,
    gatorcpa
    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
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    Dablitzer
    Dablitzer said
    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?
    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
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    gatorcpa
    gatorcpa said
    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
    It's just got character. I would love to start a decent longines collection. But alas, I only have two :'(
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    Dablitzer, you do seem to find the w:thumbsup:eird ones....
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  16. Dablitzer
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    Mothra
    Mothra said
    Dablitzer, you do seem to find the w:thumbsup:eird ones....
    Getting ::intouch:: with my feminine side.. ;)
  17. Dablitzer
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    I finally opened it...It IS a womens watch!
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  18. ulackfocus
    ulackfocus Dennis @ ΩF - vociferous quartzophobe
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    Dablitzer
    Dablitzer said
    I finally opened it...It IS a womens watch!
    Or a Liberace model. :p
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  19. Dablitzer
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    ulackfocus
    ulackfocus said
    Or a Liberace model. :p
    It would of looked good on Liberace.lol. It'll just have to make do on an Opera singers wrist instead ;)
  20. Dablitzer
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    The movement is teeny..