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  1. Shan

    Shan May 17, 2019

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    Hi OF,
    I’m back with two omegas that I am interested in. Claimed to be original by the seller and keeping time. Option A is what I like, but option B is also nice because of the movement.
    Suggestions feedback welcome!

    Option A:
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    Option B:
    32C9AE45-DC83-4C44-8AFF-439F0AA60F0B.jpeg C58F8AC9-8316-4B76-811F-6FD4D64B58B2.jpeg 7BA30242-9CF5-4FB1-B874-62C066320865.jpeg F76677C9-6BC2-44EA-A447-D627CB9EA2C7.jpeg
     
  2. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 17, 2019

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    Give us a little more information about what you like and dislike about the two.
     
  3. Shan

    Shan May 17, 2019

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    Option A: the applied numerals ::love::
    Even patina and the recessed crown seems period correct (no expert just observation).

    Option B: overall patina look and movement - I have read good things about the robustness of 500 series.

    I guess what I’m looking for is feedback on originality, overall condition, any red flags?
     
  4. gatorcpa

    gatorcpa ΩF InvestiGator Staff Member May 17, 2019

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    Both dials look original to me. Not sure about the hand set on B though.

    Can’t comment on the movements from such small pictures.

    The highly uneven patina on both watches is likely a result of heavy water intrusion at some point in the lives of both watches. If the movements were not properly serviced, both could be money pits.

    Unless these are very inexpensive, I would not recommend either.
    gatorcpa
     
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  5. Ekonomer-Tuomas

    Ekonomer-Tuomas May 17, 2019

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    Not a fan of the patina.

    I would try to look more because there are still some gems out there.

    But if you like the mold-looks there is no problem i guess
     
  6. Edward53

    Edward53 May 17, 2019

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    I call that dirt not patina. Can't see why anyone would want either of these unless they were "dirt" cheap...
     
  7. JwRosenthal

    JwRosenthal May 17, 2019

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    Yeah, I see "patina" like that and all I can think of is yikes!!! That thing got wet!
     
  8. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 17, 2019

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    JwRosenthal May 17, 2019

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  10. efauser

    efauser I ♥ karma!!! May 17, 2019

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    Then you had better get off your ass and buy it.
     
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  11. Shan

    Shan May 17, 2019

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    Thank you everyone as always! :) search goes on
     
  12. mozartman

    mozartman ♫♭♬ ♪ May 18, 2019

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    Just for another view, I bought one very much like option A a few years back for $150 (not sure if that qualifies as a low price) and am very happy with it. People compliment it, and since its most recent service three months ago, it has been running accurately to within 3 seconds a day. However, you have to factor paying $300-$350 every few years to service it either way, so paying $400-$500 initially to get one with a cleaner dial really doesn't add a whole lot. It's like one additional service. But I wanted a specific and apparently less common dial design (and with center second hand not a subdial), and so took what I could get.
     
  13. Dan S

    Dan S May 18, 2019

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    ::confused2::

    I agree on paying extra to get a good example, but this estimate of ongoing service costs is really excessive.
     
  14. mozartman

    mozartman ♫♭♬ ♪ May 18, 2019

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    Not for an automatic bumper movement of this vintage, according to both advice I've read here and numerous watchmakers I've spoken with. Some vintage watch movements can be serviced for much less.