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  1. JimDon5822

    JimDon5822 May 24, 2017

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    Hello. This is my first post here. I just started collecting mostly vintage watches and have a few Omega's. The one I am most curious about is this one. I picked up this Omega for $20 at a Thrift Store. It was marked as non-working but winds and runs fine. It is a Caliber 26.5 movement. There serial number appears to date this to 1943-44. I believe this to be the original dial and hands although it may have been repainted at some point. I am curious on what, if anything, you Omega pros might know about this watch. It is 30MM. I did check the Omega website and there was a watch from the period with similar hands but not exact. I did see one dial like this but with different hands. I appreciate any assistance you can provide. Thank you.
     
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  2. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 24, 2017

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    Why are you hiding part of the numbers?
     
  3. JimDon5822

    JimDon5822 May 24, 2017

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    I heard that you should hide your numbers for various reasons.
     
  4. watchknut

    watchknut New watch + Instagram + wife = dumbass May 24, 2017

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    Not on a $20 thrift store Omega...
     
  5. GuiltyBoomerang

    GuiltyBoomerang May 24, 2017

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    Redial based on uneven spacing and lining of the Omega logo and trade name (as well as hour markers.) Imported into the US as movement is marked OXG. Movement dates to 1939.

    Someone has also had a fiddle around with the regulator...

    If you like it, take it to be serviced so you can wear it on a daily basis. The oils will most likely have dried up so further wear will increase wear on what may already be worn (and make a subsequent service more of a repair job and expensive.)
     
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  6. X350 XJR

    X350 XJR Vintage Omega Aficionado May 24, 2017

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    Myth.
     
  7. kreyke

    kreyke May 25, 2017

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    A lot of people do that though. I wonder why
     
  8. GuiltyBoomerang

    GuiltyBoomerang May 25, 2017

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    If people want to sell a counterfeit watch, or make a sale without the watch itself, it doesn't matter whether the photos they use of others have serial numbers or not - unsuspecting people will get conned either way.
     
  9. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 25, 2017

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    I believe most people do it because they see others do it - there really is no reason to in my view.
     
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  10. smorrisonmd

    smorrisonmd May 25, 2017

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    I think spending 10 to 20 times what you paid for the watch to service it is nuts. It is not a particularly valuable piece, and I doubt has any sentimental value. Wear it as is and enjoy it. When it conks out, sell it for parts.
     
  11. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 May 25, 2017

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    I tend to cover the last four digits of a serial number in ads and it's for one reason: should someone come along and claim that the watch for sale is theirs and has been previously stolen, I can ask them to prove their claim by giving the serial number.
     
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  12. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 25, 2017

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    How many times have you been informed that you are selling a stolen watch?
     
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  13. jimmyd13

    jimmyd13 May 25, 2017

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    Never. Do you see how well it works?
    :D
     
  14. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 25, 2017

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    Oh yes...I see perfectly...;)
     
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  15. Jwit

    Jwit Not a doctor, but plays one on ΩF May 25, 2017

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    I keep half of the license plate on my car covered at all times for various reasons.
     
  16. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker May 25, 2017

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    Anyway, to the OP if you want to keep the watch and take care of it rather than treat it as disposable, then a service will net you a watch that will run well and last for a long time.

    Cheers, Al
     
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  17. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member May 25, 2017

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    You mean my car.
     
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  18. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF May 25, 2017

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    That's MY car!
     
  19. ahsposo

    ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF May 25, 2017

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    Unless it was the one involved in that hit and run last night. Then it's @cicindela s car.
     
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  20. agee

    agee May 25, 2017

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    Congrats on a nice pickup and a great buy-the fun is in the hunt
    Hope you enjoy wearing it and congrats on your first post
     
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