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"1947" Omega Automatic, need help identifing!

  1. C.R. Hoedeman

    C.R. Hoedeman Dec 15, 2014

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    Found this watch on local ebay..

    Possibly fellow forummers could take a look and confirm if this is genuine, never seen it before. What would be a fair value?

    Thanks in advance!!! $_85 (1).JPG $_85.JPG

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  2. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Dec 15, 2014

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    Dial and hands have been refinished/repainted/replaced and don't conform to each other. Hard to tell what they were originally.
    Would need to see movement to assess it's value and condition.

    To a collector this may be a parts watch at best.
    Value would depend on the movement, it's condition and the collector's need for the specific parts.
    Maybe $50-$200 max?

    To a non-collector, it's purely a personal preference thing as to value.
    It's somewhat of a representation of a watch that would sell for $500-$1000 if in original, excellent condition.
    Worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it but I'm afraid that here, a collector's forum, not much.

    Thanks for sharing and good hunting, C.R., Happy Holidays!
     
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  3. John R Smith

    John R Smith Dec 15, 2014

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    Uncle Buck's assessment is spot-on, but just to note that the hands are correct (though re-lumed), it is the chapter ring which has been refinished in the wrong position.
     
  4. C.R. Hoedeman

    C.R. Hoedeman Dec 17, 2014

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    Uncle Buck, thanks a lot for your clear explanation and assessment. I will leave this watch aside then.. Thanks a lot!
     
  5. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Dec 17, 2014

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    You are most welcome, C.R.
    We appreciate your courtesy (some aren't) and are always eager to help you spend your money!