Well it could be - the point is without knowing for certain, making a judgement is pretty difficult.
Hey ho, back to my military days as a very young soldier - mouth closed, eyes and ears open
Yes it's a 14381 with what should be a cal 551. With a 17.9 million serial that is in good range. The wrong info is on the Somlo service quote, not the Omega service receipt.
Shame on Omega for ignoring THE Omegaforums
The guy needs to be sent a link to:
The question remains: what was it like before Omega got their hands on it?
That said, this is some of Southampton’s least sympathetic work.
Also some curious pricing for service - an 861 was considerably less than £800 to service at Omega in 2013, when this work was done.
Why so much for a three hander?
I will be sure to visit them if I want cases that look as soft as butter
You’re not allowed to visit Somlo... once you saw what they do to watches, and what they call “mint”... well, let’s just say they’d never find the bodies.
That’s disappointing to see. Oh well.
I guess Omega caters to the taste of rich russians who wants shiny things, they do not give purists like us much thought.
Now I'm at it: what do you think of this? https://www.instagram.com/lapinist_watchrestoration/
They would appear to be several notches above some of the cack-handed, Dremel-wielders that get featured on here. Not everyone goes for the honest wear and tear/aged/characterful look. There is obviously a market for this sort of thing, and (imho) we should give credit to those who carry out this work with skill and care.
...however, we don’t know how was the condition of the watch before it was serviced...
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